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Lena Headey

Biography

Rose to prominence through her part around the hugely popular dream series Video game of Thrones. Her film credits consist of 2006’s 300 and 2013’s The Purge. She produced her performing debut within the 1992 film Clothing in the Closet. She produced a visitor appearance on the display White Collar because the personality Sally. She wedded musician Peter Loughran in-may 2007. The few had one child collectively before divorcing in 2013. In 2015 she welcomed a child. She became good friends with her previous co-star Piper Perabo.

Quick Facts


Full Name Lena Headey
Date Of Birth October 3, 1973
Place Of Birth Hamilton, Bermuda
Height 1.66 m
Profession TV Actress
Education Shelley College
Nationality British
Spouse Peter Paul Loughran
Children Wylie Elliot Loughran, Teddy Cadan
Parents John Headey, Sue Headey
Siblings Tim Headey
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, MTV Movie Award for Next Generation, Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Action/Adventure
Movies 300, 300: Rise of an Empire, Dredd, The Purge, Imagine Me & You, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, The Brothers Grimm, Zipper, The Red Baron, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, The Jungle Book, Waterland, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, The Remains of the Day, The Cave, The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, The Broken, Onegin, St. Trinian's, Possession, Ripley's Game, Mrs. Dalloway, The Man with Rain in His Shoes, The Contractor, Tell-Tale, The Parole Officer, The Gathering Storm, Laid to Rest, Low Down, Aberdeen, Loved Up, The Grotesque, Black Plague, Gossip, Pete Smalls Is Dead, Fighting with My Family, The Actors, MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday, Century, Round About Five, Whore, Face, The Devil's Wedding, Ropewalk, Vacancy, The Summer House, Devils Advocate
TV Shows Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Merlin, Band of Gold, Game of Thrones, The Long Firm
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 41, a daughter named Teddy in summer 2015. Child's father is unknown.
2Was in a relationship with Jerome Flynn that ended on such bad terms, that when both were cast on Game of Thrones, each had a clause inserted into their contracts that they will never share scenes, and must remain apart on set.
3Is close friends with her Game of Thrones (2011) co-star, Peter Dinklage, who suggested she audition for the role of "Cersei Lannister".
4Lives in Laurel Canyon, California with her husband and their two dogs: Wizard and Angela Lansbury. [January 2008]
5Had to learn how to skin a rabbit for The Brothers Grimm (2005).
6Is a vegetarian.
7Friends with actress Piper Perabo. The two starred together in Imagine Me & You (2005) and The Cave (2005).
8Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a son Wylie Elliot Loughran on March 31, 2010. Child's father is her ex-husband, Peter Paul Loughran.
9Filed for divorce from her husband of 5 years Peter Paul Loughran. [July 2012]
