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Markéta Irglová Poster

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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 28 February 1988Valasské Mezirící, Czechoslovakia [now Czech Republic]
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Markéta Irglová was born on February 28, 1988 in Valasské Mezirící, Czechoslovakia. She was previously married to Tim Iseler.

Spouse (1)

Tim Iseler (July 2011 - 2012) (divorced)

Trivia (9)

Released an album, with Glen Hansard, in 2006 called "The Swell Season".
Lived in Prague but moved to Dublin in 2008.
Recorded the song "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere" with Glen Hansard for the I'm Not There. (2007) soundtrack.
Markéta has spent nearly half of her life in Ireland, so (unlike her character in Once (2007), who is supposed to be a recent immigrant) she has adopted an Irish dialect to some extent.
The orchestra cut her off right as she was to begin her Oscar acceptance speech after Glen Hansard gave his when they won Best Original Song at the 2008 Oscar Awards. The show's producer, Gilbert Cates, told Jon Stewart during the commercial break to have Irglova come back out and, in an Oscar first, be given a second chance to give her acceptance speech.
Was in a relationship with Glen Hansard (2007-2008).
Irglová, with Czech band Zrní, sang a song Mejsó to the film Poslední z Aporveru.
Has two children with partner Sturla Mio Þórisson: daughter, Árveig (born November 2013), and son, Eyvindur (born 8 August 2015).
As of 2016, Markéta Irglová is the youngest Oscar winner outside of an acting category, winning Best Original Song for "Falling Slowly" at age 19 (she turned 20 four days after the ceremony).

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