Maria Doyle Kennedy Overview

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Born: September 25, 1964

Rarely do actors land their first roles in Oscar-nominated films, but that's exactly how Maria Doyle Kennedy launched her career. Born Maria Josephine Doyle in a suburb of Dublin, the actress had her first taste of stardom when she was cast as a backup singer in Alan Parker's 1991 hit film The Commitments, about a rock band that decides to transition into soul music. The film was nominated for Best Film Editing at the Academy Awards and the soundtrack to the film sold 12 million... See All

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