Lena Headey is an English actress who was already famous when she landed the starring role in Games of Thrones. In the US show, Headey portrays Cersei Lannister, a Queen who has an affair with her twin brother and produces three children with him. Headey has received critical acclaim for her role in Game of Thrones. She has been nominated for four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.
Headey’s successful career began way back in 1992 and she has starred in numerous films and TV shows since – so what is her net worth?
Lena Headey’s net worth is $9 million (£7 million), according to website Celebrity Net Worth.
Headey’s salary per Game of Thrones episode is estimated to be $1 million (£800,000).
The English actress made her big screen debut in 1992 with film Waterland.
She then enjoyed lead roles in The Brothers Grimm and 300.
Other films starring Headey inside: The Remains of the Day, The Jungle Book, Ripley’s Game, The Purge and Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.
Headey has also starred as a voice actress, lending her voice to roles in animated series Danger Mouse and Trollhunters as well as video games Risen and Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV.
The actress is currently married to Dan Cadan but was previously married to Peter Loughran.
The divorce with the latter left Headey bankrupt. Divorce documents in 2013 revealed she had “less than $5 in her bank account.”
According to TMZ, the couple were arguing over a tax refund of $46,000 from 2011.
Earlier this year Headey spoke up about how refusing to have sex with movie mogul Harvey Weinstein negatively affected her career.
Headey said she was left in tears and feeling “completely powerless” after Harvey Weinstein attempted to invite her into his hotel room following a breakfast in Los Angeles.
She also spoke of an earlier incident at the Venice Film Festival when Weinstein made a “suggestive comment” to her which she laughed off. h
As for tonight’s episode of Games of Thrones – could one of the Lannister brothers be set to kill their sister in a huge revenge attack?
The last episode teased how Tyrion could enact revenge on his sister, who he has been at loggerheads with for years.
Ever since season five, Cersei’s fate has been sealed that she will be killed and her Iron Throne taken from her.