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Fionnula Flanagan

Fionnula Flanagan was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. From an early age she grew up speaking both English and Irish on a daily basis. Her parents weren't native Irish speakers but wanted Fionnula and her four siblings to learn the language. Her mother used to say, "A nation without a language is a nation without a soul". Fionnula has said she will be forever grateful to them for that. She was educated at the Abbey Theatre School in Dublin and in Switzerland. She moved to Los Angeles in 1968 and lives with her husband, psychiatrist Dr. Garrett O'Connor, in Beverly Hills. Of her enormous body of work, including stage, television and film, she might be most well-known for James Joyce's Women (1985), in which she plays six different women who had a profound influence on James Joyce's life. Besides giving an award-winning performance, she also wrote, adapted and produced the piece for the stage, and subsequently as a feature film. She believes Joyce is the most important writer in the English language, most notably for "Ulysses", "Finnegan's Wake" and "The Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man". When she was growing up she thought the much lauded author was a good friend of her parents, because they were always saying, "Joyce said this, Joyce said that". When she was finally old enough to read Joyce for herself, the characters were like old friends.

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Dec 10, 1941 In Dublin, Ireland
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Gunsmoke 1955-09-10
Latest Project:
Series Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street 2014-02-06

Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 9 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Defiance
Poster of Brotherhood
Poster of Lost
Poster of Star Trek: The Next Generation
Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street Unknown 2014-02-06
Defiance Unknown 2013-04-15
Brotherhood Rose Caffee 25 episodes, 2006-2008 2006-07-09
Revelations Mother Francine 4 episodes, 2005 2005-04-13
Lost Unknown 2004-09-22
Nip/Tuck Unknown 2003-07-22
Star Trek: Enterprise Unknown 2001-09-26
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Poltergeist: The Legacy Unknown 1996-04-21
Chicago Hope Unknown 1994-09-18
Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman Unknown 1993-01-01
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Unknown 1993-01-03
Beauty and the Beast Unknown 1987-09-05
Star Trek: The Next Generation Unknown 1987-09-26
Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Fame Unknown 1982-01-07
Voyagers! Unknown 1982-10-03
Cagney & Lacey Unknown 1981-10-08
Simon & Simon Unknown 1981-11-24
Benson Unknown 1979-09-13
Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Super Jaimie Unknown 1976-01-14
Rich Man, Poor Man Unknown 1976-02-01
Police Story Unknown 1973-03-20
Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
The Streets of San Francisco Unknown 1972-09-16
Columbo Unknown 1971-03-01
Bonanza Unknown 1959-09-12
Gunsmoke Unknown 1955-09-10