Kit Harington Biography, Age, Wife, Family, Height, Net Worth, Facts

Kit Harington
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Christopher Catesby Harington, popularly known by his stage name Kit Harington is an English actor and model, who rose to prominence following his portrayal of Jon Snow in the popular American fantasy television series, Game of Thrones. Harington originally wanted to become a cameraman, war correspondent, and journalist since he was a child. He grew a passion for acting and drama during his school days. After his debut appearance in the drama War Horse, he auditioned for the role of Jon Snow in Game of Thrones. He debuted in GOT in 2011 earning him critical acclaim, fame, and popularity, allowing the network to pick him up for the entire series. He received several accolades and recognition for his portrayal in the series, and in 2017, he went on to become the highest-paid actor in television earning $1.1 million US dollars per episode. Here’s everything you need to know about Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington.

Kit Harington Biography

Kit Harington was born on the 26th of December 1986, in London, England, United Kingdom. According to his birthday, he is 35 years old, as of 2024.

Birth NameChristopher Catesby Harington
Date of BirthActor, Model, Screenwriter
Place of BirthLondon, England
Age36 years old
Sun SignCapricorn
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseRose Leslie
Net Worth$14 Million

Family and Education

Kit Harington is the son of Deborah Jane (Catesby), a former playwright, and Sir David Harington, 15th Baronet, a businessman. He has a brother named John Harington. His patrilineal great-grandfather was Sir Richard Harington, 12th Baronet.

Harington did his schooling at the Southfield Primary School from 1992 to 1998. He attended Chantry High School in Martley until 2003. After completing high school, he got himself enrolled at the Worcester Sixth Form College and then at the Central School of Speech and Drama. There he studied drama and theatre in both schools and graduated in 2008.

Kit Harington Wife and Kids

Harington began dating Scottish actress, Rose Leslie in 2011 before they co-starred in the television series Game of Thrones. In 2013, they parted ways and reconciled a year later. In March 2016, they confirmed their relationship by making their red carpet-debut as a couple at the Olivier Awards in London. The on-and-off-screen couple got engaged in September 2017 and married on June 23, 2018, at Rayne Church in the village of Kirkton of Rayne, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. In 2020, the star announced that they were expecting their first child, with Rosie debuting her baby bump for the September issue of the U.K.’s Make Magazine. Together, they have two children, a boy and a girl.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 5 feet 8 inches
Centimeters – 173 cm
Meters – 1.73 m
WeightKilograms – 77 kg
Pounds – 170 lbs
Body BuildAthletic
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Shoe Size9 (US)
Distinctive Features Long Hair

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

He first appeared in a 2012 Canadian-French 3D horror film Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, playing Vincent.

Television Debut

Harington made his debut in television with the American fantasy television series Game of Thrones, portraying the role of Jon Snow.

Famous For

Kit Harington earned international fame and acclaim for playing Jon Snow in the HBO television series Game of Thrones, alongside Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and many others.

Kit Harington Favourite Things

  • Movie – The Shining (1980)
  • Director – David Lynch
  • Book – Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

Kit Harington Net Worth

The GOT star became popular in the international arena as the series does. His salary has skyrocketed over the years. He charged $300,000 for the sixth season, which has now gone up to $1.1 million US dollars for the seventh season. It is believed that his remuneration for the last and final season of Game of Thrones has gone way higher than one would imagine. As of 2024, Harington has an estimated net worth of $14 million, and both his salary and net worth to soar in the coming years.

He lives in an 8-acre mansion in the countryside of East Anglia, which includes seven bedrooms and bathrooms, a tennis course, a pavilion, and a swimming pool. He purchased this house for £1.75 million in 2017 along with his girlfriend Leslie.

Kit Harington Facts

Though he is popularly known as Kit, his real name was Christopher Catesby Harington. He believed Kit was his real name until he was 11 years old because he was called Kit by his family.

If Harington was not an actor, he would have been either a journalist, a cameraman, or a war correspondent.

He grew out his real hair to play Jon Snow on Game of Thrones. He never had long hair before that.

Kit was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2016.

In February 2017, it was reported that he would star and executive produce a three-part historical drama for BBC based on the real story of the Gunpowder Plot. Harington will play the role of his ancestor Robert Catesby alongside actors Mark Gatiss, Liv Tyler, and Peter Mullan.

Harington voiced Eret in How to Train Your Dragon 2.

He is scared of spiders and flying too.

In March 2017, Harington became the face of Dolce & Gabbana’s The One fragrance for men.

Kit is not good at video games.

He’s anti-social media and you won’t ever see him join up to Twitter. He’s afraid to do that even in his free time.

Besides acting, he’s also good at writing. He has already written three shows with his best friend Dan West, two of which had already sold. He may turn producer soon.

He is a huge fan of football club Manchester United.

He was recently seen in movies like Baby Ruby, Eternals, and Blood for Dust and TV shows Extrapolations, Industry, and Lot No 249.