British actress Lena Kathren Headey earned worldwide recognition and fame when she starred as Cersei Lannister in the HBO fantasy drama series titled Game of Thrones. Not to mention, by playing the evil queen of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, Lena acquired several nominations and prizes from prestigious awards.
In the year 1992, Lena set foot in the British film The Summer House. Soon after, she became almost every director’s first priority as an actress. As a consequence, she did appear in various films and television series like 300, Imagine Me & You, Dredd, 300: Rise of an Empire and the list goes on.
As one of the best-known celebrities in the entertainment industry, Lena Headey’s net worth is approximately $12 million, making her one of the richest actresses. As per many renowned reporters, Lena’s only profession is acting. So, as you can guess, most of her income comes from starring in television series and movies.
Now, if you want to learn more about Headey’s personal life, whom she has been dating, and how she became a successful actress in the industry, then continue reading.
|Celebrated Name||Lena Headey|
|Real Name/Full Name||Lena Kathren Headey|
|Birthdate||October 3, 1973,|
|Height||5 feet 5 inch|
|Weight||Not disclosed by her|
|Wife/Spouse (Name)||Peter Loughran (m-2007) (div-2013)Dan Cadan|
|Net Worth in 2021||$12 million|
|Last Updated||October 2022|
Lena Kathren Headey Early Life
This superstar was born on October 3, 1973, in Hamilton, Bermuda. Her parents are Sue and John Headey, and she has a younger brother named Tim. Her father was a police officer, and they moved to Somerset, England to settle when Lena was five years old.
It was reported that when she was in her teenage years, she took ballet classes and performed in plays at school. However, it’s still unclear where she completed her studies.
Lena Kathren Headey Personal Life
As per her dating life, Lena Headey seems to always be open about her relationships with the public and the media. In May 2007, Lena tied the knot with musician Peter Loughran, and she became a mother on March 31, 2010. In some interviews, she openly shared her postnatal depression after giving birth to their baby boy. This couple got divorced in December 2013.
Then she dated filmmaker Dan Cadan for five years, and she gave birth to a baby girl named Teddy on July 10, 2015. The couple split up in June 2019. Currently, Lena Headey is reported to be a single woman and waiting for her right partner.
Lena Kathren Headey Age, Height, and Weight
Lena Headey is currently 48 years old. She has beautiful black hair and eyes and maintains her body pretty well. Lena is 5 feet 5 inches tall, but her details about weight haven’t been disclosed yet.
Lena Kathren Headey Career
Believe it or not, Lena’s acting career started when she was 17 years old. She was performing at the Royal National Theatre when a casting agent took her photo and told her to give an audition. This audition led her to a supporting role in the drama Waterland (1992). Later that year, she managed to get a minor role in the drama film The Remains of the Day. Soon, Lena established her acting career in England by doing supporting roles here and there.
Some of her critically acclaimed and commercially successful movies are Face (1997), Ripley’s Game (2002), The Brothers Grimm (2005), 300 (2007), Dredd (2012), Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), and many more.
At the beginning of April 2011, Lena played the ruthless queen Cersei Lannister in the fantasy series Game of Thrones when Peter Dinklage suggested producers cast her. The producers of this show admitted that the decision was by far the best for the show, and Lena was nominated for several prestigious awards for outstanding acting in this epic series.
Aside from television and movies, this British actress has voiced characters in video games, web series, and animated series such as Infinity Train (2019-2021), Risen (2009), and Trollhunters (2017-2018).
Lena Kathren Headey Award and Nominations
This superstar gained numerous nominations for her excellent performance, including the 2007 Teen Choice Award for the movie 300; the Saturn Award, SFX Award, Scream Award for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; and the Primetime Emmy Award, Screen Actor Guild Award, and Golden Globes for Game of Thrones. Furthermore, she won the 2014 Women’s Image Network Award and the 2015 Empire Award for none other than Game of Thrones.
Lena Kathren Headey Net Worth and Salary
No doubt, the epic fantasy-based series Game of Thrones was the turning point for the actress Lena Headey. It was stated that she charged $1.1 million per episode when the series rose to prominence. That’s why her current net worth these days is close to $12 million and the amount is still escalating daily, making her one of the millionaire actresses in the industry.
Lena Kathren Headey Recent Activities
In March 2022, it was revealed that starlet Lena Headey is set to direct Violet, a thriller film based on a novel by SJI Holliday.