Lena Headey Bio, Age, Husband, Family, Photos and Career

Lena Headey is a British actress known for her role as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones and the Queen Gorgo in 300 film. For the role in Game of Thrones, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a three-stage drama series 2014-2016 and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in the year 2016. In 2010, Headey became the highest paid actress in US television and took 2 million pounds for the episode of Game of Thrones.

Quick Facts
Birth name
Lena Kathren Headey
Born October 3, 1973
Birth place Hamilton, Bermuda
Nationality British
Shelley College
Occupation Actress, producer
Husband Dan Cadan
Known for Game of Thrones
Years active
1.66 m
Weight 64 KG
Children Wylie Elliot Loughran, Teddy Cadan

Early life

Lena Headey was born in October 3, 1973 in Hamilton, Bermuda, daughter of Sue and John Headey. Her father, a British police officer, had been sent there to train police officers. She has a younger brother, Tim. The family moved to Somerset when Lena was five years old and moved back to Shelley, West Yorkshire, when Lena was eleven.  As a child, she took ballet classes for a while. At 17, she moved to London. Headey had never taken a theater class before actress .

At the of age 17, she had her first experience as an actress while performing at a school production at the Royal National Theater, caught the eye of an agent who asked for a photo and invited her to audition.

She has a natural talent tuned and has already had bow and mount lessons. She also took boxing classes at clubs in South London .

Personal life

Headey has several tattoos, including one on her right arm telling Jason in Thai, to actor Jason Flemyng. The couple met in 1994 during the filming of The Jungle Book and dated until 2001. Tattoos are diverse, have butterflies , stars, a large lotus flower on the upper back and a tribal on the lower back, all tattoos were hidden during the 300 movie. She is a vegetarian and also remains faithful to yoga, which she discovered during a job in India. She has never returned to her hometown in Bermuda, and shares her time between her residences in London in England and Laurel Canyon in California. She has two dogs: Wizard and Angela Lansbury. Since 19 of May of 2007, she was married to musician Peter Paul Loughran, she has a son with him.

Lena has already been compromised with actor Johnny Cicco. In 2007, it was the 64th place on the Maxim magazine list, which elects the 100 most sexy women in the world. She does not like guns and is very close to the actress Piper Perabo.



Early career 

After casting Lena Headey at an age of 17, a casting agent took photos of her and asked her to audition. Later, she got an opportunity to play a side role in Stephen Ilenhole’s dramatic Waterland film. The following year, she starred in The Remains of the Day directed by James Ivory in the role of Leigh. The film received an Academy Award nomination in eight categories.

She starred in Katharine in the 1994 release of Disney’s The Jungle Book. The film received positive reviews and earned 44 million dollars in the United States. She and her co-workers received positive criticism and film critic James Berdarini praised their “strong performance”.  In 1997, she starred in romance drama Mrs. Doloway opposite Vincea Redgrave . Hedi starred in the big budget Anjina film. Raffeen and Levi Tyler in the lead role.

2000s: achieve fame

In the early 2000s, Lena Headey starred in such films as Intrigues, Aberdeen, A Brokeback, Possession, and Ripley’s Game.

Her fame grew a lot when she co-starred with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger in The Brothers Grimm (2005), which grossed more than $ 105 million at the world box office.  As of 2007, Headey has gained worldwide fame when interpreting Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, in the movie 300, directed by Zack Snyder and based on the graphic novel of Frank Miller. The film had good reviews and grossed more than $456 million worldwide.  Still during this decade, he appeared in such films as The Cave, Imagine Me and You, in which she played a lesbian character, The Agent (2007) and The Red Baron (2008), alongside Joseph Fiennes. She also participated in horror filmssuch as The Brøken (2008) and Laid to Rest.  Headey’s interpretation of Imagine Me and You was praised by critics, who said the actress “has a frank and irresistible charm, and a face … especially a smile that suggests intelligence, integrity and a lot of fun.”

In addition to her film work, Headey starred in the series of FOX, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, playing Sarah Connor, mother of hero John Connor ( Thomas Dekker ). Headey’s performance in the series was acclaimed, with critics saying that “her acting is energetic – being able to be smart, resourceful and strong and at the same time melancholy and vulnerable.”

During the Terminator break, the actress worked on her own project, which she describes as “a peculiar set of comedy.” Headey wrote and directed a short film to promote the project, which includes Piper Perabo and John Cleese . She now hopes to direct and produce the continuation of the version.


Game of Thrones

Since 2011, Headey plays Queen Cersei Lannister on the HBO series, Game of Thrones , based on the books of George RR Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire .” Herinterpretation has received acclaim from critics. She was nominated for the Emmy Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2014 and 2015.

Other work

The actress plays Jocelyn Fray in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, 2013, opposite Lily Collins . In 2014, she reprized her role as Gorgo, the queen of Sparta, in the movie 300: The Rise of the Empire, a sequel to the 300th film of 2007. The film grossed more than $ 337 million worldwide.

She also starred in the TV series ” White Collar ” in the episode “Taking Account” in 2012. That same year, Headey starred in the science fiction film Dredd, opposite Karl Urban. Her character is the villain Ma-Ma and the film is an adaptation of the character “Judge Dredd” of comic book 2000 AD.

Headey co-starred with Ethan Hawke in the film A Night of Crime (2013), which debuted at the box office in the United States, grossing more than $ 36 million in the opening weekend.  The actress also starred in the 2014 biopic Low Down, which details the life of jazz pianist Joe Albany alongside Glenn Close and Elle Fanning.

Awards and honors

she has won many awards including Brussels European Film Festival.


***Facts About Lena Headey***

  • Does she smoke?: No
  • Does she drink alcohol?: No
  • Lena Headey was born in Hamilton, Bermuda and raised in London.
  • Height?:                       5 feet 4 inch
  • Weight?:                      64 Kg
  • Hair Color?:               Red
  • Eye Color?:                 Brown
  • Hobbies?:                   Films, traveling, hangout with friends.
  • Favorite food?:         Pizza, Pasta, Healthy food.
  • Favorite color?:       Blue, black, white and yellow.


Did you know…

  • Lena Headey of “Game of Thrones” was the seventh-highest-paid American TV star on a network primetime show ($1 million per episode).
  • She has won over 100 awards.


Year Event
1973 She was born on October 3, 1973 in Hamilton, Bermuda.
1992 Started working as an actress.
2006 She has worked in the film 300.
2011 Started working with Game of Thrones.
2018 She has won many international award.



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