Helen Mirren was born on July 26, 1945 in Hammersmith, London, England as Helen Lydia Mironoff. She is an English actress, known for RED (2010), The Queen (2006) and Hitchcock (2012). She has been married to Taylor Hackford since December 31, 1997. Mirren began her acting career with the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967 and made her debut in the West End stage in 1975. She is one of the few performers who have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting in the US.