Helen Mirren Overview

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Born: July 26, 1945

Born and raised in London, England, Mirren is a descendant of a Russian noble family—her father was a Russian aristocrat who was stranded in London after the 1917 Russian Revolution. Knowing she wanted to become an actress as early as age six, Mirren tried to please her parents with a stint at a teacher's college, but ultimately joined the National Youth Theatre, starting her acting career on stage. As early as age 18 she was landing starring roles such as Cleopatra in Shakespeare's... See All

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