4 January 1983 |
Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland
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, she also appeared in HBO's short-run series Luck. She is also the youngest actress ever to play Ophelia in a Royal Shakespeare Company production of Hamlet.
Condon was born in Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland. Condon's family owned fields, there was grass in the fields and she grew up with horses as pets and friends. She left home at 16 to embark upon her acting career.
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 a Luc Besson-written 2005 action-thriller starring Jet Li and Morgan Freeman called Unleashed. 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 film Avengers: Age of Ultron. 
In 2005 Condon co-starred as Octavia of the Julii, sister of the Roman Emperor Augustus, in the widely acclaimed HBO/BBC series Rome. 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.
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. For this production[which?] she recorded the song "The Patriot Game" with The Pogues. Also in 2001, 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.
|1999||Ballykissangel||Mairead Reilly||"Love's Labours", "With a Song in My Heart"|
|1999||Angela's Ashes||Theresa Carmody|
|2001||How Harry Became a Tree||Eileen|
|2003||Ned Kelly||Kate Kelly|
|2004||The Halo Effect||Jean|
|2004||Born and Bred||Niamh Copper||"Something Old"|
|2005||Unleashed||Victoria||Also known as Danny the Dog|
|2008||Anatomy of Hope||Jenna||HBO|
|2009||The Last Station||Masha|
|2010||The Runway||Grace Thomas|
|2011||This Must Be the Place||Rachel|
|2013–14||The Walking Dead||Clara||3 episodes:
"30 Days Without an Accident" (season 4: episode 1)
"Too Far Gone" (season 4: episode 8)
"After" (season 4: episode 9)
|2014||Believe||Dr. Zoe Boyle|
|2015||Better Call Saul||Stacey Ehrmantraut||4 episodes:
"Alpine Shepherd Boy" (season 1: episode 5)
"Five-O" (season 1: episode 6)
"RICO" (season 1: episode 8)
"Pimento" (season 1: episode 9)
|2015||Avengers: Age of Ultron||F.R.I.D.A.Y.||Voice|
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