The Swedish actress Lena Olin has already gained a huge success as an actress. Before entering into Hollywood, she has worked over a decade with Sweden’s Royal Dramatic Theatre from 1980 to 1994. There she has acted in the classics plays of William Shakespeare and Augustine Strindberg.
After entering Hollywood, she appeared in the 2002 American series ‘Alias’ in the role of ‘Irina Derevko’. For her role in the series, she got nominations in 2003 and 2004 for supporting actress. The gorgeous actress also caught the attention of the media for her relationships. Let us together discover about her relations that made headlines but before that let us look at her bio, career, and personal life.
Lena Olin: Bio, Family, Education
The beautiful and talented actress moved to Bedford, New York for the betterment for her acting career. She was born as Lena Maria Jonna Olin on 22 March 1955, in Stockholm, Sweden. She was born as the youngest child to Sweden professional performers parent. Her father was a Sweden actor and director Stig Olin and actress mother Britta Holmberg. She had an older brother who died of cancer at the age of 10 in 1960.
Speaking of her education, she has attended high school in her hometown, Stockholm, Sweden. Then after graduation, she enrolled herself in Sweden’s National Academy of Dramatic Art to pursue acting. Additionally, at the age of 19, she received the title Miss Scandinavia after entering the competition in 1974.
Lena Olin: Career & Life Achievements
Before making her career in acting, she has initially worked as a substitute teacher and a nurse as well. At the beginning of her acting career, she started to perform on the stage. Therefore, she performed at Sweden’s Royal Dramatic Theatre over decades, side by side appearing in smaller roles in Swedish movies and series, mainly directed by Bergman. Later she also toured different cities around the world including Paris, Berlin, New York, and Moscow, for the Bergman’s production plays.
In 1980, she earned an Ingmar Bergman Award that was initiated by Bergman himself in 1978. Also, she was also one of the earliest winners to achieve this award. After working in several minor roles, in 1984, she debuted her first lead role in Bergman’s ‘After Rehearsal’. After that, she appeared in the 1988 American film ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’ as ‘Sabina’. For which she received two nominations in the category for supporting actress by Golden Globe and National Society of Film Critics Award.
Later, she gained two nominations and one win for her role ‘Masha’ in an American movie ‘Enemies, A Love Story’ in 1989. Followed by her role ‘Mon Demarkov’ in the movie ‘Romeo Is Bleeding’, which also nominated her in Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress. However, she gained a huge recognition after appearing in the role of ‘Josephine Muscat’ in the British-American romantic film ‘Chocolat’. Her other film credits include ‘Ignition’, ‘Queen of the Damned’, ‘Casanova’, ‘Remember Me’, and ‘Night Train to Lisbon’, amongst others. In 2017, she won Best Actress Award at the Prague Independent Film Festival for her title role in the movie ‘Maya Dardel’.
She had also made an equally prominent place in the television industry as in the movie industry. In the year 2001, she made her television debut with the series ‘Hamilton’ as ‘Tessie’. However, success came after being the part of her first American series ‘Alias’ for which she has gained nominations for her great performance. She has portrayed the character ‘Irina Derevko’ starring opposite to Jennifer Garner starting from the second season. Additionally, for her role, she has received good reviews from critics as well.
After returning for a short period to Sweden, she starred in the series like ‘Welcome to Sweden’ from 2014-2015. On returning back to the US, she worked on the series like ‘Vinyl’, ‘Riveria’, and ‘Midhunter’. In 2019, she is working on the upcoming American drama web television ‘The Hunt’ along with Al Pacino and Logan Lerman.
Lena Olin: Personal Life & Husband
Coming over to her personal life, Olin is a married woman who had tied a knot with the director Lasse Hallstrom. Lasse is a Swedish film director, born on 2 June 1946, popularly known for directing almost all music videos by the pop group ‘ABBA’. His Academy Award-nominated movies include ‘My Life as a Dog’ and ‘The Cider House Rules’.
Hallstrom was previously married to the late actress Malou Hallstrom with whom he had one child, Johan. The couple divorced in 1981 and later in 1990, he met actress Lena Olin in Sweden. However, they started dating in 1992 and after two years, the couple exchanged the vows in Hedvig Eleonora Church, Stockholm. The couple together had welcomed a daughter, Tora in the year 1995. Currently, they reside in Bedrock, New York, The US.
Before her marriage to Lasse, she was in a live-in relationship with the Swedish actor Orjan Ramberg and co-actor from the Royal Dramatic Theatre. Their relationship existed between mid-1970 to end of 1980. They were in so serious relationship that they had given birth to a son Auguste Rahmberg in 1986. In addition, she had a fling with actor Richard Gere who were seen together in the movie ‘Mr. Jones’.
Lena Olin: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Being around in the entertainment industry over the decades, she has made significant money from her career. She has worked in several Hollywood movies and series along with Swedish entertainment industry. Therefore, her net worth has an estimation of around $5 million.
She seems quite pretty much active over different social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. She has a personal and verified account on Instagram @reallenaolin with over 8k followers. On Twitter and Facebook, she has an unverified account having over 500 followers.
Lena Olin: Body Measurements
The 64-years-old actress Lena seems very fit, fine and has a well-maintained slim body that has a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.77 meters. Her perfect body has a bodyweight of 61 kg and her body stats is not known. She has golden blonde hair with brown eye color.
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