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Overview (3)

Born in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
Birth NameMaria Josephine Doyle
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Maria Doyle Kennedy was born on September 25, 1964 in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland as Maria Josephine Doyle. She is an actress, known for The Tudors (2007), The Commitments (1991) and Orphan Black (2013). She has been married to Kieran Kennedy since 1988. They have four children.

Spouse (1)

Kieran Kennedy (1988 - present) ( 4 children)

Trivia (6)

Was member of the Black Velvet Band. The band broke up in 1996.
Released her debut solo album, "Charm", on September 21, 2001 on Mermaid Records, her own independent record label. The album includes the musical accompaniment of a few of her co-stars from The Commitments (1991), including Robert Arkins and Félim Gormley.
She and her husband, Kieran Kennedy, have four sons.
Maria thought up the name "Hot House Flowers" for the successful 1980's Dublin band over coffee in the Trinity College Arts block, and was lead female vocalist in its early line-up.
Maria has just collaborated with Feist & Jarvis Cocker on a video for the song *Century* from Feist's new album. The project was a crazy mashup of Westside story and Thriller and featured Maria & Feist as dance-off gang leaders.... Maria writes and performs with husband Kieran Kennedy and along with the new album they have also completed their first short film *A Different Kind Of Day* written and directed by Maria, produced and scored by Kieran . They also raise 4 children together, although occasionally, when things are particularly frantic, they just throw packets of crisps at them. In May 2014 Maria featured on the Paul Noonan album *Printer Clips* with Joan As Policewoman and Martha Wainwright amongst others.
Campaigned in favour of the legalization of civil marriages between homosexuals in Ireland.

Personal Quotes (1)

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 often expected to be more amiable or more pleasing or more submissive than men generally. I think one theme in a lot of the songs is that they're about self: Happiness by Lisa Germano, Joyful Girl by Ani DiFranco, she's really explaining why she does it or what music does for her, a statement of self-strength or independence. But you can do it yourself. You can really make your own music.

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