Louisa Harland Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Louisa Harland Quick Info
Height5 ft 5 in
Weight55 kg
Date of BirthJanuary 31, 1993
Zodiac SignAquarius
Eye ColorHazel

Louisa Harland is an Irish actress who is popular for playing the eccentric Orla McCool in the widely acclaimed sitcom, Derry Girls (2018-Present). She has more than 200k followers on Instagram and more than 100k followers on Twitter.

Born Name

Louisa Clare Harland

Nick Name


Irish actress Louisa Harland
Irish actress Louisa Harland (Jakob Sandevill / Facebook)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Dublin, Republic of Ireland





Louisa studied acting at the Ann Kavanagh Youth Theatre in Rathfarnham and  Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London.




  • Siblings – Katie Harland (Older Sister), Ellie Harland (Older Sister)


Louisa is represented by the Emptage Hallett Talent Agency in London.




5 ft 5 in or 165 cm


55 kg or 121 lbs

Louisa Harland (second from left) as seen enjoying with her friends in March 2019
Louisa Harland (second from left) as seen enjoying with her friends in March 2019 (Louisa Harland / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Freckles on her face
  • Curly hair

Louisa Harland Favorite Things

  • FilmThe Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  • TV ShowsThe Office, RuPaul‘s Drag Race, Gomorrah

SourceYouTube, YouTube

Louisa Harland seen dressed as Orla McCool in 2019
Louisa Harland seen dressed as Orla McCool in 2019 (Dylan Llewellyn / Instagram)

Louisa Harland Facts

  1. Her inspiration for playing Orla McCool came from Ardal O’Hanlon‘s beloved portrayal of Dougal McGuire in the iconic series, Father Ted.
  2. In 2019, the lead cast of Derry Girls (Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Dylan Llewellyn, and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell) was honored with a gigantic mural painted on the wall of Badgers Bar in Orchard Street by the artist UV Arts to mark the show’s unprecedented success.
  3. She adopted a high-pitched Derry accent for Orla McCool even though her natural voice is relatively deep.
  4. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Louisa and Saoirse-Monica Jackson lived together as roommates.
  5. She is a huge fan of Kanye West.
  6. Louisa worked at a local pub to financially support herself after filming the 1st season of Derry Girls. She had an embarrassing encounter wherein she had to serve her colleagues from Derry Girls during a Christmas party at the pub.
  7. She enjoys photography in her free time.
  8. Louisa wants Denzel Washington and Ricky Gervais to make guest appearances on Derry Girls.

Featured Image by Jakob Sandevill / Facebook

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