Sarah Greene

Biography of Irish Actress Sarah Greene

Sarah Greene is an Irish actress and singer who gained widespread popularity with films like “Rosie” and TV series like “Dublin Murders”, “Ransom” & “Penny Dreadful”. Sarah was born on Saturday, 21st July 1984 in Glanmire town, Cork County, Ireland, which is just 9 kilometres outside “Cork”. Her zodiac sign is Cancer. Currently Sarah Greene is 36 years old (as of July 2020).


Date of Bith July 21, 1984
Age 36
Height 5 feet 3 inches
Father Steve Greene
Mother Claire Greene
Siblings Edel Greene
Profession Film, Theatre & TV Actress
Net Worth € 300,000
Irish Actress Sarah Greene

Sarah Greene’s father is “Steve Greene”, who works in telecommunication and is a member of hurling club at Glen rovers GAA, Cork. Her mother “Claire Greene” is a housewife. As shared by her on Instagram, Sarah’s grandparents name was “Dennis” & “May”. She also has a younger sister “Edel Greene”, 1 year 10 months younger than her, who works in recruitment.

Sarah did her schooling from “St Angela’s College”, a non-fee paying girl’s secondary school in Cork, Ireland. When she was only 5, her parents took both Sarah and Adel to see the Christmas Pantomime “Red Riding Hood” in the Cork Opera House and witnessing Sarah’s interest they enrolled her into the after school programme at “CADA Performing Arts”, a drama school in Cork, Ireland.

Soon, at age 6, Sarah did her first stage show at the Cork Opera House, when she played one of the twins in “The King and I” play for the Irish Operatic Repertory Company. She attended CADA till she was 19 years old and gained a “diploma in acting” from L.A.M.D.A.( London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) through CADA.

Sarah wanted to be independent, so she took a year off after her school to save money for enrolling in a drama school. She worked in the “Rossini Italian restaurant” on 33 Princes Street, Cork; at the “Shelbourne Bar” on 17 MacCurtain Street, Cork and as a make-up artist in “Brown Thomas” fashion store on Patrick Street, Cork, Ireland.

Sarah then attended the “Two Year Full-Time Intensive Professional Actor Training” course from the “Gaiety School of Acting (GSA)” in Dublin, Ireland. Sarah graduated from the school in 2006 whereas her now ex-boyfriend actor Aidan Turner, 36, known for playing Poldark in the BBC series & Kíli in The Hobbit film series, was also a GSA graduate of 2004.


Sarah is a well-known name in the Irish and British Theatre circle. Most of her 20’s was spend doing reputed Theatre plays and tours, with occasional roles in movies and TV series.

The Empress of India Kate Town Hall Theatre, Galway (2006)
The Year of the Hiker Mary Lacey The Pavilion Theatre, Dublin (2006)
Danti Dan Cactus Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford (2007)
The Death of Harry Leon Elizabeth Leon Smock Alley Theatre (2009)
The Playboy of the Western World Honor Blake Druid Theatre Company (2009)
Phaedra Ismene Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2010)
Little Gem Amber Peacock Theatre, Dublin (2010)
Ellamenope Jones Cryola Box Project Arts Centre, Dublin (2010)
Between Foxrock and a Hard Place Sorcha Gaiety Theatre, Dublin & Cork Opera House, Cork (2011)
Peer Gynt Solveig/ Anitra O’Reilly Theatre (2011)
Big Maggie Gert Druid Theatre Company 2011 Tour
Alice in Funderland Alice Abbey Theatre, Dublin (2012)
The Cripple of Inishmaan Helen McCormick Noël Coward Theatre, London (2013) & Cort Theatre, New York (2014)
Woyzeck Marie Old Vic, London (2017)
The Ferryman Caitlin Carney Gielgud Theatre, London (2017)


Sarah appeared as the female lead, in the role of “Slippy Helen (Helen McCormick)” while actor “Daniel Radcliffe” was her partner in the male lead role of “Billy Claven”, in Martin McDonaghs’s “The Cripple of Inishmaan” play. Sarah was nominated in the “Best Featured Actress in a Play” category at the “2014 TONY awards”, for her performance in this show (Cort Theatre, New York 2014).

She was also nominated for a “Laurence Olivier Award” in 2014 for “Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Slippy Helen)” category, during the play’s “West End” run and for the same, she won the “2014 Theatre World Award” for “Outstanding Broadway Debut” Performance during the 2013-2014 theatrical season. Here’s a pic of Sarah Greene with actor “Bryan Cranston”, who also won at the “2014 Theatre World Award” for his role in the play “All the Way”.

