Saoirse Ronan Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More
Saoirse Una Ronan (/sr un roonn/ SUR-sh OO-n ROH-nn, Irish: born 12 April 1994) is an Irish actress of American origin. Since her adolescence, she has been primarily known for her work in period dramas, for which she has received numerous awards, including a Golden Globe Award, as well as nominations for four Academy Awards and five British Academy Film Awards.
Ronan made her acting debut in the Irish medical drama series The Clinic in 2003, and her film debut in I Could Never Be Your Woman in 2004. (2007). Her breakthrough role as a precocious adolescent in Joe Wright's Atonement (2007) earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her career progressed with starring roles in The Lovely Bones (2009) as a murdered girl seeking closure and Hanna (2011) as a teenage assassin, as well as a supporting role as a baker in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). Ronan received critical acclaim and Academy Award nominations for her performances in Brooklyn (2015) as a homesick Irish immigrant in 1950s New York, the eponymous high school senior in Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird (2017), and Jo March in Gerwig's Little Women (2019). She also received a Golden Globe nomination for Lady Bird.
On stage, Ronan played Abigail Williams in The Crucible's Broadway revival in 2016 and Lady Macbeth in The Tragedy of Macbeth's West End revival in 2021. Forbes included her in two of their 30 Under 30 lists in 2016, and The New York Times ranked her tenth on its list of the greatest actors of the twenty-first century in 2020.
Saoirse Una Ronan was born on April 12, 1994, in New York City's Bronx, to Irish parents Monica (née Brennan) and Paul Ronan, both from Dublin. Her father worked in construction and in bars before studying acting in New York, and her mother was a nanny who had acted as a child. Her parents were initially undocumented immigrants who had fled Ireland during the 1980s recession and struggled financially in New York. When Ronan was three years old, his family returned to Dublin. She grew up in Ardattin, County Carlow, and attended Ardattin National School. Her parents later had her privately tutored at home. In her early adolescence, she returned to Dublin with her parents, who had settled in the seaside village of Howth. She was raised Catholic, but she admits to having doubts about her faith as a child.
Early work and success (2003–2009)
Ronan made her RTÉ debut in the 2003 prime time medical drama The Clinic, and she also appeared in the mini-series Proof. At the same time, Ronan auditioned for the role of Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), which she lost to fellow Irish actress Evanna Lynch. Amy Heckerling's romantic comedy I Could Never Be Your Woman, shot in 2005, was Ronan's first film. It was released theatrically in a few international markets in 2007 and on DVD in the United States in 2008, after it struggled to attract financing and several deals fell through during post-production. Ronan played the daughter of Michelle Pfeiffer's character in the film, and Paul Rudd played Pfeiffer's love interest. Variety's Joe Leydon called the film "desperately unfunny," but he thought the interplay between Ronan and Pfeiffer's characters was one of the film's highlights.
Ronan attended a casting call for Joe Wright's 2007 film adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel Atonement when he was 12 years old. She auditioned for and was cast in the role of Briony Tallis, a 13-year-old aspiring novelist who changes several people's lives by accusing her sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. She co-starred with Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. The film earned more than US$129 million worldwide despite a $30 million budget. Ty Burr of The Boston Globe called her "remarkable eccentric", and Christopher Orr of The Atlantic wrote that she is "a marvel, elegantly capturing the narcissism and self-doubt that adhere to precocity". Ronan was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Academy Awards, making her the seventh youngest nominee in that category.
In the supernatural thriller Death Defying Acts (2007), Ronan played the daughter of an impoverished psychic (played by Catherine Zeta-Jones), and in the fantasy film City of Ember, she starred as Lina Mayfleet, a heroic teenager who must save the inhabitants of an underground city named Ember (2008). Both films received mixed reviews and bombed at the box office. In a review for the latter, critic Stephen Holden noted how Ronan's abilities were wasted.
