Saoirse Ronan

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


Actor (25)

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


The Late Show With Stephen Colbert 2016 (Tv Show)


Brooklyn 2015 (Movie)

Eilis (Actor)

Lost River 2015 (Movie)

Rat (Actor)

Muppets Most Wanted 2014 (Movie)


Robot Chicken 2014 (Tv Show)


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)


Justin and the Knights of Valour 2013 (Movie)

Talia (Voice)

The Graham Norton Show 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)


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)


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.


Paul Ronan Actor

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

Monica Ronan Other



Ardattin Village's school

Kilkenny College



Nabbed a starring role alongside Corey Stoll in "The Seagull"


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


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


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


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


Co-starred in Neil Jordan's "Byzantium"


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Appeared on local Irish series "Proof"


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

Bonus Trivia


Was born in New York City to Irish parents, but relocated to Ireland at age three, thus holding dual US/Irish citizenship.


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


Despite being born in the Bronx, Ronan lived in Ireland for most of her life, and still speaks with an Irish brogue.


"It’s funny, I didn’t really feel [some of the pressures of Hollywood] when I was younger. I feel it a bit now, and I could see a change when Hanna came out, because it was the first sort of commercial success I’d had, apart from Atonement, and I was very young then — a lot of that went over my head. Part of it was that I’d grown up outside L.A., so I wasn’t exposed to the competitive side of that world, where you feel like you have to do a thousand and one things in order to keep up with everyone else. I didn’t have that pressure of feeling like I needed to be exposed more or do a big studio film in order to get more work. It was down to the type of work I wanted to do. At the end of the day, it’s sort of like your portfolio. A piece of work is something you put time and hard work into, and you want to be able to stand next to it and say you really believed in it." - from, February 7, 2016


"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