English actress Lena Headey is best known for her portrayal of Cersei Lannister on the HBO drama series Game of Thrones. The 4 times Primetime Emmy Award and one time Golden Globe Award nominee, Headey is profressional since 1992 has hefty sum from her sucessful career.
Currently, Lena owns the net worth of $12 million from her excellent career as an actress. Although she has acted in several global hits like 300 and The Purge, her fame's primary credit goes to Game of Thrones.
Headey started acting since the age of 17, but struggled hard to reach the pinnacle of success. After making her big screen debut through Waterland (1992), Lena Headey has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Lena has an estimated to have a net worth of $12 million as of December 2022, which is equivalent to £7 million.
The main source of her income is her career as an actress as well as a voice actress, the major credit goes her role of Cerci Lannister in Game of Thrones, where she will appear till the 8th season.
An image of Lena
Currently, Lena Headely also voices Jeopardy Mouse in the TV series Danger Mouse since 2015.
Probably, she sums up bundles of dollars from her voice acting career as an average paycheck of a voice actor is around $30,000 per year.
The character Cersei from GOT has almost defined the career of Headey. As reported, she earns $1.1 million for Season 8 of the Game of Thrones that aired on April 14, 2019.
Her villaneous on the fantasy TV series has acclaimed her a place in the list of hightest-paid TV actors/actress alongside her GOT casts like Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, and Emilia Clarke.
Also, her other co-stars include Emun Elliott, Maisie Williams, and Sophie Turner.
Lena Headey as Cerci Lannister in Game of Thrones
As reported, Lena used to earn $150,000 per episode in the Season 1 (2011) of Game of Thrones which rose up to $300,000 in 2013-2014.
Then for the Season 7, the English actress negotiated $500,000 per episode and ulitmatley $1.1 million in the Season 8, the last season.
Since the Season 8 of GOT has 6 episodes, so Lena Headley has called up the potential of $7.2 million including negotiated bonuses.
After making her on-screen debut in 1992, Lena appearances in numerous movies and TV shows have earned her a whopping $12 million net worth.
Having appeared in the movies like The Brothers Grimm (2005), 300 (2006), and The Purge (2013), Heady is yet to disclose her payroll from movies.
As reported, her movies regularly gross over $50 million in the box office, possibly earning her hundreds of thousand dollars salary.
Here is the list of Lena's Movie Box Office Collection:
|Film||Role||Budget||Box Office Collection|
|The Remains of the Day (1993)||Lizzie||$15 million||$63.9 million|
|The Brothers Grimm (2005)||Angelika||$88 million||$105.3 million|
|300 (2007)||Gorgo, Queen of Sparta||$65 million||$456.1 million|
|The Purge (2013)||Mary Sandin||$3 million||$89.3 million|
|300: Rise of an Empire (2014)||Gorgo, Queen of Sparta||$110 million||$337.6 million|
Apart from her career on the big screen, she has also been equally successful on TV.
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The British actress made her debut on TV with the show Screen Two where she had a minor role in one episode. After this, she got a few minor roles in various TV shows like How We Used To Live, Devil's Advocate, The Long Firm among various others before eventually landing her most successful and recognizable role as Cersei on Game of Thrones.
The acclaimed actress has won a lot of awards starting with the award for Best Actress in 2001 at the Silver Iris Award.
Some of her other notable wins are the Gold Derby TV Awards, Women's Image Network Award, and Empire Award. She has also been nominated for the esteemed Golden Globes and Primetime Emmy Award.
An actress of her stature is usually endorsed by a lot of companies due to their star power. Similarly, Lena has appeared in several commercials especially for her movies.
She is sponsored by various different clothing brands and companies to model for and wear their clothes. Also, she appeared in commercials for the Superbowls too.
Apart from her sponsorship deals, the English actress accumulating more than 2.4 million followers on Instagram can command $4,905-$8,176 per sponsored post, as per Influencermarketinghub.
Once a struggler with not a penny to her name she bought a mansion like house that needed a few repairs in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA, in 2015 for $790,000.
The 1,808 square ft. property featured 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. However, the house was sold in September 2017 for $2.05 million, astonishly $100,000 than the initial asking price of $1.95 million.
Lena Headey's former Sherman Oaks house, sold it for $2.05 million
Also, she also owned another house in Los Angeles with her ex-husband, bought for $1,685,000 in June 2008. Later in 2012, the duo sold the property for $1,349,000, just a year before their divorce.
Well, Lena's car collection includes many luxury cars such as Mercedes, Jeep Liberty, Lexus LX 470, Toyota Prado and many more.
Surely, the millionaire actress does have a huge list of expenses including her daily life luxury, costly clothes, jewelry, tax payments as well as insurance.
For now, the information on her tax and insurance is not out.
In April of 2013, she revealed that her financial situation was very delicate and said that she only had $5 in her bank account at the time.
She also petitioned for the $46,000 2011 tax return that she and her husband were fight over for. Now, the course of Lean'a lifestyle has changed from a nightmare to the shiny dream that everyone wants.
Heady has campaigned for various causes including animal rights and in 2008, she spoke against animal abuse in an advertisement for PETA.
She also supports the LGBT rights organization NOH8, although there is no information about any financial donations from her for now.
Lena Headey was born Lena Kathren Headey on October 3, 1973, in Hamilton, Bermuda to mother Sue Headey and father John Headey.
Her father is a retired policeman who was stationed in Hamilton, Bermuda at the time of her birth. Regarding her education, she studied at Shelley College.
The actress is White by ethnicity and holds British nationality.
As of December 2022, Lena Heady's age is 49 and has a height of 5ft 5 inches (166 cm).
Well, she has been married twice in her life. Lena was married to Peter Loughran, a musician, from May 19, 2007 to December 26, 2013. They shared a son Wylie Loughran, born on March 31, 2010.
After that, Headey was in a brief relationship with Game of Thrones co-star Jerome Flynn, however, parted ways by March 2014.
Currently, she is married to director Dan Cadan, married in 2018 following their engagement in July 2017. The duo shares a daughter Teddy (born July 10, 2015).