Lena Headey (born 1973) is an English actress. She was discovered at age 17 performing in a one-off show at the Royal National Theatre. Her first major role was in The Jungle Book as Katherine. Other major roles include Queen Gorgo of Sparta in 300, Sarah Connor in The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Queen Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones. From 2007 to 2012, she was married to musician Peter Paul Loughran, with whom she has a son named Wylie.