October 3, 1973
47 years old
5 ft 5.5 in | 166 cm
33-24-33 in | 84-61-84 cm
54 kg | 119 pounds
7.5 US | 38 EU
Lena Kathren Headey was born in Hamilton, Bermuda, on October 3, 1973, is an English actress.
Young Lena Headey first started acting during her years at Shelley College, in a school production at the Royal National Theatre in London, at the age of 17.
She made her big screen debut in British mystery drama film Waterland (1992) in role as Young Mary, at the age of 19.
Her breakthrough performance came as Queen Gorgo in epic historical fantasy war movie 300 (2007) opposite Gerard Butler.
Gunpowder Milkshake (2021) action thriller in role as Scarlet, opposite Karen Gillan and Carla Gugino
Twist (2020) drama in role as Sikes, with Tanya Burr and Rita Ora
The Flood (2019) drama in role as Wendy, opposite Ivanno Jeremiah and Mandip Gill
Fighting with My Family (2019) biographical sports comedy drama in role as Julia "Sweet Saraya" Knight, opposite Dwayne Johnson and Florence Pugh
The Brothers Grimm (2005) adventure fantasy opposite Matt Damon and Heath Ledger
Dredd (2012) science fiction action with Karl Urban
The Red Baron (2008) biographical action opposite Joseph Fiennes and Matthias Schweighöfer
The Broken (2008) horror in role as Gina McVey
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box (2013) fantasy adventure with Sam Neill and Michael Sheen
The Purge (2013) horror thriller with Ethan Hawke
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013) fantasy drama with Lily Collins
300: Rise of an Empire (2014) epic historical fantasy war with Eva Green
Low Down (2014) drama music with Elle Fanning and Peter Dinklage
Zipper (2015) political thriller with Patrick Wilson
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) historical action comedy horror opposite Lily James
Ripley's Game (2002) thriller opposite John Malkovich
The Contractor (2007) action thriller with Wesley Snipes
Gossip (2000) psychological thriller with Kate Hudson and Norman Reedus
Thumper (2017) drama thriller with Eliza Taylor
She was nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and a Golden Globe Award for her role as Queen Cersei Lannister in HBO fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019).
She portrayed Colette in television crime drama series Band of Gold (1996–1997).
She played Sarah Connor in science fiction television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008–2009).
She voiced Morgana / The Pale Lady in Netflix anime fantasy television series Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia (2017–2018).
She voiced Maudra Fara in Netflix dark fantasy adventure web television series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (2019).
She voiced Morgana in animated fantasy limited series Wizards (2020).
She voiced Evil-Lyn in Netflix Original anime series Masters of the Universe: Revelation (2020).
She took ballet lessons as a child.
Has one younger brother, Tim.
Practices yoga and boxing.
Loves horror movies.
Has two dogs.
She voiced Lunafreya Nox Fleuret in computer animated fantasy film Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016).
Close friends with Piper Perabo, Pedro Pascal and Peter Dinklage.
Supports the LGBT rights organisation NOH8.
Featured in music video for Ilya "Bellissimo" (2004) and Kasabian "Ill Ray (The King)" (2017).
Lives in East Dulwich, London, England.
She dated Johnny Cicco (2004-2007), Jerome Flynn (2002-2003) and Jason Flemyng (1994-2003).
She was married to musician Peter Loughran (2007-2012), they have a son.
She married director Dan Cadandaughter in 2018, they have a daughter.