Today we will present you one of the most prominent actresses from popular series Game of Thrones. If you have watched this series, then you certainly know that we will talk about Lena Headey.
She is a popular British actress and she has a lot of great films in her career. It will be interesting to read about her career, but also about her personal life that has always been very exciting.
However, we will start from the early years of Lena Headey and we will tell you the most important facts related to her birth and childhood.
If you love this actress, then you certainly know a lot of things about her but we will give you new information as well.
Lena Headey was born on October 3, 1973 in Hamilton, Bermuda. The name of her father is John Headey and he is a police officer. Her mother’s name is Sue Headey.
She has also a younger brother whose name is Tim Headey. When she was only 5 years old, she moved with her family to Somerset.
After that, when Lena was 11 years old, they all moved to Highburton, a place near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. It is interesting to know that Lena Headey wanted to be an actress since she was a child. In her childhood Lena Headey took the lessons of ballet.
Now we are going to tell you a couple of words about the education of Lena Headey. It is known that she was studying acting at the college in West Yorkshire, England, called Shelley College.
When it comes to the career of Lena Headey, we have to say that it began when she was very young. At the age of 17 she had a performance in the Royal National Theatre and the experts for acting noticed her. They told her that she should come to audition and very soon she was acting in Waterland.
As we have already said, Lena Headey is best known for her role in the series Game of Thrones in which she had a name Cersei Lannister. However, she has a lot of other films in her career. We have already mentioned her acting in the film Waterland in 1992. It was her first big role and she was only 19 at that time. She had a supporting role in this drama and it was very important for her career. Her following film was Remains of the Day (1993).
In the year 1997 Lena Headey was acting in Mrs. Dalloway that was a popular romantic drama at that time. In 1999 she appeared in Onegin. We have also to mention Aberdeen that was a romantic comedy filmed in 2000. It is interesting that for her acting in this film Lena Headey won the Silver Iris Award.
She had also a role in Jungle Book in the year 1994, as well as in The Brothers Grimm in the year 2005. She was playing in movie 300: Rise of an Empire (2006) and also in The Purge (2013). Other films of Lena Headey are The Parole Officer, The Actors, Possession, Ripley’s Game, Dredd, Imagine Me & You, Face and many others.
It is also important to mention her acting in the popular series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, in which she was in the role of Sarah Connor.
It is also interesting to know that Lena Headey has given her voice to the roles in many animated series, such as Trollhunters or Danger Mouse.
The personal life of Lena Headey is more than interesting and there are many things to say about it. We will start from her love life. When it comes to the love life of Lena Headey, we have to mention a couple of affairs that she had.
First we will mention Jason Flemyng, with whom she was in a relationship fast 10 years. They met on the filming of the movie The Jungle Book and that’s how their love started. However, after that long period of time they broke up, but she still has the tattoo of his name.
The second boyfriend of Lena Headey was Johnny Cicco and they were together from the year 2004 until year 2007. They met on the filming of the film The Brothers Grimm in 2004. There were also rumours that Lena Headey was engaged to Johnny Cicco, but unfortunately they broke up after 3 years of a relationship.
Lena Headey was also in a relationship with an Irish singer whose name is Peter Loughran and they even got married. Their marriage was in Mai 2007, but they divorced in 2011. It is important to say that Lena Headey has a son from that marriage and his name is Wylie Loughran.
We have also to mention the affair that Lena Headey had with Pedro Pascal, who is a famous American actor with Chilean ancestry. However, their relationship was not long.
Another celebrity who dated Lena Headey was Jerome Flynn. He is also an actor and they were co-stars in Game of Thrones. Lena and Jerome were in a relationship in 2014, but it didn’t last too long. After their relationship they were full of hatred towards each other.
However, in summer 2015 Lena Headey got a daughter with Dan Cadan and they married in the year 2018. The name of their daughter is Teddy. It is interesting to say that Dan Cadan was Lena’s friend from childhood.
Apart from her love life, there are also other interesting facts about Lena Headey’s personal life. We have to say that she has been a vegetarian for a long period of time, but in 2001 she has said that she is eating meat again, but not very often.
Another fact about Lena Headley and her privacy is that she has a couple of tattoos on her body. We have already mentioned the tattoo with a name of her ex (Jason), but there are also many others.
For example, she has the tattoo of flowers on the back. It is interesting that on the ribs she has a tattoo that is actually a quote of an American Tibetan Buddhist Pema Chödrön. It is also important to say that the religion of Lena Headey is Buddhism.
We have also to tell you that Lena Headey had the so called clinical depression at the age of 15 and after giving birth to her son she was suffering from postpartum depression.
Another interesting thing about Lena Headey and her personal life is that she loves animals and she is a speaker for animal rights. Also, she is supporting PETA and she has been working in collaboration with this organization. She has 2 dogs and their names are Wizard and Angela.
Full name: Lena Kathren Headey
Nickname: Lena, Lenea
Date of Birth: October 3, 1973
Birth place: Hamilton, Bermuda
Residence: London, England/Los Angeles, California
Education: Shelley College, West Yorkshire, England
Personal Life and Family
Ethnicity: White (English/Irish)
Father: John Headey
Mother: Sue Headey
Siblings: Brother Tim Headey
Marital status: Married
Husband: Peter Loughran (married 2007-2013)
Dan Cadan (married 2018)
Children: 2 (son Wylie Loughran, daughter Teddy Cadan)
Hobbies: Practicing yoga and boxing
Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 166 cm (5 ft 5 ½ in)
Weight: 54 kg (119 pounds)
Measurements: 84-61-84 cm (33-24-33 in)
Dress Size: 36 (EU) or 4 (US)
Shoe Size: 7.5 (US)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Green
Distinctive Features: Tattoos, Arched eyebrows
Net Worth and Salary
Net Worth: $9 million
The estimated net worth of Lena Headey in the year 2018 was 9 million dollars. There is no doubt that she is one of the highest-paid actors nowadays.
It is interesting to know that the estimated salary of Lena Headey per one episode of Game of Thrones is about 1 million dollars.
Lena Headey has also a couple of profiles on social networks and you can join her. This way you will get the opportunity to find out more things about her career and her life in general.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/IAMLenaHeadey (1.27m followers)
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamlenaheadey/ (3.6m followers)
You have seen in this article the story about Lena Headey. This British actress is known for her role as a Cersei Lannister in the series Game of Thrones. Apart from this series, Lena Headey was starring in the following films: The Purge, The Remains of the Day, Ripley’s Game, The Jungle Book, The Borthers Grimm, 300: Rise of an Empire etc.
Lena Headey was born on October 3, 1973 in Hamilton, Bermuda, which means that she is 46 years old. Today her residence is London, England, as well as Los Angeles, United States. She is married to Dan Cadan and they have a daughter Teddy.
Before him she was married to Peter Loghran and they have a son Wylie. Apart from her two marriages, she had also a couple of affairs. She was dating Jason Flemyng, Johnny Cicco, Pedro Pascal and many others.
The current net worth of Lena Headey is 9 million dollars, which makes her one of the richest actors nowadays. All we can say is that she is very successful in her job and her popularity is growing even bigger.
However, she earned the biggest popularity thanks to her acting in Game of Thrones and this series has also brought her the biggest wealth.
If you haven’t watched this series, you should do that because you will certainly enjoy watching it. Also, a good idea could be to watch some of the movies in which Lena Headey was acting. This way you will not only have good time, but you will also see why this actress has become so popular and favourite among the public.