Brenda Fricker is an Irish retired actress, whose career spanned six decades on stage and screen. She has appeared in more than 30 films and television roles. In 1990, she became the first Irish actress to win an Academy Award, earning the award for Best Supporting Actress for the biopic My Left Foot (1989). She also appeared in films such as The Field (1990), Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), So I Married An Axe Murderer (1993), Angels in the Outfield (1994), A Time to Kill (1996), Veronica Guerin (2003), Inside I'm Dancing (2004) and Albert Nobbs (2011). She was honored with the inaugural Maureen O'Hara Award at the Kerry Film Festival in 2008, the award is offered to women who have excelled in their chosen field in film. As of 2014, she has tentatively retired from acting. In 2020, she was listed at number 26 on The Irish Times list of Ireland's greatest film actors.