Top ten Irish people to celebrate this Christmas
In the spirit of Christmas IrishCentral gives thanks for those worth celebrating in 2010
Probably the hottest Irish-American star in Hollywood right now, Olivia Wild’s career continued to flourish this year. Having first rose to stardom playing the role of Dr. Remy Hadley in medical drama “House”, her latest film sees the Irish beauty transform herself to play the female lead of Quorra in “Tron Legacy”.
Born to Irish parents, the 26-year-old has spent a considerable amount of time in the Emerald Isle. Having studied at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin, she claims that was “instrumental to (her) success”.
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Another celebrated Irish actor, Gabriel Byrne has never forgotten his Irish roots. Outspoken about his views on Ireland’s ailing economy, the award winning actor makes regular trips to Ireland to donate his time to charities such as the Irish Hospice Foundation.
The “In Treatment” star was appointed as Ireland’s first and only cultural ambassador last March by the Irish Prime Minister.
Becoming a Youtube sensation over the past week, the Limerick comedy duo have reminded us all the importance of laughter in times of hardship.
Their comedy single “Horse Outside” is a good lesson in cutting back on costs.
“X-Factor” star Mary Byrne was thrust into the public limelight this year when she appeared in the Simon Cowell’s talent show. The 51-year-old Dublin woman wowed judges with her performances on the show and made it to the final stages.
She may not have won the coveted spot, but she has secured a record deal which means that this is only the start for the talented single mother.
This Glee star was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for her role of Sue Sylvester in the hit musical comedy series. The Irish-American actress also scooped an Emmy earlier this year for the same star role.
Lynch opening speaks about overcoming her battle with alcohol and coming out after splitting from her husband, showing everyone how her determination won through in the end.
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