Why Famous: Critically acclaimed actress who came to notice for her role in Joe Wright's film "Atonement" (2007) starring Keira Knightley and James McAvoy.
Ronan went on to be nominated for an Academy Award for such films as "Brooklyn" (2015) two Greta Gerwig films "Lady Bird" (2017) and for the adaption of "Little Women" (2019), winning the Golden Globe for Best Actress for "Lady Bird".
- 2008-01-13 65th Golden Globes (announced): Atonement, Daniel Day-Lewis, & Julie Christie win
- 2008-02-10 61st British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "Atonement" Best Film, Ethan and Joel Coen Best Director
- 2019-12-07 Greta Gerwig's film adaption of Louisa May Alcott's novel "Little Women" starring Saoirse Ronan premieres at MoMA in New York