Lena Headey (born 3 October 1973) is an English actress known for playing Sarah Connor on FOX's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, as well as appearing in such films as The Remains of the Day, Possession, The Brothers Grimm and 300.
Headey was born in Bermuda, where her father, an English police officer, was sent to train as a policeman. The family returned to Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, when she was eight years old. She got her first taste of acting as a pupil at Shelley College. She got her big break at the age of 17 when she was spotted performing in a school production at the Royal National Theatre and was picked for a role opposite Jeremy Irons in the 1992 film Waterland.
Headey has appeared in such films as James Ivory's Academy Award-nominated The Remains of the Day (alongside Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson), Stephen Sommers' The Jungle Book, Mrs Dalloway, Gossip, Aberdeen, The Parole Officer, Possession and Ripley's Game.
Headey co-starred with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger in Terry Gilliam's The Brothers Grimm, and played Queen Gorgo in Zack Snyder's 300, based on Frank Miller's graphic novel. She also appeared in two films with Piper Perabo: The Cave and Imagine Me & You. Her most recent role is in the German film The Red Baron with Matthias Schweighöfer and Joseph Fiennes.
In addition to her film work, Headey is currently headlining Fox's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, a television spin-off from James Cameron's popular Terminator franchise.
Headey at the 300 London premiereHeadey dated actor Jason Flemyng for nine years. She and Flemyng met during the filming of The Jungle Book. She married musician Peter Paul Loughran on 19 May 2007 and is close friends with actress Piper Perabo. 
She currently lives in California.