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      Born 1956                             Actress

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    1956:

      Born on 22 March in Stockholm, Sweden, daughter of actor Stig Olin and actress Britta Holmberg

    1978:

      Appears in movie Adventures of Picasso

    1983:

    1984:

      Appears in Bergman's After the Rehearsal

    1986:

      Son August born from her relationship with Örjan Ramberg

    1988:

    1989:

      Best Supporting Oscar nomination for her role in Enemies, a Love Story

    1990:

      Appears in the flop Havana

    1993:

      Co-stars with Richard Gere in Mr. Jones

    1994:

      Appears in Romeo Is Bleeding Marries film director Lasse Hallström

    1995:

      Daughter Tora born


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    filmography

    1. Swedish Job, The (2004)
    2. Untitled Casanova Project (2005)

    3. Hollywood Homicide (2003)
    4. United States of Leland, The (2003)
    5. "Alias" (2001) TV Series
    6. Darkness (2002/I)
    7. Queen of the Damned (2002)
    8. Ignition (2001)
    9. Hamilton (2001) (TV)
    10. Chocolat (2000)

    11. Ninth Gate, The (1999)
    12. Mystery Men (1999)
    13. Hamilton (1998)
    14. Polish Wedding (1998)
    15. Night Falls on Manhattan (1997)
    16. Night and the Moment, The (1995)
    17. Mr. Jones (1993)
    18. Romeo Is Bleeding (1993)
    19. Havana (1990)
    20. Hebriana (1990) (TV)

    21. Enemies: A Love Story (1989)
    22. S/Y Glädjen (1989)
    23. Friends (1988)
    24. Unbearable Lightness of Being, The (1988)
    25. Komedianter (1987) (TV)
    26. På liv och död (1986/I)
    27. Flucht in den Norden (1986)
    28. Glasmästarna (1986) (TV)
    29. Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (1985) (TV)
    30. Efter repetitionen (1984) (TV)
    31. Fanny och Alexander (1982)
    32. Gräsänklingar (1982)
    33. Kärleken (1980)

    34. Picassos äventyr (1978)
    35. Tabu (1977) (uncredited)
    36. Friaren som inte ville gifta sig (1977) (TV)
    37. Ansikte mot ansikte (1976)


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    Trivia:

      Sister of singer Mats Olin, who is almost a decade older than Lena


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L e n a  O l i n

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Publicity Shot (2000s)

    b. Stockholm, Sweden, 1956

      She is the daughter of the Swedish actor Stig Olin, who was in several Ingmar Bergman films—Crisis (45); To Joy (49); This Can't Happen Here (50)— and directed a few of his own. It was Bergman who promoted the young Lena at the Stockholm Royal Dramatic Theatre and then cast her in his own work: she has a small role as a saleswoman in Face to Face (75); she is a nursemaid in Fanny and Alexander (82); and she is the young actress (pregnant—as in life) in After the Rehearsal (84).

      Granted those credentials, and her own beauty and ability, it would seem natural for Olin to become a star in English-language pictures. And she has worked in America for over a decade, often with great impact, without establishing herself: astounding as the sophisticate in The Unbearable Lightness of Being (88, Philip Kaufman); nominated as supporting actress for Enemies: A Love Story (89, Paul Mazursky); she was the (Ingrid) Bergmanesque lead in Havana (90, Sydney Pollack), and that film's failure seems to have affected her prospects badly and a prime example of an actress being harshly treated for one wrong career move; Mr. Jones (93, Mike Figgis); Romeo Is Bleeding (93, Peter Medak); Night Falls on Manhattan (97, Sidney Lumet); Polish Wedding (98, Theresa Connelly); Hamilton (98, Harald Zwart); Mystery Men (99, Kinka Usher); The Ninth Gate (99, Roman Polanski); Chocolat (00, Lasse Hallstrom—her husband); Ignition (01, Yves Simoneau); Darkness (01, Jaume Balaguero); Queen of the Damned (02, Michael Rymer).

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