Kerry Condon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kerry Condon
Born (1983-01-04) 4 January 1983 (age 33)
Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present

Kerry Condon (born 4 January 1983) is an Irish television and film actress. Best known for her role as Octavia of the Julii in the HBO/BBC series Rome,[1][2] she also appeared in HBO's short-run series Luck.[3] She is also the youngest actress ever to play Ophelia in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of Hamlet.

Early life[edit]

Kerry Condon was born in Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland. Condon had wanted to perform from an early age and in primary school used to host staged talk shows with her friends as guests.[4] She left home at 16 to embark upon her acting career.[3]

Career[edit]

In 2001, at the age of 19, Condon originated the role of Mairead in the The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh which she performed at The Royal Shakespeare Company and in 2006 at the Lyceum Theatre in New York.[5] For this production[which?] she recorded the song "The Patriot Game" with The Pogues. That same year, Condon played the role of Ophelia in Hamlet, making her the youngest actress to ever play that role for the RSC. In 2009, she appeared in another play by Martin McDonagh, The Cripple of Inishmaan, for which she won a Lucille Lortel award and a Drama Desk Award.

Condon's movie roles include Kate Kelly, Ned Kelly's outlaw sister, in 2003's Ned Kelly and an appearance in the 2003 Irish independent film Intermission with Cillian Murphy, Kelly MacDonald, and Colin Farrell. She was in the 2005 Jet Li action-thriller Unleashed.[2] She then appeared as Masha, a Tolstoian, in The Last Station, a film about the last months of Tolstoy's life with Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer before playing jockey Rosie Shanahan in 2012's Luck. She voices the artificial intelligence F.R.I.D.A.Y., Tony Stark's replacement for J.A.R.V.I.S. in the Marvel Studios films Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War.[6]

In 2005 Condon co-starred as Octavia of the Julii, sister of the Roman Emperor Augustus, in the widely acclaimed HBO/BBC series Rome.[2] Condon appeared in the Season Four premiere of the hit post-apocalyptic zombie drama The Walking Dead playing the role of the character Clara, which aired 13 October 2013.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Condon has two dogs she adopted from the streets of Los Angeles.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Angela's Ashes Theresa Carmody
2000 Rat Marietta
2001 How Harry Became a Tree Eileen
2003 Ned Kelly Kate Kelly
2003 Intermission Café Waitress
2004 The Halo Effect Jean
2005 Unleashed Victoria
2009 The Last Station Masha
2010 The Runway Grace Thomas
2011 This Must Be the Place Rachel
2011 The Shore Pat Short film
2013 Dom Hemingway Melody
2014 Gold Alice
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron F.R.I.D.A.Y. Voice
2016 Captain America: Civil War
2016 Brace For Impact
2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Ballykissangel Mairead Reilly 2 episodes
2004 Born and Bred Niamh Copper Episode: "Something Old"
2005–2007 Rome Octavia 22 episodes
2008 Anatomy of Hope Jenna Pilot
2010 Five Days Sister Siobhan Doole 3 epiodes
2011–2012 Luck Rosie 8 episodes
2013–2014 The Walking Dead Clara 3 episodes
2014 Believe Dr. Zoe Boyle 10 episodes
2015–2016 Better Call Saul Stacey Ehrmantraut 8 episodes
2016 Final Destiny Sofia Gilchrist Television film

References[edit]

External links[edit]