Lena Headey full name is Lena Kathren Headey, and born on October 3, 1973 in Hamilton, Bermuda is an English actress and producer. Her parents are from Yorkshire, England. Lena is popularly known for portraying the role of Cersei Lannister on the super hit HBO series “Game of Thrones”.
She first began her career in her early twenties and shortly became a well-known actress in the Hollywood business. Her most prominent role as an actress that rose her to fame was in 2011 when she starred in “Game of Thrones”. Her excellent and well-critiqued narrative of Cersei Lannister heightened her career and amassed her in a number of nominations for well-acclaimed awards like Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe.
Lena Headey Net Worth and Salary 2022
We all know that it is nearly difficult to declare the exact total assets even if that person is a well-known actress or how many figures he or she earns in a month. However, it has been highly speculated and various reports show that Lena Headley is worth around $12 million as of 2022.
Starring in the HBO series as the central villainess has made her earn plenty of her wealth. Before that, she got her first ever role in the year 1993 in the film called “The Remains of the Day”, a critically acclaimed film that landed eight nominations for the prestigious Academy Awards. The same year, Headey marked her television debut in the anthology series titled “Screen Two”. Her career flourished in the mid-1990s. She also appeared in several television films such as “Fair Game”, “Loved Up”, and “Devils Advocate”.
“I hate being looked at. Can’t stand it. I know, I know – I picked the wrong career. I should have been a doctor. If you play certain parts you have this nice face painted on you, and then you feel as if you have a responsibility to this idea of being beautiful. I hate that about our business,” Lena Headey said in an interview.
In the beginning of 2000, she became one of the most promising actresses in the entertainment business. Some of her most distinguished roles are in “Anazapta”, “Possession”, “Ripley’s Game”, “The Brothers Grimm”, “The Cave”, and “300”. Through her film roles and TV shows, Headey earned a whopping $3 million. In the year 2008, the actress was cast in Fox’s sci-fi TV series “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”, in which she played the lead character Sarah Connor.
She won Golden Globe in 2009 in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie “The Brothers Grimm”.
Earnings and Source of Income
Being one of the most successful actresses in the Hollywood industry has contributed a lot which made her earn an approximate amount of $50,000 to $75, 000.
Portraying the role of Cersei Lannister in “Game of Thrones” has also helped her add more to her wealth. Back in April 2011, her net worth exceeded $3 million. She was part of the show until the very last and featured in 62 episodes. By the time the series wrapped, Lena Headey’s net worth could have been around $10 million as of 2020.
As per Hollywood reporters, the charming actress initially earned $300k each episode, later rising to $500k. In the last season, she amassed $1.2 million per episode.
She also landed a role in the MCU superhero flick “Thor: Love and Thunder”. Variety reports that working in the film made her earn over $7 million.
Lena Headley shows no sign of stopping in her profession as an actress and it looks like her net worth only seems to be increasing each year.