Amy Huberman

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Amy Huberman
Huberman at the Dublin Film Festival in 2012
Born (1979-03-28) 28 March 1979 (age 44)
Dublin, Ireland
  • Actress
  • Author
Years active2001–present
(m. 2010)

Amy Huberman (born 28 March 1979) is an Irish actress and writer. She is known for her role as Daisy in the RTÉ drama series The Clinic. In 2018, she began writing and starring in the comedy series Finding Joy.

Early life[edit]

Huberman grew up in Dublin,[1] south Dublin. She is the middle child of three siblings and the only daughter. Her father Harold was born in London to a Polish Jewish family;[2] her mother Sandra is from County Wexford. Her parents married in 1974. Her brother, Mark Huberman, is also an actor and worked in films such as Boy Eats Girl and on The Clinic as Kieran Miller.[3]

She was educated at Loreto College, Foxrock and she took classes in the Betty Ann Norton Drama School. Following school, she attended University College Dublin (UCD) intending to become a social worker, but when she found the drama society her career took a different direction.[4][5]

Acting career[edit]

From 2003 to 2009, Huberman portrayed the role of Daisy on RTÉ's drama series The Clinic.[6] Her film appearances include Satellites & Meteorites,[7] and A Film with Me in It, both released in 2008.


Huberman's debut novel, Hello Heartbreak (ISBN 978-1844882144), was published on 2 July 2009.[8] In 2018, Huberman began writing and starring in the comedy series Finding Joy, as titular character Joy.[9] To date, two series have been broadcast on RTÉ.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Huberman married former Ireland rugby captain Brian O'Driscoll in July 2010 in Lough Rynn Castle;[11] the couple have three children.[12][13][14]


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Bad Karma Jenny Pantelli
2005 Showbands Bella
2006 Showbands II Bella
2007 Shattered Nicole Lawlor
2008 Satellites & Meteorites Lucinda
2008 A Film with Me in It Sally
2009 Legend of the Bog Hannah Ross
2010 Rewind Karen Won: IFTA for Best Actress in a Film
2010 Three Wise Women Liz
2011 Stella Days Elaine Nomination: IFTA for Best Supporting Actress in a Film
2012 Chasing Leprechauns Sarah Cavanaugh Television film (Hallmark)
2013 The Stag Ruth
2016 Kill Ratio[15] Gabrielle Martin
2016 Handsome Devil Natalie Roche
2017 Zoo Emily Hall
Year Title Role Notes
2001–2002 On Home Ground Diane Collins 10 episodes
2006 Dream Team 80's Ann Kavanagh 1 episode
2007 Inspector George Gently Charlotte Dawson 1 episode
2003–2009 The Clinic Daisy O'Callaghan 62 episodes
Nominated: IFTA for Best Supporting Actress in Television
2010 Your Bad Self Herself 6 episodes
2010 Comedy Lab 1 episode
2011–2012 Threesome Alice Main role
2014 Moone Boy Miss Tivnan 1 episode
2015 Silent Witness Carol Mansfield Episode: "Protection" (2 parts)
2016–2018 Can't Cope, Won't Cope Kate 5 episodes
2016 Cold Feet Sarah Poynter 4 episodes
2017–2018 Striking Out [15] Tara Rafferty 10 episodes
2018 Butterfly Gemma Main role
2018 Finding Joy Joy Main role
2019 Flack Celina Pope 1 episode
2022 Derry Girls Tara 1 episode


  1. ^ "From the southside to the dark side". The Irish Times. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Amy and Bod's New Adventure". Irish Independent. 2 December 2012.
  3. ^ Mark Huberman at IMDb
  4. ^ Hurst, Greg (12 July 2009). "Profile Amy Huberman". The Times. London. Retrieved 23 April 2010.
  5. ^ Jarlath Regan (29 October 2016). "Amy Huberman". An Irishman Abroad (Podcast) (163 ed.). SoundCloud. Retrieved 5 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Seventh series of RTÉ's 'The Clinic'". RTÉ. 22 April 2008. Retrieved 1 February 2009.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Cannes not Brian's cup of tea but Amy proves a smash hit". Media Huis. 20 May 2008. Retrieved 8 September 2008.
  8. ^ Crowley, Jeananne (8 July 2009). "Izzy in a tizzy but author's heart not in genre". Irish Times. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  9. ^ Flynn, Fiona (November 2019). "Season 2 of Amy Huberman's 'Finding Joy' begins filming in Dublin". Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  10. ^ "Finding Joy". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 20 October 2020. Archived from the original on 14 November 2020. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  11. ^ Roisin Ingle (2 July 2010). "Irish rugby captain O'Driscoll marries". Irish Times. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  12. ^ "Amy Huberman gives birth to baby girl". RTÉ. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  13. ^ "It's another BOD! Rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll and actress Amy Huberman have welcomed a baby boy". 20 November 2014. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015.
  14. ^ O’Driscoll, Brian (2 January 2021). "Brian O'Driscoll on Instagram: "2020 was a bit crap but the end of it was aiiiiight! Ted O'Driscoll arrived on Dec 28th and he is deadly. His mum is a champion and his…"". Instagram. Archived from the original on 24 December 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  15. ^ a b "Amy Huberman: 'My writing career came out of being unemployed and living in a basement flat in London'". Independent News & Media. 20 November 2016.

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