Creator: Lena Headey

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 Terminator: 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.



  • But I Play One on TV: She recalls in some interviews that some people call her a bitch to her face because they found Cersei Lannister so unlikeable.
  • Mean Character Nice Actor: She's played more than her fair share of villains such as Ma-Ma and Cersei, and even her more sympathetic characters tend to lean toward uptight or anti-heroic. In reality, Lena is a fun-loving and friendly woman with a goofy sense of humor who is adored by her cast mates.
  • Type Casting: As queens and other women trying to raise their sons to be great men. Subverted in Dredd where she's called "Ma-Ma" but isn't an actual mother.