Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

Movie Actress

Dame Helen Mirren DBE is an English actor. The recipient of numerous accolades, she is the only performer to have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Full Name
Dame Helen Lydia Mirren
Jul 26, 1945
5′ 4″
Net Worth


Helen Mirren was born on July 26, 1945, in Chiswick, London. She is an English actress and has been in the entertainment industry for over 50 years. Her father was a Russian immigrant and her mother was of mixed English and Irish ancestry.

Mirren began studying acting at the age of 18 at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama. She made her professional stage debut in 1965 with a small role in "A Midsummer Night's Dream". She joined the National Theatre Company in 1967 and soon became known for playing powerful female roles on stage and screen. 

In 1975, Mirren won her first major award when she earned a BAFTA for Best Actress for her performance in the BBC miniseries "Elizabeth R". In subsequent years, she earned Emmy and Tony Awards for her work on television and stage, respectively. Her film credits include roles in some classic films such as "The Long Good Friday" (1980), "Excalibur" (1981), "The Mosquito Coast" (1986) and "The Madness of King George" (1994). In 2010, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in Stephen Frears' drama "The Queen".

More recently, Mirren has appeared in films such as "Red" (2010), "Woman in Gold" (2015) and "Eye in the Sky" (2015). She also starred alongside Christopher Plummer in the comedy-drama series "Remember Me?" which premiered on HBO Max in 2021. Mirren continues to be one of Britain's most respected actresses who is admired by audiences around the world.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1945</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Helen Mirren is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On July 26, 1945, Helen Mirren was born in Hammersmith, London, England.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1967</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins The Royal Shakespeare Company</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Mirren becomes a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and performs in productions of Macbeth, As You Like It and Antony and Cleopatra.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Landmark Performance in 'The Collection'</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Leads the cast in Harold Pinter's 'The Collection', which is considered to be her landmark performance.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives an Emmy Award for Prime Suspect</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special for her role in Prime Suspect.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nominated for an Academy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in the film The Madness of King George.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives an Oscar for The Queen</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in The Queen.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives BAFTA Fellowship</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Fellowship award.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She is an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Helen Mirren is an inspiration to many. She has been a successful actress for over five decades and has won numerous awards in her career. She is a strong woman who has broken down barriers in the entertainment industry and continues to be a role model for young women everywhere.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She is Versatile</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Helen Mirren is incredibly versatile when it comes to acting. She can play both dramatic and comedic roles, and she is an expert at conveying different emotions through her performances. Her range of skills makes her one of the most beloved actresses around.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She is Fashionable</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Helen Mirren knows how to dress for every occasion. Her fashion sense is always on point, from formal events to casual outings. She often wears bright colors that show off her style, which is why she always looks so stunning no matter what she's wearing.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Helen Mirren was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2003 for her services to drama.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Holds an Honorary Doctorate</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Helen Mirren was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of St Andrews in 2005.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Received an Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Helen Mirren is one of the few actors to have won an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony Award, amongst many other awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span>Has Played Queen Elizabeth II</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Helen Mirren has played the role of Queen Elizabeth II in four different films, winning an Academy Award for her portrayal in The Queen (2006).</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Started Acting at 18</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Helen Mirren started her acting career at age 18, with her first major role being in the play “The Three Sisters” in 1966.</p></div>


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