Born in 1983, Irish actress Kerry Condon got her start at the age of 16, first with a two-episode arc on the BBC's Ballykissangel and then with a small role in the Oscar-nominated adaptation of Frank McCourt's Angela's Ashes. In the early part of the 2000s, she could be seen in supporting roles in the comedy Rat, the biopic Ned Kelly, and the indie ensemble drama Intermission. In 2005, Condon starred alongside Jet Li and Morgan Freeman in the action-drama Unleashed. That same year, she was cast in her most prominent and acclaimed role yet, that of Octavia of the Julii on the ambitious BBC/HBO co-production Rome. The great-niece of Julius Caesar and the older sister of Caesar's successor, Octavian, the character offered plenty of opportunities for Condon to wow audiences and critics with her performance.
Biography by Matthew Tobey
- At the age of ten, she sent Michael Ovitz, the co-founder of CAA, a handwritten letter saying she needed an agent.
- Left home at the age of sixteen to pursue an acting career.
- Was the youngest actress to ever play Ophelia when taking the iconic role in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Hamlet in 2001.
- Is an animal rights campaigner.
- Rescued two dogs from the streets of Los Angeles.