Lena Olin

Lena Olin


Lena Olin was born on Mar 22, 1955 in Sweden. Lena Olin's big-screen debut came with Face to Face directed by Ingmar Bergman in 1976. Lena Olin is known for Hunters directed by Phil Abraham, Logan Lerman stars as Jonah Heidelbaum and Jerrika Hinton as Millie Morris. Lena Olin has got 4 awards and 14 nominations so far. The most recent award Lena Olin achieved is Prague Independent Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Lena Olin plays is Se upp för Jönssonligan which will be released on Dec 25, 2020.

Swedish-born Lena Olin already had a successful career as an actress before she came to Hollywood. She acted at the Royal Theatre in Stockholm and was directed by Ingmar Bergman. She was born in Stockholm, to actors Britta Holmberg and Stig Olin, who appeared in six of Bergman's films. Lena also belongs to the Bergman "family". As a young actress, she played in the great classics of William Shakespeare, Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg. She made her international debut as a movie actress in Après la répétition (1984) (aka "After the Rehearsal"), directed by Bergman. In western Europe, she became well-known in the political movie L'insoutenable légèreté de l'être (1988) as "Sabina", in a story about the Prague spring (1968). After coming to the US, she played mostly distinguished, exotic temptresses, intelligent women and crude vamps. Bergman had developed Lena's artistic gift to play different human emotions and express them in a subtle way. Sydney Pollack, director of Out of Africa - Souvenirs d'Afrique (1985), rewrote the screenplay for Havana (1990) especially for her. This explains why this film recalls associations with the classic Casablanca (1942), starring Ingrid Bergman, also from Sweden. Olin received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Ennemies: une histoire d'amour (1989). She went on to have a choice role in Le chocolat (2000), which received a Best Picture Oscar nomination, and received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. She made a move to the smaller screen and played the role for one season as the deliciously evil "Irina Derevko", the mother to Jennifer Garner's "Sydney Bristow" in the series Alias (2001). Olin received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

  • Birthday

    Mar 22, 1955
  • Place of Birth

    Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
  • Also known

    Lena Olin-Hallström

Known For


4 wins & 14 nominations

Prague Independent Film Festival
Best Actress
Winner - Golden Statuette
Gold Derby Awards
Drama Guest Actress
Winner - Gold Derby TV Award
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