Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan (born 12 April 1994) is an Irish American film actress. She began her career as a child and came to international prominence in 2007 after co-starring in the film Atonement, which gained her nominations for a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Ronan has since appeared in several Hollywood films, including the romantic comedy I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007), the science fiction-fantasy film City of Ember (2008) and the war drama The Way Back (2010). She was awarded a Saturn Award and a second BAFTA Award nomination for her portrayal in Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones (2009).

Born in New York City as an only child, she is the daughter of Irish parents Monica and Paul Ronan – the latter an actor – who were living in New York at the time. Her family is Catholic. She was raised in County Carlow, Ireland, having moved to Ireland when she was three years old. Ronan is currently home schooled and lives in County Carlow. As a baby, she sometimes accompanied her father on the set when he was working on such films as The Devil's Own.

She supports the Irish Blue Cross, as the charity had reunited her with her runaway dog Sassie. Her first name means "freedom" in Irish.

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