Fast Facts

  • Released her first album When Justice Came in 1989 as part of the Black Velvet Band.
  • Made her film debut in The Commitments (1991), playing a backup singer.
  • Appeared in The Blue Macushla at the Druid Theatre in Galway in 1996.
  • Founded the music label Mermaid Records in 2001 and released her debut solo album, Charm.
  • Teamed with her husband, singer Kieran Kennedy, on the 2011 album The Storms Are On The Ocean.


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  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee


  • Kieran Kennedy — Husband
  • Louis Kennedy — Son
  • Daniel Kennedy — Son
  • Jesse James Kennedy — Son
  • Salvador Kennedy — Son


  • Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (BA in Political Science and Business, 1986)


  • Birth Name: Maria Josephine Doyle
  • Birth Place: Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
  • Profession: Actor, Singer

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