Birth Date: December 10, 1941
Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
Notable Films: The Others, Yes Man, Four Brothers, Waking Ned
Awards: Primetime Emmy Award (Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in Drama Series | Rich Man, Poor Man)
Fionnula Flanagan Biography:
Irish legend Fionnula Flanagan was born and raised in Dublin and grew up speaking both English and Irish. She was educated at the Abbey Theatre School in Dublin and was also educated for a time in Switzerland as a child. Performing in Irish theater for much of her youth, Fionnula gained recognition with a role in the Irish play An Triail. Not long after this, she made her first on-screen appearance in the film adaptation of Ulysses (1967).
After traveling throughout Europe, Flanagan settled in LA in 1968, taking roles on stage, and her Broadway debut came in the play Lovers that same year. Flanagan started to make a name for herself on the big and small screens. She appeared in movies like In the Region of Ice (1976), Youngblood (1986), and Money for Nothing (1993). On TV she won an Emmy Award for the miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man, and gained further acclaim for her performance in How the West Was Won.
Flanagan is best-known to Hollywood audiences for her role in the Nicole Kidman thriller-horror The Others (2001). Since then she has also had roles in the films Yes Man (2008), The Guard (2010), and Trash Fire (2016). She had a starring role in the TV series Brotherhood and appeared in 7 episodes of Lost.