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1. Caitriona Balfe Caitriona Balfe Actress, Outlander Caitriona Balfe was born in Dublin, Ireland, and grew up in the village of Tydavnet, in County Monaghan. She started modeling at the age of 19 after she was scouted by an agent while she was collecting money for charity at a local mall. She has both walked the runway and been featured in advertising campaigns for many top fashion brands...
2. Domhnall Gleeson Domhnall Gleeson Actor, Ex Machina
3. Aidan Turner Aidan Turner Actor, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Aidan Turner was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1983. After graduating from the Gaiety School of Acting in 2004, Aidan appeared in a number of stage productions, many with Ireland's national theatre, The Abbey. Such productions included The Plough & The Stars, Romeo & Juliet and A Cry from Heaven. In 2008...
4. Colin Farrell Colin Farrell Actor, Phone Booth Colin Farrell is one of Ireland's best rising stars in Hollywood and abroad today. His film presence has been filled with memorable roles that range from an inwardly tortured hit man, to an adventurous explorer, a determined-but-failing writer, and the greatest military leader in history. Farrell was born on May 31...
5. Brendan Gleeson Brendan Gleeson Actor, Edge of Tomorrow Brendan Gleeson was born in Dublin, Ireland, to Pat and Frank Gleeson. From a very young age, he loved to learn, especially reading classical text in and outside the classroom. He took great attention to Irish play writers such as Samuel Beckett, which eventually led to him performing in his high school play production of "Waiting for Godot"...
6. Jonathan Rhys Meyers Jonathan Rhys Meyers Actor, Match Point Jonathan Rhys Meyers was born Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keefe on July 27, 1977, in Dublin, Ireland, to Mary Geraldine (Meyers) and John O'Keeffe, a musician. He and his family moved to County Cork, Ireland, when the actor was nearly a year old, and then, at the age of 3, his father left the family, leaving his mother to care for Jonny and his 3 younger brothers alone...
7. Genevieve O'Reilly Genevieve O'Reilly Actress, Rogue One
8. A.J. Buckley A.J. Buckley Actor, CSI: NY
9. Aidan Gillen Aidan Gillen Actor, Game of Thrones Aidan Gillen is an Irish actor. He is best known for portraying Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish in the HBO series Game of Thrones, CIA operative Bill Wilson in The Dark Knight Rises, Stuart Alan Jones in the Channel 4 series Queer as Folk, John Boy in the RTÉ Television series Love/Hate, and Tommy Carcetti in the HBO series The Wire...
10. Maria Doyle Kennedy Maria Doyle Kennedy Actress, Sing Street
11. Sarah Bolger Sarah Bolger Actress, In America Sarah Lee Bolger (born 28 February 1991) is an Irish actress. She is best known for her roles in the films In America, Stormbreaker, and The Spiderwick Chronicles, as well as her award winning role as Lady Mary Tudor in the TV series The Tudors, and for guest starring as Princess Aurora in Once Upon a Time.
12. Michael Gambon Michael Gambon Actor, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Sir Michael Gambon was born in Cabra, Dublin, Ireland, to Mary (Hoare), a seamstress, and Edward Gambon, an engineer. After joining the National Theatre, under the Artistic Directorship of Sir Laurence Olivier, Gambon went on to appear in a number of leading roles in plays written by Alan Ayckbourn...
13. Dominique McElligott Dominique McElligott Actress, House of Cards
14. Andrew Scott Andrew Scott Actor, Spectre Andrew Scott was born in Dublin, Ireland, the middle child with two sisters, in a financially comfortable home which allowed his parents, Jim and Nora, to send him to a private Catholic school for boys. He started acting as a child when he was in commercials on Irish TV, then was chosen from his acting school at 17 to star in his first professional role in the 1994 Irish film...
15. Orla Brady Orla Brady Actress, A Love Divided Irish-born Orla Brady studied acting at the Ecole Phillippe Gaulier in Paris. Upon returning to Dublin, she won the role of Adela in the House of Bernarda Alba at the Gate Theatre. Since then, she has been working on both sides of the Atlantic with a career mix of television, film, and stage to her credit...
16. Maureen O'Hara Maureen O'Hara Actress, Miracle on 34th Street In America, the early performing arts accomplishments of young Maureen FitzSimons (who we know as Maureen O'Hara) would definitely have put her in the child prodigy category. However, for a child of Irish heritage surrounded by gifted parents and family, these were very natural traits. Maureen made her entrance into this caring haven on August 17...
17. Liam Cunningham Liam Cunningham Actor, Game of Thrones Irish actor Liam Cunningham was an electrician in the mid 80's. He saw an ad for an acting school and he decided to give acting a try. His first film role was as a policeman in "Into the West." Since then, he has been involved in many films and theater productions on both sides of the Atlantic.
18. Alison Doody Alison Doody Actress, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Alison Doody was born in Dublin in 1966, in a well-off family. She is the youngest of three children. She was educated in a convent, where she gained a passion for the arts. She later studied at the National College of Fine Arts in Dublin, but left because she lacked the motivation and thought she would take a year off to think it out...
19. Amy Huberman Amy Huberman Actress, Striking Out
20. Stuart Townsend Stuart Townsend Actor, Queen of the Damned Stuart Townsend was born in 1972 in Howth, County Dublin, Ireland, to Lorna (Hogan), an Irish model, and Peter Townsend, an English professional golfer. Stuart was determined to be an actor and began his career by appearing in a number of student films, while attending the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin...
21. Fionnula Flanagan Fionnula Flanagan Actress, The Others Fionnula Flanagan was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. From an early age she grew up speaking both English and Irish on a daily basis. Her parents weren't native Irish speakers but wanted Fionnula and her four siblings to learn the language. Her mother used to say, "A nation without a language is a nation without a soul"...
