Name: Saoirse Úna Ronan
Born: April 12, 1994 in The Bronx, New York
Nationality: Irish
Citizenship: Irish and American
Height: 1.68 m
Parents: Paul Ronan, Monica Ronan
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 2003 – Present
Zodiac sign: Aries

Saoirse made her first TV appearance with a small role in a few episodes of the TV series,The Clinic (2003). Her first film appearance was in the 2007 movie, I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007). Saoirse received international fame after appearing in the movie,Atonement (2007), which was directed by Joe Wright. The movie co-starred Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. The film was successful, both critically and commercially, and Saoirse earned an Oscar nomination for her role. She became one of the youngest people to be nominated for an Oscar.

After this, she continued to earn success and fame. Between 2008 to 2011, she starred in a number of successful movies, including City of Ember (2008), which earned her a nomination for Irish Film & Television Award, The Lovely Bones (2009), for which she was nominated for a BAFTA Award, and The Way Back (2010), for which she won Irish Film & Television Award for Actress in a Supporting Role.

Saoirse has become one of the most sought after young actresses in Hollywood, working with some of the world’s leading directors including a second collaboration with Joe Wright (Hanna), Peter Weir (The Way Back), Peter Jackson (The Lovely Bones), Neil Jordan (Byzantium) and Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel). In 2015 she will appear as the lead role in John Crowley’s adaptation of Colm Toibin’s novel Brooklyn and opposite Cynthia Nixon in Stockholm, Pennsylvania.

Source: IFTA Academy