Lena Headey

Lena Headey Biography
Name At Birth: Lena Headey
Date of Birth: October 3rd, 1973
Birth Place: Bermuda
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1992–present
Peter Loughran (m. 2007) (filed for divorce)

Lena Headey is an English actress who was born on October 3rd, 1973. She was born in Bermuda where her father is a police cadet assigned there. She grew up in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Lena Headey’s first acting performance was in her academic classes at Shelley College. At the age of 17, she caught the attention of a casting agent who took her picture and asked her to audition for a certain role. Her first supporting role was in the film “Waterland” together with Ethan Hawke and Jeremy Irons in 1992.

Lena Headey has been featured in multiple major films and movies including “The Remains of Days” in 1993, “The Jungle Book” in 1994, “Onegin” in 1999 and “Aberdeen” in 2000. After her steady and consistent acting performances and minor films in the 1990s, she became a lead actress in the movie “The Brothers Grimm” in 2005 that was a big budgeted film. She acted together with Gerard Butler and Dominic West in the movie “300” in 2007, where she portrayed the role of Queen of Sparta named Gorgo. She was also featured in the adventure and biological movie “The Red Baron” in 2008.

She is part of James Cameron’s film series Terminator, which she got a leading role as Sarah Connor. In the year 2011, she was casted in HBO’s Game of Thrones as Cersei Lannister. Jason Fleming was the long time boyfriend of Lena Headey that lasted for nine years, but she married Peter Loughran. She has a son named Wylie Loughran who was born on March 31st, 2010. Headey and her husband separated in 2011 and filed for divorce on July 20th, 2012.

Lena Headey also appeared in the TV show White Collar in “Taking Account” episode. She was nominated as Best Fantasy Actress in the Scream Award. In 2012, she was featured in the 3D movie “Dredd” together with Olivia Thrilby and Karl Urban. Her role in the film is a leader of a powerful drug dealing gang named Madeline Madrigal. Lena Headey appeared on the covers of G3, TV Guide, Germany’s Filmstar and Sunday Mirror. She was chosen as one of the hottest celebrities in 2007 and ranked number 64 in Maxim magazine. She was also listed as no.3, no.4 and no.10 on afterellen.com’s List of Hot 100 in 2007, 2008 and 2009, respectively.

Lena Headey is not just into her acting career, but she is also an advocate against the violence of animal right. She is a vegetarian and a friend of actress Piper Perabo. She’s also into boxing as well as yoga.

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