11 fun facts about Lady Bird star Saoirse Ronan (you might be surprised to learn)

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Saoirse Ronan attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 After Party at The Grosvenor House Hotel on February 02, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Saoirse Ronan attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 After Party at The Grosvenor House Hotel on February 02, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images) /

Many of you might know Saoirse Ronan as Christine “Lady Bird” MacPherson in Lady Bird, but she’s been acting since she was a young girl. She’s a remarkably talented actress and the absolute queen of accents. People can’t help but be intrigued by her and want to know more.

Every role that Saoirse Ronan takes on, she gives her all. Time and time again, Saoirse gives stellar performances and shows the entertainment world that she’s here to stay. She’s become a household name and has sky-rocketed to A-List performer status. Obviously, she’s extremely talented, but there is so much more about her that you probably don’t know.

Below, we shared 11 fun facts about the Lady Bird star that you might be surprised to learn!

Saoirse Ronan is an ambassador for a charity close to her heart

She is an ambassador for the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, a national charity in Ireland that aims at enhancing the lives of children by providing a wide range of services. Their goal is to make sure all children and young people are heard, valued, and safe. Saoirse also supports a campaign to help the homeless called Home Sweet Home.

Who is Saoirse Ronan dating?

She has been dating her co-star in Mary Queen of Scots, Jack Lowden. He is a Scottish actor best known for his role as Nikolai Rostov in the BBC miniseries War & Peace. The pair have been dating since 2018.

What was Saoirse Ronan’s breakout role?

Her breakout role was playing Briony, a 13-year-old aspiring novelist, in the 2007 romantic war drama film Atonement. She earned her first Oscar nomination for this movie.

What was Saoirse Ronan’s acting debut?

She made her acting debut playing Rhiannon Geraghty in the Irish medical series The Clinic. Saoirse appeared in four episodes in the series. She was just nine years old at the time.

Saoirse Ronan has received various accolades

Saoirse has been nominated for four Academy Awards, five British Academy Film Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. However, out of the Golden Globe nominations, she won the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for Lady Bird in 2017.

Was Saoirse Ronan in The Lovely Bones?

Yes! She played the main lead and narrator, Susie Salmon. You probably didn’t recognize her because she was much younger. She was 14 years old at the time.

What is Saoirse Ronan’s favorite T.V. show?

According to Ireland Before You Die, Saoirse Ronan’s favorite television series is Breaking Bad. I wouldn’t have pegged Saoirse to be a fan of the crime drama series, so this was surprising to learn.

Saoirse Ronan comes from a close-knit family

Saoirse was born in the Bronx to Irish parents. Her mother worked as a nanny, and her father was an aspiring actor. They didn’t have much money but made it their goal to provide for their only child. When Saoirse’s acting career began taking off, her mom would accompany her on set. However, Saoirse never felt like her mother hindered her from having fun as a kid. On the contrary, she was happy to have her mom around to help guide her away from bad situations.

Was Saoirse Ronan in an Ed Sheeran music video?

Yes, she was the main video girl in the artist’s music video for “Galway Girl.” She even got to handwrite the tattoo that Sheeran gets tattooed on his arm in the video. The tattoo reads, “Galway Grill.” She purposefully misspelled “Girl” to “Grill” because she thought it would be funny.

Saoirse Ronan does not have social media

You will not find Saoirse on social media. She briefly had a Twitter account in 2009 but only made one because she was a fan of British comedian Stephen Fry and he had an account. She has stated in previous interviews that she finds social media “too stressful.” Although we respect her decision, we still hope that she’ll return to social media one day.

Saoirse Ronan has never been in Netflix movies or shows

You read that right. It seems like every big star has made their Netflix debut. Sadly, Saoirse has not starred in any Netflix movies or shows. But we feel like that day will be coming soon.

Were you surprised by any of these fun facts about Saoirse Ronan? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

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