Marin Ireland

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Marin Ireland
Marin Ireland 2014.jpg
Ireland at the 2014 Peabody Awards
Marin Yvonne Ireland

(1979-08-30) August 30, 1979 (age 42)
Alma materUniversity of Hartford
Years active2000–present

Marin Yvonne Ireland (born August 30, 1979)[1] is an American actress who is known for her work in theatre and was described by The New York Times as "one of the great drama queens of the New York stage".[2]

In 2009, she won the Theatre World Award and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Reasons to Be Pretty. Outside of her stage work, Ireland has frequently worked in film and television; she starred as Julia Bowman in the Amazon Studios series Sneaky Pete (2015–2019), and currently stars as Sissy in The Umbrella Academy (2020–present). She has made appearances in films including Rachel Getting Married, Side Effects, Glass Chin, The Family Fang, Hell or High Water, Piercing, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, The Irishman, and The Empty Man.

Early life[edit]

Ireland was born and raised in Camarillo, California.[3] She studied at the Idyllwild Arts Foundation in Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The Hartt School, the performing-arts conservatory at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut.[4]


Stage and theatre work[edit]

She made her off-Broadway theatre debut in Nocturne (2001), a play written by Adam Rapp, which ran at the New York Theater Workshop.[5] She also appeared in the play during its run in the American Repertory Theatre New Stages presentation at the Hasty Pudding Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts in October 2000.[6]

Her off-Broadway work includes Caryl Churchill's Far Away (2002) at the New York Theatre Workshop.[7] She played the title role in Sabina (2005) by Willy Holtzman at Primary Stages.[8]

She was featured in the 2008 stage adaptation of The Beebo Brinker Chronicles, a series of lesbian pulp fiction novels by Ann Bannon.[9]

She made her Broadway theatre debut in Reasons to Be Pretty (2009).[10] For this performance, she received a Tony Award nomination as Best Featured Actress in a play and the Theatre World Award.[11][12] She then appeared in After Miss Julie in a Roundabout Theatre Company presentation of a Donmar Warehouse production at the American Airlines Theatre in September through December 2009.[13]

She appeared in the New Group revival of A Lie of the Mind in February and March 2010.[14] In November 2012, she starred in the title role of Marie Antoinette in the world premiere at the Yale Repertory Theatre.[15] She starred in the Lincoln Center Theatre production of Abe Koogler's Kill Floor in 2015.



Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Manchurian Candidate Army Transcriber
2007 Suburban Girl Katie
2007 Mercy Joyce Short film
2007 I Am Legend Woman Evacuee
2008 The Understudy Rebecca
2008 Rachel Getting Married Angela Paylin
2008 The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond Esmeralda
2008 If You Could Say It in Words Sadie Mitchell
2008 Revolutionary Road Party Guest
2009 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men Samantha
2010 Megafauna Anna Short film
2012 28 Hotel Rooms Woman
2012 Future Weather Tanya
2012 Allison Allison Short film
2012 Hope Springs Molly
2012 The Letter Anita
2012 Stars in Shorts Wife Film: "Sexting"
2012 Sparrows Dance Woman in Apartment
2013 Side Effects Upset Visitor
2013 Bottled Up Sylvie
2014 Glass Chin Ellen Doyle Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
2014 Take Care Laila
2014 Kill Me Lucy Short film
2015 The Family Fang Suzanne Crosby
2015 This Summer Feeling Nina
2016 Hell or High Water Debbie Howard
2016 In the Radiant City Laura Yurley
2017 The Strange Ones Crystal
2017 Aardvark Jenny
2017 Sollers Point Kate
2017 Some Freaks Georgia
2018 Piercing Reed's mother
2018 The Miseducation of Cameron Post Bethany
2019 Light from Light Shelia
2019 The Irishman Dolores Sheeran
2020 The Dark and the Wicked Louise
2020 The Empty Man Nora Quail


