Lena Headey young
October 3, 1973
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 (2020) action thriller in role as Scarlet
Twist (2020) drama in role as Sikes
The Flood (2019) drama in role as Wendy
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 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.
Cersei in 'Game of Thrones' is quite solid and stiff.
I took up boxing as a fitness thing. I got obsessed, and I would go every day when I wasn't working. It's just an insane sport when you get into it.
As a teenager I was clinically depressed. Although I had lots of friends, I found those years very difficult.
There seems to be great roles for women, and it's not necessarily - you don't have to be young women. Suddenly, we're realizing that, generally, women are interesting, and they can also be weird and crazy and mean.
Getting the role in '300' saved me. I'd been out of work for 11 months after 'The Brothers Grimm.' Once the film came out and didn't do so well, the director Terry Gilliam blamed me for absolutely everything. It was pretty appalling, and I had started to wonder if I'd ever get another job again when I was asked to audition for '300.'
Having the tattoo itself is not really for the end result for me. I like having them done.