22. Gabriel Byrne Gabriel Byrne Actor, The Usual Suspects Byrne was the first of six children, born in Dublin, Ireland. His father was a cooper and his mother a hospital worker. He was raised Catholic and educated by the Irish Christian Brothers. He spent five years of his childhood in a seminary training to be a Catholic priest. He later said, "I spent five years in the seminary and I suppose it was assumed that you had a vocation...
23. Michael McElhatton Michael McElhatton Actor, Game of Thrones
24. Victoria Smurfit Victoria Smurfit Actress, The Beach
25. Jason O'Mara Jason O'Mara Actor, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Jason O'Mara was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. Soon after graduating from Trinity College Dublin with a BA in Drama and Theatre he moved to London, England, to further pursue his acting career. Time spent in British repertory theater led to leading roles in acclaimed productions at some of Britain and Ireland's great theaters...
26. Colm Meaney Colm Meaney Actor, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
27. Allen Leech Allen Leech Actor, The Imitation Game
28. Eva Birthistle Eva Birthistle Actress, Brooklyn
29. Brian Gleeson Brian Gleeson Actor, Snow White and the Huntsman
30. Patrick Bergin Patrick Bergin Actor, Patriot Games
31. Jack MacGowran Jack MacGowran Actor, The Exorcist Jack MacGowran, the great Irish character actor known for his roles in the plays of Samuel Beckett, was born on October 13, 1918, in Ireland. He established his professional reputation as a member of the Abbey Players in Dublin, but he won his greatest fame for essaying Beckett's characters onstage...
32. Catherine Walker Catherine Walker Actress, A Dark Song
33. Glenn Quinn Glenn Quinn Actor, Roseanne Quinn was born in Dublin, Ireland, and moved to the United States with his mother and two sisters in 1988. His first role was as a pool shark in the Richard Marx video Satisfied. He later landed a major role in the John Travolta film Shout, where he shared a screen kiss with Gwyneth Paltrow...
34. Gavan O'Herlihy Gavan O'Herlihy Actor, Willow
35. David Kelly David Kelly Actor, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Born Dublin, Ireland on July 11 1929. Educated at Synge Street Catholic boys school. Started acting aged 8 in the Gaiety theatre Dublin. Playing everything from Beckett to Shakespeare, he has appeared in Theatre, TV and film constantly since 1959. Awards include, Helen Hayes for "Moon for the Misbegotten...
36. Dervla Kirwan Dervla Kirwan Actress, Ondine Dervla (meaning "Daughter of a poet") Kirwan was born in October 1971 in Churchtown, Dublin. Her father worked in insurance and her mother was a French and English teacher. She has two older sisters. She was just 15 when she landed her first role in the BBC Drama Troubles and a year later she...
37. Jonas Armstrong Jonas Armstrong Actor, Edge of Tomorrow
38. Ruth Bradley Ruth Bradley Actress, Grabbers
39. Audrey Dalton Audrey Dalton Actress, Titanic Dublin-born Audrey Dalton knew right from childhood that she wanted to be an actress: She appeared in school plays and (after the family's move to London) applied to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. While Dalton was at RADA, a London-based Paramount executive saw her in a play and asked her to audition for the upcoming film The Girls of Pleasure Island...
40. Conor McGregor Conor McGregor Self, Conan Conor Anthony McGregor is an Irish mixed martial artist who competes in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He began his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career in 2008 after leaving his job as a plumber. In 2009, he attended UFC 93 and was so inspired by the experience that he began pursuing a dream...
41. Sophie Vavasseur Sophie Vavasseur Actress, Resident Evil: Apocalypse
42. Francis Magee Francis Magee Actor, Layer Cake Francis Magee was raised in Ireland and on the Isle of Man. He spent eight years as a fisherman before becoming an actor and has also been a member of several music groups including Namoza - who released four singles and an album - and Disco D'Oro. He studied acting at the Poor School at London's Kings Cross and made his television debut as Liam Taylor in 'East Enders'...
43. Sorcha Cusack Sorcha Cusack Actress, Snatch
44. Stephen Farrelly Stephen Farrelly Actor, WWE Raw Sheamus O'Shaunessy began his wrestling career in The Monster Factory in April 2002 where he trained under the supervision of former WWF professional wrestler Larry Sharpe along with former ECW referee Jim Molineaux. SOS made his wrestling debut 6 weeks later against WWA and TNA star Robert Pigenion. After a bright start a neck injury in 2002 ruled Sheamus out of action for two long years...
45. Jim Sheridan Jim Sheridan Producer, In the Name of the Father Jim Sheridan is a master story-teller, and an acclaimed film director of few films, but good films nevertheless. Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1949, Sheridan moved to America in 1982, meeting a man who invited him to run the Irish Arts Center. He found a place to live in Hell's Kitchen, New York City...
46. Emmett J Scanlan Emmett J Scanlan Actor, Hollyoaks
47. Brendan O'Carroll Brendan O'Carroll Actor, Agnes Browne
48. John Carney John Carney Director, Once
49. Stanley Townsend Stanley Townsend Actor, Florence Foster Jenkins Mr Townsend was born in August 1961 and studied Engineering and Maths at Trinity College, Dublin, where he first became interested in amateur dramatics, later co-founding the Rough Magic Theatre company with writer Declan Hughes and director Lynne Parker and going on to appear at both the Gate and Abbey Theatres in Dublin...
50. Brenda Fricker Brenda Fricker Actress, My Left Foot This Irish character actress gained experience in Irish theater and with the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Court Theatre Company in Great Britain. Brenda Fricker received great acclaim for her Oscar-winning supporting performance as the determined mother of a son afflicted with cerebral palsy in "My Left Foot" (1989)...
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