Early in the new millennium, 2001 to be precise, Dominique McElligott began her career as a professional actress – a career that caught her interest after she watched Daniel Day-Lewis‘ performance in My Left Foot, a film released in 1989. Following a decade of acting, the Irish actress made the transition to Hollywood in 2011, landing her debut American project in Hell On Wheels, an AMC TV series where she played the role of Lily Bell – one of the main roles for a total of 19 episodes. McElligott has only soared higher with every performance. Her notable credits have come to include The Astronaut Wives Club, as well as the highly acclaimed House of Cards.
Dominique McElligott’s Biography & Age
The TV star, Dominique McElligott, was born on the 3rd of May 1986 in Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland. Though her parents do not have careers in show business, they are movie lovers as can be seen in Dominique’s story of how she decided to pursue a career as an actress.
A very young Dominique was watching the 1989 film, My Left Foot with her parents when she was enamored by Daniel Day-Lewis’s performance, and as the movie ended, her parents began discussing about the actor’s performance and young Dominique was completely wowed by the actor’s portrayal, which she deemed ‘cool’ and thought to herself that she could probably do that someday.
Her first step to becoming superhuman like Daniel Day-Lewis was enrolling at an after-school drama school and in the process, she completely fell in love with everything that had to do with acting. By 2001, at the age of 15, Dominique McElligott was ready for life as an actress. She landed her debut role as Cora Collins in the Irish drama series, On Home Ground.
She would remain in Ireland for the next decade, landing small parts in TV shows including Whiskey Echo, Being Human, and Raw. In film, she made her debut in 2008’s Dark Floors before appearing in the British science fiction BAFTA-nominated film, Moon.
Sometime in 2010, Dominique McElligott had just finished filming a Western in Bolivia when her manager asked that she moved to Los Angeles to better her chances at bigger projects. Initially reluctant, McElligott later decided to heed her manger’s request and the rest is history.
Her first American project – the role of Lily Bell in Heels of Wheels was the breakthrough that she desired. Up next was a role as Louise Shepard in The Astronaut Wives Club in 2015 and later in 2016, the role of Hannah Conway – the aspiring first-lady and wife of Republican presidential nominee and war veteran, Will Conway in House of Cards.
Dominique McElligott was also part of the main cast in Amazon’s The Last Tycoon and the superhero drama web series, The Boys.
Who Is Dominique McElligott’s Husband?
When it comes to McElligott’s love life and every other thing about her personal life, fans shouldn’t really expect anything more than the basic facts. The only obtainable fact about her marital life, as of this writing, is that the actress is unmarried.
An old-fashioned person as she’s chosen to describe herself, Dominique McElligott operates no social media accounts and has said it would remain that way forever – a very bitter pill for her loyal fans to swallow.
It is not that McElligott has anything against social media, she just doesn’t want people to know too much about her. With this, the media would definitely not be getting details about her romantic life any time soon.
Facts About The Irish Actress
• As a kid, Dominique McElligott took some horse-back riding lessons which she perfected while filming for a Western in Bolivia, the later experience would come in handy when she was cast as Lily in Heels on Wheels.
• Her Heels On Wheel‘s character, Lily Bell, was the second time she was playing as a ‘Bell’; her character in the 2009 British film Moon was named Tess Bell.
• McElligott doesn’t seem to be much of a blockbuster person but that would have changed as she was originally considered to play Gwen Stacy in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), the role later went to Emma Stone.
• She practices yoga and loves to read.
• She returned to Ireland in 2017 for the first time in 10 years since leaving for LA in 2009. A dog lover, she made the trip with her dogs.
• The tall blonde actress stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches.