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Emily Barclay Biography – Childhood, Career & Relationship

Emily Barclay Biography

Emily Barclay is a talented actress who has received positive reviews and awards for her performances in many projects. She has worked on many successful projects over the years including My Father’s Den, Suburban Mayhem, That Face, This Is Our Youth, and many more. She is also an acclaimed stage actress who has starred in many theater productions.

Thanks to the success she has found in her acting career, people have shown much interest in Emily Barclay’s life. So today we will take a closer look at her childhood, career, and more.

Where Is Emily Barclay From?

The Suburban Mayhem star was born in Plymouth, Devon, England on 24th October 1984. Emily Barclay’s parents worked as a landscape designer and a general practitioner and raised her in Auckland, New Zealand. It is unclear when the family moved to New Zealand but it seems like Emily has spent much of her life there.

As for her education, Barclay was enrolled in an all-girls high school in Auckland. She also attended a Saturday morning drama class which undoubtedly festered her love for performing. Moreover, her first official acting work was in the school production of Hamlet. Following this, she decided to become an actress professionally.

When Did Emily Barclay’s Acting Career Start?

Well, after playing a character in her school production at the age of 9, Emily dreamt of becoming an actress. And only at the age of 13, she got herself an agent and started her professional journey. Her first on-screen appearance was as Kelly McKinley in the show, Shortland Street in 1998. The following year she appeared in two episodes of the series, A Twist in the Tale as Alison Bradley.

Emily continued to appear in many television projects such as Mercy Peak, Terror Peak, Spin Doctors, Deceit, Kidnapped, and The Silence to name a few. Her big screen debut came in 2001 when she played Amy Burchall in the film No One Can Hear You. However, it was her performance as Celia Steimer in the 2004 movie, In My Father’s Den that Barclay caught audiences’ and critics’ eyes.

Following this, Emily moved to Australia and starred in the acclaimed crime drama Suburban Mayhem. She also started her stage career there with her first work being the 2009 production of Gethsemane by Neil Armfield. She went on to perform in many other theater productions such as The Importance of Being Earnest, The Seagull, That Face, This Is Our Youth, and  Strange Interlude.

Emily Barclay also continued with her on-screen journey working on numerous movies and shows. Listed below are a few of the projects that star the New Zealand actress:

  • Lou
  • Weekender
  • The Light Between Oceans
  • Please Like Me
  • Offspring
  • Ellipsis
  • Glitch
  • Sisters
  • Babyteeth
  • You and Me Before and After
  • Baby Done
  • Mr Inbetween

Well, looking at her successful acting journey, Emily Barclay’s net worth must be substantial. And with her flourishing career, there is no doubt that she will continue to earn more in the coming days.

Who Is Emily Barclay In Relationship With?

While we do know quite a bit about her successful career, the same cannot be said about her personal life. But one look at her Instagram shows that she is enjoying her time as a mother of two little ones. Emily Barclay is in a relationship with her Please Like Me co-star, Thomas Ward aka Tom Ward. While it is unclear when the pair started dating, it is evident that the couple is now the parents of two.

Emily Barclay and her partner, Tom are both active on Instagram and share pictures of their time together there. Moreover, the pair also share moments of their lives as parents and are hilarious doing so. But we hope that in the coming days, we will learn more about the family in coming days.