Famous Irish Actresses

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 1 Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

Saoirse Ronan is noted for her roles in period dramas since she was in her teens. Her breakthrough came when in 2007 she played a precocious teenager in the film Atonement. Since then she has acted in several successful movies. She’s also a stage artist and was featured by Forbes in two of their 30 Under 30 lists in 2016.

 2 Evanna Lynch

Evanna Lynch.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Termonfeckin, Republic of Ireland
Evanna Lynch is best known as Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter movie franchise, Harry Potter-themed video games, and the musical A Very Potter Senior Year. An avid animal rights activist, she has launched a vegan-themed podcast titled The ChickPeeps and a cruelty-free make-up box named Kinder Beauty Box.
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 3 Maureen O’Hara

Maureen O’Hara.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 24, 2015

Maureen O'Hara was an Irish singer and actress. Dubbed The Queen of Technicolor due to her long and successful career throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Maureen O'Hara was popular for playing passionate, but sensible characters. In 2014, she received an Honorary Academy Award. In 2020, she was ranked first on Ireland's greatest film actors list published by The Irish Times.

 4 Katie McGrath

Katie McGrath.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ashford, County Wicklow

Katie McGrath is an Irish actress known for playing important roles in popular TV series like Merlin, Dracula, Supergirl, and Frontier. Her journey from being a wardrobe assistant on the set of a television series titled The Tudors to becoming an actress after being advised to try her hand at acting is quite inspirational.

 5 Aisling Bea

Aisling Bea.
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Famous As: Actress, Stand up Comedian
Birthdate: March 16, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: County Kildare

Aisling Bea is an Irish actor, screenwriter, and comedian who has been serving as a team captain on the popular British comedy panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats since 2016. Apart from being a comedian and actor, Aisling Bea is also an activist; she campaigned successfully for the introduction of legal abortion and same-sex marriage legislation in Ireland.

 6 Jessie Buckley

Jessie Buckley.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Killarney, Ireland

One of the most popular actresses from Ireland, Jessie Buckley was ranked 38th on Ireland's greatest film actors list published by The Irish Times in 2020. Also known for her singing abilities, Jessie Buckley is a member of the Tipperary Millennium Orchestra. She can also play the piano, clarinet, and harp.

 7 Sarah Bolger

Sarah Bolger.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Sarah Bolger is best known for her roles in movies such as Stormbreaker, The Lazarus Effect, and The Spiderwick Chronicles. She is also known for her IFTA Award-winning performance as Princess Mary Tudor in the series The Tudors and for her role as Princess Aurora in Once Upon a Time.

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 8 Sinéad Cusack

Sinéad Cusack.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dalkey, Ireland

Sinéad Cusack is an Irish actress best known for her contribution to British and Irish theatre. Over the years, she has received nominations for prestigious awards, such as the Tony Award and Olivier Award. In 2020, Sinéad Cusack was named in Ireland's greatest film actors list published by The Irish Times.

 9 Sharon Horgan

Sharon Horgan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hackney, London, England

 10 Nicola Coughlan

Nicola Coughlan
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 9, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Galway, Ireland

 11 Vogue Williams

Vogue Williams
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: October 2, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 12 Nadine Coyle

Nadine Coyle
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Derry, Northern Ireland, UK

Part of the award-winning girl band Girls Aloud, Irish singer-actor Nadine Coyle began her career with the show Popstars and later launched a solo career, with songs such as Go To Work. She has also been a model and has launched an Irish pub, which was later run by her family.

 13 Dominique McElligott

Dominique McElligott.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Irish actor Dominique McElligott is best known for her appearances in Hell on Wheels, The Astronaut Wives Club, The Boys, and the Netflix series House of Cards. She began her career with On Home Ground, in her teens. Her character in The Philanthropist was dropped before the series started airing.

 14 Maureen O'Sullivan

Maureen O'Sullivan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland
Died: June 23, 1998

 15 Sarah Greene

Sarah Greene
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland

 16 Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 19, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland

 17 Niamh Algar

Niamh Algar
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ireland

 18 Kerry Condon

Kerry Condon.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 4, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tipperary, Ireland

Irish actress Kerry Condon is popularly known for playing the role of Octavia of the Julii in the TV series Rome. Also active in theater, she is the youngest actress ever to play Ophelia in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of Hamlet. She has appeared in numerous movies as well and received acclaim for her performance in Intermission. 

