Born on October 3, 1973, Lena Kathren Heady is a British actress known majorly for her role in the HBO series, Game of Thrones. She was born on the island of Bermuda to English parents, Sue and John Heady. While her father was a police officer from Yorkshire, her mother is of Irish descent. She also has a younger brother named Tim.
At the age of five, she came to England with her family where she started taking ballet lessons as a child. However, her first acting stint came when she was a pupil of Shelley College and was performing in a school production. It was then that she was also picked for the 1992 film, Waterland.
After grabbing a supporting role in the film at just the age of 17, Lena got another small role in the 1993 drama film, The Remains of the Day. Following this, she then featured in the hit TV series, Soldier Soldier. After this, her career got a flight and she started receiving offers for bigger roles. Then she appeared in the TV series Band of Gold before starring in Kavanagh QC in 1997.
She was also in the hit children’s film, The Jungle Book. Her performance was appreciated by all after which she was seen in the 1997 hit film, Mrs Dalloway. Over years, she was seen in a number of films including the 2002 hit horror film, Possession. Her powerful performance in the film grabbed everyone’s attention. Next, she was seen in the comedy film, The Actors.
After this, she started rising to prominence after working in the 2005 adventure fantasy film, The Brothers Grimm. The film not only evolved her as an actor but also got her wider recognition. Next in the same year, she starred in the films ‘The Cave’ and ‘Imagine Me & You’.
However, her most known film came after she played the role of Queen Gorgo in the epic war film, 300. After working in many films, Headey finally rose to mainstream success after portraying the role of queen regent Cersei Lannister in the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones. Her performance got her many nominations and awards. At the same time, she appeared in many other hit films and TV series which included films like 300: Rise of an Empire, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Thumper, etc., followed by many other TV series.
Talking about her personal life, Headey got married to musician Peter Loughran in May 2007 and welcomed their first child, a son on March 31, 2010. However, the couple got separated in 2011 after which they filed for divorce in July 2012.
|Date of Birth||3 October 1973|
|Age||49 Years (2022)|
|Birth Place||Hamilton, Bermuda|
|Hometown||Shelley, West Yorkshire|
Lena Headey Career
- At the age of 17, Lena Headey was picked for the 1992 film, Waterland which marked her film debut.
- Lena got another small role in the 1993 drama film, The Remains of the Day.
- Next, she then featured in the hit TV series, Soldier Soldier.
- In 1997, she appeared in the TV series Band of Gold before starring in Kavanagh QC.
- She was also in the hit children’s film, The Jungle Book. Her performance was appreciated by all after which she was seen in the 1997 hit film, Mrs Dalloway.
- In the following years, Headey was seen in a number of films including the 2002 hit horror film, Possession.
- She was next seen in the 2005 adventure fantasy film, The Brothers Grimm which got her much-needed recognition.
- Her most known film was the epic war movie, 300 followings which she was also seen in its sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire,
- In the year 2011, she bagged the role of queen regent Cersei Lannister in the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones.
Lena Headey Family
|Father Name||John Headey (Police Cadet)|
|Mother Name||Sue Headey|
|Brother||Tim Headey (Younger)|
|Husband / Wife|
Lena Headey Relationship / Marital Status & Many More
|Affairs / Boyfriend||Jason Flemyng (British actor, 1994 to 2003)|
Marcos Domina (Brazilian Model)
Jerome Flynn (British Actor, 2002-2003)
Johnny Cicco (American actor, 2004-2007)
Peter Loughran (Musician, 2007-2012)
|Husband / Spouse||Peter Loughran (Divorced)|
Dan Cadan (m. 2018–2019)
|Children||Wylie Elliot Loughran, Teddy Cadan|
Lena Headey Physical Stats
|Height||In Centimeter – 165 cm|
In Meter – 1.65 m
In feet & inches – 5’5
|Weight||In Kilogram- 54 Kg|
In Pounds – 119lbs
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Lena Headey Favorite
|Favorite Color||Red, White, Black|
|Favorite Destination||London, India, Maldives|
Lena Headey Education
|Educational Qualification||Acting at Sherley College|
Lena Headey’s Net Worth
|Net Worth||USD $ 18 Million Doller|
Some Unknown facts about Lena Headey
- Lena was just 17 years old when a casting agent spotted her while performing in a small-scale one-off show.
- She practices boxing and yoga in her free time to stay fit.
- She is purely vegetarian.
- Not many know that Lena while playing the role of Cersei in the Game of Thrones never did the ‘sex scenes’ herself. It was always a body double.
- Headey likes tattoos. She has some and has covered one. She finds them calming!
- She was a vegetarian but she said in an interview that she has started eating meat.
- She was ranked number 64 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 listk.
- Heady is a supporter of the LGBT organization.
- She loves watching horror films.
- Lena is obsessed with watching tattoos and has got inked a quite lot of them.