Dame Helen Mirren is an English actress known for her versatile performances in film, television, and stage productions. She was born on July 26, 1945, in London, England, and began her acting career in the late 1960s with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Mirren's breakout role came in the 1980 film "The Long Good Friday," and she went on to star in a number of notable films throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including "Excalibur," "The Mosquito Coast," and "The Madness of King George." She also won critical acclaim for her work in television, including the series "Prime Suspect" and "Elizabeth I," for which she won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe.
In the 2000s and beyond, Mirren continued to deliver powerful performances in films such as "Gosford Park," "The Queen," and "Hitchcock," for which she received Academy Award nominations. She has also become known for her work in action films, including the "RED" franchise and "Fast & Furious" series.
Throughout her career, Mirren has won numerous awards for her acting, including an Academy Award, four BAFTA Awards, three Golden Globes, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award. She was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2003 and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013. Mirren is widely regarded as one of the greatest actresses of her generation and has become a respected figure in the entertainment industry.