Lena Headey has been nominated for supporting actress in a drama series for her role in “Game Of Thrones” for the 68th Emmy Awards. This is the first time that the actor has been nominated for an Emmy Award.
The other contenders for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series include Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Emilia Clarke (Game Of Thrones), Masie Williams (Game OF Thrones), Maura Tierney (The Affair) and Constance Zimmer (UnREAL), TV Line reports.
Lena plays the conniving Cersei Lannister on the “Game Of Thrones.” The 42-year-old actress said that she was completely overwhelmed with the Emmy nomination.
“Thrilled for the show receiving so many nominations…. Wahoo!” she said, Bustle reports. Headey is completely opposite to Cersei who she plays onscreen, a villain.
The British actress was born on Oct.3, 1973 in Hamilton, Bermuda to John Headey, a police officer, and his wife Sue. Lena Headey is known for her roles like “The Brothers Grimm” (2005), “Possession: (2002) and “The Remains Of The Day” (1993), IMDb reports.
Lena Headey had her first stint with acting at the Shelley College at the age of 17. She then performed in a school production at the Royal National Theater, Wikipedia reports.
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on Sunday, Sep.18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. It will be broadcast live in the U.S. by ABC.
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