Lena Olin stars in "Welcome to Sweden" on NBC as Viveka.

Lena Olin, an Academy Award nominee, has become a favorite of audiences and critics a like with her remarkable beauty and talent. On the small screen, she was seen on the critically acclaimed and highly rated ABC series, "Alias," opposite Jennifer Garner and Victor Garber. Olin received an Emmy Award nomination for her work.
On the big screen, Olin was recently seen in "The Devil You Know," opposite Rosamund Pike and Dean Winters, "The Reader," starring Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes, and "Awake," alongside Hayden Christensen and Jessica Alba. Before that, she starred in Lasse Hallström's feature film "Casanova" with Heath Ledger and Sienna Miller, as well as in director Ron Shelton's "Hollywood Homicide" opposite Harrison Ford. In addition, Lena joined an ensemble cast that includes Don Cheadle and Kevin Spacey in "The United States of Leland."
Olin made her American film debut in 1988's "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," opposite Daniel Day Lewis, directed by Philip Kaufman. She went on to star opposite Ron Silver and Anjelica Houston in "Enemies: a Love Story," for which she received a New York Film Critics Award for Best Actress as well as an Academy Award nomination. Olin also starred opposite Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche in her husband Lasse Hallström's "Chocolat," which received five Academy Award nominations. Additional film credits include Roman Polanski's "The Ninth Gate" with Johnny Depp, "Polish Wedding," opposite Gary Oldman, Sidney Lumet's "Night and the Moment," opposite Willem Dafoe, "Havana," opposite Robert Redford, "Mr. Jones," opposite Richard Gere, and Ingmar Bergman's "Fanny and Alexander." In 1998, Lena Olin was honored to serve as a judge at the Cannes Film Festival.
Olin was born in Sweden, where she has been with the Royal Dramatic Theatre since the age of 20. It was there that she met the legendary Ingmar Bergman who went on to direct her in several theater projects, including "King Lear," "After the Rehearsal" and "Miss Julie." Additional stage credits include "The Alchemist," "Paradisbarnen," "Juno and the Paycock," "Gross Und Klein," "Servitore Di Due Padrone," "Restoration," "Nattvarden," "Summer," "A Dream Play" and "The Master and Margarita."


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Age: 62 years old
Birthday: March 22, 1955

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