Lena Heady Biography

Lena Heady is an accomplished English actress and has about 70 roles to her IMDB record. She is a veteran in the field already and has a prolific record of various roles behind her. She gained prominence with her role in “300” (2006), playing alongside Gerald Butler as Queen Gorgo. Lately she is recognized as Cercei Lanister, the ultimate villain in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s book series.

Lena Heady actually started acting at the age of 17. She was spotted and was immediately offered a role in her very first movie “Waterland” (1993). She would then continue by playing Catherine in the “Jungle Book” (1994) and started her career that way. After years and years of appearing on the big screen, Lena started appearing in bigger movies during the 2000s. Her first major appearance was in Terry Gilliam’s “Brothers Grimm” (2005), where she played the character of Angelika. But people started noticing her after she was cast in Zack Snyder’s adaptation of Frank Miller’s comic book “300.” She was cast as Queen Gorgo and made her name for it. She also stared in the same role in the sequel “300: Rise of an Empire” (2014). Her latest movie performances include roles in “Dredd” (2012), “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” (2016) and “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” (2013).

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Lena Headey in “Game of Thrones”

But Lena Heady as has a very titular TV career as well. One of her more famous role was the being the main character in “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” She successfully managed to continue the Terminator franchise on TV by playing the main character of the show and became the ultimate action heroin. But her biggest and most famous role was yet to come. In 2011, she was cast to paly Cercei Lanister on “Game of Thrones” and the behest of her colleague and co-star on the show Peter Dinklage. She is currently one of the most popular actresses playing on TV as this roles has earned her a lot of credits. Her portrayal of the, probably, the main villain of the show is seen as the best interpretation of a book character transferred from “The Song of Ice and Fire.” For this role, Lena has been nominated for three Emmys in a row, and also a Golden Globe nomination.

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Lena Heady is additionally an accomplished producer but a great voicer actress. She appears in varies animated series and video games. She has voiced such video games as “Dishonored,” “Risen” and “Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series.” She is also a regular voice on “Danger Mouse” as well.

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Lena Headey in “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”

Lena Heady Net Worth and Salary

Lena Heady is one of the highest payed actresses working now in the industry. Based on the latest reports after the most recent “Game of Thrones” season, Lena has a salary of about 500,000 dollars  per episode. This has helped her become one of the highest paid women on screen today. By all accounts, it is worth it as she really gives a stellar performances in the role of Cercei and it has really defined her career. Her total net worth is estimated at around 9 million dollars.

Lena Heady Partner and Family

Lena Heady has a very long dating history. In the past she was in a relationship with English actor Jason Flemyng. The two of them met while filming “The Jungle Book” and stayed together from 1994 to 2003. She would later meet Johnny Cicco while making “Brothers Grimm” in 2004 and they would stay together for a period of three years. They even got engaged at one point but eventually called it all off in 2007. After Johnny, Lena started dating Irish singer Peter Loughran and the two actually got married in May, 2007. The couple had a decent run together and they even got a child out of their marriage. Lena has a son named Wylie Loughran born in 2010. Unfortunately, their marriage ended in 2011 after Lena filed for divorce. Her later relationships included ones with “Game of Thornes” co-stars Pedro Pascal and Jerome Flynn. Most recently, Lena was linked with director Dan Cadan. She even gave birth to a daughter with him whom they named Teddy. The couple is now engaged with plans to officially get married some time in 2018.

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Lena Heady Age

Lena Heady was born on 3 October 1973, in Hamilton, Bermuda. She is currently 44 years old, and looking extremely good for her age. She is the daughter of Sue and John Heady. As a child she moved a few times and has lived in Somerset and also Shelley, West Yorkshire. She was really talented as a child and has even gone to ballet lessons as well. She went to Shelley Colleague and it was there where she was discovered and her people were made aware of her talents. The performed in a school production of the Royal National Theater, and was immediately signed for her first role after that.

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Lena Heady

Height and Weight

Lena Heady is one of the most paid actresses on TV but also one of the most beautiful ones. She may be getting closer to her middle ages, but she has never looked better. She has appeared on the cover of various magazines which ranked her as one of the sexiest women. In 2007 she was ranked number 64 on Maxim’s Hot 100 list, while she was set on number 4 in 2007, number 10 in 2008 and number 3 in 2008 on AfterEllen’s list of Hot 100. You can tell by her body measurements that she is truly a sight to behold. She weighs 54 kg or 119 pounds and height is 5 ft 5½ in or 166 cm. Her body measurements are also pretty great as they are 33-24-33 in or 84-61-84 cm.

Lena Heady Vegetarian

Lean Heady is a very right-minded individual. Looking the way she does at her age, she owes this to carefully choosing her food and also managing to exercise. She is a supporter of PETA and has also declared herself as a vegetarian. She did manage to keep this for a number of years. But most recently she confessed that she did get back to eating meat. Although this time she does so on rare occasions.

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Lena Heady in bikini

Nationality and Ethnicity

Lena Heady possesses an English nationality, having been born and growing up in England. Her ethnic group is Caucasian.

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