Laura Donnelly (Actress) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Laura Donnelly Quick Info
Height5 ft 4 in
Weight51 kg
Date of BirthAugust 20, 1982
Zodiac SignLeo
BoyfriendUnknown

Laura Donnelly is an Irish actress known for appearing in various stage productions and TV shows. She has shown her superior acting skills in many popular plays like The River, The Ferryman and has portrayed important roles on TV shows such as Janet Fraser Murray in Outlander, and Violet Heath in Missing. She made her stage debut in 2008 playing the character of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the Open Air Theatre at Regents Park.

Born Name

Laura Frances Donnelly

Nick Name

Laura

Laura Donnelly in a still from an interview with Fox News Magazine in March 2016
Laura Donnelly in a still from an interview with Fox News Magazine in March 2016 (Fox News Magazine / YouTube)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Nationality

Irish

Education

Laura studied at the Rathmore Grammar School in Belfast. Upon moving to Glasgow, she attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and graduated in 2004.

Occupation

Actress

Family

  • Father – He is a GP.
  • Mother – She is a nurse and counselor.
  • Siblings – Susan Donnelly (Sister), Helen Donnelly (Sister), Kirsten Donnelly (Sister), Aidan Donnelly (Brother), Connor Donnelly (Brother)
  • Other – Eugene Simons (Maternal Uncle) (Died in 1984)

Manager

Laura is represented by the London-based Jonathan Arun Ltd.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm

Weight

51 kg or 112.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Laura Donnelly has dated –

  1. Nathan Connolly (2001-2015)Laura was introduced to Nathan, who is the guitarist of the Northern Irish band Snow Patrol, through a common friend. Laura was always sure that she would settle down with a person of the artistic bend so that they could have common interests. She did find that with Nathan and they dated for a long time but kept their relationship low-key. In May 2015, Laura broke the news that she was with another man, confirming the speculations of a break-up with Nathan.
  2. Lee Pace (2015-2016) – American actor Lee Pace and Laura started dating in 2015 and broke up in 2016.
  3. Jez Butterworth – On December 3, 2017, when English playwright Jez Butterworth received the best play award for The Ferryman, at the London Evening Standard Theatre Royal, he thanked Laura in his speech. He also revealed that she had been pregnant with their child throughout its 131 performances. She was 6 months pregnant at the end of it and nobody had noticed. So, he gave his award to her for her commitment, dedication and for seeing it through.
Laura Donnelly (Left) in a selfie with Sam Ball in January 2018
Laura Donnelly (Left) in a selfie with Sam Ball in January 2018 (Sam Ball / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Dark Brown (Natural)

She often tends to dye her hair ‘red’.

Eye Color

Hazel

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Hazel eyes

Brand Endorsements

Laura hasn’t done endorsement work for any brand yet.

Religion

She hasn’t spoken about her religious views publicly.

Laura Donnelly and Sam in a selfie in December 2017
Laura Donnelly and Sam in a selfie in December 2017 (Sam / Instagram)

Best Known For

  • Playing the role of Jenny Fraser Murray in the drama series Outlander.
  • Her impressive theatre credits which include plays like The River (2012 & 2015) and The Ferryman (2017).

First Film

She made her theatrical film debut in 2008 in the horror film Insatiable as Rachel.

First TV Show

Laura made her first TV show appearance on the Channel 4 drama series Sugar Rush as Beth in 2005.

Personal Trainer

Information about her workout routine and diet plan are unknown.

Laura Donnelly Favorite Things

  • Play – Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth
  • City – London, Paris, New York
  • Pre/Post-Show Meal – Colbert in London, Bar Centrale in New York
  • Liquid Refreshment – Dirty Martini
  • Onscreen Role – Sarah Kay in the series The Fall, Violet Heath in the series Missing
  • Acting Idols – Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Hugh Jackman
  • TV Show – The Good Wife
  • Movies – What About Bob?, The Birdcage, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Gone With the Wind
  • Performer – Tom Waits
  • Onstage Role As A Child/Teenager – Fionnuala in The Children of Lir at age of 11
SourcePlaybill
Laura Donnelly in a still from an interview in April 2015
Laura Donnelly in a still from an interview in April 2015 (Outlander Italy / YouTube)

Laura Donnelly Facts

  1. She attended drama school with fellow actor Sam Heughan who played her brother on the drama series Outlander.
  2. Laura acted in the Sam Mendes directed play The Ferryman, which opened at the Royal Court Theatre in April 2017. The play became a huge success and also the fastest selling play in Royal Court Theatre’s history.
  3. If she wasn’t an actress, she would have been a psychologist.
  4. She was a gymnast while growing up.
  5. Follow her on Twitter.

Featured Image by Fox News Magazine / YouTube

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