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Top 10 Facts - Saoirse Ronan
12.14.2015
Fact #1

Ronan was born in Woodlawn, Bronx, in New York City. Saoirse is the only child.Her father is also an actor. Her mother had acted as a child.

Fact #2

She came to international prominence in 2007 after co-starring as Briony Tallis in the film Atonement. For her role in Atonement she received nominations for Academy Award, for Best Supporting Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Fact #3

Her film breakthrough was followed by her starring role in Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones for which she was awarded a Critic's Choice Award, a Saturn Award and a BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Fact #4

In 2008, Ronan starred in both Death Defying Acts and the science-fiction fantasy film City of Ember.

Fact #5

Also in November 2011, Ronan was announced as an ambassador for the ISPCC.

Fact #6

On 2 December 2013, Ronan announced the winner of the Turner Prize in Derry as part of the UK City of Culture 2013, and presented the prize to Laure Prouvost.

Fact #7

In November 2011, Ronan took part in a promotion for the Irish Film Institute Archive Preservation Fund, in which she was digitally edited into popular Irish films of the past, as well as documentary footage.

Fact #8

On her name she said, "Searcha" is how Irish people pronounce it but I would pronounce it "Sersha", like 'inertia'. It's Irish for 'freedom'. In 2012, Ronan briefly dated actor George MacKay. The met whilst filming their movie How I Live Now, according to its director.

Fact #9

In May 2015, Ronan backed the Yes side in the Merriage Equality Referendum regarding an amendment to the constitution of Ireland to mandate provision for same-sex marriage.

Fact #10

Ronan auditioned to play Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix, a role she eventually lost out to Evanna Lynch.

Fact #11
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