Lena Kristin Ellingsen

Lena Kristin Ellingsen (born 1980) is a Norwegian actress. She graduated from The National Academy of Theatre in 2004.

Among other things, she has acted the roles of Hjørdis in Ibsen's The Vikings at Helgeland at Hålogaland Theatre, at Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre), Unn in Vesaas' The Ice Castle at Teatret Vårt (Our Theatre), Maria Victoria Farnes in Which Witch at The Norwegian Theatre, Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera at The Norwegian Touring Theatre, and Wendla in Spring Awakening at Oslo Nye Teater (Oslo New Theatre).

At The National Theatre her roles include Rada in Rock'n Roll Wolf before her roles at The Torshov Theatre in the musical theatre laboratory series Musikklab, En får væra som en er - En Ole Ivars musical* (One should be how one is - An Ole Ivars Musical), The Brat and Dido + Aeneas.

*Not yet translated into the English. The title within parentheses is the Norwegian title's literal meaning.


(Objekt ID 5250)
Object type Person
Born September 14, 1980
Functions Actor
Nationality Norwegian
Gender Female

Lena Kristin Ellingsen won The Hedda Award 2015 in the best supporting actress category for the double role of Belinda and the witch in Dido + Aeneas, The Torshov Theatre/The National Theatre 2015.

The Hedda Jury gave the following reason:

"The winner in the best supporting actress category is characterised by strong onstage charisma, both mirroring and expanding the action. In her interpretation of the role she succeeds with a particular, calm presence that creates an onstage space of its own and lets the audience see the action through her. With effortless musicality in a demanding challenge, she stands to be a worthy winner.

The best supporting actress award goes to Lena Kristin Ellingsen."

Ellingsen is married to actor Trond Fausa Aurvåg.

Her work for TV includes roles in the TV series Two Thousand Acres of Sky (Himmelblå), Dag, Mammon and The Survival of the Fittest.


The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 20.05.2015, http://www.heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1306

The Hedda Award, heddaprisen.no, 21.06.2015, http://heddaprisen.no/pub/heddaprisen/main/?aid=1367

Internet Movie Database on Lena Kristin Ellingsen, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3014145/