Lena Heady Terminator The Sarah Connor Chronicles Biography

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TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES: Sarah Connor (Lena Headey) finds herself in a dangerous and complicated new world in the new drama TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES premiering Sunday, Jan 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) and Monday, Jan. 14 on FOX. ©2007 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jill Greenberg/FOX
Lena Headey most recently starred in the box office hit “300” as “Queen Gorgo.” Zack Snyder directed Headey opposite Gerard Butler in this film about the real-life battle of Thermopylae, in which King Leonidas (Butler) and 300 Spartan warriors fought the massive Persian army, leading to Greece uniting and giving rise to democracy. Headey next plays a teacher, “Miss Dickinson,” in “St. Trinian’s,” the contemporary update of the popular 1950s film franchise about an all-girls’ school. The film also stars Rupert Everett and Colin Firth.

Headey’s upcoming films include the psychological horror film “The Brøken,” in which she stars as a woman whose life is thrown into turmoil when she sees her exact double on the streets of London, and “The Red Baron.” Headey just co-produced and appears in the short film “The Devil’s Wedding” by new director Dan Cadan, alongside the star of “This is England,” Steve Graham. She also stars alongside Jamie Foreman and Bill Sykes in Roman Polanski’s “Oliver Twist.” Her previous credits include the horror thriller “The Cave,” the fantasy-adventure “The Brothers Grimm” and the British romantic comedy “Imagine Me & You.”

Headey made her feature film debut in 1992’s “Waterland,” playing the younger version of Jeremy Irons’ wife. She was also seen that year in the BBC television movie “The Summer House.” In 1993, she appeared in the period drama “Century” and the award-winning Merchant-Ivory film “The Remains of the Day.” Her first leading role came in the live-action version of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book.” She has starred in the independent films “Mrs. Dalloway,” “Face,” “Onegin,” “Gossip,” “Possession,” “Ripley’s Game” and “The Actors.”

Headey also has starred in a wide range of television projects, including the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts)-nominated “The Long Firm,” “The Gathering Storm,” “Merlin,” “Loved Up” and “Band of Gold.”

Headey lives in both Los Angeles and the UK.