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Lena Headey Biography

Birth Place:
Bermuda
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Lived in Bermuda until she was 5, when her family moved back to England
  • First spotted by a casting agent who saw her in a publicity photo for a Shelley High School production at the Royal National Theatre
  • Made her big-screen debut opposite Jeremy Irons in the 1992 drama Waterland
  • Took a year off from acting after a difficult experience filming Terry Gilliam's 2005 fantasy The Brothers Grimm
  • Experienced a career revival in 2007, starring in surprise box-office smash 300 and Fox's Terminator TV series The Sarah Connor Chronicles
  • Has suffered bouts of clinical depression since the age of 15
  • Is an advocate for animal welfare and has worked with PETA

Awards

  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated

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