Saoirse Ronan promoting Lady Bird. Wikipedia.

Over the last year, our own Contributing Writer Tia Shah, has been writing an amazing column about trailblazing girls throughout history. This new Incredible Girls column is in that vein, only this column is about contemporary girls under the age of 25 who are doing awe-inspiring and significant things in the world. Every Friday in 2019, we are going to post a column detailing the life of an Incredible Girl and why you should know about her. Read on for a glimpse into the life of actress Saoirse Ronan.

Saoirse Ronan is one of my favorite actors, and I decided to write about her this week because I just watched the trailer for the upcoming Little Women film adaptation, and I have some thoughts and feelings (which will obviously be continued in a later blog!)

Saoirse is a 25-year-old Irish and American actor who first came to prominence when she was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in Atonement, making her one of the youngest nominees at age 12. She has since been featured in numerous period and contemporary dramas, including The Lovely Bones, Hanna, Brooklyn, Lady Bird and Mary Queen of Scots

To be completely honest, it’s been a while since I have seen Saoirse in a film (Atonement is burned into my 13-year-old brain, though!) but I always find myself drawn to reading interviews with her or watching her on talk shows. I admire her fierceness, intelligence and talent, and relatability.

For more on Saoirse, check out these articles from The Telegraph, Vogue, The Guardian and a 2019 profile from Harper’s Bazaar. More (definitely) to come when I see Little Women at Christmas time this year!

-Sage Daugherty
Associate Editor
Girl Museum Inc.

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