Una Ronan is an American and Irish actress.
She is the recipient of
several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, and has been nominated
for three Academy Awards and four British Academy Film Awards.
Ronan made her acting debut with the Irish medical drama series The Clinic
in 2003 and made her film debut with a supporting role in the romantic
comedy I Could Never Be Your Woman in 2007. Her breakthrough came with the
part of a precocious teenager in Atonement (2007), for which she was
nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Ronan
followed this with the starring roles of a murdered girl seeking closure
in The Lovely Bones (2009), a teenaged assassin in Hanna (2011), a vampire
in Byzantium (2012), and a chef in The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014). Ronan
made her stage debut as Abigail Williams in the 2016 Broadway revival of
Ronan received critical acclaim for playing a homesick Irish girl in 1950s
New York in the romantic drama Brooklyn (2015) and the titular role of a
high school senior in Greta Gerwig's coming-of-age film Lady Bird (2017).
She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for the latter and earned
nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress for both films.