Fionnula Flanagan

  • Birth Name: Fionnghuala Manon Flanagan
  • Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
  • Profession: Actor

Fast Facts

  • Trained at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, but was dismissed after a year and a half because, she told People Magazine in 1978, "they didn't know what to do with me."
  • Worked at a variety of jobs, including as a waitress, a factory hand, a chauffeur, a language teacher, a group consultant, a football coach and as a substitute director at a halfway house.
  • In 1968, made her Broadway debut in Brian Friel's Lovers.
  • Portrayed six roles in both the stage and film versions of James Joyce's Women, which she also wrote and produced.
  • Received the Irish Film & Television Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.


  • 1978, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
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  • 1974, Tony — Actress, Supporting or Featured (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2019, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee


  • Garrett O'Connor — Husband
  • Rosanna McGuirk Flanagan — Mother
  • Terence Niall Flanagan — Father


  • Attended University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland