With the 1st episode of HBO’s House of the Dragon already out, it’s safe to say that the casting panel did its job perfectly. The prequel of the Game of Thrones is brimming with talented actors, industry veterans as well as newcomers. One such actor who did her job to full perfection is Emily Carey, who plays Young Alicent Hightower in the show.
Below is the article about Emily Carey’s parents. Unlike Emily, who is in the show only for a few episodes, this wiki article is out there whenever you want to see it.
Who Are House Of The Dragon Actress Emily Carey Parents?
House of the Dragon actress Emily Carey made her stage debut at the age of 9, landing roles in UK productions of Shrek the Musical and The Sound of Music.
In 2017, Emily played young Diana Prince in the movie Wonder Woman. Emily also appeared as a young Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider reboot film in 2018. In 2020, she played the role of Anastasia in the movie Anastasia: Once Upon a Time and Mike in the Netflix show Get Even.
Talking about Emily’s parents, her mom is Sarah MacDonnell who has been featured on her daughter’s social for a lot of time. About her dad, we don’t know much.
Meet Emily Carey Mom, Sarah MacDonnell
Emily Carey’s mom Sarah MacDonnell owns and manages Ardent Talent Company, which was established in April 2017. Ardent Talent describes itself as a “Boutique talent agent for children and young performers,” where they nurture and develop young talent for work in theatre film, and television. Ardent Talent is a member of the Agents of Young Performers Association (The AYPA).
At Ardent Talent, Sarah MacDonnell is Emily’s agent. Sarah is also a former actress, therefore she has tons of experience as a performer and teacher, which will be instrumental in nurturing young talents.
Emily’s mom has two acting credits, namely Her Name Was Amy Tillman, in which she played the role of Sheila, and Case 603.
On February 20, 2021, Emily took to Instagram to wish her incredible mom the happiest birthday. She included tons of pictures of herself with her mom and captioned it: ‘my identity rests solely and firmly on this: I am my mother’s daughter… happy birthday wonder mum”
Emily Carey’s mom Sarah MacDonnell is on many social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Vimeo. However, she is active only on Instagram and Twitter.
In her @sarahmacd75 Instagram account, she has more than 261 posts and 226 followers. Unfortunately, her account was set to private as of this writing. On Twitter, she had more than 1000 followers.
What Do We Know About Emily Carey Dad?
There is not much we know about Emily Carey’s dad. Given Emily Carey’s Instagram posts, it looks like her mom Sarah MacDonnell had a big role in raising her than her dad.
On June 20, 2021, Emily uploaded an old picture of herself with her mom and wished her mom a happy father’s day. She also thanked her mother for being “the best mum, dad, best friend & therapist all in one.”
Emily’s grandfather (maternal side), Tony MacDonnell, is no less than her own dad. On December 5, 2021, he made a Facebook post congratulating his granddaughter Emily since the movie Where Is Anne Frank, in which she had lent the voice to title character Anne Frank, received a nomination at European Film Awards.
Tony MacDonnell’s Facebook tells us that he is a drummer and a former partner at Prima Artists. His bio reads: ‘Drummer, Husband, Father, Grandfather residing in East Sussex.’
Emily is also close to her grandmother, Joan MacDonnell, and maternal aunt, Joanna MacDonnell. Joanna MacDonnell is a Director of Education and Students at the University of Brighton according to her Facebook.
When Did Emily Carey Parents Divorce?
Sarah MacDonnell has mentioned her ex-husband in one of her Twitter posts. On November 22, 2012, in the post shared by the user @julianchenery titled “The Beast of Tunbridge Wells: Terrified walker claims 8ft-tall creature with the demo,” Sarah made a sarcastic reply saying: ‘@julianchenery saw this and wondered what my ex-husband is doing in T Wells. Bizarre X’
Therefore, it seems like Emily’s mom Sarah was certainly married once but had to divorce her husband for reasons unknown to us. About the date, Emily’s parents divorced before 2012. We don’t know the exact date yet.
How Many Kids Do Emily Carey Parents Have?
Although myheritage.com lists Emily Carey and Galina Carey as Sarah MacDonnell’s daughters, it is not entirely true. Emily Carey’s parents have one and only kid and that is Emily herself.
Actually, Galina Carey is Sarah MacDonnell’s sister’s daughter. Galina Carey is an extremely talented pianist and clips of her playing piano can be found on YouTube.
Emily’s grandfather Tony MacDonnell (also Galina’s grandfather) even posted some official pictures from the Hastings International Piano Festival of Galina playing piano with Rachel Portman OBE to his Facebook on March 8, 2020.
Where Are Emily Carey Parents From?
Emily’s mom Sarah MacDonnell is originally from England. The birthplace of her dad, whose identity is still a mystery to the public, is yet not known.