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Anais Hutchinson Episode: "Zoonotic"
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Laura Booth Episode: "Dramma Giocoso"
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Gina Maylor Episode: "Confrontation"
2008 Law & Order Mila Hames Lingard Episode: "Called Home"
2011 Mildred Pierce Letty Recurring role; 5 episodes
2011 The Good Wife Marjorie Garnett Episode: "In Sickness"
2011 A Gifted Man Elena Episodes: "Pilot", "In Case of Discomfort", "In Case of Exposure"
2011 Prime Suspect Jodi Barrett Episode: "Gone to Pieces"
2011–2012 Homeland Aileen Morgan Recurring role; 5 episodes
2012 Unforgettable Sarah Green Episode: "Heartbreak"
2012–2014 The Killing Liz Holder Episode: "Off the Reservation" & "The Good Soldier"
2012 Boss Claire Mann Episodes: "The Conversation", "Consequence", "Clinch", "True Enough"
2013 The Following Amanda Episode: "Love Hurts"
2014 The Divide Christine Rosa Recurring role; 8 episodes
2014 Masters of Sex Pauline Masters 3 episodes
2014 Madam Secretary Gina Fisher Episode: "The Operative"
2015 The Slap Sandi Apostolou 8 episodes
2015 Girls Logan 3 episodes
2015 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Bella Carisi Episode: "Parole Violations"
2015–2019 Sneaky Pete Julia Bowman Main role
2015 Elementary Alta Von See Episode: "Evidence of Things Not Seen"
2017 Flint Melissa Mays Television film
2018 Bull Maya Whitbeck Episode: "Survival Instincts"
2020 The Good Doctor Vera Episodes: "Hurt", "I Love You"
2020–present The Umbrella Academy Sissy Cooper Main role (season 2)
2021 Y: The Last Man Nora Brady [16]


Year Title Role Venue
2000 Nocturne by Adam Rapp Candice Brown Hasty Pudding Theatre, (Cambridge, Massachusetts)[17]
2001 Nocturne by Adam Rapp Candice Brown New York Theatre Workshop (New York City)[18]
2002 Far Away by Caryl Churchill Joan New York Theatre Workshop (New York City)[19]
2005 Sabina by Willy Holtzman Sabina Primary Stages (New York City)[20]
2008 The Beebo Brinker Chronicles by Kate Moira Ryan and Linda S. Chapman after the novels by Ann Bannon Laura Fourth Street Theater (New York City)[21]
2008 Blasted by Sarah Kane Cate Soho Rep (New York City)[22][23]
2009 Reasons to Be Pretty by Neil LaBute Steph Lyceum Theatre (New York City)[24]
2009 After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber Christine American Airlines Theatre (New York City)[25]
2010 A Lie of the Mind by Sam Shepard Beth Acorn Theatre (New York City)[26]
2011 Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov Natasha Classic Stage Company (New York City)[27]
2011 Margaret and Craig by David Solomon (semi-staged workshop) Margaret Gibson Powerhouse Theater (New York City)[28]
2011 Maple and Vine by Jordan Harrison Katha Playwrights Horizons (New York City)[29]
2012 Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi Marie Antoinette Yale Repertory Theatre (New Haven, Connecticut)[30]
2012 Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare Cressida Swan Theatre (Stratford-upon-Avon, UK)[31]
2013 The Big Knife by Clifford Odets Marion American Airlines Theatre (New York City)[32]
2013 Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi Marie Antoinette Soho Rep (New York City)[33]
2015 Kill Floor by Abe Koogler Andy Claire Tow Theater, Lincoln Center (New York City)[34]
2016 Ironbound by Martyna Majok Darja Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (New York City)[35]
2017 On the Exhale by Martín Zimmerman Woman Black Box Theater (New York City)[36]
2018 Summer and Smoke by Tennessee Williams Alma Winemiller Classic Stage Company in co-production with Transport Group (New York City)[2]
2018 Blue Ridge by Abby Rosebrock Alison Atlantic Theater Company


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