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...
Born on December 10, 1941
Height 1.57m / 5' 2"
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.Read More
Nominated for Broadway's 1974 Tony Award as Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic) for "Ulysses in Nighttown".
Is an accomplished violinist, a talent she used in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Inheritance", in which her character plays violin with Data, her android "son".
In her youth, she was a favorite to play James Joyce's controversial Molly Bloom, a character that created quite a sexual stir on stage in New York.
Eldest of five children.
Was educated at Scoil Mhuire Marlborough Street, at Sandymount High School and at Scoil Caitriona, Dominican College.
Studied languages in Switzerland at the Universite de Fribourg and worked as an interpreter and translator in Italy.
Maintains homes in both Southern California and Dublin.
She has recorded all three of Maeve Binchy's three novels, Circle of Friends, The Copper Beech and The Glass Lake as well as two collections of short stories for Bantam Doubleday Books-on-Tape.
Daughter of a veteran Irish nationalist who also fought in the Spanish Civil War.
After moving to the United States to work in theater in the 1960s, she met and married Dr. Garrett O'Connor, the cousin of actor Carroll O'Connor.
I'm Irish and always will be, but America has taught me so much. Maybe it's here in the U.S. that we find a healing, for in the broader melting pot we get to look at some of these self-destructive attributes that we bring to bear upon our own quarrels and begin to solve them in ways other than just splitting apart.
The image of Ireland is projected as a male image in the acting world, similar to the way that the word of Ireland is male dominated.
I think Irish women are strong as horses, incredibly loyal and for the most part, funny, witty, bright and optimistic in the face of devastating reality.
People think we are such great talkers, but there is so much silence in Ireland about certain issues.
When I first came to Hollywood, I could not break into movies.
|The Wednesday Play||Eileen/...(2episodes,1966-1967)|
|The Hollywood Squares||GuestAppearance(1episode,1979)|
|Marcus Welby, M.D.||BarbaraBrendan/...(3episodes,1972-1976)|
|Cold Comfort Farm||MarySmiling(1episode,1968)|
|The Streets of San Francisco||EllenSimms(1episode,1976)|
|The New Perry Mason||NancyAddison(1episode,1973)|
|The Legend of Lizzie Borden||BridgetSullivan|
|The Bionic Woman||Tammy(1episode,1976)|
|Rich Man, Poor Man||Clothilde(1episode,1976)|
|Nightmare in Badham County||Dulcie(asFionnualaFlanagan)|
|How the West Was Won||MollyCulhane(21episodes,1978-1979)|
|Trapper John, M.D.||WardenClayton(1episode,1981)|
|Young Love, First Love||AudreyGibson|
|Simon & Simon||Becky/...(2episodes,1984-1988)|
|Cagney & Lacey||ArleneCrenshaw(1episode,1985)|
|P.K. and the Kid||Flo|
|Voyager from the Unknown||MollyBrown|
|Murder, She Wrote||EileenO'Bannon/...(4episodes,1987-1995)|
|The Ewok Adventure||Catarine|
|Scorned and Swindled||Margaret|
|James Joyce's Women||HarrietShawWeaver|
|James Joyce's Women|
|Beauty and the Beast||JessicaWebb(2episodes,1990)|
|Star Trek: The Next Generation||Dr.JulianaTainer(1episode,1993)|
|Father Dowling Mysteries||MotherMargaret(1episode,1990)|
|Murder, a Self Portrait||Louise|
|Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman||Heart(1episode,1994)|
|Star Trek: Deep Space Nine||EninaTandro(1episode,1993)|
|Money for Nothing||Mrs.Coyle|
|919 Fifth Avenue||Brydie|
|Poltergeist, les aventuriers du surnaturel||TheOlderWoman/...(3episodes,1998-1999)|
|The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot||AdditionalVoices(voice)|
|To Have & to Hold||FionaMcGrail(13episodes,1998)|
|Waking Ned Devine||AnnieO'Shea|
|Kings in Grass Castles||BridgetDurack(2episodes,1998)|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||SheilaBaxter(1episode,2003)|
|A Secret Affair||DrucillaFitzgerald|
|For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story||SallyLewis|
|Star Trek: Enterprise||VulcanAmbassadorV'Lar(1episode,2002)|
|Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood||Teensy|
|Tears of the Sun||SisterGrace|
|HBO First Look||Herself(1episode,2002)|
|The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards||Herself-Nominated:OutstandingLeadActressinaDramaSeries&Presenter:OutstandingLeadActorforaSingleAppearanceinaDramaorComedySeries|
|Man About Dog||Olivia|
|2nd Irish Film and Television Awards||Herself-Presenter|
|Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde|
|A Crucial Week in the Life of a Grocer's Assistant||Mona|
|Road to Nashville||Tammy|
|Heritage of Anger||Elizabeth'Meg'Dundee(asFionnualaFlanagan)|
|Goodbye, Nobby Clarke||RenaClarke|
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