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Lena Olin

Lena Olin is an internationally acclaimed actress who was last seen on screen in the 2009 Academy Award nominated Weinstein Company feature release The Reader, starring with Ralph Fiennes and Kate Winslet. Olin and husband Lasse Hallström collaborated on the 2000 film Chocolat, which received five Academy Award nominations, and on Casanova (2005). She then starred opposite Jennifer Garner in her first American television role ever; on the second season of Alias, earning an Emmy Award Nomination. Olin returned to Alias again in the fourth season, and was invited back for the series' finale episode. Olin garnered international acclaim opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in her first English speaking film, The Unbearable Lightness of Being. In 1989, she earned an Academy Award nomination for her work in Enemies: A Love Story. Olin then starred in Romeo Is Bleeding playing the outrageous hit woman Mona Demarkov. She also starred in Awake opposite Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba, directed by Joby Harold. The former Miss Scandanavia began her career at the National Stage in Stockholm in Ingmar Bergman's production of King Lear, in A Dream Play, and the title role in Bergman's rendition of Strindberg's Miss Julie among many other theatre appearances. It was then that Ingmar Bergman cast her in Face to Face and soon after in the award winning Fanny and Alexander. Olin's debut in a lead role on film was in After the Rehearsal, also directed by Bergman.

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Lena Olin Facts

Birth Name Lena Maria Jonna Olin
BirthdayMarch 22, 1956 (66)
BirthplaceStockholm, Sweden
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Lena Olin compared to you?

Selected Filmography

The Reader
The Ninth Gate
Mystery Men
Unbearable Lightness of Being
Remember Me
Queen of the Damned
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
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