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Famous People of Irish Descent

Updated June 14, 2019 37.6k views83 items

List RulesCelebrities 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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  • Lindsay Lohan
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    Lindsay Lohan is of Irish, German and Italian descent. She has appeared in such films as Mean Girls and The Parent Trap.
    • Age: 29
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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  • Megan Fox
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    Megan Fox is of English, Scottish, German, French, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and Powhatan Native American descent. She has appeared in such films as Jennifer's Body and Friends with Kids.
    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States of America

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  • Jennifer Aniston
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    Jennifer Aniston's mother Nancy Dow is of Scottish, Irish, and Italian descent. She has appeared in such films as Friends with Money and We're the Millers.
    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Halle Berry
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    Halle Berry's mother is of s English, German and distant Irish descent. Berry has appeared in such films as Catwoman and Monster's Ball.
    • Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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