SAOIRSE RONAN (Daisy) made her acting debut in 2003, aged 9. In 2006 Saoirse auditioned and won the role of Briony Tallis in Joe Wright's adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel Atonement. Starring opposite Keira Knightley and James McAvoy, Ronan was 13 when she earned an Oscar nomination as well as Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for her critically-acclaimed performance. She was also honored with Irish Film and Television (IFTA) Awards for both Best Supporting Actress and Rising Star.
In 2009, Ronan starred alongside Rachel Weisz, Stanley Tucci and Susan Sarandon in Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones. Ronan won a Critics Choice Award, Saturn award and received a second BAFTA nomination for her portrayal of 'Susie Salmon' a young girl who is murdered and watches over her family. In 2010 Ronan reunited with Atonement director Joe Wright to star alongside Cate Blanchett and Eric Bana in the action thriller Hanna, winning the Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role for her performance.
Most recently Ronan has completed work on The Host, the film adaptation of Stephanie Meyer's popular novel. She will star as the title character 'Melanie Stryder,' who fights against aliens who have taken over Earth. In 2013 Ronan can also be seen in Neil Jordon's Byzantium alongside Gemma Arterton and Jonny Lee Miller. Ronan is also set to feature in Wes Anderson's film The Grand Budapest Hotel. The film, set for release in 2014, stars Ralph Fiennes amongst an ensemble cast including Bill Murray, Adrien Brody and Edward Norton.
Other previous credits included The Way Back directed by Peter Weir; City of Ember, starring Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, and Toby Jones; Amy Heckerling's I Could Never Be Your Woman, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd and Gillian Armstrong's Death Defying Acts, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Guy Pearce.