Lena Headey (born October 3 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 ''Film/TheJungleBook'' as Katherine. Other major roles include Queen Gorgo of Sparta in ''Film/ThreeHundred'', Sarah Connor in ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', and Queen Cersei Lannister in ''Series/GameOfThrones''. From 2007 to 2012, she was married to musician Peter Paul Loughran, with whom she has a son named Wylie.

* ''Literature/TheRemainsOfTheDay'' as Lizzie
* ''Film/TheJungleBook'' (1994) as Katherine
* ''Series/{{Merlin| 1998}}'' (1998) as Queen Guinevere
* ''Onegin'' (1999) as Olga Larina
* ''Film/RipleysGame'' (2002) as Sarah Trevanny
* ''Film/TheCave'' (2005) as Dr. Kathryn Jennings
* ''Film/TheBrothersGrimm'' (2005) as Angelica
* ''Film/ImagineMeAndYou'' (2005) as Luce
* ''Film/ThreeHundred'' (2007) as Queen Gorgo
* ''Film/StTrinians'' (2007) as Miss Dickinson
* ''Film/TheRedBaron'' (2008) as Kate Otersdorf
* ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' (2008-2009) as Sarah Connor
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' (2011+) as Queen Cersei Lannister
* ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' (2012) as Madeline "Ma-Ma" Madrigal
* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' (2012) as Callista Curnow
* ''Film/TheMortalInstrumentsCityOfBones'' (2013) as Jocelyn Fray
* ''Film/ThePurge'' (2013) as Mary Sandin
* ''Film/ThreeHundredRiseOfAnEmpire'' (2013) as Queen Gorgo
* ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' (2014) as Aunt Grandma (guest role)
* ''Anime/KingsglaiveFinalFantasyXV'' (2016) as Lunafreya Nox Fleuret
* ''Film/PrideAndPrejudiceAndZombies'' (2016) as Lady Catherine de Bourgh

* ActionMom: Is often cast as such, regardless of the character being a heroine or a villain.
* AloofDarkHairedGirl: Has a strong tendency to play these.
* CartwrightCurse: Her on-screen love interests/husbands tend to have high mortality rates. Notable examples are ''Film/ThreeHundred'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' (she begins the series as a single mother with the child's father long dead), ''Series/GameOfThrones'' (her husband [[YourCheatingHeart wasn't]] her [[{{Twincest}} main love interest]] in this series though) and ''Film/ThePurge'' -- but [[BuryYourGays notably]] ''[[BuryYourGays not]]'' in ''Film/ImagineMeAndYou''.