Kerry Condon biography

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Kerry Condon

Date of Birth: January 4, 1983

Kerry Condon is an Irish actress born in Tipperary. Having studied at the Dublin Theatre Arts School, she went to an open audition at age 16 for Alan Parker's Academy-Award nominated adaptation of Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes and landed the role. Shortly afterwards, she made her TV debut in a two-episode arc of the BBC series Ballykissangel.

At just 19, she became the youngest actress ever to play Ophelia for the Royal Shakespeare Company, in Steven Pimlott's staging of Hamlet. Her other stage work includes Wilson Milam's The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Paddy Kineen's The Lonesome West and a role in the New York run of The Cripple of Inishmaan.

Following Angela's Ashes, Kerry appeared alongside Imelda Staunton in the Steve Barron film Rat. In 2001, she starred in How Harry Became a Tree by Goran Paskaljevic, and in 2003 she played Kate Kelly alongside Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom and Naomi Watts in Ned Kelly. In 2005, Kerry appeared with Jet Li, Morgan Freeman and Bob Hoskins in Unleashed and also made her first appearance in the hit HBO/BBC series Rome. Kerry appeared in all 22 episodes of the acclaimed show between 2005 and 2007, playing the role of Octavia of the Julii. Also for HBO, Kerry played a role in the J.J. Abram-directed series Anatomy of Hope. On the big screen, she played opposite Christopher Plummer and Helen Mirren in The Last Station(2010).

More recently, she has provided the voice of Friday in a number of Marvel movies, including Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

She also played the role of Pamela in the award-winning film Three Billboards in Ebbing, Missouri (2017) and Katie in Bad Samaritan (2018).

Kerry, who grew up in the country on a horse farm, loves all animals and campaigns for their rights. She still enjoys riding horses when she's not working and sometimes, even when she's working, as she did when she played the role of Rosie on the HBO series Luck, set in the world of horse racing.