Gemma Elizabeth Whelan (born 22 April 1981) is a British actress and comedian who has appeared in films such as Gulliver's Travels and The Wolfman. In 2010 she won the Funny Women Variety Act at the Leicester Square Theatre for her character of Chastity Butterworth.
On Game of Thrones Whelan is playing the role of Yara Greyjoy, renamed from Asha Greyjoy in the books. Rumours of her casting leaked on 7 July 2011 but were not officially confirmed by HBO until 2 August 2011. She joined the cast as a guest star in the second season and will return for the third season.
|Season two credits|
|The North Remembers||The Night Lands||What is Dead May Never Die||Garden of Bones||The Ghost of Harrenhal|
|The Old Gods and the New||A Man Without Honor||The Prince of Winterfell||Blackwater||Valar Morghulis|
|Season three credits|
|Valar Dohaeris||Dark Wings, Dark Words||Walk of Punishment||And Now His Watch is Ended||Kissed by Fire|
|The Climb||The Bear and the Maiden Fair||Second Sons||The Rains of Castamere||Mhysa|
- Gemma Whelan's resume at Spotlight.
- Gemma Whelan's entry at the Internet Movie Database.
- Gemma Whelan's Wikipedia entry
- Gemma Whelan's Twitter account