Saoirse Ronan Movies, Early Life, Career Highlights, Awards, Acknowledgment, Personal Life and Net Worth

Published Date   02nd Sep. 2017, 07:54 am
Saoirse Ronan Movies, Early Life, Career Highlights, Awards, Acknowledgment, Personal Life and Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name:Saoirse Una Ronan
Nationality:Irish / American
Net Worth:$2.5 million

Irish-American actress, Saoirse Ronan movies Atonement (2007) and Brooklyn (2015) earned her a number of nominations thereby raising her prominence and net worth.


Born in 1994, Saoirse Ronan is the nominee of Academy Award twice for her performance in Atonement. Similarly, she earned BAFTA, Golden Globe, two Screen Actos Guild and Satellite Award nomination for her performance in Brooklyn. The other Saoirse Ronan movies that rose her prominence are The Way Back (2010), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) and Hanna (2011).

Early Life and Background

Saoirse Ronan was born Saoirse Una Ronan on April 12, 1994 in The Bronx, New York. She grew up as the only child of her Irish parents Monica and Paul Ronan. Her father is an actor and her mother was formerly an actress. Ronan, with her parents, moved to Howth, Dublin when she was a teen. She holds both Irish and American citizenship.

Professional Career Highlights

Saoirse Ronan made her debut in 2003 medical drama The Clinic. Soon, she appeared in ministerial Proof. She had auditioned to play Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; however, she lost the role to Evanna Lynch.

When Ronan was 12 years old, she auditioned and got the role of Briony Tallis in Atonement (2007) alongside Kiera Knightley. The movie became a commercial and critical success. It grossed US$130 million and won a number of awards. Among Saoirse Ronan movies, Atonement became a huge success, which eventually rose her prominence as young actress.

Later, she appeared in I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007) which failed to attract enough viewers. The following year, she played Benji McGarvie in thriller Death Defying Acts and Lina Mayfleet in fantasy City of Ember. Even though both of the films failed to gather success, Saoirse Ronan earned an award for her performance.

Saoirse Ronan movies list grew as she portrayed 14 years old Susie Salmon in Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones (2009). The movie got mixed reviews; however, Ronan received appraisal for her performance. In 2010, she played Irena in The Way Back. After this appearance, she got an invitation to join Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The year 2011 turned into a good one for her. She starred as title character in action thriller Hanna. The movie garnered her positive reviews from critics. Towards the end of the same year, she partook in promotion of Irish Film Institute’s Archive Preservation Fund. In November she became the ambassador of Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

Other Saoirse Ronan movies which did not do quite well in box office are The Host (2012) and Byzantium (2012). However, the following year, she appeared in How I Live Now as a New York City teenager. The role bagged her a Turner Prize.

Further, Ronan has appeared in The Grand Budapest Hotel with Bill Murray and Jude Law. She also got a role in Ryan Gosling’s first directorial debut film Lost River (2014). Similarly, she starred as Leia in psychological thriller Stockholm, Pennsylvania.

Ronan made her directorial debut in the year 2012 with Violet & Daisy. In the movie, she played the role of a teen assassin.

In 2015, Saoirse Ronan landed the lead role of Eilis Lacey in Brooklyn. The film is based on the novel written by Colm Toibin. The movie garnered huge success in addition to Ronan’s performance gaining new height of prominence through her performance.

Awards and Nominations

Her performance in Atonement earned her multiple nomination. She was a nominee for BAFTA Award, Academy Award nomination, and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Supporting Role. Similarly, Ronan earned Irish Film & Television Award for her performance in Death Defying Acts.

Further, Saoirse Ronan movies The Lovely Bones and The Way Back won her Critics’ Choice Award and IFTA Award respectively. She also received Saturn Award and second BAFTA Award nomination for The Lovely Bones.

Her performance in Brooklyn amassed multiple nominations. In addition, Ronan became the nominee of Academy Award for Best Actress. The movie garnered Academy Award nomination for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Apart from Saoirse Ronan movies appearances, she gained wide fame through her appearances on Broadway production. She played Abigail Williams in the play The Crucible, which ran for 125 performances. It was her debut play.

Upcoming Projects

Saoirse Ronan movies have earned her wide recognition in young age, due to which she has received offers for future. She will star in comedy drama Lady Bird and On Chesil Beach. Besides, Ronan will play Marguerite Gachet in animated film Loving Vincent and Marty Stuart in film adaptation of Mary Queen of Scots in upcoming years.

Recognition and Acknowledgment

For her role as Briony Tallis in Atonement, Ronan received positive reviews. Ty Burr of The Boston Globe praised her saying “remarkable and eccentric”. Likewise, Jackson described her “just amazing on-screen” and Richard Corliss of Time described her performance in The Lovely Bones as “magic”.

Personal Life and Relationship

Saoirse Ronan is a young and aspiring actress who currently lives in Manhattan, New York City.  She briefly dated her co-star of How I Live Now, George MacKay in 2012.

Salary and Net Worth

The beautiful and talented actress, Saoirse Ronan has a net worth of $2.5 million. Ronan accumulated it through her performance in the early age. Some of the hit Saoirse Ronan movies have additionally helped her earn good net worth.

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