Lena Olin

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Lena Maria Jonna Olin
  • Birth Place: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/22/1955, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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Lena Olin Fast Facts:
  • Worked as a hospital orderly and a substitute teacher before becoming an actor.
  • Flunked her first drama-school audition at Stockholm's prestigious Royal Dramatic Theatre.
  • Was mentored by Swedish director (and family friend) Ingmar Bergman, who hired her as an extra in 1976's Face to Face and as a maid in 1982's Fanny and Alexander.
  • Largely unknown to U.S. audiences until her acclaimed performances in 1988's The Unbearable Lightness of Being and, a year later, Enemies, A Love Story.
  • Has collaborated on two films with director-husband Lasse Hallström: Chocolat (2000) and Casanova (2005).
  • Lena Olin Relationships:
  • Britte Holmberg - Mother
  • Lasse Hallström - Husband
  • Stig Olin - Father
  • Johan Hallström - Stepson
  • Mats Olin - Brother
  • August Ramberg - Son
  • Tora Maria Elin Hallström - Daughter
  • Örjan Ramberg - Ex-significant Other
  • Lena Olin Awards:
  • 1989 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1989 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2000 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden

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