Lena Headey

Born Oct 3, 1973

Lena Headey is an English actress. Headey's performance in a one-off show when she was 17 caught the attention of a casting agent, who took a photo and asked her to audition and eventually she got a supporting role alongside Jeremy Irons and Ethan Hawke in the 1992 British drama film Waterland and went on to appear with higher-profile actors in major films such as The Remains of the Day (1993), The Jungle Book (1994), Onegin (1999) and Aberdeen (2000).… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Lena Headey.


1973 Birth Born on October 3, 1973.


1992 18 Years Old Headey had her first experience of acting when she was a pupil at Shelley College; she was noticed at age 17, when performing in a school production at the Royal National Theatre, and was picked for a role in the 1992 film Waterland. … Read More
1993 19 Years Old She landed a small role in The Remains of the Day, which came out in 1993 and received eight Academy Awards nominations.


1994 20 Years Old 1 More Event
She played Katherine in Disney's The Jungle Book, released in 1994. … Read More
1997 - 2000 2 More Events
2001 27 Years Old She received the Silver Iris Award for Best Actress at the 2001 Brussels European Film Festival for her role in Aberdeen.
2002 28 Years Old In 2002, she had a role in the mystery drama Possession alongside Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart.


2005 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Headey co-starred with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger in Terry Gilliam's The Brothers Grimm, which was released in August 2005. … Read More
2007 33 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She also appeared as the stuffy Miss Dickinson in the 2007 release of the St. Trinian's series. … Read More
2008 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2008, Headey starred in the horror film The Broken. … Read More
2011 37 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, she was nominated for a Scream Award in the category of Best Fantasy Actress for the role. … Read More
2012 38 Years Old Headey made a guest appearance in the television show White Collar in the episode "Taking Account" in which she played the role of Sally. In 2012, she appeared in the 3D action science-fiction film Dredd alongside Karl Urban and Olivia Thirlby. … Read More
2013 39 Years Old 1 More Event
She re-teamed with Ethan Hawke to co-star in The Purge, a 'micro-budget' horror film, which opened on 7 June 2013 at number one position in the United States, grossing over $US36 million over the weekend.


2014 40 Years Old 1 More Event
Following the success of 300, Headey reprised her role as Queen Gorgo in the 2014 sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire.
In February 2015, Headey confirmed she was expecting her second child in the summer.
2016 42 Years Old In 2016, Headey co-starred in the horror film Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, opposite her former Game of Thrones, Century and The Contractor co-star Charles Dance.
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