Lena Olin Net Worth

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Lena Maria Jonna Olin net worth is
$5 Million

Lena Maria Jonna Olin Wiki Biography

Lena Maria Jonna Olin (born 22 March 1955) is a Swedish actress. She has been nominated for several acting awards, including a Golden Globe for The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) and an Academy Award for Enemies, A Love Story (1989). Other well-known films in which she has appeared include Chocolat (2000), directed by her husband Lasse Hallström, Queen of the Damned (2002), Casanova (2005) and The Reader (2008). Olin was also a main cast member in the second season (and a recurring guest star in later seasons) of the TV series Alias. Olin is currently starring in new Swedish sitcom Welcome to Sweden.

Full NameLena Olin
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 22, 1955
Place Of BirthStockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Height5' 10" (1.78 m)
EducationSwedish National Academy of Mime and Acting
SpouseLasse Hallström
ChildrenTora Hallstrom, Auguste Rahmberg
ParentsStig Olin, Britta Holmberg
SiblingsMats Olin
NominationsAcademy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, BAFTA Award for Best...
MoviesThe Ninth Gate, Chocolat, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Romeo is Bleeding, Awake, Remember Me, Queen of the Damned, Hollywood Homicide, The Hypnotist, Enemies, A Love Story, The Reader, Casanova, Night Falls on Manhattan, Mystery Men, The United States of Leland, Night Train to Lisbon, After th...
TV ShowsWelcome to Sweden, Alias
1[In response to a question about kissing her co-stars] Kissing someone you don't feel for is unpleasant. Many, however, were very pleasant. Like Johnny Depp. I don't think a lot of women would have a problem kissing him. [Laughs heartily] He's a good friend of ours, by the way. [Lena is married to Lasse Hallstrom, who directed What's Eating Gilbert Grape and Chocolat.] He's not exactly in the Connecticut neighborhood a lot, since he lives in France, but we often see each other at the Oscars and film events.
2[on Johnny Depp] -- Johnny is a very sweet person and fun to be around.
3"What's most interesting and most real to me in my work is to never make the role a complete character, because then you lose a part of the truth. I can't say that this person is just like this or like that. Because you can never do that with real people in real life, so if you try that on stage you lose the truth. Since I myself strive to be able to be a great many things, I also want my character to have that very same liberty. Eventually in that way it will add to a sort of completeness. But it is the story that is told that is the interesting thing and the situations the character is in. And as we humans always are shaped by a special situation or given circumstances, I can never ever say: Thus is my character." (on her acting work, Swedish interview, 1990)
4"I was supposed to play the world's most dangerous woman and do a lot of action scenes. Then you can't come in there like a couch-potato... so I started training at gyms, weight-lifting and all things possible, and then I've just continued with that a couple of times a week." (on how she manages to keep so fit when playing her "Alias" success-character Irina Derevko)
5"I am in love with my best friend" (On husband Lasse Hallström).
6"There are no patterns that lasts a lifetime. Some people can't stand the floating boarders. They decide on one life philosophy and live thereafter. But I've decided not to decide. I don't know everything. I don't understand everything. Both my own and others reactions are often a mystery to me. I let it be that way, hoping that maybe, instead, I can learn to understand the pattern of no patterns." (on life, people and relationships)
7"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 inner depths. You must be a bit afraid of them. I have a big need of spending time being alone, just to fear these dark sides. We must have secrets. That's why I almost never agree, or rarely, to really personal interviews: you must have large pools, untouched inside yourself." (on acting, theater and her interest in playing dark women roles on stage and in films)
1Is one of four Swedish actresses to be nominated for an Academy Award. The others are Greta Garbo, Ingrid Bergman, Lena Olin and Ann-Margret. The only Swedish actor to be nominated is Max von Sydow.
2Is one of five Swedish actresses to be nominated for a Golden Globe award. The others are Ingrid Bergman, Anita Ekberg, Ann-Margret and Rebecca Ferguson.
3Reprising her role as the duplicitous "Irina Derevko" for the season finale of Alias (2001). [April 2005]
4Stepmother of Lasse Hallström's son Johan Hallström.
5Member of the jury at the Venice Film Festival in 1988.
6Lena studied the course of Classic Humanities with Latin as her major language in the Swedish equivalent to senior high school/upper secondary education (1971-1974). Later she also extended her course for half a year with the subjects of Maths, Physics and Chemistry as it was necessary for her medicine studies at university.
7Was 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 admitted (and gave up medicine).
8Lena has said in a Swedish interview that contact with others got her to act, even very early as a child, describing it as "an uncontrolled need of contact" and to "invent things": She remembers when she was seven and in love with a boy and staged an argument with him and then acted out a faked concussion. She got carried home as he apparently believed her: It ended with him coming home to her with apples and Andy Pandy books.
9Before becoming an actress Lena worked both as a sub teacher (in languages) and as a hospital nurse (she first studied medicine at university) back in Sweden.
10Failed twice - both times in the very last test - two years in a row before she was accepted the third time at Sweden's prestigious National Theatre Academy (Teaterhögskolan) in 1976.
11Moved permanently to the US in 1995 together with husband Lasse Hallström (as both their international careers developed separately) and the couple have since then been resident in Bedford, New York. However, they still have their summer house in Sweden (located in the Swedish province of Skåne) where the family spend their summer holidays as well as an apartment in Stockholm.
12Has a fine singing voice. Recorded, a.o., Swedish song "Människors glädje" (written and composed by her father Stig Olin) and Swedish country/folk tune "Sommarbrevet (Jag skrev ett brev)" in the 1970s (Polar Music, Sweden).
13Considered for the role of Maria Ruskin in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990).
14Considered for the role of Catwoman in Batman Returns (1992).
15Member of Sweden's Royal Dramatic Theatre (1980-1994).
16National Theatre Academy; Stockholm, Sweden (1976-1979).
17Stated in a May 2005 interview with "TV Guide" that, along with her appearances in the final two episodes of Season 4 of Alias (2001), she is open to appearing in Season 5 as well.
18For the role of Masha in Enemies: A Love Story (1989), she received the New York Film Critics Award for Best Actress as well as an Academy Award nomination.
19Younger sister of singer Mats Olin.
20Member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival. [1998]
21Has a son F. Auguste Rahmberg (b. 1986) with former boyfriend Örjan Ramberg. Has a daughter Tora Hallström (b. 1995) with husband Lasse Hallström.
22Daughter of actor Stig Olin and actress Britta Holmberg.


