Saoirse Ronan is an Irish and American actress. She rose to prominence as a young actress with her role in the 2007 film, Atonement. Since then, she has not looked back but is only waxing stronger in her career. She has become a three-time Academy Award nominee following her recent nomination for her role in Lady Bird.
Saoirse has scored numerous awards for her different roles which include the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Actress.
Saoirse Ronan’s Bio
Born as Saoirse (which means freedom in traditional Irish and pronounced Sir-shuh) Una Ronan, she is the only child of her Irish parents, Monica (nee Brennan) and Paul Ronan, an Irish actor. Her parents are both Dublin, Ireland natives. Saoirse Ronan greeted mother earth with her first cries on 12 April 1994 in The Bronx, New York. The star holds dual citizenship in Irish and America.
She is from a family of actors with a mother who acted as a child and a father who trained as an actor after he worked in construction and as a bartender. She identified with her roots at 3 when her family moved to Dublin, Ireland and settled briefly in County Carlow. In her teens, they moved to Howth where she would later buy a home in 2013.
She attended a local school but was later home-schooled by a private tutor. Saoirse lives in Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland.
Her father would always take his little girl to rehearsals where she got enthralled by the acting world and would become a sensation there in the future.
Fast forward to that future, she made her acting debut in 2003 with the Irish medical drama series, The Clinic and in feature films in 2007 with a part in I Could Never Be Your Woman. That same year, she would appear in a supporting role as Briony Tallis in the film, The Atonement. It became her breakthrough, making her prominent and earning her her first Oscar nomination in 2008 at the age of 13. She also won the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
The young starlet became the next big thing and appeared in a number of films taking up challenging roles different from her preceding ones. Some of her films include The Lovely Bones (2009) where she played the role of a murdered girl seeking vengeance, in Hanna (2011) she played a teenage assassin, Byzantium (2012), she portrayed a vampire and in 2014, she played a chef in The Grand Budapest Hotel.
For her lead role in the 2015 film, Brooklyn, Saoirse scored her second Academy Award nomination. She made her Broadway debut as Abigail Williams in The Crucible (2016). Soaring in her career, she landed the lead role in Greta Gerwig‘s film Lady Bird where she played a high school senior. This role led her to host Saturday Night Live for the first time and got her a third Oscar nomination.
She became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2010 as well as an ambassador for the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
Is Saoirse Ronan Dating Anyone? Who is her Boyfriend?
The rise to stardom comes with its attendant interest in almost if not everything about one, with relationship status being a major topic. Saoirse Ronan has really made her mark in acting and is definitely soaring higher and so every detail about her becomes a topic for public scrutiny.
In 2013, it was rumored that she hooked up with her on-screen lover, George MacKay, a British actor, who was her co-star in How I Live Now (2013). Shortly after, she was reported to be dating another co-star, Max Iron from the 2013 film, The Host. He is also a British actor and they were together for only a short period.
Her new relationship status is currently dating. Like her previous relationships where she met her beaus on set, her current date is no different. The duo met at the shooting of his music video for his song, Cherry Wine in 2017. Andrew Hozier-Byrne is his name. He is an Irish singer and is known for his hit Take Me to Church (2014).
They were seen together on a number of dates in Dublin in May 2017 and also with a group of friends at the 2fm Christmas Ball after the video shoot. The famous couple may not have said anything about the relationship but we do hope they are an item.
Saoirse appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in December 2017 where she was asked if she was dating anyone. She gave the most awkward response that she doesn’t know how to date and doesn’t even know how to talk about dating. She was just joking, right?
Saoirse Ronan’s Height and Feet
The Lady Bird actress is well-endowed with a beautiful and shapely body. She has a slim body build which is well accentuated by her beautiful feet. A pair of striking blue eyes further adds to her attractive features.
Other Body Measurements
Chest: 32 inches
Waist: 23 inches
Hip: 34 inches
Dress Size: 2(US)
Shoe Size: 8(US)
Bra Size: 30B
Height: 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
Weight: 55 kg (121 pounds)