Lena Headey

Lena Headey

Date of Birth

Birthday: October 3
Birthplace: Hamilton, Bermuda

Lena Headey is a British actress who currently stars as Cersei Lannister, the eldest child of Tywin (Charles Dance) and Joanna Lannister and the twin sister of Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), on the Emmy-nominated HBO series Game of Thrones.

Headey made her film debut in with the role of Young Mary in Stephen Gyllenhaal's 1992 drama Waterland. From there, she dabbled in the television world, appearing on such shows as Screen Two, Spender, How We Used to Live, and Soldier Soldier.

Lena Headey is a British actress who currently stars as Cersei Lannister, the eldest child of Tywin (Charles Dance) and Joanna Lannister and the twin sister of Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), on the Emmy-nominated HBO series Game of Thrones.

Headey made her film debut in with the role of Young Mary in Stephen Gyllenhaal's 1992 drama Waterland. From there, she dabbled in the television world, appearing on such shows as Screen Two, Spender, How We Used to Live, and Soldier Soldier.

Headey has appeared in a number of popular films, earning praise for her role of Queen Gorgo in 300 and in its sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire. She starred as Mary Sandin on The Purge, acting alongside Ethan Hawke and Max Burkholder, portrayed the role of Collette in the television series Band of Gold, and was cast in the lead role of Sarah Connor in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.

Headey's performance as Kaisa in Aberdeen, where she portrayed a successful London lawyer that lives her life in the fast lane, earned her a Silver Iris Award. Headey's additional film roles include The Jungle Book, The Brothers Grimm, where she acted opposite Emmy-nominated powerhouse Matt Damon, The Red Baron, and the Judge Dredd reboot, Dredd.

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Awards & Nominations

5 Nominations
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Lena Headey, as Cersei Lannister
  • Game Of Thrones
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series - 2018
  • Nominee
  • Lena Headey, as Cersei Lannister
  • Game Of Thrones
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Lena Headey, as Cersei Lannister
  • Game Of Thrones
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television and Startling Television
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Lena Headey, as Cersei Lannister
  • Game Of Thrones
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; Television 360 and Startling Television
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series - 2014
The cast and crew of Game Of Thrones accepts an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
The cast of Game of Thrones on stage at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Lena Headey on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage at An Evening with Game of Thrones.
Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage onstage at An Evening with Game of Thrones.
Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage onstage at An Evening with Game of Thrones.
Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage onstage at An Evening with Game of Thrones.
Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage and Rob McElhenney at An Evening with Game of Thrones.
George R. R. Martin, Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage onstage at An Evening with Game of Thrones.
Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage of Game of Thrones at the 66th Emmy Awards.
Lena Headey of Game of Thrones arrives at the 66th Emmys.
Lena Headey on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
Lena Headey on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
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The cast and crew of Game Of Thrones accepts an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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The cast and crew of Game Of Thrones accepts an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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The cast of Game of Thrones on stage at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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The cast of Game of Thrones on stage at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Lena Headey on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Lena Headey on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage at An Evening with Game of Thrones.
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Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage at An Evening with Game of Thrones.

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Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage onstage at An Evening with Game of Thrones.
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Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage onstage at An Evening with Game of Thrones.

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Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage onstage at An Evening with Game of Thrones.
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Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage onstage at An Evening with Game of Thrones.

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Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage onstage at An Evening with Game of Thrones.
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Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage onstage at An Evening with Game of Thrones.

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Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage and Rob McElhenney at An Evening with Game of Thrones.
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Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage and Rob McElhenney at An Evening with Game of Thrones.

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George R. R. Martin, Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage onstage at An Evening with Game of Thrones.
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George R. R. Martin, Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage onstage at An Evening with Game of Thrones.

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Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage of Game of Thrones at the 66th Emmy Awards.
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Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage of Game of Thrones at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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Lena Headey of Game of Thrones arrives at the 66th Emmys.
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Lena Headey of Game of Thrones arrives at the 66th Emmys.

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Lena Headey on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
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Lena Headey on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
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