In 2009, Ronan co-starred in Peter Jackson's supernatural drama The Lovely Bones, alongside Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon, and Stanley Tucci, based on Alice Sebold's novel of the same name. Susie Salmon, a 14-year-old girl who was raped and murdered, watches from the afterlife as her family struggles to move on with their lives while she grapples with her quest for vengeance. Ronan and her family were initially hesitant for Ronan to accept the role because of the subject matter, but agreed after Jackson assured them that the film would not contain gratuitous rape and murder scenes. Several sequences in the film made extensive use of special effects, and much of Ronan's footage was shot in front of a blue screen. Reviewers were critical of the film's story and message, but Richard Corliss of Time believed that Ronan had successfully invested the gruesome tale with "immense gravity and grace". He later thought it was the third best performance of the year. Sukhdev Sandhu of The Daily Telegraph considered Ronan to be the sole positive aspect of the production, writing that she "is simultaneously playful and solemn, youthful yet old beyond her years". The film was a box office failure. It earned Ronan a BAFTA nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
ascension to prominence (2010–2014)
In Peter Weir's war drama The Way Back (2010), Ronan played Irena, a Polish orphan during WWII who joins escaped Siberian convicts on a 4,000-mile (6,400-kilometer) journey to India. It was shot on location in Bulgaria, India, and Morocco and starred Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, and Ed Harris. The following year, Ronan reunited with Joe Wright in the action film Hanna, about a 15-year-old girl raised in the Arctic wilderness to be an assassin. Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett co-starred in the film as Hanna's father and a villainous CIA agent, respectively. Ronan did her own stunts and spent months training in martial arts, stick fighting, and knife fighting in preparation. Critics praised Ronan's performance as well as the film's action sequences. In his review for Rolling Stone, Peter Travers termed the film "a surreal fable of blood and regret" and labelled Ronan a "acting sorceress". Hanna was a moderately successful commercial success. She provided the lead voice in the English dub of Studio Ghibli's anime film Arrietty. Ronan was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when he was 16 years old.
Ronan participated in a promotion for the Irish Film Institute's Archive Preservation Fund in 2011, in which she was digitally edited into popular Irish films from the past as well as documentary footage. Violet & Daisy, directed by Geoffrey S. Fletcher, starred Ronan and Alexis Bledel as the titular assassins (2011). IGN's Eric Goldman compared the film unfavourably to Quentin Tarantino's work, commenting that Ronan's abilities had outstripped the material. Peter Jackson approached Ronan about playing an elf in The Hobbit film series, but she declined due to scheduling conflicts. Instead, she was drawn to Neil Jordan's horror film Byzantium (2012) because it offered her the chance to play a more complex and mature character. Gemma Arterton and her played mother-and-daughter vampires in the film. Alan Jones, writing for Radio Times, called the film a "evocative fairy tale that uses vampires as a prism to comment on humanity," and both Arterton and Ronan were "radiant" in it.
Ronan played Melanie Stryder, a human rebel, and Wanderer, a parasitic alien, in a 2013 film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's novel The Host. Critics disliked the film; Manohla Dargis termed it "a brazen combination of unoriginal science-fiction themes young-adult pandering", but took note of a "otherworldly aspect to screen presence, partly due to her stillness and her own translucent eyes, which can suggest grave intensity or utter detachment". Ronan played an American teenager sent to a remote farm in the United Kingdom during the outbreak of a fictional World War III in Kevin Macdonald's drama How I Live Now, an adaptation of Meg Rosoff's novel of the same name. Empire's Olly Richards found Ronan to be in "typically watchable form" in it, but the film did poorly at the box office. Ronan appeared as a barmaid named Talia in the critically panned animated film Justin and the Knights of Valour in her final film release of the year.
In 2014, Ronan had two film releases with widely disparate critical receptions: Wes Anderson's acclaimed comedy film The Grand Budapest Hotel and Ryan Gosling's panned directorial debut Lost River. In the former, an ensemble film starring Ralph Fiennes and Tony Revolori, Ronan played the love interest to Revolori's character. It was her first project in which she was not accompanied on set by her parents. The film grossed over $174 million on a $25 million budget and was named one of the greatest films of the century by the BBC. In the surrealistic fantasy film Lost River, Ronan played Rat, a mysterious young girl with a pet rat; The Independent's Geoffrey Macnab called the film a "wildly self-indulgent affair," but praised Ronan's "tough but vulnerable" portrayal.
seasoned actress (2015–present)
After appearing in Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015), a psychological thriller about Stockholm syndrome, Ronan starred in Brooklyn as Eilis Lacey, a young homesick Irishwoman in 1950s New York City. The film, directed by John Crowley, is based on Colm Tóibn's novel of the same name. Ronan saw parallels between her character's development and journey and her own. The film and Ronan's performance were acclaimed; Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian considered it to be a "heartfelt and absorbing film" and wrote that Ronan's "calm poise anchors almost every scene and every shot". The Los Angeles Times' Kenneth Turan praised the "overwhelming empathy she creates with the subtlest means, the remarkable way she's able to create achingly personal, intensely emotional sequences while appearing to do very little at all." Ronan was nominated for both an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama.
Ronan relocated to New York City in 2016 to begin rehearsals for her Broadway debut in a revival of Arthur Miller's play The Crucible. She played Abigail Williams, a devious maid who was responsible for the deaths of 150 people accused of witchcraft. Ivo van Hove directed the play, which was based on the Salem witch trials, and it ran for 125 performances. She read Stacy Schiff's book The Witches: Salem, 1692 in preparation and worked closely with van Hove to empathise with her villainous character. Instead of relying on previous portrayals of Williams, Ronan played her as "more victim than victimizer". Writing for The Hollywood Reporter, David Rooney considered Ronan to be "icy and commanding" and Linda Winer of Newsday commented that she had played the part "with the duplicity of a malevolent surfer-girl".
