Lena Headey is best known for her role in ‘Game of Thrones’. In this series she portrays the ambitious and conniving Cersei Lannister.
Lena Headey is a Britisch actress, born in Bermuda, raised in Yorkshire, England. She was discovered as a teenager during a production at London’s Royal National Theatre. Her actress career began with a lot of supporting parts. Eventually she drew the attention for her leading performances in the film ‘300’ and the TV series ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles’.
She honed her natural acting talent while filming and took on archery classes and horse training. She also took boxing classes in clubs in south London, where a former boxer had been teaching her to spar. During her film career, spanning over 15 years, Headey has shown 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 florist in ‘Imagine Me & You’ (2005).
Outside of her acting profession, Headey continues to take boxing lessons in London. She is a vegetarian and also remains loyal to yoga, which she discovered during her work in India. She has never been back to her birthplace in Bermuda; she shares her time between her homes in London, England, and Los Angeles, California.