Lena Lawrenceplayed by Kristen Connolly
Lena is the stay-at-home wife of Wes and mother of Minx. She finds herself struggling to understand her life after Wes’ infidelity. Now vulnerable and unmoored, she discovers a sinister force turning her own daughter against her. Determined to free Minx while still battling the weight of her anger, Lena will have no choice but to work with “the other woman”: Claire.
Kristen Connolly recently filmed the female lead in Houdini, a four hour mini-series opposite Adrien Brody and directed by Uli Edel to air this spring on the History Channel. Concurrently to filming season two of House of Cards, she also shot the independent film A Good Marriage, opposite Joan Allen and Anthony LaPaglia, which was directed by Peter Askin.
Connolly’s expanding list of film credits includes The Bay, Cabin in the Woods, Revolutionary Road, The Happening and Confessions of a Shopaholic.
On television, Connolly has made guest-star appearances on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, New Amsterdam, Mercy, Nurse Jackie and Life on Mars.
Connolly’s theater credits include Measure for Measure and All’s Well That Ends Well at Shakespeare in the Park in New York City in 2011, as well as King Lear at The New York Public Theater. Next summer, she will play Desdemona in the Old Globe production of Othello.
Kristen is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama.