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  • Date of birth : 31/12/1979

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  • Cassidy Elaine

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Elaine Cassidy (1979)

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Elaine Cassidy is an award-winning Irish actress and is best known for playing the lead character Abby Mills in the American CBS TV series Harper's Island, Felicia in Felicia's Journey opposite Bob Hoskins, Runt in Disco Pigs opposite Cillian Murphy, and Lydia in The Others.

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 early life
Elaine Cassidy was born in Kilcoole, County Wicklow. Her first role was as the title character in a school production of Pinocchio when she was five.

 career
In 1996, she was nominated for the Most Promising Actress at the Geneva Film Festival for her role in The Sun, the Moon and the Stars. She played the starring role in Felicia's Journey with Bob Hoskins, for which she was nominated "Best Actress" at the 20th Genie Awards. She has won 2 Irish Film and Television Awards IFTA, for "Best Actress in a Lead Role in Film" in 2003 for her role as Runt in Disco Pigs, opposite Cillian Murphy, and in 2010 for "Best Actress in a Lead Role in Television" for her role as Abby Mills in the American CBS TV series Harper's Island. She was also nominated for an IFTA in 2005 as "Best Actress in a Lead Role in Television" for her role as "Maud Lilly" in the BBC BAFTA nominated drama Fingersmith, in 2007 as "Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Film" for her role as Sandra in And When Did You Last See Your Father? alongside Jim Broadbent and Colin Firth, and in 2009 as "Best Actress in a Lead Role in Television" for her role as Annie Mulcahy in Little White Lie.

She is also a stage actor, appearing in The Lieutenant of Inishmore and The Crucible with the Royal Shakespeare Company and in There Came A Gypsy Riding at the Almeida Theatre in 2007. She appeared in the music video for Coldplay's "The Scientist".

She also plays Maureen, in the one-off ITV drama special of the book 'Just Henry' which was made into film in August 2011 and screen on ITV on the 18th December 2011, she starred along side Shelia Hancock.

 personal life
She is married to actor Stephen Lord, whom she met on the set of The Truth. They live in Greenwich, Greater London, with their daughter Kila, born on 16 September 2009.

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