Christopher Catesby “Kit” Harington is an English actor. He rose to prominence playing the role of Jon Snow in the HBO television series Game of Thrones (2011–present), which garnered him a nomination for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Award.

Kit Harington
Kit Harington

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Early Life

Harington was born on 26 December 1986 in Acton, London, to Deborah Jane, a former playwright, and Sir David Richard Harington, 15th Baronet, a businessman. His full birth name is Christopher Catesby Harington.


His mother named him after Christopher Marlowe, whose first name was shortened to Kit, a name Harington prefers. Harington’s uncle was Sir Nicholas John Harington, 14th Baronet, and his patrilineal great-grandfather was Sir Richard Harington, 12th Baronet.

Through his paternal grandmother, Lavender Cecilia Denny, Harington’s eighth-great-grandfather was Charles II of England. Also, through his father, Harington descends from Scottish politician Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville.


He attended Worcester Sixth Form College, where he studied Drama and Theatre (2003–05). When he was 17, he was inspired to attend a drama school after seeing a performance by Ben Whishaw as Hamlet in 2004. Harington moved back to London when he was eighteen and, a year later, attended the Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating in 2008.


In 2017, Harington became one of the highest paid actors on television and earned £2 million per episode of Game of Thrones.He also played lead roles in the films Pompeii (2014), Testament of Youth (2014), and Spooks: The Greater Good (2015), as well as supporting roles in the films Silent Hill: Revelation (2012), Seventh Son (2014) and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014).

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In 2016, Harington confirmed that he has been in an on-and-off relationship with Game of Thrones co-star Rose Leslie since 2012.

Age, Height & Measurements

Kit Harington Age 32 years. Kit Harington's height 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm), weight 170 lbs (77 kg). Body measurements 43 - 32 - 15 and Zodiac Sign Capricorn.
Kit Harington Bio
Famous AsKit Harington
Age32 years
BirthdayDecember 26, 1986
Birth PlaceLondon, England
Birth SignCapricorn
Height5 feet 8 inches (173 cm)
Weight170 lbs (77 kg)
Body Measurements43 - 32 - 15
Net Worth$4 Million
SalaryUnder Review
Born NameChristopher Catesby Harington
Sexual Orientationstraight
Body ShapeStraight
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorDark Brown
QualificationUpdate Soon
SchoolSouthfield Primary School
CollegeWorcester Sixth Form College
UniversityCentral School of Speech and Drama
Brother(s)John Harington (Brother)
Other RelativesLavender Cecilia Denny (Paternal grandmother)
Marital StatusEngaged
SpouseUpdate Soon
Relationship WithRose Leslie (2011-Present),Rachel McAdams (2013),Grazi Massafera (2016)


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