An Irish-American actress Saoirse Ronan was a child star that played a role in a television series The Clinic. Ronan was breaking suddenly to the Hollywood and starred in several big screens. Her prodigious talent brought her as an Oscar nominee and won prestigious awards.
Born to Irish parents in New York City on April 12, 1994, she spent her childhood in Dublin, Ireland after the family moved from the US. Following her dad who is an actor, Ronan began her career as an actress in The Clinic and made a film debut in 2007 as a supporting role in I Could Never Be Your Woman. She rose to stardom with the next film Atonement (2007), made her came to international prominence. Atonement is an award-winning film that starred Keira Knightley.
For the outstanding performance, 13-year-old Ronan earned an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress. Another success then followed. Ronan took a role in a drama Brooklyn (2015). It was a successful drama that brought her as a nominee in Golden Globe and Oscar for best lead actress. The following year, she made her Broadway debut in The Crucible as Abigail Williams. She also featured in Ed Sheeran’s Galway Girl music video.
As if her successful record was not enough, Saoirse Ronan played as a lead role in Lady Bird (2017) which led her to won her first Golden Globe for Best Lead Actress in 2018. She was also an Oscar nominee for Best Actress. In 2019, she was played a remarkable role in Little Women as Jo March, for which she received a best actress Oscar nomination. That made her became the second-youngest actress that earned four Oscar nominations in the age of 25. Ronan also listed in Next Generation Leaders list by Time and in Forbes 30 Under 30 lists.
Behind the fruitful Hollywood career, Saoirse Ronan is an activist. When Ireland was facing the referendum to abolish its abortion ban, Ronan supported the reproductive rights campaign. In 2016, she spoke out for the illegal takeover of an empty building in Dublin for the homeless’ shelter. Ronan also featured in Hozier’s Cherry Wine music video to spread the concern about domestic violence. She is a feminist and was vocal about gender pay gap in Hollywood. She was also chosen as the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) ambassador.