Fast Facts

  • At 10, costarred with her real-life sister, Emma, as siblings in 2003's In America, in a role written for a 14-year-old, but director Jim Sheridan was so impressed she got the part.
  • In America role was an acclaimed breakthrough that earned numerous accolades, including the Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role Award from the Phoenix Film Critics Society, and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female.
  • Other honors include a Shooting Stars award at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival and an Actress in a Supporting Role award in 2010 from the Irish Film & Television Academy for TV's The Tudors.
  • In 2012, cast as Princess Aurora, aka Sleeping Beauty, for the second season of the ABC hit Once Upon a Time.


  • 2003, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2004, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Female: Nominee
  • 2004, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Young Actor/Actress: Nominee


  • Derek Bolger — Father
  • Emma Bolger — Sister
  • Monica Bolger — Mother


  • Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
  • Birthday: February 28, 1991, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor

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