Eileen Walsh

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Eileen Walsh
Born (1977-04-16) April 16, 1977 (age 40)
Cork, Ireland
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996 – present

Eileen Walsh (born 16 April 1977) is an Irish actress.


Born and raised in Cork, Ireland, Walsh was raised in a Catholic household, and had no intention of becoming an actress, until she followed in the footsteps of her elder sister Catherine, who was also an actress, and young Eileen began to attend theatre workshops. Her first break came when, as a student, she landed the role of Runt in the stage version of Disco Pigs, which received rave reviews.[1] Subsequent movies have included When Brendan Met Trudy, The Magdalene Sisters,[2] and The End.[3]

In 2008, Walsh won an award for Best Actress at the Tribeca Film Festival for her portrayal of Breda, a lonely housewife whose willpower is put to the test in the film Eden.[4]


Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Van, TheThe Van Crushed Girl
1997 Messaggi quasi segreti 2nd Kid
1997 Last Bus Home, TheThe Last Bus Home Carole
1999 Miss Julie Servant
1999 Janice Beard 45 WPM Janice Beard
2000 When Brendan Met Trudy Siobhan
2001 Look Trish Short film
2002 Magdalene Sisters, TheThe Magdalene Sisters Crispina
2002 Nicholas Nickleby The Infant Phenomenon
2003 Lula Fantastic (voice) TV short
2005 Pure Mule Therese Farrell 5 episodes
2005 33X Around the Sun Ruth
2008 Eden Breda Farrell
2008 End, TheThe End Jessica Short film
2009 Triage Dr. Christopher
2009 Ballad of Kid Kanturk, TheThe Ballad of Kid Kanturk Mona Short film
2010 Snap
2015 Catastrophe Kate 1 episode


  1. ^ "Interview with Eileen". The Colonel's Crypt. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  2. ^ "The Magdalene Sisters: Sisters Without Mercy". Iofilm.co.uk. 2007-10-06. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  3. ^ Interview with Eileen
  4. ^ "Eden: Q&A with Eileen Walsh". RTÉ. Retrieved 2009-02-26.