Saoirse Úna Ronan is an Irish actress. She came to international prominence in 2007 after co-starring as Briony Tallis in the film Atonement with James McAvoy and Keira Knightley, for which she received nominations for a BAFTA, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award, making her one of the youngest actresses to receive an Oscar nomination.
Her film breakthrough was followed by her starring role in Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones for which she was awarded a Critics' Choice Award, a Saturn Award, and a second BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actress.
Other notable films include the romantic comedy I Could Never Be Your Woman, the supernatural film Death Defying Acts, the epic true story The Way Back, the action thriller Hanna, How I Live Now, Wes Anderson's comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel and John Crowley's romantic drama Brooklyn. In February 2016, Ronan is set to make her Broadway debut in a revival of The Crucible, playing the role of Abigail Williams.