Maria Doyle Kennedy is an Irish singer, actor and filmmaker.
Together with her husband Kieran Kennedy she runs a small independent record label (Mermaid Records) and they have released 6 albums to date, the most recent release SING, featured duets with John Prine, Damien Rice and Paul Brady.
She set up Mermaid films in 2004 specifically to make a documentary called Golden Boy about the artist Patrick Scott who is often referred to as the father of Modernism in Irish painting.
Recent acting credits include Orphan Black (for which she was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award), Corp agus Anam (for which she was nominated for an IFTA Award), and Eliza Lynch – Queen of Paraguay which premiered at the JDIFF.
Maria lives in Dublin with Kieran and their 4 sons.
She is a great believer in doing things (rather than just talking about doing them).
She loves crisps.