Night Falls on Manhattan1996Peggy Lindstrom
The Night and the Moment1994The Marquise
Mr. Jones1993Libbie
Romeo Is Bleeding1993Mona Demarkov
Havana1990/IBobby Duran
Hebriana1990TV MovieLena
Enemies: A Love Story1989Masha
s/y Glädjen1989Annika Larsson
The Unbearable Lightness of Being1988Sabina
Komedianter1987TV MovieAnn
A Matter of Life and Death1986Nadja Melander
Flight North1986Karin
Glasmästarna1986TV MovieLady with dog
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story1985TV MovieMarta
After the Rehearsal1984TV MovieAnna Egerman (older)
Fanny och Alexander1983TV Mini-SeriesRosa
Fanny and Alexander1982Rosa - Ekdahlska huset
Pappa är död1982TV MovieBerit
Som ni behagar1982TV MovieFebe
Från Boston till pop1980TV Mini-SeriesMaggan Fällman
The Adventures of Picasso1978Dolores
Tabu1977Girl (uncredited)
Friaren som inte ville gifta sig1977TV MovieGypsy woman
Face to Face1976Shop Assistant
Intensive Care2018pre-productionMargaret
Empire of the Heart2017pre-production
Riviera2017TV Mini-SeriesIrina
A Critically Endangered Species2017Maya
Vinyl2016TV SeriesMrs. Fineman
Spark2016/ITV SeriesHazel Stockton
Welcome to Sweden2014-2015TV SeriesViveka Börjesson
The Devil You Know2013Kathryn Vale
Night Train to Lisbon2013Older Estefânia
Hypnotisören2012Simone Bark
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2010TV SeriesIngrid Block
Remember Me2010Diane Hirsch
The Reader2008Rose Mather Ilana Mather
Awake2007Lilith Beresford
Alias2002-2006TV SeriesIrina Derevko
Bang Bang Orangutang2005Nina
Hollywood Homicide2003Ruby
The United States of Leland2003Marybeth Fitzgerald
Queen of the Damned2002Maharet
Ignition2001Judge Faith Mattis
Hamilton2001TV Mini-SeriesTessie
Chocolat2000Josephine Muscat
The Ninth Gate1999Liana Telfer
Mystery Men1999Dr. Anabel Leek
Polish Wedding1998Jadzia
The Golden Hour1996


Safe Haven2013/Ithanks
The Shipping News2001very special thanks
One Taste Is Never Enough... The Pleasures of 'Chocolat'2000TV Movie documentary special thanks
The Cider House Rules1999very special thanks


Skavlan2012-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Cinema 32013TV SeriesHerself
70th Golden Globe Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Hellenius Hörna2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Efter Tio2012TV SeriesHerself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2002TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001TV SeriesHerself - Guest
One Taste Is Never Enough... The Pleasures of 'Chocolat'2000TV Movie documentaryHerself / Josephine Muscat
The Directors1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Hamilton bakom kulisserna1998TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1994-1998TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Gomorron1998TV SeriesHerself
Lumière et compagnie1995Documentary segment "Lasse Hallström"
Bergman: On Stage1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
Today1988-1994TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 62nd Annual Academy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Havana: Featurette1990Video documentary shortHerself - Actress

Archive Footage

Premio Donostia a Richard Gere2007TV SpecialLibbie
Premio Donostia a Willem Dafoe2005TV SpecialThe Marquise (uncredited)
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesMaria / Herself
Alias2004TV SeriesIrina Derevko
The Dick Cavett Show1990TV SeriesBobby Duran from film HAVANA

Won Awards

2005Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActressAlias (2001)
1989NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressEnemies: A Love Story (1989)
1980Ingmar Bergman AwardGuldbagge Awards

Nominated Awards

2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActressAlias (2001)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Parental UnitsAlias (2001)
2004Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, DramaAlias (2001)
2003Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesAlias (2001)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesAlias (2001)
2003Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, DramaAlias (2001)
2001BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleChocolat (2000)
2001ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion PictureChocolat (2000)
1995CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressRomeo Is Bleeding (1993)
1994MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Action SequenceRomeo Is Bleeding (1993)
1990OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Actress in a Supporting RoleEnemies: A Love Story (1989)
1989Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureThe Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

2nd Place Awards

1990NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActressEnemies: A Love Story (1989)
1989NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActressThe Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

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