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Brían F. O'Byrne

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Occupation  Actor
Children  2 daughters
Years active  1996–present
Spouse  Heather Goldenhersh
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Full Name  Brían Francis O'Byrne
Born  16 May 1967 (age 49) (1967-05-16) Mullagh, County Cavan, Ireland
Awards  Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play
Nominations  Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play
Movies and TV shows  Million Dollar Baby, FlashForward, Before the Devil Knows Y, No Reservations, Brooklyn's Finest
Similar  Heather Goldenhersh, John Patrick Shanley, Ethan Hawke, Gethin Anthony, Doug Hughes

Brían Francis O'Byrne (born 16 May 1967) is an Irish actor, best known for his work in the United States.


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Early life and education

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O'Byrne was born Brían Francis O'Byrne in Mullagh, a village in the south-east of County Cavan, on 16 May 1967. He attended the Samuel Beckett Centre at Trinity College (T.C.D.) in Dublin. He moved to New York City in 1990, and was cast in the Irish Repertory Theatre production of Philadelphia, Here I Come!


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O'Byrne first attracted notice for his performances in the Martin McDonagh plays The Beauty Queen of Leenane (1996) as Pato Dooley (for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play) and The Lonesome West (1997). He is known for taking on serious and dramatic roles, such as a serial killer in Frozen (1998) (for which he won a Tony Award) and a priest accused of child molestation in Doubt: A Parable (2004), for which he received a Tony Award nomination. O'Byrne also appeared as a priest in the 2004 film Million Dollar Baby. In May 2007, O'Byrne was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance as Alexander Herzen in Tom Stoppard's 2002 trilogy The Coast of Utopia. He appeared in the play by John Patrick Shanley Outside Mullingar on Broadway in 2014, and received a nomination for the 2014 Outer Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Actor In A Play.

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In 2011, O'Byrne was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his performance in Mildred Pierce as Bert Pierce. O'Byrne was featured in the 2009–2010 ABC series FlashForward, in which he played Aaron Stark. The show was not renewed. FlashForward began airing in Ireland on January 4, 2010.

In 2012, O'Byrne was cast in the ABC drama pilot Gilded Lilys created and produced by Shonda Rhimes.

Personal life

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O'Byrne is married to American actress Heather Goldenhersh, with whom he co-starred in the Broadway play Doubt: A Parable. The couple have two daughters together, the first born in 2008, the second in 2010.

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