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Maria Doyle Kennedy Net Worth

Maria Doyle Kennedy Net Worth is
$1 Million

Maria Doyle Kennedy Biography

Maria Doyle Kennedy was born on 25 September 1964, in Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland, and is best known as an actress who played Siobhan Sadler in ‘‘Orphan Black’’, and previously played Queen Catherine of Aragon in ‘‘Tudors’’.

So just how rich is Maria Doyle Kennedy as of early 2018? According to authoritative sources, this actress has net worth of $1 million with her wealth being accumulated from her over three decades career in entertainment. In addition to that, she is a singer and songwriter.

Maria Doyle Kennedy Net Worth $1 Million

Maria moved several times with her family, as the result of her father’s job as a broker; the family eventually settled in Bray, County Wicklow. She expressed an interest in singing at an early age, and began singing at her parents’ parties when she was 13, being influenced by Billie Holiday, Radiohead and Low. During her time in college, she joined the band named Hothouse Flowers and recorded ‘‘Love Don’t Work This Way’’ with them. However, she left the band only to join The Black Velvet Band, in which she sang with her future husband, Kieran. They made an album entitled ‘‘When Justice Came’’ in 1989 and followed by releasing “King of Myself” three years after that. Maria then featured in a compilation album, ‘‘The Lady Sings The Blues’’, with Aretha Franklin, Annie Lennox and Billie Holliday, which gained her a reputation and recognition in Europe, Japan and the US, which allowed her to go on a tour. After that, she focused more on her solo career, and in 2001 began releasing music with Mermaid Records, her own record label. Her debut solo album, ‘‘Charm’’ was released in the same year and featured singles such as ‘‘Babies’’ and ‘‘Stars Above’’, adding steadily to her net worth.

However, Maria is also known as an actress; she made her acting debut in ‘‘The Commitments’’ in 2001, portraying one of the main characters, Natalia Murphy, which achieved vast success, earning BAFTA awards in numerous categories, a Felix award given by 20/20, and a Brit Award. Most importantly, the movie was nominated for the prestigious Oscar award. In 1997, Maria played Sarah Kelly in ‘‘The MatchMaker’’, acting alongside Janeane Garofalo and David O’Hara, followed by the role of Frances in ‘‘The General’’, a critically praised biography crime film, which earned several awards including the BSFC, and Cannes Film Festival Awards.

Throughout the early and mid-2000s, Kennedy had a lot on her plate, acting in both movies and on television. Most importantly, in 2007 she landed the role of Queen Catherine of Aragon in ‘‘Tudors’’, a three times Golden Globe nominee, working on 18 episodes throughout the course of the next three years. In 2010, she played Sonya in several episodes of ‘‘Dexter’’, and in 2012, starred in ‘‘After the Triumph of Your Birth’’ with both of these projects receiving a positive response. In 2013, Maria began playing Siobhan Sadler, one of the main characters in ‘‘Orphan Black’’, a Golden Globe nominated drama sci-fi series, then in 2016 she was cast to play Peggy Nottingham in ‘‘The Conjuring 2’’, a horror movie that achieved vast success, grossing over $320 million at the box office. As of the most recent past, Maria has been playing George in ‘‘Striking Out’’. Overall, she’s had more than 40 acting projects so far.

When it comes to her private life, Maria has been married to Kieran Kennedy since 1988, who was her band mate at the time, and the couple has four sons. She shares a fair amount of information through her Twitter account, on which she has 41,000 followers.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameCatherine of Aragon
Net Worth$1 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 25, 1964
DiedJanuary 7, 1536, Kimbolton, United Kingdom
Place Of BirthClontarf, Dublin, Ireland
Height1.67 m
Weight61 kg
ProfessionActor, Singer, Composer, Educator, Songwriter, Orchestrator
EducationTrinity College, Dublin
NationalityIrish
SpouseKieran Kennedy
ChildrenSalvador Kennedy, Jesse James Kennedy, Lewis Doyle, Daniel Kennedy
ParentsIsabella I of Castile, Ferdinand II of Aragon
SiblingsJoanna of Castile, Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/mariadoylekennedy
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/mariadkennedy
Google+https://plus.google.com/+MariaDoyleKennedy
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/mariadoylekennedy
MySpacehttps://myspace.com/mariadoylekennedy
IMDBwww.imdb.com/name/nm0448204
Allmusichttps://www.allmusic.com/artist/maria-doyle-kennedy-mn0001582763
AwardsGemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series (2008), Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series (2014)
Record LabelsMermaid Records, Mother Records
Music GroupsHothouse Flowers, The Black Velvet
NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Maria thought up the name "Hot House Flowers" for the successful 1980's Dublin band over coffee in the Trinity College Arts block, and was lead female vocalist in its early line-up.
2She and her husband, Kieran Kennedy, have four sons.
3Released her debut solo album, "Charm", on September 21, 2001 on Mermaid Records, her own independent record label. The album includes the musical accompaniment of a few of her co-stars from The Commitments (1991), including Robert Arkins and Félim Gormley.
4Was member of the Black Velvet Band. The band broke up in 1996.


