awards & nominations

Alias (2001)

Lena Olin as "Irina Derevko/Laura Bristow"

A young woman learns she has a familial history of undercover work and agrees to become an international spy for a supposed secret branch of the CIA. The secrecy complicates her social and love lives, but it's nothing compared to what happens when she finds out her employer has no ties to the CIA.

Emmy (Primetime) (2003)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Chocolat (2000)

Lena Olin as "Josephine Muscat"

When mysterious Vianne and her child arrive in a tranquil French town in the winter of 1959, no one could have imagined the impact that she and her spirited daughter would have on the community stubbornly rooted in tradition. Within days, she opens an unusual chocolate shop, across the square from the church. Her ability to perceive her customers' desires and satisfy them with just the right confection, coaxes the villagers to abandon themselves to temptation -- just as Lent begins.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)NominatedActress in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

Lena Olin as "Sabina"

Successful surgeon Tomas (Daniel Day-Lewis) leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza (Juliette Binoche), and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina (Lena Olin), but when the Soviet invasion occurs, all three flee to Switzerland. Sabina begins an affair, Tom continues womanizing, and Tereza, disgusted, returns to Czechoslovakia. Realizing his mistake, Tomas decides to chase after her.

Golden Globe (1988)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture