By Rita Kokshanian
Updated May 01, 2014 @ 8:40 am
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Happy birthday, Emilia Clarke! The actress who plays Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones turns 27 today, and what a year she's had. GoT Season 4 premiered to HBO's largest audience since the Sopranos finale in 2007, Clarke starred as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's on Broadway, and Game of Thrones got picked up for its fifth and sixth seasons. Plus, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy, a People's Choice Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Not too shabby for someone who landed the role of Daenerys by doing the robot and the chicken dance.