Following that, Ronan voiced Marguerite Gachet in the biographical animated drama Loving Vincent (2017), and starred alongside Billy Howle in a film adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel On Chesil Beach as troubled newlyweds on their honeymoon. In a mixed review of the latter film, Kate Erbland of IndieWire felt Ronan was underutilised and her performance was overshadowed by Howle's. She starred as Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson, a high school senior who has a tumultuous relationship with her mother, in Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age film Lady Bird (played by Laurie Metcalf). On the review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, it ranks among the best-reviewed films of all time. A. O. Scott of The New York Times called Ronan's performance "one of the best of the year." "Ronan navigates each twist and turn in Lady Bird's story with an uncanny blend of self-assurance and discovery. She is as spontaneous and unpredictable as a real 17-year-old, implying an astounding level of craft." She received Academy Award, BAFTA, and SAG nominations for Best Actress and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical.
In 2017, Ronan hosted an episode of the NBC sketch comedy Saturday Night Live, in which one of her sketches was criticised for its stereotypical portrayal of Irish people, and featured in the music video for Ed Sheeran's song "Galway Girl". The following year, she starred as Nina, an aspiring actress, in an adaptation of Anton Chekhov's play The Seagull. In a mixed review of the film, Michael O'Sullivan of The Washington Post praised Ronan's performance, writing that she "makes for an incandescent Nina, especially in her loopy final-act speech". In the period drama Mary Queen of Scots, she played Mary Stuart alongside Margot Robbie as Elizabeth I of England. Ronan and Robbie did not interact with one another until their climactic encounter to maintain the distance between their characters. Critic Todd McCarthy praised both actresses' performances and credited Ronan for " the film with fiercely individualistic spirit".
After learning about Greta Gerwig's upcoming film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women, Ronan campaigned to play the lead role of Jo March, an aspiring author during the American Civil War. She read Marmee & Louisa, a biography about Alcott and her mother, in preparation, and the cast rehearsed the script for two weeks before filming on location in Concord, Massachusetts. Little Women was critically acclaimed when it was released in 2019. Vanity Fair's Richard Lawson praised Ronan for portraying her character "in all her conflicted loyalty, the struggle between her familial contentment and her yearning for something more." The film grossed more than $218 million, making it her highest-grossing release. She was nominated for Best Actress at the Oscars, BAFTAs, and Golden Globes once more. This made Ronan, who is 25 years and six months old, the second youngest person to receive four Oscar nominations, trailing only Jennifer Lawrence.
In Francis Lee's Ammonite, a drama about a romantic relationship between the two women in the 1840s, Ronan played geologist Charlotte Murchison opposite Kate Winslet's Mary Anning in 2020. The two actresses worked closely together on the project and choreographed their own sex scenes. Steve Pond of TheWrap considered it to be "the most mature performance of [Ronan's] remarkable career". Ronan appeared in Wes Anderson's ensemble film The French Dispatch, about American journalists in France, in 2021. In the same year, she made her West End debut as Lady Macbeth in a revival of The Tragedy of Macbeth at London's Almeida Theatre, opposite James McArdle. Ronan was intimidated by the experience of performing Shakespeare for the first time in her career, and she drew inspiration for portraying the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth from Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's marriage. Ronan's "rare skill to make Shakespeare's beautiful but weighty words easy to understand," according to Alexandra Pollard of The Independent, was lauded. In the comedy mystery film See How They Run, Ronan co-starred with Sam Rockwell as cops investigating a murder in 1950s London (2022).
Ronan's next projects include a film adaptation of Iain Reid's science fiction novel Foe, directed by Garth Davis, and The Outrun, a film adaptation of Amy Liptrot's memoir of the same name, directed by Nora Fingscheidt. She will also appear in Steve McQueen's WWII film Blitz, which will be available on Apple TV+.
Off-screen work and personal life
Ronan is a dual Irish-American citizen who has stated, "I'm not sure where I'm from. I'm just an Irishman." She also considers herself to be a New Yorker. She is close to her parents and lived with them until she was 19 years old. She attributes her protection from uncomfortable situations to her mother, who accompanied her on film sets as a teenager. Ronan bought a house in Greystones, County Wicklow, in 2018 and sold it in late 2019. She plans to buy a house in West Cork in late 2020. She has been in a relationship with Scottish actor Jack Lowden, her Mary Queen of Scots co-star, since 2018 and divides her time between Dublin, London, and Scotland.