Quotes

#Quote
1Things are going further away from that certainly. I think its more like a confidence gene that's more difficult if you're a girl. Its like if you're doing something really simple like a sound-check, and you're having problems, if you're not happy with your sound you cross the line much more quickly than a guy would into being awkward as opposed to being an artist or a perfectionist. Women are often expected to be more amiable or more pleasing or more submissive than men generally. I think one theme in a lot of the songs is that they're about self: Happiness by Lisa Germano, Joyful Girl by Ani DiFranco, she's really explaining why she does it or what music does for her, a statement of self-strength or independence. But you can do it yourself. You can really make your own music.


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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or SeriesOrphan Black (2013)
2009IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in TelevisionThe Tudors (2007)
2008GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic SeriesThe Tudors (2007)
2008IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in TelevisionThe Tudors (2007)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Canadian Screen AwardCanadian Screen Awards, CABest Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or SeriesOrphan Black (2013)
2015IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actress in a Lead Role - DramaCorp & Anam (2011)
2012IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Supporting Actress - FilmAlbert Nobbs (2011)
2012IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actress - TelevisionCorp & Anam (2011)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDexter (2006)Jennifer Carpenter

April L. Hernandez

Michael C. Hall

Desmond Harrington

C.S. Lee

Jonny Lee Miller

James Remar

Julia Stiles

Lauren Luna Vélez

Peter Weller

David Zayas
2009Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actress - Drama SeriesThe Tudors (2007)
2003IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actress in a FilmMystics (2003)


Filmography

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Redwater2017TV Series filming
Orphan Black2013-2016TV SeriesSiobhan Sadler
The Conjuring 22016Peggy Nottingham
Sing Street2016Penny
The Timber2015Maggie
Call the Midwife2015TV SeriesAttracta
Jupiter Ascending2015Aleksa
Corp & Anam2011-2014TV SeriesMairéad Mhic Iarnáin
1,000 Times Good Night2013Theresa
Byzantium2012Morag
After the Triumph of Your Birth2012Sister Roisin
Titanic2012TV Mini-SeriesMuriel Batley
Downton Abbey2011TV SeriesVera Bates
Albert Nobbs2011Mary
(She Owns) Every Thing2010ShortObject of Affection
Dexter2010TV SeriesSonya
The Tudors2007-2010TV SeriesQueen Catherine of Aragon
Sorted2006TV SeriesRoisin
Hide & Seek2006TV SeriesEmma Holden
Legless2005TV MovieJenny [Ashcroft or Carter]
Tara Road2005Rosemary
Spin the Bottle2004Anastasia
Mystics2003Foxy
Thursday the 12th2003TV MovieNina Bannister
Home for Christmas2002TV MovieCora Quirke
No Tears2002TV Mini-SeriesKitty Fogarty
J.J. Biker2001
The Fitz2000TV SeriesRita
Queer as Folk1999-2000TV SeriesMarie Threepwood Marie Jones
Oliver Twist1999TV Mini-SeriesIrish Shop Assistant
DDU1999TV SeriesEmma Pearson
Miss Julie1999Christine
Gregory's Two Girls1999Bel
I Could Read the Sky1999Maggie
The General1998Frances
Father Ted1998TV SeriesPatsy
The MatchMaker1997Sarah Kelly
The Break1997Roisin
Moll Flanders1996Alice
Nothing Personal1995Ann
The Commitments1991Natalie Murphy (as Maria Doyle)

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Orphan Black2015TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2011TV Special junior production manager

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eliza Lynch: Queen of Paraguay2013DocumentaryEliza Lynch
Cristel's 60th2011Herself
The 7th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Award Presenter
The 6th Annual Irish Film and Television Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Award Winner
Xposé2008TV SeriesHerself
Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Dracula's Bram Stoker2003TV Movie documentaryCharlotte & Florence Stoker Letter Extracts
The Dunphy Show2003TV SeriesHerself
The Making of Alan Parker's Film 'The Commitments'1991TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Maria Doyle)

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Farewall to the King: Michael Hirst on The Tudors Finale2010Video shortQueen Catherine of Aragon (uncredited)
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