Anna Wintour” (US Vogue editor,), saw her the opening night of her Broadway performance as “Slippy Helen” in NYC and being impressed, invited her to the Met Ball. Sarah was also hailed as one of Hollywood’s “ones to watch” by US Vogue.

Scandalous American film producer “Harvey Weinstein” met her at the 2014 Tony awards and took her to dinner to discuss future projects. Sarah later signed the 2015 American drama film titled “Burnt”, distributed by “The Weinstein Company”. The film stars Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller while Sarah played the role of “Kaitlin”, a restaurant’s front of house host.



Sarah is currently a household name with shows like “Ransom”, “Dublin Murders” & “Normal People” featuring her in the lead role. But the Irish stunner made her first TV appearance with a small extra role as “Table Football Girl number 1” in the 2006 TV movie titled “Bachelors Walk Christmas Special”.

Some of her acclaimed & recognizable work in TV includes her role as “Judith” in 3 episodes of “Vikings”; as “Hecate Poole”, a young witch in season 2-3 of “Penny Dreadful”; as “May Lacey” in the 2016 5 episodes historical drama television miniseries “Rebellion”; as “Maxine Carlson”, a crisis and hostage negotiator in season 1 & 2 of CBS drama series “Ransom” & as “Cassie Maddox/Lexie Madison” in the BBC adaptation of “Tana French’s” “The Dublin Murders” squad book series.

Bachelors walk (2006) Table football girl in red Christmas Special TV Movie
Psych Ward (2009) Jenny McArdle Episode 3&4
Raw (2010) Sarah Season 2-Episode 3
The Assets (2014) Laura Episode-Avenger
Vikings (2014) Judith Episode “The Choice”, “Boneless” & “Blood Eagle”
Penny Dreadful (2015-16) Hectate Poole Season 2 & 3 (13 episodes)
Rebellion (2016) May Lacey All 5 episodes
Ransom (2017-18) Maxine Carlson Season 1&2
Dublin Murders (2019) Cassie Maddox/Lexie Main Cast
Frank of Ireland (2020) Aine, Frank’s ex-girlfriend All 6 episodes
Normal People (2020) Lorraine Main Cast


Sarah won the 2015 IFTA (Irish Film and Television Awards) in the “Best actress in a supporting role – Film” category and Irish Film Board “Rising Star Award” for her role of “Middle Christina” in the biopic feature film “NOBLE”.

Eden (2008) Imelda Egan
Love and Savagery (2009) Cathleen
My Brothers (2010) Rose
The Guard (2011) Sinead Mulligan
Noble (2014) Middle Christina
Standby (2014) Hipster girl
Burnt (2015) Kaitlin
The Bunker (2017) Margaret
Dublin Oldschool (2018) Lisa
Black 47 (2018) Ellie
Rosie (2018) Rosie Davis


Sarah Greene’s net worth in 2020 is estimated to be around € 300,000.

As, mentioned earlier, Sarah has done mostly Theatre work early in her career and the most a performer can hope to earn from the Irish theatre is around €750 a week, so she spent most of her 20s being broke.

It only after 2014, that she entered the mainstream commercial TV and Movies world. She explained her decision of not doing Theatre anymore and focusing mainly on the commercial cinema, in an interview with Irish independent.

“I’ve spend so long working in theatre and it’s fantastic, but now I do get tired of being broke all the time and living week to week. I’m 30 years of age and it’s the first time of my life that I’ve had money in my bank account. My parents are getting a little older now and I’d love to look after them like they’ve looked after me” – Sarah Greene

Sarah Greene’s official Instagram (@mssarahgreene) has close to 20 K followers and she do occasional brand promotions from the social media.

Sarah has also done some modelling work and was featured on the cover of some reputed magazines like:

Culture Magazine September 2014 Issue
Vogue Magazine September 2014
Cara Magazine September 2016 Issue
Style Magazine Ireland 12 March 2017
Image Magazine April 2017 Issue
Irish Tatler Magazine November 2018 Issue


Favourite play Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh and Translations by Brian Friel
Favourite writer Enda Walsh, Tana French
Favourite book The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, by John Boyne
Favourite actor Bryan Cranston, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Leonardo Di Caprio and Natalie Portman
Favourite Wine Châteauneuf-du-Pape for red, and Pinot Grigio for white
Favourite Food Italian
Favourite Restaurant Bar Italia in Dublin
Favourite TV show Grey’s Anatomy
Favourite Movies This Is England, Dead Man’s Shoes
Favourite country Canada
Favourite Director Shane Meadows
Cat or Dog Person Dog

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