 19 Maria Doyle Kennedy

Maria Doyle Kennedy
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland

 20 Dervla Kirwan

Dervla Kirwan.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Churchtown, Dublin
Irish actor Dervla Kirwan gained fame as Assumpta Fitzgerald in the series Ballykissangel. She was also seen in Goodnight Sweetheart and in The Next Doctor, a Christmas special episode of Doctor Who. A skilled stage actor, too, she has appeared in plays such as a production of Harold Pinter's Betrayal.

 21 Ali Hewson

Ali Hewson.
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Famous As: Activist
Birthdate: March 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Ali Hewson is an Irish businesswoman and activist. In the 1990s, Hewson joined the anti-nuclear movement and started working with activists like Adi Roche. In 2002, she played a key role in organizing campaigns against the Sellafield nuclear facility in England. As a businesswoman, Hewson has co-founded a skincare company and a fashion label called Nude skincare and EDUN respectively.

 22 Andrea Corr

Andrea Corr.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dundalk, Ireland

Andrea Corr is an Irish singer, musician, songwriter, actress, and author. She is part of the popular Celtic pop-rock and folk-rock group The Corrs, where she plays the ukulele, piano, and tin whistle apart from being the lead singer. Also a humanitarian, Andrea Corr takes part in several charitable activities to raise money for various causes.

 23 Sorcha Cusack

Sorcha Cusack.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 9, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Sorcha Cusack is an Irish actress known for her association with popular theatre companies, such as the Royal Exchange, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the National Theatre. Born into a family of actors, Sorcha Cusack followed in the footsteps of her parents to establish herself as an actress. 

 24 Brenda Fricker

Brenda Fricker
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 17, 1945
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 25 Fionnula Flanagan

Fionnula Flanagan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 10, 1941
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 26 Aisling Franciosi

Aisling Franciosi.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Irish actor Aisling Franciosi is best known as Katie Benedetto from the series The Fall and as Kate Crawford from the TNT series Legends. She was also seen as Lyanna Stark in Game of Thrones and as Clare Carroll in The Nightingale, and won an AACTA award for the latter.

 27 Siobhan McSweeney

Siobhan McSweeney
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 27, 0000
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: County Cork, Ireland

 28 Una Healy

Una Healy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: County Tipperary, Ireland

 29 Louisa Harland

Louisa Harland
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 1994 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 30 Valerie Hobson

Valerie Hobson
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Larne, County Antrim, Ireland
Died: November 13, 1998

 31 Jennifer Gibney

Jennifer Gibney
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 32 Danielle Galligan

Danielle Galligan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 33 Camille O'Sullivan

Camille O'Sullivan
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England

 34 Bernie Nolan

Bernie Nolan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 17, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: July 4, 2013

 35 Geraldine Fitzgerald

Geraldine Fitzgerald
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 24, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland
Died: July 17, 2005

 36 Denise Gough

Denise Gough
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ennis, County Clare, Ireland

 37 Ruth Bradley

Ruth Bradley.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Ruth Bradley was not new to the entertainment world when she stepped into a career in films, being the daughter of actor Charlotte Bradley. The Irish actor has won rave reviews for her role in the Australian drama In Her Skin and later won IFTA awards for Stardust and Grabbers.

 38 Eva Birthistle

Eva Birthistle
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bray, Ireland

 39 Linda Nolan

Linda Nolan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 40 Amy Huberman

Amy Huberman
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cabinteely, Ireland

 41 Fiona Glascott

Fiona Glascott
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Waterford, Ireland

 42 Valene Kane

Valene Kane
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newry, Northern Ireland

 43 Pauline McLynn

Pauline McLynn
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sligo, Ireland

 44 Angeline Ball

Angeline Ball
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cabra, Dublin, Ireland

 45 Charlene McKenna

Charlene McKenna
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Glaslough, Ireland

 46 Fiona O'Carroll

Fiona O'Carroll
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 47 Ann Skelly

Ann Skelly
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 6, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 48 Danika McGuigan

Danika McGuigan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: July 23, 2019

 49 Leah McNamara

Leah McNamara
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland

 50 Madeline Mulqueen

Madeline Mulqueen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland