Lena Headey

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Date of Birth: October 3, 1973, Bermuda
Height: 5' 5.5" (1.66m)
Current residence: Los Angeles, CA (Laurel Canyon)
Eye Color: Green
Education: English Rose School of Acting, London, England
Spouse: Peter Paul Loughran (19 May 2007 - Present)
Notable Features: Butterfly motif tattoo on her right upper arm; lotus flower tattoo between her shoulder blades; Bird on right shoulder blade; Butterfly or Dragonfly on left foot; More flowers and butterflies on lower back??
Hobbies: Yoga, boxing
Note: Lena's last name is pronounced HEE-dee (Rhymes with 'speedy').
Other: Vegetarian; Supports PETA


Lena Headey is a British actress of theater and film who is best known for her appearance in The Brothers Grimm (2005), Possession (2002), and The Remains of the Day (1993). Headey starred as Queen Gorgo, heroic Spartan woman in the period drama 300 (2006), by director Zack Snyder.

She was born Lena Headey on October 3, 1973, in Bermuda, where her father, a Yorkshire police cadet, was sent shortly before she was born. She was raised in Bermuda living on the ocean until she was five. Back in England, she was brought up in Yorkshire before moving to London in her teens.

Headey had not gone to drama school before she became an actress. At the age of seventeen, Headey's performance in a one-off show in the company of six school friends caught the attention of a casting agent, who took a photo and asked her to audition.

Eventually, Headey was cast in Waterland (1992), which became her big-screen debut. She honed her natural acting talent while filming and also took archery classes and horse training. Headey also took boxing in clubs in south London, where a former boxer had been teaching her to spar. uring her film career, spanning over 15 years, Headey showed her range in a variety of roles, playing characters from Amazon-type warriors and action-minded women in The Cave (2005) and The Brothers Grimm (2005), to a lesbian lover in Imagine Me & You (2005).

Headey's film career has taken her all over the world. She was in India for the filming of The Jungle Book (1994), then in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the filming of Onegin (1999), and Norway for the filming of Aberdeen (2000). In 2005, Headey was filming in Romania and Mexico, then spent four months in Prague, Czech Republic, where a forest was designed and built for the filming of The Brothers Grimm (2005), with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger. During 2006, Headey was in Canada for the filming of 300 (2006), then went to locations in Bulgaria for shooting The Contractor (2007)(V), then she went to locations in Germany and the Czech Republic for filming Der Rote Baron (2008). She is also billed as Noring in the upcoming biopic Vivaldi (2008).

Outside of her acting profession, Lena continues taking boxing lessons in London. She is a vegetarian, and also remains loyal to yoga, which she discovered during her work in India. Headey has never been back to her birthplace in Bermuda. Lena married musician Peter Paul on May 19, 2007. She is also very close friends with actress Piper Perabo, her co-star in The Cave (2005) and Imagine Me & You (2005).

Talk About Lena Headey

"The Broken" (2008) on AMC week of March 30, 2009

Lena just wrapped up two big screen projects:
1. "Laid To Rest" (plays Cindy)
2. "Tell-Tale" (plays Elizabeth)


  • Onegin (1999) (performer: "Gelder Rose in Bloom")

  • Stage work in "The Coca-Cola Dragon" at Theatre Challenge.
  • Appears in the music video for "Bellissimo" by Bristol, UK band Ilya, directed by the Guard Brothers (January 2004)
  • Executive Producer, "The Devil's Wedding" (2009)

1 win & 4 nominations
  • Won 'Silver Iris' at the Brussels European Film Festival in 2001 for Aberdeen (2000). [Best Actress]
  • Nominated for Chlotudis Award at the Chlotudis Awards in 2003 for Aberdeen (2000) [Best Actress]
  • Nominated for MTV Movie Award at the MTV Movie Awards in 2007 for 300 (2006) [Breakthrough Performance]
  • Nominated for Teen Choice Award at the Teen Choice Awards in 2007 for 300 (2006) [Choice Movie Actress: Action Adventure]
  • Nominated for Saturn Award at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA for 300 (2006) [Best Supporting Actress]
  • Nominated for Saturn Award for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2007) [Best Actress on Television]

How to send your fan mail and autograph requests to Lena Headey?:

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Fan Mail Address:
Lena Headey
Rogers & Cowan
Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue, 7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Secondary Address:
Lena Headey
3rd Floor
74 Clerkenwell Road
London, EC1M 5QA

Address Information:
Rogers & Cowan
(Public Relations Firm)
Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue, 7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Fax: (310) 854-8101
Official website
Address Information:
(Talent Agency)
3rd Floor
74 Clerkenwell Road
London, EC1M 5QA
Phone: +44...
Fax: +44 (0)20-7490 7642

Official Website
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lena-Headey/133910436652310?v=wall
  • Butterfly: right upper arms (used to be Jason by Thai, when she was in the throes of first love: since altered to a butterfly)
  • Stars on both inner, and lower arms
  • Water Lilly: Back
  • Fantasy tattoo: Lower Back

Lena in "300" Lean on T:SCC set
Lena Headey in Second Life Am I ready for this?
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Lena Headey - Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles
High-res pictures of Lena (submitted by LiquidMetal):
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Lena's Wishtory
Lena Headey in The Red Baron Trailer The Broken Trailer US The Long Firm

Lena Speaks Out Against Animal Cruelty