Lena Heady bio, Career, Early life, Personal life, Net worth, Facts

June 11, 2019Lena Heady bio, Career, Early life, Personal life, Net worth, Facts

Who is Lena Heady?

Gorgeous and beautiful Lena Heady is an English actress, voice actress, and film producer. She began her acting career since 1992 and she is best known for portraying Cersei Lannister in HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones.

Lena Heady's Early Life

Lena Headey was born on 3 October 1973 as Lean Kathren Headey. She was born to English parents, John Headey, a father, and Sue Headey, a mother. She is of part Irish descent. She belongs to white ethnicity. Her birthplace is in Hamilton, Bermuda. She holds English nationality. Her zodiac sign is Libra.

She reportedly follows Buddhism religion. She has a younger sibling, Tim Headey. Her family moved from Hamilton to Somerset when she was five years old. Then, the family moved to Highburton, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire when she was 11 years old. She was interested in acting from her teenage. She attended Shelley College in West Yorkshire. She performed in a school production at the Royal National Theatre.

Lena Heady's Career

 Lena Heady in Game Of Thrones

Fig: Lena Heady in Game Of Thrones

When she was 17, she performed in a one-off show at the Royal National Theatre, she was noticed and asked her to audition by a casting agent. She landed the supporting rule in the 1992 drama Waterland. In 1993, she appeared in a small role in the critically acclaimed film, The Remains of the Day. In 1994, she played the role of Kitty Brydon, the childhood friend and romantic interest of Mowgli in The Jungle Book. In 1997, she appeared in the romantic drama, Mrs. Dalloway. She then appeared in the 1999 drama, Onegin.

2000 romantic comedy film, Aberdeen was one of the successful films that won her the Silver Iris Award for Best Actress at the 2001 Brussels European Film Festivals. She later appeared in The Parole Officer, Possession, Ripley's Game, and The Actors. She received wider recognition after she starred as Angelika with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger in the 2005 adventure fantasy film, The Brothers Grimm. Her most critically acclaimed and commercially successful films are The Remains of the Day, The Jungle Book, Mrs. Dalloway, Aberdeen, Ripley's Game, The Brothers Grimm, 300, Dredd, The Purge, and 300: Rise of an Empire.

She has also appeared in other films including The Cave, Imagine Me & You, Laid to Rest, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, Low Down, Zipper, The Broken, Pride and Prejudice, and Zombies, Pete Smalls Is Dead, Thumper, and several others. Her role as Sarah Connor in Fox's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is also considered her successful role in the television series.

In 2011, she landed the role of Cersei Lannister on the HBO series, Game of Thrones. Her role in Game of Thrones earned him global recognition since its premiere. The series is in its final season post-production. Its final season is set to premiere in 2019. For her role as Cersei Lannister, she has won several awards and Primetime Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe nomination.

How much is the net worth of Lena Heady?

Lena Heady house

Fig: Lena Heady house

The net worth of Game of Thrones star is estimated at around $9 million. She has earned her fortune working in the entertainment industry. Besides, she has also provided the voiceover for Mercedes A-Class television advertisements.

Lena Heady's Personal Life

 Lena Headey and her husband Dan Cadan

Fig: Lena Headey and her husband Dan Cadan

Lena Headey is married twice. She first married musician Peter Loughran in 2007. The couple has a son, Wylie Loughran. She stated that she suffered from postnatal depression following Wylie's birth. The couple separated in 2011 and their divorce was finalized in December 2013. She was then romantically linked with Game of Thrones co-star, Jerome Flynn. Their relationship ended around in March 2014. They reportedly ended badly and were kept apart on the set of Game of Thrones.

With her childhood friend and director, Dan Cadan, she gave birth to her second child, a daughter named Teddy. They got engaged in July 2017 and later tied a knot to each other in 2018. She lives in West Yorkshire, England.

Facts of Lena Heady

  • She is close friends with actress Piper Perabo, Pedro Pascal, and Peter Dinklage.
  • She speaks for animal rights and has worked with PETA.
  • She supports the LGBT rights organization NOH8.
  • She has been involved with the humanitarian organization the International Rescue Committee.
  • She provided voice over for an advert by the charity Alzheimer's Research UK.

Film ProducerEnglish ActressVoice actressLena HeadyLean Kathren HeadeyPeter LoughranDan CadanJerome Flynn