Gwendoline Christie is having a breakout season playing Brienne of Tarth in the popular TV show Game of Thrones. She grew up in southern England and was trained as a semi-professional gymnast as a child until a spine injury derailed her career, and she took up acting.
Her height has made her ‘pretty genderless’ at times, according to her. The 6ft 3in actress got a recurring role in season 2 of Game of Thrones, and a much more expanded role this current season. During an interview promoting the show, she stated that neither she nor her mom are aware of what her birthday or her age really is!