Lena Olin

LENA OLINLena Olin, an Academy Award® nominee, has become a favorite of audiences and critics a like with her remarkable beauty and talent. On the small screen, she was recently seen on the critically acclaimed and highly rated ABC series, ALIAS, opposite Jennifer Garner and Victor Garber.

Lena Olin was last seen in AWAKE opposite Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba. Before that, she starred in Lasse Hallström's feature film CASANOVA with Heath Ledger and Sienna Miller, as well as in director Ron Shelton's HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE opposite Harrison Ford. In addition, Lena joined an ensemble cast that includes Don Cheadle and Kevin Spacey in THE UNITED STATES OF LELAND.

Lena Olin made her American film debut in 1988's THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING, opposite Daniel Day Lewis, directed by Philip Kaufman. She went on to star opposite Ron Silver and Anjelica Houston in ENEMIES: A LOVE STORY, for which she received a New York Film Critics Award for Best Actress as well as an Academy Award® nomination. Olin also starred opposite Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche in Lasse Hallström's CHOCOLAT. Additional film credits include Roman Polanski's THE NINTH GATE with Johnny Depp; POLISH WEDDING opposite Gary Oldman; Sidney Lumet's NIGHT AND THE MOMENT opposite Willem Dafoe; HAVANA opposite Robert Redford; MR. JONES opposite Richard Gere; and Ingmar Bergman's FANNY AND ALEXANDER. In 1998, Lena Olin was honored to serve as a judge at the Cannes Film Festival.

Lena Olin was born in Sweden, where she has been with the Royal Dramatic Theatre since the age of 20. It was there that she met the legendary Ingmar Bergman who went on to direct her in several theatre projects, including "King Lear," "After the Rehearsal" and "Miss Julie." Additional stage credits include "The Alchemist," "Paradisbarnen," "Juno and the Paycock," "Gross Und Klein," "Servitore Di Due Padrone," "Restoration," "Nattvarden," "Summer," "A Dream Play" and "The Master and Margarita."


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