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Famous People of Irish Descent  

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List Rules Celebrities and famous people who have Irish heritage.

List of famous people of Irish descent loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Many great actors are of Irish descent. Some of them have a mixed heritage while others are 100 percent Irish. Celebrities of Irish descent have had successful careers in film, television and comedy. There are also several Academy Award winners of Irish descent.

Who is the most famous person of Irish descent? Lindsay Lohan tops our list. The Mean Girls actress is of Irish, German and Italian heritage. Another beautiful Irish woman is Megan Fox. She is of English, Scottish, German, French, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Powhatan Native American descent.

Many Oscar winners are of Irish ancestry. Halle Berry's mother is of English, German and distant Irish descent. Berry won an Oscar for her performance in Monsters Ball. George Clooney is of Irish, German and English descent. Clooney won an Oscar for his performance in Syriana. Other Irish Academy Award winners include Les Miserables actress Anne Hathaway, Braveheart director Mel Gibson and Silver Linings Playbook actress Jennifer Lawrence.

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Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People of Irish Descent
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Brad Pitt is primarily of English descent, but he is also of Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Irish and German ancestry. He has starred in such films as Fight Club and Inglorious Bastards.

Age: 55

Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America

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Olivia Wilde is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People of Irish Descent
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Olivia WIlde is of English, Irish, Scottish, Manx, and German descent. She has starred in such films as Drinking Buddies and Alpha Dog.

Age: 34

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

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Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People of Irish Descent
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Miley Cyrus is of English, Irish, French, Dutch, and a little German descent. She has released it songs like "Party in the U.S.A." and "Wrecking Ball."

Age: 26

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

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Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People of Irish Descent
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Tom Cruise is of Irish, German, Welsh, and English descent. He has appeared in such films as Jack Reacher and "Magnolia."

Age: 56

Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States of America

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