|Sinéad Cusack Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||February 18, 1948|
Sinéad Cusack is an Irish stage, television, and film actress who has been cast in various shows and movies including The Last Remake of Beau Geste, Eastern Promises, V for Vendetta, Midsomer Murders, Dad, The Sea, Jekyll and Hyde, Queen and Country, Have Your Cake and Eat It, Wrath of the Titans, Bad Behaviour, Rocket Gibraltar, and The Cement Garden. She has received 5 Olivier Award nominations for As You Like (1981), The Maid’s Tragedy (1981), The Taming of the Shrew (1983), Our Lady of Sligo (1998), and Rock ‘n’ Roll (2007) as well as 2 Tony Award nominations for “Best Leading Actress” in Much Ado About Nothing (1985) and for “Best Featured Actress” in Rock ‘n’ Roll (2008).
Jane Moira Cusack
Dalkey, Dublin, Ireland
Actress, Theatre Artist
- Father – Cyril James Cusack (Actor)
- Mother – Maureen Cusack (b. Mary Margaret Kiely) (Actress)
- Siblings – Paul Cusack (Older Brother) (Worked as a producer with RTE), Sorcha Cusack (Younger Sister) (Television and Stage Actress), Niamh Cusack (Younger Sister) (Actress), Pádraig Cusack (Younger Brother) (Theatre Producer)
- Others – James Walter Cusack (Paternal Grandfather) (Irish mounted policeman in Natal Colony, South Africa), Alice Violet (née Cole) (Paternal Grandmother) (English Cockney actress and chorus girl), James Kiely (Maternal Grandfather), Rose McGehan (Maternal Grandmother), Catherine Cusack (Younger Paternal Half-Sister) (Actress)
Sinéad Cusack has been represented by Anonymous Content, Talent Management Company, Culver City, California, United States.
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
57 kg or 125.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Sinéad Cusack has dated –
- Vincent Dowling – She was romantically involved with Vincent Dowling in the past and they parent a son named Richard Boyd Barrett (b. February 6, 1967). However, when Richard was born, Cusack placed the boy for adoption, and later, in 2007, a journalist for the Irish Sunday Independent, Daniel McConnell, revealed that Cusack was the mother of left-wing general election candidate Richard Boyd Barrett. Cusack and Richard then reunited and she also campaigned for him when he stood unsuccessfully in Ireland’s 2007 general election as the People Before Profit Alliance’s candidate for Dún Laoghaire constituency. Vincent Dowling’s identity as Richard’s biological father was revealed in 2013.
- George Best (1968) – She had a fling with Northern Irish professional footballer George Best in 1968.
- Peter Sellers (1969) – In September 1969, Sinéad Cusack hooked up with English film actor, comedian, and singer Peter Sellers.
- Jeremy Irons (1978-Present) – She got married to English actor Jeremy Irons in 1978 and they have 2 sons – Samuel James (b. September 16, 1978) and Maximilian Paul (b. October 17, 1985).
- Tom Stoppard – She also dated playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard but made it clear that she wanted to remain married to Irons and close to her 2 sons. Cusack and Stoppard also shared a house in France.
Race / Ethnicity
Cusack is of Irish and English descent on her father’s side.
Sinéad Cusack Facts
- Her name ‘Sinéad’ is pronounced as ‘Shin-aid’.
- She has been a patron of the Burma Campaign UK, a London-based NGO that aims to achieve the restoration of human rights and democracy in Burma (also known as Myanmar).
- Alongside actresses like Paola Dionisotti, Fiona Shaw, Juliet Stevenson, and Harriet Walter, Sinéad Cusack was one of the contributors to a book named Clamorous Voices: Shakespeare’s Women Today (1994) by Carol Rutter.
- Sinéad signed the “Irish artists’ pledge to boycott Israel” initiated by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign in August 2010.
- Alongside Rufus Sewell, Natascha McElhone, Ciarán Hinds, and Bonnie Wright, Cusack co-starred as Anna Morden in the 2013 British-Irish drama film, The Sea, for which she was nominated for an IFTA Award for “Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Film”.