Lena Headey is known as an English actress. She is most famous for her roles in Game of Thrones and 300.
Lena Kathren Headey was born on October 3, 1973 in Hamilton, Bermuda. Headey was born to English guardians, John Headey and Sue Headey. Her father was a Yorkshire cop. Headey has one more youthful sibling, Tim Headey. Her family moved to Somerset when she was five, and after that to Highburton, close Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, when Headey was 11. Headey studied at Shelley College.
In 2007, Headey played Queen Gorgo in Zack Snyder's epic war film 300, based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, a fictionalized retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae inside the Persian Wars. Following the achievement of the film, Headey repeated her role as Queen Gorgo in 300: Rise of an Empire, which was released in 2014.
Lena started her rise to global fame when she got the role of Queen Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones, the widow of King Robert Baratheon and Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. She is the girl of Lord Tywin Lannister, twin sister of Jaime Lannister and senior sister of Tyrion Lannister. She has a forbidden relationship with Jaime, who is the father of her three children, Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen. After the deaths of Joffrey and Myrcella and Tommen's suicide in the wake of the devastation of the Great Sept of Baelor, Cersei accepted the position of royalty under the name of Cersei of the House Lannister, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms.
In September 2019, at the 2019 Emmy Awards show, Lena was nominated for the Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award because of her performance in Game of Thrones.
Headey has been married twice in her life. She is currently married to English film actor Dan Cadan. The couple got engaged in July 2017 and married in 2018. In May 2007, she was previously married to musician Peter Loughran. They started to split in 2011 and she sought legal separation in the Los Angeles County Superior Court in July 2012. The divorce was finished in December 2013.
She has a child, from her past union with Peter Loughran, Wylie Loughran who was born in March 2010. In July 2015, she brought forth her subsequent kid, a little girl named Teddy, with director Dan Cadan. Dan worked with Lena on his short movie The Devil's Wedding.
Lena Headey was once connected to Game of Thrones co-star Jerome Flynn but the relationship purportedly finished sometime before March 2014.
Last Modified: Jan 29, 2021