Kit Harington Biography

Kit Harington was born as Christopher Catesby Harington in Acton Greater London, England. The date of his birth is December 26, 1986. He became popular as Jon Snow, a warrior and illegitimate son of Lord Eddard Stark on the worldwide famous HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. However, Kit made his movies debut in Silent Hill: Revelation.

As for his dating biography, Kit Harington has been in an on-and-off relationship with his girlfriend Rose Leslie, co-star fellow from Game of Thrones. There were some rumors that Rose is Kit’s wife, but we confirmed that he is actually not married. Nevertheless, according to the latest rumors, Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are engaged.

If you check him out on Instagram, you’ll find lots of Instagram profiles under Kit’s name.


Kit Harington as Jon Snow in “Game of Thrones”

Kit Harington Height and Weight

As for Harington’s height, according to his IMDb bio, he is 173cm or 5’8” tall. At the same time, Kit’s weight is around 77kg or 167.9lbs. Also, he has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Net Worth and Income

According to information available, Kit Harington net worth is around $4 million. In addition, he makes $300,000 of income per Game of Thrones episode.

Kit Harington Age

The young English actor was born on December 26, 1986, which means that he just turned 31 years.

Kit Harington in Gunpowder

The latest series with Kit Harington was released in October 2017. It is the BBC One three-part miniseries that was originally presented in the U.K. kit plays a young Catholic nobleman Robert Catesby, who recently lost both his wife and his father and calls up for an explosive plot to kill King James.


Kit Harington in “Gunpowder”

Early Life and Education

Kit Harington grew up in London and moved to Worcester with his family at the age of 11. There is an anecdote on Kit’s real name when he was a young boy. Namely, around this time, he discovered that what he thought was his first name was actually a nickname.

He told CNN that he put Kit Harington as his name on a school exam and the teacher told him that wasn’t his real name. He argued that he knows his real name when teacher said, “No, no, your name is Christopher.” As Kit confessed to CNN, he was pissed with his mom for not telling him his real name.

Harington studied acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama at the University of London. Soon after graduating in 2008, Kit landed his first mayor role on the London stage. He played in the drama War horse. It was a role of a young man who follows his beloved horse into combat.

Game of Thrones

Kit played on two seasons of Game of Thrones. Based on the fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin, Game of Thrones had its debut in 2011 and quickly became one of the most-watched TV shows worldwide.


Kit Harington and Rose Leslie in “Game of Thrones”

However, Game of Thrones fans and Harington himself received a great shock in 2015. A warrior Jon Snow met his end at the end of the fifth season of the series. While some viewers were in denial for a long time, Harington insisted to Entertainment Weekly that there will be no reappearance of his character. He said back then, “I’ve been told I’m dead. I’m dead. I’m not coming back next season.” Nevertheless, Kit did come back, and in 2016 he received his first Emmy nomination for his work on Game of Thrones.

While working on HBO famous series, Harington found time for other projects as well. He stared in the historical action-adventure Pompeii in 2014 and in Vera Brittain’s autobiographical war drama Testament of Youth, the same year. In 2015 Kit Harington appeared opposite Andy Samberg in HBO tennis mockumentary 7 Days in Hell.

Kit Harington Girlfriend

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie melted the hearts of viewers around the world with their on-screen romance. Nonetheless, they transferred this romance to the real life and started dating while filming Game of Thrones. The first rumors about their relationship appeared in 2012, parallel with their on-screen love story between their Game of Thrones characters Jon Snow and Ygritte. The couple split up after a year of dating, but got together afterwards. They’ve been in on-an-off relationship since. Until 2016, that is, when Kit Harington and Rose Leslie announced their engagement.


Kit Harington with Rose Leslie

In addition, the couple took out a wedding announcement in the Times in England that read “Mr. K.C. Harington and Miss R.E. Leslie.

Ethnicity and Nationality

Kit Harington belongs to white European ethnicity. He is English with some Scottish, Welsh, Irish and Dutch ancestry. He also belongs to Spanish, French and German ethnical identity. As for Kit’s nationality, he is English.

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Born:,December 26 1986
Ethnicity:,White European
Net Worth:,$4 million
Salary:,$300000 per “Game of Thrones” episode
Hair Color:,Black
Eye Color:,Dark Brown
Height:,173cm or 5’8”
Weight:,77kg or 167.9lbs
Married to:,N/A
Affair with:,N/A
Birth Sign:,Capricorn
Education:,Central School of Speech and Drama at the University of London

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