Frequently Asked Questions

Saoirse Ronan has been a prominent name in the film industry since she was first nominated for an Academy Award at the age of 12. She has since been nominated for that specific award twice more, won a Golden Globe, and has over 130 nominations under her belt. She has starred in movies such as “The Lovely Bones”, “The Host”, “Lady Bird” and “Mary Queen of Scots”.

Over the years, we’ve received many repeated questions/comments on our fansite, as well as on its forum and social networks. Here are the most frequent ones, accompanied by their answers.

01. How is Saoirse Ronan pronounced?
Saoirse says her name rhymes with “inertia”. She’s clarified that the English, as well as American people, find it easier to pronounce it “Sur-sha”, while Irish people usually pronounce it like “Sear-sha”. She considers both pronunciations correct.

02. Where is Saoirse Ronan from?
Saoirse was born in New York City on 12 April 1994. She moved to Carlow with her parents at the age of 3, and at 13 she moved to Dublin. Even though she was constantly away because of work commitments, that was her home until she moved to London at the age of 21.

03. What is Saoirse Ronan’s accent?
Despite having been born in New York City and later moved to Carlow, Saoirse speaks with a Dublin accent. That is most likely due to the fact that both her mother and father are from Dublin, and the city has been her Irish home ever since she was 13 years old. As an adult, she has also lived in London, spent several months back in New York City while working on the Broadway play “The Crucible”, and is constantly spending large periods of time in various countries due to her work as an actress, which also contributes to occasional fluctuations on the way she speaks.