Kit Harington Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Kit Harington

Biography / Wiki

Kit Harington’s journey started being ‘Jon Snow’ in the HBO series Game of Thrones. The famous play ‘Waiting for Godot’ inspired him to pursue his career as an actor. He was born Christopher Catesby Harington on December 26, 1986. After his portrayal in GOT, he appeared in many acclaimed films, playing major roles.

He has the desire to work with the filmmaker David Lynch. Kit is also associated with several charitable causes. Apart from acting, he has also lent his voice to the animated film ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’.

Height / Weight / Age

Date Of Birth December 26, 1986
Age 36 Years
Height In Centimeters – 173 cm

In Feet and inches – 5’8”

Weight In Kilograms – 77 kg

In Pounds – 169.7 lbs

Body Measurements 43-32-14
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Shoe Size 9 (US)

Net Worth

Kit’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million approximately. He earned $300,000 per episode for Game of Thrones.

Education / Family

Kit was born in London to Deborah Jane who was a playwright and David Harington a businessman. He belonged to the British royal family as King Charles II was one of his great-grandfathers.

He attended Southfield Primary School and Chantry High School where his interest in acting sparked. He was enrolled in the prestigious ‘Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, to polish his acting skills.


Kit Harington

Real Name Christopher Catesby Harington
Nickname Kit
Birth Place Acton, London
Profession Actor
Zodiac sign Capricorn
School Southfield Primary School

Chantry High School in Martley

College Worcester Sixth Form College

Central School of Speech and Drama

Religion Not known
Nationality British
Home Town Worcestershire, England
Debut TV – Jon Snow, Game of Thrones (2011)
Fathers Name David Richard Harington (Businessman)
Mothers Name Deborah Jane (Former playwright)

Kit Harington with his Parents
Kit Harington with his Parents

Brothers John Harington


Kit Harington with his brother John
Kit Harington with his brother John

Sister Not known

Career / Fashion And Style

Unlike every struggler, Kit was the lucky actor whose struggle period ended soon. Since his acting school, he started his professional acting in the theatrical production. His performance in the play ‘Warhorse’ earned him two ‘Olivier Awards’. Later, he auditioned for GOT and earned it eventually.

His debut role as ‘Jon Snow’ was a career-defining journey. His outstanding performance raised him to fame and he became an international star. From a supernatural horror film ‘Silent Hill: Revelation 3D’ he made his film debut in 2012.

His role in the ‘Testament of youth’ was heavily appreciated by the critics. He was featured in the British spy drama ‘Spooks’ for which he also received an immense appreciation. For the movie ‘Gunpowder’, he worked as an executive producer and was also featured as ‘Robert Catesby’.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More

In June 2018, he married his GOT co-star Rose Leslie.

Girlfriends Rose Leslie
Marital Status Married
Wife Rose Leslie


Kit Harington with his wife Rose Leslie
Kit Harington with his wife Rose Leslie

Favourite Things

Kit’s favourite things.

Favourite horror movie The Shining (1980), The ring (2002), The wicker man (1973)
Favourite Director David Lynch
Favourite Film 25th hour, Romeo & Juliet, Jurassic Park

Kit Harington

Some Interesting Facts About Kit Harington

  • Kit does smoke and consumes alcohol.
  • In 2004, he was inspired by Ben Whishaw as Hamlet and decided to join drama school.
  • If he would have not been an actor, he would have become a cameraman, war correspondent, or a journalist.
  • When he was in drama school, he played the character of Albert in War Horse at the National Theatre. The play has won two Olivier Awards which brought Kit under the limelight.
  • For his role in GOT, he was nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor.
  • At the Young Hollywood Awards, he has received the Actor of the Year award.
Kit Harington with Actor of the Year award
Kit Harington with Actor of the Year award
  • In How to Train your Dragon 2, he lent his voice for Eret. The movie was nominated At Academy Award and has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film.
  • In 1596, Sir John Harrington, one of his ancestors invented ‘toilet seat’.
  • His name has been adapted from British playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe.
  • He dislikes video games.
  • He is afraid of flying, spiders, and injections.
  • Before GOT, he had short hair.
  • He belongs to France, German, and Spanish royal descent.
  • His hobbies are watching horror movies and writing in free time.
  • He met Ed Sheeran for the first time while using adjacent urinals in the men’s room.
  • For 12 times he has been nominated for different awards out of which he managed to win two.

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