Lena Headey Net Worth
Lena Headey is a well-known British actress with a net worth of $15 million. Her primary source of income stems from her acting career. She gained considerable fame and recognition for her role as Cersei Lannister in the HBO fantasy drama series “Game of Thrones.”
During the hit series’ final season, it was said that Lena was paid $1.1 million per episode, which, combined with her earnings in previous episodes, resulted in a total of $30 million.
|Birth Name||Lena Kathren Headey|
|Age||50 years old|
|Date of Birth||October 3, 1973|
|Place of Birth||Hamilton, Bermuda|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Parents||Father: John Headey|
Mother: Sue Headey
|Children||Wylie Loughran & Teddy Cadan|
|Net Worth||$15 million|
Before Lena Headey’s Fame
Lena Headey, now a world-renowned actress, initially struggled to make ends meet with her child in 2011. Before her role as Cersei in 2012, she suffered a financial disaster from her divorce from her husband “Peter Loughran, in 2011.”
After her divorce, Lena was left with only $5 in her account, which forced her to survive on credit card expenses along with her child, who was about 2 years old in 2012.
Before all this, Lena’s career in acting was going well, and she had already accumulated $5 million dollars thanks to her film roles in the “Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles” and the movie “300.”
It was as a result of her divorce that her world almost crumbled. But thanks to one of her friends “Peter Dinklage” who recommended her to the producers of Game of Thrones, her world turned around for the better.
Lena Headey Salary & Earnings
Here is a breakdown of how much Lena earns annually, monthly, weekly, and daily.
- Annual: $4,108,035.00
- Monthly: $342,336.25
- Weekly: $79,000.67
- Daily: $15,800.13
Lena Headey Biography
Lena Headey was born in Hamilton, Bermuda, on October 3, 1973. She is the daughter of Sue and police officer John Headey. The Game of Thrones star, who is 50 years old, also has a younger brother named Tim Headey.
Regarding her education, Lena has not shared any information about where she was schooled with the public. However, we know she started taking ballet lessons as a child.
Additionally, she was a pupil at Shelley College and the Royal National Theatre, where she was picked at the age of 17 due to her outstanding performance.
The successful British actress began her career in acting way back in 1992. She made her debut appearance in the film “Waterland,” and then landed another role in the film “The Remains of the Day.”
Ever since, Lena has appeared in major Film/TV productions. Some of her most notable works include her role as Queen Gorgo in “300,” Cersei Lannister in “Game of Thrones,” Ma-Ma in “Dred,” and Lady Catherine de Bourgh in “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.”
In addition to her successful career, Lena owns Peephole projects, with Jamie Rhys-Lawrence heading the Development department.
Lena Headey is known for her active support of various causes and organizations. Here are some of her notable involvements:
LGBT Rights Advocacy: Lena Headey supports the LGBT rights organization NOH8. In April 2015, she lent her support by appearing on a T-shirt designed by NOH8, which was sold through Represent.com, and the funds raised were used to fund LGBT rights causes.
Humanitarian Work with the International Rescue Committee (IRC): Headey has been actively involved with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a humanitarian organization that provides assistance to refugees and displaced individuals. She has advocated for migrants facing dire conditions in Greece during the European migrant crisis.
Voice-Over for Alzheimer’s Research UK: In 2018, she lent her voice to an advertisement by Alzheimer’s Research UK. This advertisement was launched before World Alzheimer’s Day (September 21st) and aimed to raise awareness and support for Alzheimer’s research.
As stated, Lena filed for divorce from her husband “Peter Loughran” in 2012. Their divorce was finalized in December 2013.
After her divorce, she started seeing a childhood friend named Dan Cadan, who together welcomed their daughter, Teddy Cadan, on July 15, 2015. However, the relationship did not last, as they separated in 2019.
Lena started dating again in 2020 and married American actor Marc Menchaca in October 2022.