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Saoirse Ronan

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Fast Facts

  • First name is Gaelic and means "freedom
  • " Is an only child
  • As a baby, accompanied her father, actor Paul Ronan, on the sets of his movies
  • Grew up in Ireland; has dual Irish and American citizenship
  • Got her start on the Irish TV shows The Clinic and Proof
  • Along with her parents, expressed initial hesitancy to accept the lead in The Lovely Bones (2009) because of the film's rape and murder content, but the three were put at ease after meeting director Peter Jackson
  • Did extensive physical training, including some martial arts, for the film Hanna (2011)
  • Made her Broadway debut in the 2016 revival of The Crucible, playing Abigail Williams
  • Is a supporter of the animal-welfare charity the Irish Blue Cross, which reunited her with her dog after the dog ran away

Awards

  • 2020Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2020BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: nominated
  • 2019Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2019Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2018Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 2018Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 2018BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: nominated
  • 2018IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best Actress in a Lead Role Film: winner
  • 2017Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2017Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2016Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2016BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: nominated
  • 2016IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best Actress in a Lead Role Film: winner
  • 2015New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actress: winner
  • 2015Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actress - Runner-up: winner
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2015Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2014Irish Film & Television Awards-Best Lead Actress Film: winner
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2012Irish Film & Television Awards-Best Actress in a Film: winner
  • 2012Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Young Actor/Actress: nominated
  • 2010BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: nominated
  • 2010Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Young Actor/Actress: winner
  • 2010Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2010London Film Critics Association-Young British Performer of the Year: nominated
  • 2008Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2008Australian Film Institute Awards-Young Actor Award: nominated
  • 2008BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2008Critics' Choice Awards-Best Young Actress: nominated
  • 2007Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2007Golden Satellite Award-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2007Las Vegas Film Critics Association-Youth in Film Award - Female: winner
  • 2007Phoenix Film Critics Association-Best Young Actress: winner

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