Dame Helen Mirren, DBE is an English actor. She is known for her acting and for winning the Academy Award for Best Actress, the Olivier Award for Best Actress; and the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
Mirren was born and raised in London. She started acting in childhood. She attended a teaching college, the New College of Speech and Drama in London. She began acting professionally with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967. She debuted on Broadway in 1994. In 2003, she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for services to drama. In 2013, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.