Date of Birth : Apr 12th 1994
American-born Irish actress. In 2008, at the age of 13, she became the seventh youngest actress to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Atonement (2007). The only actresses younger than her to be nominated are Tatum O’Neal, Mary Bedham, Quinn Cummings, Abigail Breslin, Patty McCormack and Anna Paquin.
Was cast in Ridley Scott’s vision of Robin Hood (2010), but dropped out in order to do Peter Weir’s film The Way Back (2010).
Although in traditional Irish, the name Saoirse would be pronounced “seer-sha”, she says it as “sur-shuh”.