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Maria Doyle Kennedy


Maria Doyle Kennedy was born on September 25, 1964 in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland as Maria Josephine Doyle. She is an actress, known for Sing Street (2016), The Conjuring 2 (2016) and Jupiter Ascending (2015). She has been married to Kieran Kennedy since 1988. They have four children. See full bio »

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Sing Street
Sing Street Penny
(2016)
The Conjuring 2
The Conjuring 2 Peggy Nottingham
(2016)
The Commitments
The Commitments Natalie Murphy
(1991)
Jupiter Ascending
(2015)

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 2017 Redwater (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (2017)
- Episode #1.2 (2017)
- Episode #1.1 (2017)
 2016 The Conjuring 2
Peggy Nottingham
 2016 Sing Street
Penny
 2015 The Timber
Maggie
 2015 Call the Midwife (TV Series)
Attracta
- Episode #4.6 (2015) ... Attracta
 2015 Jupiter Ascending
Aleksa
 2011-2014 Corp & Anam (TV Series)
Mairéad Mhic Iarnáin
- Episode #2.4 (2014) ... Mairéad Mhic Iarnáin
- Episode #2.3 (2014) ... Mairéad Mhic Iarnáin
- Episode #2.2 (2014) ... Mairéad Mhic Iarnáin
- Episode #2.1 (2014) ... Mairéad Mhic Iarnáin
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... Mairéad Mhic Iarnáin
 2013 1,000 Times Good Night
Theresa
 2012 Byzantium
Morag
 2012 After the Triumph of Your Birth
Sister Roisin
 2012 Titanic (TV Mini-Series)
Muriel Batley
 2011 Downton Abbey (TV Series)
Vera Bates
- Episode #2.6 (2011) ... Vera Bates (uncredited)
- Episode #2.5 (2011) ... Vera Bates
- Episode #2.1 (2011) ... Vera Bates
 2011 Albert Nobbs
Mary
 2010 (She Owns) Every Thing (Short)
Object of Affection
 2010 Dexter (TV Series)
Sonya
- The Big One (2010) ... Sonya
- Hop a Freighter (2010) ... Sonya
- In the Beginning (2010) ... Sonya
- Circle Us (2010) ... Sonya
 2006 Sorted (TV Series)
Roisin
- Episode #1.6 (2006) ... Roisin
- Episode #1.5 (2006) ... Roisin
- Episode #1.4 (2006) ... Roisin
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Roisin
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Roisin
 2006 Hide & Seek (TV Series)
Emma Holden
- Day Two (2006) ... Emma Holden
- Day One (2006) ... Emma Holden
- Day Four (2006) ... Emma Holden
- Day Three (2006) ... Emma Holden
 2005 Legless (TV Movie)
Jenny [Ashcroft or Carter]
 2005 Tara Road
Rosemary
 2004 Spin the Bottle
Anastasia
 2003 Mystics
Foxy
 2003 Thursday the 12th (TV Movie)
Nina Bannister
 2002 Home for Christmas (TV Movie)
Cora Quirke
 2002 No Tears (TV Mini-Series)
Kitty Fogarty
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... Kitty Fogarty
- Episode #1.2 (2002) ... Kitty Fogarty
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... Kitty Fogarty
 2001 J.J. Biker
 2000 The Fitz (TV Series)
Rita
- Dirty Book Deal (2000) ... Rita
 1999 Oliver Twist (TV Mini-Series)
Irish Shop Assistant
 1999 DDU (TV Series)
Emma Pearson
- The Gates of Eden: Part 1 (1999) ... Emma Pearson
- Unforgiven: Part 2 (1999) ... Emma Pearson
 1999 Gregory's Two Girls
Bel
 1999 I Could Read the Sky
Maggie
 1998 Father Ted (TV Series)
Patsy
- Night of the Nearly Dead (1998) ... Patsy
 1997 The MatchMaker
Sarah Kelly
 1997 The Break
Roisin
 1996 Moll Flanders
Alice
 1995 Nothing Personal
Ann
 1991 The Commitments
Natalie Murphy (as Maria Doyle)
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Other Works:

She appeared as a performer on stage at St. James Church in Dingle, Co. Kerry, Ireland, during the first series of "Other Voices: Songs From a Room," with fellow Commitment castmate Glen Hansard as the presenter. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Maria Doyle

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

Things are going further away from that certainly. I think its more like a confidence gene that's more difficult if you're a girl. Its like if you're doing something really simple like a sound-check, and you're having problems, if you're not happy with your sound you cross the line much more quickly than a guy would into being awkward as opposed to being an artist or a perfectionist. Women are ... See more »

Trivia:

She and her husband, Kieran Kennedy, have four sons. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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