Saoirse Una Ronan was born on 12 April 1994 in New York. Her parents are actors from Ireland. When Saoirse turned three years old, her mom and dad made a decision to move back to Ireland.
In 2003, Ronan debuted on the TV screens by landing a role in the medical series The Clinic. Her second small TV role was in the mini-series Proof.
In 2005, Saoirse worked on a full-length comedy I Could Never Be Your Woman. However, it wasn’t her debut movie role since the film came out in 2007. That’s why Ronan’s first big part was in the drama Atonement, in which she performed a young version of the writer Briony Tallis. This project helped Saoirse make a breakthrough on the movie scene. The film earned six Academy Awards nomination and won one of them. Among the nominations was Saoirse’s Best Supporting Actress. Ronan was the youngest nominee in the history of that award. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe and BAFTA awards. Even though Saoirse Ronan was too young to be invited to private events, she was already old enough to become a world-class movie star.
In 2008, Ronan worked on a leading role in the science fiction Movie City of Ember.
In 2009, Saoirse got another starring role in Peter Jackson’s supernatural drama The Lovely Bones. That role brought the young actress an IFTA Award and Critics' Choice Movie Award in the Best Young Actor or Actress category. Ronan also earned a Saturn Award as Best Actress. She was also nominated for a BAFTA award.