About Lena Headey

Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor, writer, and producer Lena Headey has dedicated much of her public platform and influence to highlighting the stories of those affected by humanitarian crises. Since 2016, Lena has worked with the IRC to raise awareness about the daily struggles faced by refugees, particularly related to the mental health of women and girls. The actor has spent time with IRC clients and staff in both Germany and Greece, the latter of which she visited alongside her “Game of Thrones” castmates. In explaining her motivation to share the stories of refugees, Lena said, “They just want a voice. That’s what they all said to each of us- “tell my story”- and that’s what we’re going to do.”

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Lena Headey and the IRC

Two women sitting on a table and having a lively discussion.

I believe it is vital to do everything I can to bring people together and to recognize that at our core, we are all connected. I look forward to standing with the IRC to use my voice to speak up on behalf of refugees.

Lena Headey
Actor & IRC Ambassador
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