Lena Headey Net Worth

How much is Lena Headey worth?

Net Worth:$14 Million
Profession:Professional Actress
Date of Birth:October 3, 1973
Country:United Kingdom
1.66 m

About Lena Headey

Lena Headey is an English actress and producer. She started acting in her twenties during the early 1990s and quickly became one of the most popular actresses in the world. In 2011, she rose to international popularity when she joined the cast of “Game of Thrones”. Her outstanding and highly-praised portrayal of Cersei Lannister elevated her career and earned her nominations for prestigious awards such as Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe.

Bermudan-English actress Lena Headey has a net worth of $14 million dollars, as of 2021. Headey played the role Cersei Lannister on fantasy drama series Game of Thrones.

How did Lena Headey earn her net worth?

Taking part in HBO’s fantasy series as the main villainess contributed a lot to the wealth of Lena Headey. Prior to that, in 1993, she got her first role in the critically acclaimed drama “The Remains of the Day”, which earned eight nominations for Academy Awards. That year, she made her television debut as she landed a role in the anthology drama series “Screen Two”. Throughout the mid-1990s, Lena’s career continued to grow and she joined multiple television films – “Fair Game”, “Devil’s Advocate”, and “Loved Up”.

In the early 2000s, Lena became one of the rising stars in the film industry. She took part mostly in films, with her most notable roles being “Anazapta”, “Possession”, “Ripley’s Game”, “The Brother’s Grimm”, “The Cave”, and “300”. From all of her roles in films and television series, the actress was able to receive more than $100.000 in total. In 2008, she joined the cast of the Fox science fiction television series “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”, in which she portrayed the role of the protagonist Sarah Connor. The role itself not only contributed to Headey’s success in the industry but also helped her earn approximately $50.000.

Why is she so famous?

The talented actress became famous almost immediately after she began acting. She was born on 3 October 1973 in Hamilton, Bermuda. Both of her parents are English. At the time of her birth, her father, who is a Yorkshire police officer, was sent there to the station in the Bermuda Police Service. Lena was raised for a few years in Somerset before her family moved to Highburton, West Yorkshire. In her childhood, she was a fan of dancing and took several ballet lessons.

During her teen years, Lena became interested in acting and her first experience of acting was at the Shelley College. At the age of 17, she was noticed for her performance in a school production at the Royal National Theatre. After a casting agent took a photo of her, she was picked for a role in the 1992 drama “Waterland”, which would mark her professional acting debut.

What makes her so successful?

What makes Headey so successful are both her acting and work as an activist and philanthropist. In 2011, she was announced as one of the leading actors in “Game of Thrones”. She portrayed the role of Cersei Lannister, who eventually transitioned into the main villainess. By the time the show premiered (in April 2011), Lena’s net worth was already exceeding $1 million. She took part in the show until its very end, in May 2019 and starred in 62 episodes. Concurrently with her work for the epic HBO series, she continued to star in other productions. She began working as a voice actress in 2014, voicing roles in “Uncle Grandpa”, “Danger Mouse”, “Trollhunters: The Tales of Arcadia”, and “The Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”.

Apart from her prosperous acting career, Lena is highly-praised for her public image and work as an activist and philanthropist. She has graced the covers of multiple magazines such as G3, EDIT, LADY GUNN, Entertainment, Culture, Rise, TV Guide, and Sunday Mirror among many others. She is a known supporter of the LGBTQ rights and has been involved in humanitarian organizations such as IRC (International Rescue Committee).


Lena Headey is now known everywhere around the world for her one-of-a-kind performance in “Game of Thrones”. Even before that, she was still finding success and prosperity in the film industry thanks to her roles in many television projects. In addition to international breakthrough, her acting has also earned her multiple awards and nominations.

Besides the prestigious Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe Awards, the actress has earned herself multiple nominations for Saturn, Empire, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. As of now, her net worth is $14 million and she continues to be one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed actresses in Hollywood.

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