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Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan is an Irish-American film actress born on April 12, 1994, in New York City. She began her career on the Irish television series’ The Clinic and Proof before delving into films in Hollywood. She played roles in 2007’s I Could Never Be Your Woman and Atonement, the latter garnered her an Oscar nod for Best Supporting Actress. In 2009, she played the lead role in Peter Jackson‘s The Lovely Bones, and later took on the titular role in the film Hanna (2011).

Acting Career

Actor Saoirse Una Ronan was born in New York City on April 12, 1993, to Irish parents, actor Paul Ronan and his wife, Monica. Saoirse Ronan appeared on Irish television, on the series The Clinicand Proof, before breaking into Hollywood. She debuted on the big screen in a supporting role in 2007’s I Could Never Be Your Womanstarring Michelle Pfeiffer.

That same year, Ronan gave a critically acclaimed performance in the award-winning drama Atonement starring Keira Knightley. The film was adapted from the Ian McEwan novel, and Ronan received Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as 13-year-old Briony Tallis.

Recent Projects

Ronan’s recent projects include The Lovely Bones (2009), Peter Jackson‘s big-screen adaptation of Alice Sebold‘s acclaimed novel. Ronan played the part of Susie Salmon, a young girl who is brutally raped and murdered and then watches her family cope from heaven. In 2011, she took on the titular role in the film Hanna.

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