Saoirse Ronan is an Irish-American actress born on April 12, 1994, in New York City, United States. She grew up in Ireland and began acting in stage productions as a child. Her breakthrough role came in 2007 with the film "Atonement," for which she received an Academy Award nomination at the age of 13.
Since then, Ronan has become one of the most talented and versatile actresses of her generation, with a range of critically acclaimed performances in film and theater. She has been nominated for several Academy Awards, including for her performances in "Brooklyn," "Lady Bird," and "Little Women."
In addition to her work in film, Ronan has also appeared in several theater productions, including a Broadway revival of "The Crucible" in 2016. She has been recognized for her contributions to the arts, receiving honors such as the British-Irish Woman of the Year Award in 2016 and the Hollywood Film Awards' New Hollywood Award in 2017.
Ronan is known for her nuanced and complex portrayals of young women on screen, often exploring themes of identity, coming-of-age, and self-discovery. She has been praised for her ability to convey subtle emotions and convey rich internal lives of her characters.
In addition to her acting work, Ronan is also involved in various charitable causes, including the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and the #TimesUp campaign. She is also a strong advocate for gender equality in the film industry, and has spoken out about the need for greater representation of women both in front of and behind the camera.