Lena Headey Net Worth $15 million
Lena Headey salary $1,100,000
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Lena Headey is an English actress, voice actress and film producer and her current net worth is $15 million.
Born in Hamilton, Bermuda, as the daughter of Sue and John Headey, she has a younger brother.
She moved along with her family to Somerset when she turned five years old, and then to Shelley, West Yorkshire, at her 11 years old.
Growing up, she used to take ballet lessons, before being told to stop. When it comes to her acting career, she had her first acting experience in a school production.
How did Lena Headey get famous?
After she performed in a one-off show, an agent took her photo and asked her to audition. Later, she received a supporting role in the drama Waterland.
There, she had the opportunity to work with experienced actors and learn a lot from them.
In the 1993 The Remains of the Day film, she had a small role, but the film received eight Academy Awards nominations.
The following year, she portrayed Katherine in Disney’s The Jungle Book, released with positive reviews and $44 million earnings in the US.
While filming The Jungle Book, she met her boyfriend of nine years, actor Jason Flemyng.
A number of other roles followed before she appeared opposite Vanessa Redgrave in the romantic drama Mrs. Dalloway.
During the same period she received a supporting role in a higher-profile film named Onegin.
In the following year, she appeared in the drama Aberdeen, for which she received several good reviews.
She also had roles in 2000’s Gossip and 2001’s The Parole Officer, for which she received the Silver Iris Award.
Then in 2002 she appeared in the Possession, alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, and Aaron Eckhart.
She also co-starred with Matt Damon and Heath ledger in The Brothers Grimm, released in 2005.
The same year she appeared alongside Piper Perabo in The Cave and Imagine Me & You. The latest received a limited release and gained positive reviews.
Headey played Queen Gorgo in Zack Snyder’s 300, in which she had to do nude scenes.
Apart from her film work, she has starred in Fox’s Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, a television spin-off.
The show ran for 31 episodes before its cancellation, for which she received two nominations for the Saturn Award.
Throughout her career, she has also starred in couple of independent films such as The Red Baron.
She provided her voice for an episode of the Cartoon Network TV series The Super Hero Squad Show playing Black Widow and Mystique.
How does Lena Headey make money?
Since the release of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones, she has played queen regent Cersei Lannister, based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series.
Headey received the role in the show after her friend and eventual co-star, Peter Dinklage suggested her casting to producers.
For her performance she has received a lot of critical acclaim as well as a number of awards and nominations.
In 2011, she earned a nomination for a Scream Award in the category of Best Fantasy Actress for the role.
Since Game of Thrones, she appeared in many successful productions.
For her role in Game of Thrones, she earns $1.1 million per episode, but is set to earn approx. $2.5 million for the show’s eighth season, in 2018.