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Brían F. O’Byrne Biography – Early Life, Career & Marriage

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Brían F. O’Byrne is a talented actor who is best known for his appearance in award-winning shows and theater plays. He has worked on projects such as Mildred Pierce, Little Boy Blue, Frozen, Million Dollar Baby, and more. He moved to the US to further his acting journey and has become a well-known name in the theater, movie, and television world.

Much like other actors, Brían too gained a huge following thanks to his successful career. Many of his fans want to learn about his personal and professional journey. So, in this biography, we will take a look at his biography and get to know him better.

Where Did Brían F. O’Byrne Grow Up?

The Little Boy Blue star was born in Mullagh, County Cavan, Ireland on May 16, 1967, as Brían Francis O’Byrne. On IMDb, his full name is stated as Brían Flynn O’Byrne. Not much is known about Brían F. O’Byrne’s family members including his parents and siblings. But we do hope that he had a lovely childhood.

Well, while there is no further information about his family life and childhood, we do know that Brían attended Trinity College’s (T.C.D.) Samuel Beckett Centre in Dublin. He seems to have shown interest in the world of performance art from an early age and trained in it. Then in 1990, he moved to New York City to further his acting career.

What Projects Has Brían F. O’Byrne Worked On?

As stated above, O’Byrne relocated to New York, US from Ireland so that he could find success in his acting career. He seems to have worked on a few theaters plays in the US before gaining attention for his performances in the production of Martin McDonagh’s plays, The Beauty Queen of Leenane (1996) and The Lonesome West (1997). He even received a Best Featured Actor in a Play nomination at the Tony Award for his work in the former play.

Following this, Brían F. O’Byrne played a serial killer in the production of the play Frozen in 1998 and won a Tony Award for it. He continued to play varied roles in other productions such as Doubt: A Parable, Shining City, Doubt, The Coast of Utopia, Outside Millingar, and more. The latter one was on Broadway and earned Brían an Outstanding Actor in a Play nomination at the 2014 Outer Critics Circle Award. He has continued to wow audiences at Broadway and off-Broadway productions in New York and other parts of the world.

Besides his stage career, O’Byrne has also made a name for himself in the movie and television world. His on-screen debut came in 1994 with an appearance in the short film, Avenue X which was followed by another short Electricity in 1997. That same year he also starred in two movies, The Last Bus Home and The Fifth Province. Following this, he had brief roles in numerous other projects such as Amongst Women, An Everlasting Piece, Disco Pigs, Oz, The Grey Zone, Bandits, Easy, The Blackwater Lightship, American Experience, The New World, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Brían F. O’Byrne also worked on the 2004 movie Million Dollar Baby playing the character Father Horvak. His performance was well-received and helped him earn roles in many other projects. A few other movies and television shows that the Irish actor starred in between 2007 and 2015 are listed below:

  • No Reservations
  • Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead
  • Brotherhood
  • Brooklyn’s Finest
  • Flashforward
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Prime Suspect
  • Queen & Country
  • Love/Hate
  • Saints & Strangers
  • Exposed
  • The Bastard Executioner

The talented actor also worked on much other television series such as The Last Ship, Aquarius, Mercy Street, Little Boy Blue, Manhunt, Nightflyers, The Magicians, Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector, and Three Women. Moreover, he also starred in feature films and TV movies like Sergio, My Salinger Years, Exposed, Jimmy’s Hall, Medeas, and more.

Looking at his acting credits it is evident that along with his on-stage career, Brían F. O’Byrne’s net worth also includes his work in many successful movies and television series.

Who Is Brían F. O’Byrne Married To?

Talking about the personal side of the talented actor’s life, well he is happily enjoying his life with his loving partner and their two kids. Brían F. O’Byrne’s wife is fellow actress Heather Goldenhersh and the pair have been together for a while now. The pair starred together in the Broadway play, Doubt: A Parable and may have started their relationship then.

Moreover, it is reported that Brían F. O’Byrne and Heather Goldenhersh were expecting their first child in 2007. At the time the pair were already married. Moreover, the couple apparently has two daughters and is enjoying their time as a family of four.

But long before marrying Heather and welcoming two beautiful daughters, Brían was in a relationship with another actress, Amy Ryan. Moreover, on IMDb, it is stated that O’Byrne and Ryan had gotten engaged in 1996. Well, it is evident that the duo’s relationship came to an end but they are now happy in their respective lives.