Orla Brady

TV Actress

Orla Brady was born in Dublin, Leinster, Ireland on March 28th, 1961 and is the TV Actress. At the age of 62, Orla Brady biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
March 28, 1961
Place of Birth
Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
62 years old
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Actor, Film Actor, Stage Actor
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Orla Brady Life

Orla Brady (born 28 March 1961) is an Irish theatre, television, and film actress born in Dublin.

She has been nominated for numerous awards from the Irish Film & Television Academy for her role in televised shows as well as her role in the RTÉ/BBC co-production A Love Divided, in which she portrayed Sheila Cloney for which she received the 1999 Golden Nymph Best Actress Award.

She began her acting career with the Balloonatics Theatre Company as a touring artist and then landed her first minor role in television as a bank clerk in the film Minder in 1993.

Vanessa in Words Upon the Window Pane was her first film role as Vanessa in Words Upon the Window Pane in 1994.

Brady appeared in a number of US and UK series, as well as in a Doctor Who special.

Early life

Brady was born in Dublin, the second of Patrick and his partner Catherine (Kitty). She lived in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland, from the time she was born until the age of seven. She was educated at a Loreto Convent in Wicklow and an Ursuline Convent in Dublin.

At 25, she moved to Paris, where she studied at L'Ecole Gaulier, securing a place in Marcel Marceau's École Internationale de Mimodrame de Paris.

Personal life

Brady then moved to Los Angeles, where she met English photographer Nick Brandt, who married in December 2002 in the Kenyan Chyulu Hills. She also has a Georgian flat in Dublin. In an interview, she confessed that she left Ireland because she discovered it to be a brutal place with no opportunity. The 2015 marriage equality and 2018 referendums, as well as the burgeoning Irish industry, all changed her mind, causing her to say, "This is a different Ireland, and it accepts me now."

Brady is an atheist.


Orla Brady Career


Brady began her acting career with Balloonatics Theatre Company, as well as touring performances of Hamlet and Finnegan's Wake. She then returned to Dublin to appear at the Gate Theatre, where she appeared in House of Bernarda Alba and Natasha in Three Sisters. She played Kate in Brian Friel's Philadelphia, Here I Come!, which later moved from the King's Head Theatre to the West End after he moved to London.

Brady's first professional work in England was in Blinded by the Sun by Stephen Poliakoff at the Royal National Theatre, and she's since embarked on a career based on both Irish and British locations in theater, television, and film. They included the RTÉ/BBC co-production A Love Divided, in which Sheila Cloney was the recipient of the 1999 Golden Nymph Best Actress Award at the Monte-Carlo Television Festival. Siobhan Dillon, a lawyer who had to maintain her marriage with husband Hari while also having an affair with her colleague Dominic, with whom she later went on to have a child. In addition, she appeared in RTÉ's Proof and appeared in films including Words Upon the Window Pane (1994), The Luzhin Defence (2007), How About You (2007), and 32A (2006).

Brady has also appeared in Family Court, where she played Naoise O'Niell since moving to California in 2001. On CBS, the show ran for three years. She has also appeared in Nip/Tuck, a US drama about plastic surgeons in which she played Dr. Jordan. Claire Stark, the ex-wife of James Woods' character, later appeared in Shark as Claire Stark. She appeared in Firewall, the second episode of BBC series Wallander, in 2008. Meredith Gates, a fleecing art collector who has herself been arrested in the first series of the British series Hustle, appeared in the first series.

In the Fox television series Fringe, Brady portrayed Elizabeth Bishop, the wife of Walter Bishop and the mother of Peter Bishop, beginning in 2009. She appeared in the television series The Deep with James Nesbitt, where she played Catherine. Katie Dartmouth appeared in the television series Strike Back as Katie Dartmouth.

Mrs Sheringham, an angel who fell in love with a human and became mortal, appeared in the ITV series Eternal Law in 2012. Taryn appeared in the Sky One series Sinbad. She appeared in late 2013 as Countes Vera Rossakoff in the television adaptation of The Labours of Hercules, which was part of Agatha Christie's Poirot's final series alongside David Suchet.

Brady appeared in the BBC science fiction film Doctor Who as the character Tasha Lem on December 25, 2013. In 2014, she appeared in Banished, playing Anne Meredith.

Lydia, a principal actress in the AMC's martial arts drama series Into the Badlands from 2017 to 2019. In 2019, Brady portrayed Dr. Hopple in American Horror Story: 1984, the ninth season of the FX horror anthology television series American Horror Story.

In the first season of Jean-Luc Picard's Romulan housekeeper, Laris, appeared in the sci-fi series Star Trek: Picard on a recurring basis in 2020. Tallinn, a "Supervisor" in Star Trek: The Original Series), a fictional character in the year 2024 storyline, with her appearance as Laris briefly in the 25th century storyline.

Brady performed in a series of photographic figure studies that were later published in The Illustrator's Figure Reference Manual (1987). The Singing Butler featured a photograph of Brady posing in her own clothing, as the artist Jack Vettriano's principal subject.


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