10Friends with actress Anna Torv.
11Ranked #64 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
12Her father, a police officer, was sent to train in Bermuda shortly before Headey was born.
13Born in Bermuda, and move to Huddersfield, Yorkshire at age 5 where she lived until age 17.
14Ex-fiancée of Johnny Cicco.
15Had a tattoo on her arm saying 'Jason' in Thai.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Thumper2017post-productionEllen
Game of Thrones2011-2017TV SeriesCersei Lannister
Danger Mouse2015-2016TV SeriesJeopardy Mouse
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV2016Lunafreya Nox Fleuret (English version, voice)
Uncle Grandpa2014-2016TV SeriesAunt Grandma
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies2016Lady Catherine de Bourgh
Zipper2015Jeannie Ellis
Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series2014Video GameCersei Lannister (voice)
300: Rise of an Empire2014Queen Gorgo
Low Down2014Sheila Albany
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box2013Monica
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones2013Jocelyn
The Purge2013/IMary Sandin
Dishonored2012Video GameCallista Curnow (voice)
Dredd2012Ma-Ma
White Collar2011TV SeriesSally
Pete Smalls Is Dead2010Shannah
The Super Hero Squad Show2009TV SeriesBlack Widow Mystique
Risen2009Video GamePatty / Cathy / Jasmin / ... (English version, voice)
Tell Tale2009Elizabeth Clemson
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles2008-2009TV SeriesSarah Connor
Laid to Rest2009Cindy
The Devil's Wedding2009ShortThe Devil's Bride
Whore2008/IMom
Der rote Baron2008Käte
The Broken2008Gina McVey
St. Trinian's2007Miss Dickinson
The Contractor2007VideoDI Annette Ballard
3002006Queen Gorgo
Vacancy2006ShortPam Bishop
Ultra2006TV MoviePenny / Ultra
Imagine Me & You2005Luce
Round About Five2005ShortGirlfriend
The Brothers Grimm2005Angelika
The Cave2005Dr. Kathryn Jennings
The Long Firm2004TV Mini-SeriesRuby Ryder
No Verbal Response2003ShortMegan
The Actors2003Dolores
Ripley's Game2002Sarah Trevanny
Possession2002Blanche Glover
Black Plague2002VideoLady Matilda Mellerby
The Gathering Storm2002TV MovieAva Wigram
The Parole Officer2001Emma
Aberdeen2000Kaisa
Gossip2000/ICathy Jones
Ropewalk2000Allison
Inside-Out1999ShortWindow-dresser
Onegin1999Olga
Twice Upon a Yesterday1998Sylvia Weld
Merlin1998TV Mini-SeriesGuinevere
Band of Gold1996-1997TV SeriesColette
Gold1997TV SeriesColette
Mrs Dalloway1997Young Sally
Face1997/IConnie
The Hunger1997TV SeriesSteph Reynolds
Kavanagh QC1997TV SeriesNatasha Jackson
Van Gogh's Ear1997Short
Ballykissangel1996TV SeriesJenny Clark
Devil's Advocate1995TV MovieClare Rigby
Gentlemen Don't Eat Poets1995Cleo Coal
Loved Up1995TV MovieSarah
The Jungle Book1994Kitty
MacGyver: Trail to Doomsday1994TV MovieElise Moran
Fair Game1994TV MovieEllie
Century1993Miriam
The Remains of the Day1993Lizzie
Soldier Soldier1993TV SeriesShenna Bowles
How We Used to Live1993TV SeriesGrace Palmer
Spender1993TV SeriesEmily Goodman
Screen Two1993TV SeriesMargaret
Waterland1992Young Mary

