Lena Headey was born on October 3, 1973. åÊHer father, a policeman, was a young cadet in Yorkshire England when he was assigned to Bermuda where Headey was born. åÊThe family moved back to Yorkshire when Headey was five, but for the first five years of her life she lived on the ocean. åÊWhen the actress was a teenager she moved to London and went to school to study drama. åÊShe is a vegetarian and actually enjoys boxing as well as yoga to stay fit. åÊShe discovered yoga while filmingåÊThe Jungle Book in India. åÊHeadey has been friends with Peter Dinklage even before they wereåÊGame of ThronesåÊco-stars. åÊIn fact it was Dinklage that recommendedåÊåÊHeadey for the part of Queen Cersei Lannister. åÊThe actress splits her time between London and L.A. and has 2 dogs – Wizard and Angela Lansbury.
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WhenåÊåÊHeadey was 17 she took part in a one-off performance with six school friends that caught the attention of a casting agent. åÊApproximately 2 years later in 1992 she had her on-screen debut inåÊWaterland. åÊThough not a well-known actress up untilåÊGame of Thrones’åÊhuge success, Headey does have 67 actress credits to her name beginning withåÊWaterlandåÊin 1992. åÊOther notable appearances includeåÊRemains of the DayåÊwith Sir Anthony Hopkins,åÊBrothers Grimm in 2005 with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger, andåÊ300 where she played another queen, Queen Gorgo. åÊåÊHeadey has also been featured in television most notably as Sarah Connor inåÊTerminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. åÊThe actress’s most famous role to date however is definitely another television role as Queen Cersei Lannister onåÊGame of Thrones as previously mentioned.
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åÊHeadey has been in the news recently regarding her net worth claiming to a judge in her court proceeding that she only had $5.00 in her bank account and needed to be awarded half of the $46,000 tax return that she was split with ex husband Peter Loughran. åÊLater reports however stated she was at a party and tipped a cocktail waitress $20. åÊFor her role in Game of Thrones the actress receives $150,000 per episode.Despite recent reported financial woes, the star does have splendid taste. Following her divorce she sold her 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom post and beam house for $1.35 million. åÊThe home was built in 1959 and is classically modern in the Mies Van Der Rohe/Corbusier sense. åÊThe home featured glass walls, a gourmet kitchen, a cocktail bar, a world map above the master tub, but most prominently, classic lines and an enormous open spaces with high ceilings marked by that style.Headey recently acquired a home in LA’s Sherman Oaks neighborhood for a reported $790,000 that is 1,808 square feet and features 3 bedrooms and 3 baths to match. åÊIt seems to have similar style as her previous home with floor to ceiling glass doors and windows and wood beamed ceilings. åÊThe abode also features an L-shaped pool and covered patio.