Lena Headey

Lena Headey at the Spike TV's 'SCREAM 2011' awards held at Unive

Headey in 2011, photo by Starfrenzy/Bigstock.com

Birth Name: Lena Kathren Headey

Place of Birth: Hamilton, Bermuda

Date of Birth: 3 October, 1973

Ethnicity: English, some Irish

Lena Headey is an English actress and film producer. Her roles include the series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Game of Thrones, and White House Plumbers; the films The Summer House, Waterland, The Remains of the Day, The Jungle Book (1994), Mrs Dalloway (1997), Ripley’s Game, The Brothers Grimm, Imagine Me & You, 300, and its follow-up, 300: Rise of an Empire, Dredd, The Purge, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and Fighting with My Family; and voice-over performances in the series Danger Mouse, Tales of Arcadia, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Infinity Train, and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

She was born in Bermuda, to English parents, Sue and John Headey, a police officer. Her family moved to England during her early childhood, and she was raised in Somerset, and later Shelley, West Yorkshire. Lena is married to American actor, writer, and director Marc Menchaca. She has a son with her former husband, musician Peter Loughran; and a daughter with filmmaker Dan Cadan.

Her surname is pronounced heedy.

Lena’s paternal grandfather was William Henry Headey (the son of Percy Headey and Annie/Arrie Billington). William was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England. Percy was the son of William Henry Headey and Elizabeth Barclay, who was born in Sligo, Ireland.

Lena’s paternal grandmother was Eugenia/Ena Patricia Blake (the daughter of John Blake and Mary Hannah Iredale). Eugenia was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England. John was born in Ballinasloe, Ireland, the son of John William Blake. Mary was born in Yorkshire, England, the daughter of Joseph Iredale and Susannah Mellor.

Sources: Genealogy of Lena Headey (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

Information about Lena’s paternal great-grandfather, Percy Headey – https://blogs.ancestry.ca

15 Responses

  1. Lee says:

    If your family stayed in Ireland and mixed with their own kind/race, and didn’t move around which is rare nowadays then to give the “American” answer you’re 100% Irish. Truth be told you’re Swedish , Danish, Norwegian, French, Flemish, maybe some Spanish too. DNA tests show where your ancestors lived, nothing else.

  2. andrew says:

    another Turk!

  3. visokozen says:

    Hhe definitely must have some turkish ancestry or something middle eastern.

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