Bea on stage during the Wikimania 2014
16 March 1984
County Kildare, Ireland
|Occupation||Actress, writer, comedian|
Aisling Bea (/ /; born Aisling O'Sullivan on 16 March 1984) is an Irish actress, comedian and writer. She won The Gilded Balloon's So You Think You're Funny award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012.
Early life and education
Bea's grandfather is Irish language novelist and poet Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin. Bea attended London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and has a degree in French and Philosophy from Trinity College in Dublin.
In 2012, Bea beat eight other comedians to win the Gilded Balloon So You Think You're Funny award at the 2012 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, making her the second woman to have won it in the award's 25-year history.
In 2013, Bea was nominated for Best Newcomer in the Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards, latterly the Perrier awards, for her show C'est La Bea.
- Fair City (2009) Cliodhna Norris
- We Are Klang (2009) Inspector
- Roy Goes to the Movies (2009) Ticket Girl
- Belonging To Laura (2009) Leanne Thompson
- Project Ha Ha (2010) Episode 3 The Savage Eye
- Freedom (2010) Aisling
- L.O.L (2010) Various/Writer
- Inn Mates (2010) Elf
- Come Fly With Me (2010) Mary O'Mara
- Lewis (2011) Hotel Receptionist
- Holby City (2011) Amelia Warner
- Trivia (2012)
- Cardinal Burns (2012) Sally
- Dead Boss (2012) Laura Stephens
- In with the Flynns (2012) Naimah
- The Town (2012 TV series) (2012) Carly
- Russell Howard's Good News Extra (2013) Herself (stand-up)
- 8 Out of 10 Cats (25 October 2013, 10 March 2014, 24 March 2014, 27 October 2014) Herself
- 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (2014) Herself
- Channel 4's Comedy Gala (2014) Herself (stand-up)
- Trollied (2014–15) Charlie
- QI Series L:2 Location, Location, Location & L:8 Lovely (2014); M:5 Maths & M:7 Middle Muddle (2015) Herself
- Vodka Diaries (2014) Nick
- Never Mind The Buzzcocks (2014) Herself
- Live At The Apollo (2014) Herself, stand-up act
- Celebrity Squares (2014, 2015) – celebrity, herself
- Would I Lie to You? (8 January 2015) Herself, guest
- The Delivery Man six part ITV comedy series (2015 onwards) role of junior midwife Lisa
- A League of Their Own (19 June 2015) Herself, guest
- Duck Quacks Don't Echo (29 June 2015) Herself, guest
- The Fall (2016) Main cast, series 3.
- Room 101 (14th January 2016) Herself.
- Insert Name Here (25th January 2016) Herself, guest.
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- "Five Essentials: Actor". Retrieved 27 July 2012.
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- Jones, Alice (12 August 2015). "Aisling Bea interview: The prize-winning comedian with the CV of a veteran on bringing her second stand-up show to the Fringe". The Independent. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
- Jarlath Regan (19 September 2015). "Aisling Bea". An Irishman Abroad (Podcast) (105 ed.). SoundCloud. Retrieved 22 September 2015.
- "Aisling Bea wins So You Think You're Funny". BBC News. 24 August 2012. Retrieved 24 August 2012.
- Duffy, Claire. "Aisling Bea is nominated for Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer Award". Entertainment.ie. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
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