Kit Harington Biography: Movies, Wife, Age, TV Shows, Net Worth, Children, Instagram, Relationships, Siblings

April 12, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Christopher Catesby “Kit” Harington, famously known as Kit Harington, is a talented and versatile English actor who has gained international recognition for his role as Jon Snow in the wildly popular HBO series Game of Thrones.

His portrayal of the brooding and noble character has won the hearts of millions of fans worldwide and solidified his place as one of the most iconic actors in recent years.

With his captivating performances and charming personality, Kit Harington remains a beloved figure in the entertainment industry.


  • Full Name: Christopher Catesby “Kit” Harington
  • Stage Name: Kit Harington
  • Born: December 26, 1986
  • Age: 37 years old
  • Birthplace: Acton, London
  • Nationality: United Kingdom
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Height: 1.73m
  • Parent: David Richard Harington ,Deborah Jane Catesby
  • Siblings: John Harington
  • Spouse: Rose Leslie
  • Children: 2
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $14 million

Early Life And Education

Kit Harington, known for his role as Jon Snow on the hit series Game of Thrones, was born on December 26, 1986, in Acton, London.

He was born to parents David Richard Harington and Deborah Jane Catesby and grew up with one sibling, John Harington.

After graduating from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2008, Harington began his acting career and became a well-known and highly acclaimed actor in the entertainment industry.


Harington’s incredible performance as Jon Snow in “Game of Thrones” made him a household name and catapulted his career to new heights.

His portrayal of the beloved character and the show’s massive success cemented his place in pop culture history.

Despite the show ending, Harington’s talent and star power will continue to shine in future projects.

In addition to his television roles, Harington has also expanded his acting career to the big screen.

He has appeared in various films, ranging from historical dramas like “Pompeii” (2014) and “Testament of Youth” (2014) to the highly anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero movie “Eternals” (2021).

He has also lent his voice to Eret’s character in the “How to Train Your Dragon” sequel films (2014-2019), showcasing his versatility as an actor. Harington’s talent and range have allowed him to excel in television and film roles.

In addition to his iconic role as Jon Snow, Harington has taken on various other projects in the entertainment industry.

He has showcased his talent as an actor and producer in the BBC miniseries “Gunpowder” (2017). More recently, he has expanded his repertoire to include roles in series such as “Modern Love” (2021) and “Criminal: UK” (2021).

Awards and Nominations

  • Primetime Emmy Awards: Nominated twice: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2016) and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2019) for Game of Thrones.
  • Golden Globe Awards: Nominated once: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama for Game of Thrones.
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards: Nominated once: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (shared with the cast) for Game of Thrones.
  • Won: Young Hollywood Awards – Actor of the Year (2013)
  • Won: Empire Award – Empire Hero Award (shared with the cast) for Game of Thrones (2015)
  • Numerous Saturn Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actor in a Television Series for Game of Thrones

Social Media

  • Instagram handle:@kitharingtonig
  • Facebook handle: Kit Harington
  • Twitter handle: @kitharingtoncom

Personal Life

Kit Harington, 37, and Rose Leslie have been happily married since 2018 after meeting on the set of Game of Thrones.

Despite their on-screen romance as Jon Snow and Ygritte, the couple keeps their personal life private and rarely shares details about their relationship.

In February 2021, they welcomed their first child, a son, and in July 2023, they announced the arrival of their second child, a baby girl.

Their growing family is a testament to their solid and loving relationship.


  • Industry (2024)
  • Extrapolations (2023) as Nicholas Bilton
  • Baby Ruby (2023) as Spencer
  • Game of Thrones (2011-2019) as Jon Snow
  • Gunpowder (2017) as Robert Catesby
  • Criminal: UK (2021) as Alex
  • Modern Love (2021) as Michael
  • Zog (2019) as Gadabout (voice)
  • 7 Days in Hell (2015)
  • MI-5 (2015) as Will Holloway
  • The Dreadful (Pre-production)
  • Eternal Return (Post-production) as Virgil
  • What Remains of Us (Post-production)
  • Lot No. 249 (TV Movie) as Abercrombie Smith
  • Blood for Dust (as Ricky)
  • Eternals (2021) as Dane Whitman
  • National Theatre Live: Henry V (2022) as Henry V
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) as Eret (voice)
  • Brimstone (2016) as Samuel
  • The Death & Life of John F. Donovan (2019) as John F. Donovan
  • Pompeii (2014) as Milo
  • Seventh Son (2014) as Billy Bradley
  • Testament of Youth (2014) as Roland Leighton
  • Silent Hill: Revelation (2012)
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (2016) as Admiral Salen Kotch (voice)

Net Worth

Kit Harington has achieved substantial financial success throughout his acting career. According to estimates, his net worth is around $14 million.

This wealth is primarily attributed to his starring role in the hit series Game of Thrones, as well as his other film and television appearances.

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