While talking about Irish actresses who have all made a name for themselves on the international scene and in Hollywood, names like Amy Shiels, Brenda Fricker, Fionnula Flanagan, and Sarah Bolger, come to mind. Succeeding in a country different from yours is not easy, but Shiels can be proud of what she has been able to achieve so far as both an actress and a voice actor. More so because she has come to be loved by a huge fan following that can’t seem to get enough of her. Read on to find out more about her career and personal life.
Amy Shiels – Bio
Amy Shiels was welcomed into the world on the 21st of February, 1991, in Dublin, Ireland. The identities of her parents are unknown and very little else is known about them other than that she is their seventh child. From a very young age, Shiels was said to have been interested in making a living as an actor.
While details of her early and later educational background are not available, she was known to have made a push towards making her dream a reality by joining the troupe of the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. She spent three years there before going on to make appearances on different Irish and British television series, such as On Home Ground (2001), where she played the character Trish, and The Abduction Club (2001), where she played Mary Nugent.
In 2003, Amy Shiels landed her big break as she was cast to play a role opposite Cate Blanchett in the biographical crime film, Veronica Guerin (2003). Following the role, she began appearing in mostly independent films, starting with the TV miniseries Jericho (2005) and then Casualty (2005), before The Clinic (2006). The year 2007 saw her appearing in the drama series Shattered, after which she appeared in the TV movie Dickens Secret Lover (2007). Her other notable appearances in independent films include in Slaughter (2009) and Citadel (2012).
From 2012, while Shiels still continued to take on a few acting roles here and there, she began taking up roles as a voice actor as she lent her voice to different video game characters. She began with the real-time strategy fantasy game ‘Divinity: Dragon Commander, where she voiced the character, Ophelia. She then appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare before entering into the Final Fantasy franchise, voicing the character Lunafreya Nox Fleuret in Final Fantasy XV (2016), Final Fantasy XV: Episode Prompto (2017), and Final Fantasy XV: Comrades (2017).
As mentioned above, Amy Shiels comes from a very large family in Dublin, Ireland, and is the seventh child of her parents. Other than these facts, nothing else is known about them, including their identities and what they do for a living. It is also not clear if she was the only member of her family who decided to try her hand at the performing arts or if she was motivated to do so by her kin.
Other Facts about Sam Heughan’s Girlfriend
1. Relationship with Sam Heughan
Amy Shiels had for so long kept all information about her personal life to herself as very little was known by the public about her relationship history and who she was dating. All this suddenly changed in July 2018 when she admitted to being in a relationship with People’s Choice Award-winning British actor, Sam Heughan, who is best known for his role as Jamie Fraser in the Starz tv series Outlander.
Rumors that the two were an item first made rounds in 2014 when a fan tweeted that the pair would make a beautiful couple and the actress liked the tweet. After that, everything went cold as they were only seen as friends by the public. Heughan even went on to enter into a relationship with actress Mackenzie Mauzy in 2017, as the two walked the red carpet together at the Oscar’s before their love fizzled out.
Fast forward to 2018 when speculation turned to reality as the Heughan and Shiels appeared side by side each other for the premiere of his spy comedy spoof movie The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018). They were soon spotted together again enjoying a night out at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, prompting further speculation that love was indeed in the air before she later confirmed that they were an item.
2. Body Measurements
In the United States where the average height of a woman is 5 feet 4 inches, Amy Shiels will be regarded as tall by many people as she stands at 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall. The Irish actress who has a pair of blue eyes and blonde hair is further said to weigh around 62 kg (137 lbs) while her body measurements are 36-24-35 inches (92-63-91 cm) for bust, waist and hips.