The Best Irish Actresses Working Today

List Rules
Irish actresses only, from film or television. Vote based on their recent works and achievements.

There have been plenty of great Irish actresses throughout film history, but which female Irish actresses working today are the greatest? This list of the best Irish actresses working today ranks today's best Hollywood actresses hailing from Ireland, both from the big screen and on television. From Oscar winners to Emmy nominees, these great actresses are killing it these days, turning in great performances in recent years.

This list ranks the highest-rated Irish actresses working today from best to worst. These great actresses are all from somewhere in Ireland, but are popular actresses all over the world. Today's top Irish actresses go deep into their roles, perfecting their performances, whether comedic or dramatic, and many are gorgeous to boot!

The greatest Irish actresses working today who are ranked on this list include Fionnula Flanagan, Susan Lynch, Chole Act, Danielle Wickworth, Stella Maxwell, Emma Ledden, Fiona Shaw, and Brenda Fricker. If there’s an actress listed here that you think is the absolute best in the movie industry today, vote her up. If the actresses you think have been nailing it in theaters recently aren't listed, feel free to add them for a comprehensive list of the truly best actresses from Ireland who are currently working.
Ranked by
  • Saoirse Ronan
    The Grand Budapest Hotel, Atonement, The Lovely Bones
  • Caitriona Balfe
    Super 8, Escape Plan, Lust Life
  • Katie McGrath
    W.E., A Princess for Christmas, Freakdog
  • Sophie Turner
    Barely Lethal, The Thirteenth Tale, Mary Shelley's Monster
  • Maisie Williams
    Up on the Roof
  • Ruth Negga
    World War Z, 12 Years a Slave, Breakfast on Pluto
  • Evanna Lynch
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Sarah Bolger
    In America, The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Moth Diaries
  • Fionnula Flanagan
    The Others, A Christmas Carol, Youngblood
  • Fiona Shaw
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Alison Doody
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, A View to a Kill, Major League II
  • Laura Donnelly
    Dread, Right Hand Drive, Insatiable
  • Maria Doyle Kennedy
    The Commitments, Jupiter Ascending, Byzantium
  • Kerry Condon
    Unleashed, Angela's Ashes, Intermission
  • Michelle Fairley
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I, The Others, Philomena
  • Orla Brady
    32A, Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise, The Luzhin Defence
  • Brenda Fricker
    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, A Time to Kill, My Left Foot
  • Eve Hewson
    This Must Be the Place, Blood Ties, Enough Said
  • Samantha Mumba
    The Time Machine, Boy Eats Girl, Cross
  • Sinéad Cusack
    V for Vendetta, Eastern Promises, Stealing Beauty
  • Bronagh Gallagher
    Pulp Fiction, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Sherlock Holmes
  • Susan Lynch
    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, From Hell, Elizabeth: The Golden Age
  • Nora-Jane Noone
    Descent, Ella Enchanted, Doomsday
  • Chole Act

    Chole Act

  • Rosanna Davison

    Rosanna Davison