Lena Olin


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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,... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Alias Irina Derevko
(2002-2006)
Chocolat Josephine Muscat
(2000)
Romeo Is Bleeding Mona Demarkov
(1993)

Filmography

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  The Hunt (TV Series) (filming)
The Colonel
- Episode #1.9 ... The Colonel
- Episode #1.10 ... The Colonel
- Episode #1.8 ... The Colonel
- Episode #1.7 ... The Colonel
- Episode #1.6 ... The Colonel
  The Artist's Wife (post-production)
Claire Smythson
 2017-2019 Riviera (TV Series)
Irina
- Episode #2.9 (2019) ... Irina
- Episode #2.8 (2019) ... Irina
- Bloodlines (2019) ... Irina
- Episode #2.10 (2019) ... Irina
- Original Sin (2019) ... Irina
 2018 Bergmans Reliquarium (Short)
 2017 Mindhunter (TV Series)
Annaliese Stilman
- Episode #1.6 (2017) ... Annaliese Stilman
 2017 Maya Dardel
Maya Dardel
 2016/I Spark (TV Series)
Hazel Stockton
 2016 Vinyl (TV Series)
Mrs. Fineman
- The King and I (2016) ... Mrs. Fineman
- He in Racist Fire (2016) ... Mrs. Fineman
- Whispered Secrets (2016) ... Mrs. Fineman
 2014-2015 Welcome to Sweden (TV Series)
Viveka Börjesson
- Sexy Dancing/Bröllopet (2015) ... Viveka Börjesson
- Little Brucie/Fästman (2015) ... Viveka Börjesson
- Drug Deal/Sjukskriven (2015) ... Viveka Börjesson (credit only)
- Hitting the Wall/Mr. Bajskorv (2015) ... Viveka Börjesson
- Swedish Bachelor Party/Svensexa (2015) ... Viveka Börjesson (credit only)
 2013 Grounded
Yevgeina
 2013 The Devil You Know
Kathryn Vale
 2013 Night Train to Lisbon
Older Estefânia
 2012 The Hypnotist
Simone Bark
 2010 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Ingrid Block
- Confidential (2010) ... Ingrid Block
 2010/I Remember Me
Diane Hirsch
 2008 The Reader
Rose Mather / Ilana Mather
 2007 Awake
Lilith Beresford
 2002-2006 Alias (TV Series)
Irina Derevko
- All the Time in the World (2006) ... Irina Derevko
- Maternal Instinct (2006) ... Irina Derevko
- The Horizon (2005) ... Irina Derevko
- Before the Flood (2005) ... Irina Derevko
- Search and Rescue (2005) ... Irina Derevko
 2005 Bang Bang Orangutang
Nina
 2005 Casanova
Andrea
 2003 Hollywood Homicide
Ruby
 2003 The United States of Leland
Marybeth Fitzgerald
 2002 Darkness
Maria
 2002 Queen of the Damned
Maharet
 2001 Ignition
Judge Faith Mattis
 2001 Hamilton (TV Mini-Series)
Tessie
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... Tessie
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Tessie
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Tessie
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Tessie
 2000 Chocolat
Josephine Muscat
 1999 The Ninth Gate
Liana Telfer
 1999 Mystery Men
Dr. Anabel Leek
 1998 Commander Hamilton
Tessie
 1998 Polish Wedding
Jadzia
 1996 Night Falls on Manhattan
Peggy Lindstrom
 1994 The Night and the Moment
The Marquise
 1993 Mr. Jones
Libbie
 1993 Romeo Is Bleeding
Mona Demarkov
 1990/I Havana
Bobby Duran
 1990 Hebriana (TV Movie)
Lena
 1989 Enemies: A Love Story
Masha
 1989 s/y Glädjen
Annika Larsson
 1988 Friends
Sue
 1987 Komedianter (TV Movie)
Ann
 1986 A Matter of Life and Death
Nadja Melander
 1986 Flight North
Karin
 1986 Glasmästarna (TV Movie)
Damen med hunden
 1985 Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (TV Movie)
Marta
 1984 After the Rehearsal (TV Movie)
Anna Egerman (older)
 1983 Fanny and Alexander (TV Mini-Series)
Rosa
 1982 Fanny and Alexander
Rosa - Ekdahlska huset
 1982 Gräsänklingar
Nina
 1982 Pappa är död (TV Movie)
Berit
 1982 Som ni behagar (TV Movie)
Febe
 1980 Från Boston till pop (TV Mini-Series)
Maggan Fällman
 1980 Love
Lena
 1978 The Adventures of Picasso
Dolores
 1977 Taboo
Girl (uncredited)
 1977 Friaren som inte ville gifta sig (TV Movie)
Gypsy woman
 1976 Face to Face
Shop Assistant
Show Show Thanks (4 credits)
Show Show Self (19 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

William Shakespeare's "King Lear" at The Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden (part: Cordelia). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 6 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lena Olin-Hallström

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Personal Quote:

"I want to show that from the negative, when you dare to see it, the positive is born, because there is the root to the good. I have inside myself, for example, a sharp aggression. But if you remove it, I lose my creativity. I have a great insecurity, but if you remove it, I also lose my sensitivity. Good theater is the theater that can make it a little attractive, a bit cool, to have these dark ... See more »

Trivia:

Was a top student. Graduated with 4,9 average in her graduation scores (the highest in Sweden at that point was 5.0). After failing twice in the test for drama school, she began to study medicine at university to become a doctor. However, she was convinced by Ingmar Bergman (who had directed her father in several films and watched Lena play amateur theater) to try a third time. She did and was ... See more »

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