How tall is Brienne of Tarth? Brienne of Tarth Height, Age, Weight and Much More

How tall is Brienne of Tarth? Brienne of Tarth Height, Age, Weight and Much More
How tall is Brienne of Tarth? Brienne of Tarth Height, Age, Weight and Much More


Brienne of Tarth is probably one of the most imposing characters – out of a very imposing bunch – in Game of Thrones. She’s tall, muscular, and very powerful, but how tall is she really? How does she compare with the other characters in the show?

Brienne of Tarth is 6 foot 3 inches (1.91 meters), which is exceptionally tall for a woman. A few sources place her as even taller, at 6 foot 6 inches (1.98 meters), but 6 foot 3 is the generally agreed-upon height. That makes her among the tallest characters on the show, although not actually the tallest.

We’re going to find out more about Brienne of Tarth, including her height, her age, and her weight. We’re also going to compare her to some of the other well-known characters so you can get a good grasp of how she looks beside them.

How Tall Is Brienne of Tarth?

It’s worth noting that no specific height was mentioned for Brienne of Tarth in the books, so many people use the actress’s height to determine how tall the character is meant to be.

Although some sources place her at 6 foot 6 inches, Brienne of Tarth is commonly agreed to be 6 foot 3, as that’s how tall Gwendoline Christie is. To put that into some context, the average height for a woman in America is 5 foot 4 inches (1.63 meters).

That means that Brienne of Tarth is almost a full foot taller than many American women – so if you stood next to her, you’d probably feel dwarfed. She’s also taller than the average American man, who is 5 foot 8 inches (1.73 meters) by around 7 inches, so still over half a foot taller.

It’s also worth noting that the average height for women in the UK (where Christie is from) is actually shorter than for American women, at only 5 foot 3 inches (1.60 meters). That means Gwendoline Christie stands a full foot taller than many of her fellow countrywomen.

That should give you some sense of this character’s extraordinary height. It’s coupled with amazing fighting skills. The two things together have made her a popular and ferocious character.

Is Brienne of Tarth Taller Than The Other Characters?

Brienne of Tarth is undeniably standing next to some very imposing characters in their own right. She isn’t as tall as all of them, but she dwarfs others. Let’s look at some comparisons!

The Mountain is supposed to stand at 8 feet (2.44 meters) tall, which would be significantly taller than Brienne. The Hound in the books is supposed to be around 6 foot 8 inches (2.03 meters), meaning Brienne is also shorter than him.

Jamie Lannister is between 6 feet (1.83 meters) and 6 foot 2 inches (1.88 meters), according to George R. R. Martin, which means that he would stand a little shorter than Brienne.

There’s no exact height estimate for Ned Stark, but most fans think he is between 5 foot 10 inches (1.78 meters) and 6 feet tall. His actor, Sean Bean, is close to 5 foot 10 inches. That means the character would stand as much as 5 inches shorter than Brienne.

Tywin Lannister is about 6 foot 3 inches, so he would stand at the same height as Brienne, but she would be approximately 1 inch shorter than Khal Drogo, who is 6 foot 4 inches (1.93 meters).

Other characters who stand taller than Brienne include Brynden Tully, at 6 foot 5 inches (1.96 meters); Hodor, at 7 feet (2.13 meters) tall; and Mag Mar Tun Doh Weg, at 7 foot 7 inches (2.31 meters).

Some of these heights are based on information from the book, while others come from the actors portraying those characters, but it should still give you a sense of where Brienne slots into the overall picture, and how she’d fare next to the different characters.

How Old Is Brienne of Tarth?

This depends on whether you look at the books or the TV series, and at what period. In the books, when Brienne is first introduced, she’s 17 years old. In the TV series, however, she’s introduced at the age of 32, and is 39 years old by the time of the finale.

This was probably done to bring her character’s age closer to the age of Gwendoline Christie. Gwendoline Christie is 44 years old, so couldn’t have played the part of Brienne if she was still 17.

It’s interesting to note that a lot of the characters were aged up for the TV series. This may have been so that the producers could hire more experienced and well-recognized actors. 

For example, Ned is only in his mid-30s in the book, but is supposedly around 40 or 41 in the series – perhaps because Sean Bean was over 50 when he took the part. Catelyn’s age isn’t mentioned, but she is also older, probably to match Ned.

How Much Does Brienne of Tarth Weigh?

There’s nothing to tell us how much Brienne of Tarth weighs, as this isn’t referenced in the books or the TV series. The actress weighs about 185 lb (84 kg). That’s within the recommended weight range for somebody of her height, and not surprising given how tall she is.

Brienne of Tarth is supposed to be a highly athletic and well-trained woman, and wields a sword with great skill. This means she is likely very strong, which may mean she weighs a bit more than the actress playing her – and perhaps could be around 200 lb. This is an estimate, however, and there are no official weight estimates for this character, either in the show or in the books.


As you can see, Brienne of Tarth is exceptionally tall, standing at around 6 foot 3 inches if we use her actress’s height as a guide. She is not the tallest Game of Thrones character, but she is among that group, and certainly the tallest woman on the show.

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