Lena started her acting career with lead roles in Silent Cry (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Freeworld (Contact Theatre, Manchester) by Madani Younis. She also starred in BBC drama Torn before going to train professionally at Rose Bruford College.
Her theatre credits since graduating include The Sky’s the Limit (Old Vic) Rubina (One-woman show at the Birmingham Rep) Sisters (Sheffield studio Theatre).
Lena’s television credits include the comedy sketch show Scallywagga (BBC), in which she was also a co-writer, and she played regular character Leila Roy in Hollyoaks (Channel 4). Other TV credits include Speechless (Kudos) Torchwood (BBC) Prisoners wives (BBC) Emmerdale (ITV) and Doctors (BBC).
Her radio credits include Maps for Lost Lover, Silver Street, and Reality Check (BBC).
This year Lena also co-wrote and developed comedy-docu-play 'Are you that Girl off the Telly?'
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