Saoirse Ronan

Actress
Considered one of Hollywood's most promising young talents by the age of 13, actress Saoirse Ronan demonstrated a range and depth far beyond her years in several highly-regarded films. After early work on Irish ... Read more »
Born: 04/12/1994 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (24)

70th Annual Tony Awards 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Brooklyn 2015 (Movie)

Eilis (Actor)

Lost River 2015 (Movie)

Rat (Actor)

Muppets Most Wanted 2014 (Movie)

(Herself)

Stockholm, Pennsylvania 2014 (Movie)

Leia (Actor)

The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014 (Movie)

Agatha (Actor)

Byzantium 2013 (Movie)

Eleanor (Actor)

How I Live Now 2013 (Movie)

Daisy (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Justin and the Knights of Valour 2013 (Movie)

Talia (Voice)

The Graham Norton Show 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Host 2013 (Movie)

Melanie & Wanda (Actor)

Violet & Daisy 2013 (Movie)

Daisy (Actor)

Hanna 2011 (Movie)

Hanna (Actor)

The Way Back 2010 (Movie)

Irena (Actor)

The Lovely Bones 2009 (Movie)

Susie Salmon (Actor)

City of Ember 2008 (Movie)

Lina Mayfleet (Actor)

Death Defying Acts 2008 (Movie)

Benji (Actor)

Atonement 2007 (Movie)

Briony Tallis, aged 13 (Actor)

I Could Never Be Your Woman 2007 (Movie)

Izzie (Actor)

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle (Movie)

Charlotte Doyle (Actor)

Biography

Considered one of Hollywood's most promising young talents by the age of 13, actress Saoirse Ronan demonstrated a range and depth far beyond her years in several highly-regarded films. After early work on Irish television and a supporting role opposite Michelle Pfeiffer in the romantic-comedy "I Could Never Be Your Woman" (2007), Ronan became one of the most talked about actresses of any age when she appeared in "Atonement" (2007). Nominated for dozens of awards for her work alongside Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, she was soon racking up more accolades in such eagerly-awaited projects as "City of Ember" (2008), "The Lovely Bones" (2009) and "The Way Back" (2010). With her astonishing turn as a 16-year-old killing machine in the action-thriller "Hanna" (2011), Ronan proved she had both the talent and physical presence to tackle roles beyond the abilities of almost any other actress her age. Competing for parts with the likes of Dakota Fanning and compared to such acting luminaries as Meryl Streep, Ronan looked forward to a career as diverse and rewarding as she chose to make it.

Relationships

Paul Ronan Actor

Father
Born March 21, 1965; co-starred with Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford in "The Devil's Own" (1996)

Monica Ronan Other

Mother

EDUCATION

Ardattin Village's school

Kilkenny College

Milestones

2016

Was cast in the Vincent Van Gogh-inspired drama "Loving Vincent"

2016

Was nominated for her second Oscar for her role in the period drama "Brooklyn"

2014

Appeared in Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

2013

Starred in dual roles in sci-fi romance "The Host," adapted from novel by Stephenie Meyer

2012

Co-starred in Neil Jordan's "Byzantium"

2011

Played an assassin trained by her ex-CIA agent father (Eric Bana) in "Hanna," directed by Joe Wright

2010

Played an orphaned Polish girl on the run in Peter Weir's "The Way Back"

2009

Played Susie Salmon, a young girl murdered by a neighbor in Peter Jackson's film adaptation of Alice Sebold's bestseller "The Lovely Bones"

2008

Cast in Harry Houdini-based thriller "Death Defying Acts" with Catherine Zeta-Jones and Guy Pearce

2008

Co-starred with Bill Murray in fantasy adventure "City of Ember"

2007

Landed small role in romantic drama "I Could Never Be Your Woman"

2007

Cast as young Briony Tallis in "Atonement," adapted from Ian McEwan's novel; film directed by Joe Wright, and co-starring James McAvoy and Keira Knightley

2004

Appeared on local Irish series "Proof"

2003

Made professional acting debut on Irish TV series "The Clinic"

Bonus Trivia

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For her role in 2007's "Atonement," Ronan was one of the youngest people ever to be nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar.

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"When I was younger, I was really worried about whether I was going to be good or not. That's why, if someone said that I could be 20 again, I would turn them down. I was so filled with anxiety about, like, 'Is anyone going to like me?' And as the years went on, the anxiety started to leave. I was expending useless energy, worrying. And I became more and more well-adjusted. I guess it was just about getting used to it, being away from my mom." - from Interview Magazine, February 24, 2016

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