Irish actors born in 1979

Here are 6 famous actors from Republic of Ireland were born in 1979:

Michael FitzGerald

Michael FitzGerald (September 29, 1979 Dublin-) a.k.a. Michael Ford-FitzGerald or Michael Fitzgerald is an Irish actor and voice actor.

He is best known for his roles in popular movies and TV series such as "Love/Hate", "Red Rock", "Into the Badlands", and "Vikings". FitzGerald started off his acting career in theater and eventually moved to television and film. In addition to his acting work, he has also done voice acting for several video games including "Hitman: Absolution" and "Watch Dogs". FitzGerald has been nominated for several awards for his performances, including an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama for his role in "Love/Hate".

Emmett J. Scanlan

Emmett J. Scanlan (January 31, 1979 Dublin-) a.k.a. Emmett Scanlan, Emmett J Scanlan, Emmet J. Scanlan or Scan is an Irish actor. He has one child, Kayla Scanlan.

Emmett J. Scanlan is best known for his role as Brendan Brady in the popular British soap opera, Hollyoaks. In addition to his television work, Scanlan has also appeared in several films such as The Fall, Charlie Casanova, and Guardians of the Galaxy. He has won several awards for his acting including the Best Actor at the 2011 British Soap Awards and the Best Supporting Actor at the 2015 Irish Film and Television Awards. In addition to his acting work, Scanlan is also a writer and director. He has written and directed several short films and has also worked as a producer on the film, The Belly of the Whale.

Chris O'Dowd

Chris O'Dowd (October 9, 1979 Boyle, County Roscommon-) a.k.a. Christopher O'Dowd is an Irish actor, comedian, screenwriter, television producer and film director.

He first gained recognition for his role as Roy Trenneman in the hit British sitcom "The IT Crowd". In 2011, he gained international fame for his supporting role as Officer Nathan Rhodes in the blockbuster hit "Bridesmaids", which earned him a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Since then, O'Dowd has appeared in a number of popular films and television shows, including "Friends with Kids", "This is 40", "The Sapphires", and "Girls". He also co-created and starred in the television series "Moone Boy", for which he won an International Emmy Award for Best Actor in 2013.

O'Dowd has also lent his voice to several animated films, including "Epic" and "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters". In addition to his work in acting, O'Dowd has also written and directed several short films and made his feature directorial debut with the 2013 romantic comedy "The Sapphires".

Jamie O'Keeffe

Jamie O'Keeffe (September 22, 1979 Cork-) is an Irish actor and musician.

He started his career as a musician, playing in various bands and touring across Ireland. In 2006, he made his acting debut on the Irish TV series "The Clinic" and has since appeared in several TV shows and films, including "Love/Hate" and "The Young Offenders". O'Keeffe is also a talented writer, having penned several plays and short films. He is known for his versatility as an actor, often taking on challenging and complex roles. In addition to his acting and music careers, O'Keeffe is also involved in various charitable causes and is an advocate for mental health awareness.

Ronan Cassidy

Ronan Cassidy (March 31, 1979 Dublin-) a.k.a. Ronan Colm Cassidy is an Irish actor.

He is best known for his roles in popular television shows such as "Fair City" and "Love/Hate". Cassidy developed an early interest in acting and attended drama school. He made his acting debut in a stage production of "Hamlet" and later went on to land supporting roles in various Irish theatre productions. His breakthrough role came in 2009 when he was cast as a series regular on "Fair City". Cassidy's talent and range as an actor have earned him critical acclaim and a loyal fan base. In addition to his television work, he has also appeared in several films and continues to work in the theatre.

Kieran O'Reilly

Kieran O'Reilly (September 3, 1979-) is an Irish actor, musician, singer-songwriter and police officer.

He was born in County Cork, Ireland and began his career in the arts as a musician, playing in local bands and touring throughout Ireland. O'Reilly later moved to the United States where he continued to pursue his music career and eventually transitioned into acting.

O'Reilly has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including "The Sopranos," "Boardwalk Empire," and "The Blacklist." He is also an accomplished stage actor, having performed in productions of "Les Miserables" and "The Phantom of the Opera."

In addition to his work in the arts, O'Reilly is also a police officer in Westchester County, New York. He has been recognized for his bravery and service, receiving several awards for his work in law enforcement.

Despite his busy schedule, O'Reilly continues to write and perform music, often incorporating his experiences as a police officer into his lyrics.

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