She avoids social media because it is "too stressful" for her. She had previously joined Twitter in late 2009 as a fan of English comedian Stephen Fry, whose extensive use of the site has been well documented, but quickly deleted her account. In a February 2018 interview, she stated, "I understand why musicians, journalists, and other public figures do it. Acting, on the other hand, is a different animal because you're not yourself when you're working. I'm not myself in anything that anyone sees me in... and self-promotion has always made me nervous."
Ronan represents the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. She is involved with the anti-homelessness campaign Home Sweet Home and supported the organization's illegal takeover of an office building in Dublin to house 31 homeless families in 2016. The following year, she appeared in a music video for Hozier's song "Cherry Wine," which raised awareness about domestic violence. She voted in favour of gay marriage in the 2015 Irish constitutional referendums, demonstrating her support for LGBT rights in Ireland.
Ronan's off-screen persona has been described as "lively, funny, and warm" by Erica Wagner of Harper's Bazaar, and "unpretentious" by Vanessa Thorpe of The Guardian. The New York Times critic A. O. Scott called Ronan "one of the most formidable actors in movies today" in his review of Lady Bird in 2017. The newspaper ranked her tenth on its list of the greatest actors of the twenty-first century in 2020. She was ranked sixth on The Irish Times' list of Ireland's greatest film actors of all time the same year.
Ronan was named to two Forbes 30 Under 30 lists and Time's Next Generation Leaders list in 2016. In 2018, she was named one of the best American actors under 30 by IndieWire and appeared on Maxim's Hot 100 list. The fashion website Net-a-Porter named her one of the best-dressed women in 2018. That same year, Calvin Klein chose her and Lupita Nyong'o to be the faces of Raf Simons' "Women," his first fragrance for the company. She wore a dress to the 2020 Oscars made from the excess fabric from the dress she wore to the BAFTAs to support sustainable fashion.
|Denotes productions that have not yet been released|
|2007||I Could Never Be Your Woman||Izzie Mensforth|
|The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey||Celia Hardwick|
|Atonement||Briony Tallis (aged 13)|
|Death Defying Acts||Benji McGarvie|
|2008||City of Ember||Lina Mayfleet|
|2009||The Lovely Bones||Susie Salmon|
|2010||Arrietty||Arrietty (voice)||English dub|
|The Way Back||Irena Zielińska|
|Violet & Daisy||Daisy|
|2013||The Host||Melanie Stryder / Wanderer "Wanda"|
|How I Live Now||Daisy|
|Justin and the Knights of Valour||Talia (voice)|
|2014||The Grand Budapest Hotel||Agatha|
|Muppets Most Wanted||Ballerina||Cameo|
|2015||Stockholm, Pennsylvania||Leia Dargon|
|Weepah Way for Now||Emily (voice)|
|2017||Loving Vincent||Marguerite Gachet (voice)|
|Lady Bird||Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson|
|On Chesil Beach||Florence Ponting|
|2018||The Seagull||Nina Zarechnaya|
|Mary Queen of Scots||Mary, Queen of Scots|
|2019||Little Women||Josephine "Jo" March|
|2021||The French Dispatch||Junkie / Showgirl #1|
|2022||See How They Run||Constable Stalker|
|TBA||The Outrun ||Rona||Post-production|
|2003–04||The Clinic||Rhiannon Geraghty||4 episodes|
|2005||Proof||Orla Boland||4 episodes|
|2014||Robot Chicken||Various||Voice; 2 episodes|
|2017||Saturday Night Live||Herself (host)||Episode: "Saoirse Ronan/U2"|
|2016||The Crucible||Abigail Williams||Walter Kerr Theatre, Broadway|
|2021||The Tragedy of Macbeth||Lady Macbeth||Almeida Theatre, West End|
|2013||"Garden's Heart"||Bat for Lashes||How I Live Now|
|2017||"Galway Girl"||Ed Sheeran||÷|
Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Saoirse Ronan
Ronan has been recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the following performances:
- 80th Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress, nomination, for Atonement (2007)
- 88th Academy Awards: Best Actress, nomination, for Brooklyn (2015)
- 90th Academy Awards: Best Actress, nomination, for Lady Bird (2017)
- 92nd Academy Awards: Best Actress, nomination, for Little Women (2019)
At 25 years and six months of age, Ronan is the second youngest person to accrue four Academy Award nominations, behind only American actress Jennifer Lawrence. She has received five British Academy Film Award nominations, and four Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. She has also received four Golden Globe Award nominations, winning Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Lady Bird (2017).
Saoirse Ronan Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Wiki, Family 2023
|Date of Birth||12-Apr-1994|
|Age in 2023||29|
|Birth Place||New York City, U.S.|
|Height||In Centimeters: 168 cm.|
In Meters: 1.68 m.
In Feet Inches: 5'6"
|Weight||In KG: Not known|
In Pound: Not known
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