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Saoirse Ronan (SEER-shuh RO-nuhn; born 12 April 1994) is an Academy Award-nominated Americanmarker born Irish actress. She is the eleventh youngest person to be nominated for an Academy Award and the seventh youngest to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress. Ronan received multiple award nominations for her role as the young Briony Tallis in the film Atonement. She plays Susie Salmon in the 2009 film adaptation The Lovely Bones.

Early life

Ronan, an only child, was born in New York Citymarker. She is the daughter of Irish parents Monica and Paul Ronan – the latter an actor – who were living in New York at the time. She was raised in County Carlowmarker, Irelandmarker, having moved to Ireland when she was three years old. As a small child, she sometimes accompanied her father on the set when he was working on such films as The Devil's Own and Veronica Guerin.

Personal life

Ronan currently attends Kilkenny Collegemarker in Ireland and lives in County Carlowmarker.

Saoirse Ronan


Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2007 The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey Celia Hardwick
Atonement Briony Tallis (age 13) Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Actress

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Youth in Film - Female

Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role - Female

Nominated - Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Nominated - BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated - Empire Award for Best Newcomer

Nominated - Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Supporting Actress

Nominated - Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Nominated - London Film Critics Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year

Nominated - London Film Critics Circle Award for British Breakthrough - Acting

Nominated - Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress

Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Nominated - St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress

Nominated - Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress
I Could Never Be Your Woman Izzie
2008 Death Defying Acts Benji Irish Film & Television Award for Actress in a Supporting Role

Nominated - Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer
City of Ember Lina Mayfleet Nominated - Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role
2009 The Lovely Bones Susie Salmon post-production
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Charlotte Doyle unknown
2010 The Way Back Irena post-production


References

  1. See inogolo:pronunciation of Saoirse Ronan.
  2. Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV - Oscar-nominated actress has family ties to Mercer County


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