14 Things to Know About Actress Saoirse Ronan

Jan 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Saoirse Ronan
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This Irish-American actress has stolen our hearts with powerhouse roles. You may remember her breakout part in The Lovely Bones, or you might recognize her from her work in The Host, The Way Back, and now, her Golden Globe-winning performance in Greta Gerwig's critical darling, Lady Bird, which is already making its mark on the 2018 awards show season.

But Ronan is so much more than an up-and-coming actress with a handful of awards nominations (and her first win!) under her belt. She's got a lot going on these days, and you can bet you're going to be hearing more about her (and that means you'd better brush up on correctly pronouncing her name, because people are going to be talking about her). As Ronan is becoming a household name, you might want to brush up on some fun facts to share about her to impress your friends and co-workers. Here are some things you may not have known about Ronan.

1 /14: Golden Globe Winner in 2018

Things to Know About Saoirse Ronan | Golden Globe Winner 2018
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1/14 :Golden Globe Winner in 2018

2 /14: Part of Time's Up for women's rights

Things to Know About Saoirse Ronan | Golden Globe's Time's Up Initiative
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2/14 :Part of Time's Up for women's rights

3 /14: Gorgeous at the 2016 Oscars

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3/14 :Gorgeous at the 2016 Oscars

4 /14: Nominated in 2008

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4/14 :Nominated in 2008

5 /14: Seventh youngest female to be nominated

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5/14 :Seventh youngest female to be nominated

6 /14: How do you even pronounce her name?

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6/14 :How do you even pronounce her name?

7 /14: Was born in the Bronx

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7/14 :Was born in the Bronx

8 /14: Supports same-sex marriage

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8/14 :Supports same-sex marriage

9 /14: Won an award, kicked off shoes

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9/14 :Won an award, kicked off shoes

10 /14: Was cast from an audition tape

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10/14 :Was cast from an audition tape

11 /14: Has dual citizenship

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11/14 :Has dual citizenship

12 /14: Considered for 'Cinderella'

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12/14 :Considered for 'Cinderella'

13 /14: First choice for 'Scarlet Witch'

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13/14 :First choice for 'Scarlet Witch'

14 /14: Her Broadway debut

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14/14 :Her Broadway debut