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Actors2003arranger: "Could It Be Love?" / performer: "Could It Be Love?"
The Gathering Storm2002TV Movie performer: "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" - uncredited
Onegin1999performer: "Gelder Rose in Bloom"

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Devil's Wedding2009Short executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Air Jaws: Night Stalker2016TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
Conan2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Clueless Gamer / Herself - Guest
RuPaul's Drag Race2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest Judge
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012-2016TV SeriesHerself
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Limited Series and Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Unity2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life2015TV Movie documentaryHerself - Cersei Lannister (uncredited)
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Miniseries & Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2008-2014TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHerself
Made in Hollywood2014TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Sesame Street2013TV SeriesHerself
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Character Profiles2013Video documentaryCersei Lannister / Herself
Game of Thrones: Season 2 - Invitation to the Set2012Video documentaryCersei Lannister / Herself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHerself (2014)
Scream Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself
Game of Thrones: Costumes2011Video documentaryCersei Lannister
Collision with the Future: Deconstructing the Hunter Killer Attack2009Video documentaryHerself
Motivations2009Video shortHerself
War Stories2009Video shortHerself
Brunch with Bridget2009TV SeriesHerself
Creating the Chronicles2008Video documentary shortHerself
Infanity2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
HypaSpace2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself
HBO First Look2007TV Series documentaryHerself
The Making of 3002007Video documentary shortHerself
To the Hot Gates: A Legend Reborn2007Video documentary shortHerself
The Buzz2003TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHerself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesJocelyn Fray in 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActressGame of Thrones (2011)
2016OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2015Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActressGame of Thrones (2011)
2014WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsActress Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2001Silver IrisBrussels European Film FestivalBest ActressAberdeen (2000)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2016Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress on TelevisionGame of Thrones (2011)
2016ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· Alfie Allen
· Ian Beattie
· John Bradley
· Gwendoline Christie
· Emilia Clarke
· Michael Condron
· Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
· Ben Crompton
· Liam Cunningham
· Stephen Dillane
· Peter Dinklage
· Nathalie Emmanuel
· Tara Fitzgerald
· Jerome Flynn
· Brian Fortune
· Joel Fry
· Aidan Gillen
· Iain Glen
· Kit Harington
· Michiel Huisman
· Hannah Murray
· Brenock O'Connor
· Daniel Portman
· Iwan Rheon
· Owen Teale
· Josef Altin
· Jacob Anderson
· John Bradley
· Dominic Carter
· Gwendoline Christie
· Emilia Clarke
· Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
· Ben Crompton
· Charles Dance
· Peter Dinklage
· Natalie Dormer
· Nathalie Emmanuel
· Iain Glen
· Julian Glover
· Kit Harington
· Conleth Hill
· Rory McCann
· Ian McElhinney
· Pedro Pascal
· Daniel Portman
· Mark Stanley
· Sophie Turner
· Maisie Williams
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActressGame of Thrones (2011)
2014OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2014ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· Alfie Allen
· John Bradley
· Oona Chaplin
· Gwendoline Christie
· Emilia Clarke
· Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
· Mackenzie Crook
· Charles Dance
· Joe Dempsie
· Peter Dinklage
· Natalie Dormer
· Nathalie Emmanuel
· Michelle Fairley
· Jack Gleeson
· Iain Glen
· Kit Harington
· Isaac Hempstead Wright
· Kristofer Hivju
· Paul Kaye
· Sibel Kekilli
· Rose Leslie
· Richard Madden
· Rory McCann
· Michael McElhatton
· Ian McElhinney
· <
2014TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsFavorite VillainGame of Thrones (2011)
2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2012Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actress on TelevisionGame of Thrones (2011)
2012Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActressGame of Thrones (2011)
2012Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2012ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)· Amrita Acharia
· Mark Addy
· Alfie Allen
· Josef Altin
· Sean Bean
· Susan Brown
· Emilia Clarke
· Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
· Peter Dinklage
· Ron Donachie
· Michelle Fairley
· Jerome Flynn
· Elyes Gabel
· Aidan Gillen
· Jack Gleeson
· Iain Glen
· Julian Glover
· Kit Harington
· Isaac Hempstead Wright
· Conleth Hill
· Richard Madden
· Jason Momoa
· Rory McCann
· Ian McElhinney
· Luke Barnes
· Roxanne McK
2011Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Fantasy ActressGame of Thrones (2011)
2011WIN AwardWomen's Image Network AwardsActress Drama SeriesGame of Thrones (2011)
2009Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actress in TelevisionTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
2009Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Science Fiction ActressTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
2008Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress300 (2006)
2008Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actress on TelevisionTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
2008Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Science Fiction ActressTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
2008SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest TV ActressTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
2007Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest T&A of the Year300 (2006)
2007MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBreakthrough Performance300 (2006)
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress: Action Adventure300 (2006)
2003Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActressAberdeen (2000)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013SFX AwardSFX Awards, UKBest ActressGame of Thrones (2011)

TitleSalary
Game of Thrones (2011)£340,000 per episode

#Quote
1Shooting guns is not something I would do in my spare time. I really don't understand why Americans can purchase guns so easily and why they use them for sporting purposes.
2We've all had that moment where you look into someone's eyes and there's some kind of recognition there, whether you act on it or not.

#Trademark
1Arched eyebrows
2Distinctive smooth and rich voice

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