Saoirse Una Ronan is an Irish and American actress. Primarily noted for her roles in period dramas since adolescence, she has received numerous awards and nominations, including one Golden Globe Award and nominations for four Academy Awards and five British Academy Film Awards. Ronan made her acting debut in 2003 on the Irish medical drama series The Clinic and had her breakthrough in the role of a precocious teenager in Joe Wright's Atonement, which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, making 13-year-old Ronan the seventh-youngest nominee in the category. She followed this with starring roles of a murdered girl seeking closure in Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones and a teenage assassin in Hanna, and the supporting role of a baker in Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel. She garnered critical acclaim and second Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role for playing a homesick Irish immigrant in 1950s New York in Brooklyn.
|Born||April 12, 1994, New York City, U.S.|
|Relatives||Paul Ronan (father)|
Actress who was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award in 2008 after co-starring in Atonement. She earned her second Academy Award nomination for her lead role in the 2015 film Brooklyn. She also played lead roles in Lady Bird, Hanna, The Host and The Lovely Bones. In 2018, she played the titular role in Mary Queen of Scots alongside Margot Robbie.
Although she was born in New York City, she grew up in Dublin, Ireland after moving there at the age of three.
She signed on to make her Broadway debut in February 2016 as Abigail Williams in The Crucible.
She is the daughter of Irish actor Paul Ronan and Monica Brennan and is an only child.
Irish child actresses. Best Actress AACTA International Award winners. American emigrants to Ireland. Irish feminists. Best Musical or Comedy Actress Golden Globe (film) winners. 21st-century Irish actresses. Irish film actresses. Irish television actresses