Marin Ireland is an actress from the United States known primarily for stage, movie, and television appearances. She won the Theater World Award in 2009 and was nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Play for Reasons to Be Pretty. Since 2015 she has been a regular cast on the Amazon Studios original series Sneaky Pete and has been referred by New York Times critic Jesse Green as “one of the great drama queens of the New York stage.” Here is a closer look at her career, background, and her love life.
Marin Ireland’s Biography
The American actress was born in Camarillo, California, the USA on the 30th of August, 1979. Her given name at birth is Marin Yvonne Ireland. She acquired her early education at the Idyllwild Arts Foundation in Idyllwild, Pine Cove, California after which she headed to The Hartt School, the performing arts conservatory at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut. There, she secured a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree after her graduation. The year she graduated from college is not known but Marin Ireland made her professional debut as an actress in theater in 2000. She later extended her craft to include film and television, picking up roles across all three departments of the acting world.
Movies and TV shows
Marin Ireland announced her presence in off-Broadway theatre in 2001 with her appearance in Nocturne, which she also appeared in when it ran in the American Repertory Theatre New Stages in 2000. Her Broadway theatre debut, on the other hand, was made in Reasons to Be Pretty which earned her a nomination at the Tony Awards as well as the Theatre World Awards. Her other off-Broadway projects include Caryl Churchill’s Far Away (2002), Sabina (2005), A Lie of The Mind (2010) and Kill Floor (2015), among several others.
She made her film debut in 2004, starring as Army Transcriber in The Manchurian Candidate. Though small, her first film role led to a plethora of others and within the first decade, she played many roles in hit movies including Suburban Girl (2007), I Am Legend (2007), The Understudy (2008), Rachel Getting Married (2008), The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (2008) and Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (2009).
The 2010s brought more opportunities for the actress as she picked roles in their numbers. Marin Ireland was seen as Molly in Hope Strings (2012) and had other appearances the same year in The Letter, Stars in Shorts, and Sparrows Dance. The actress claimed an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female for her performance in Glass Chin in 2014.
In 2015, she played the role of Suzanne Crosby in The Family Fang and also appeared in a French-German drama film titled This Summer Feeling. In 2016, she played Debbie Howard in Hell or High Water followed by In the Radiant City as Laura Yurley the same year. Her other film roles are The Strange Ones (2017), Aardvark (2017), Piercing (2018), The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018), Light From Light (2019), and counting.
Before she made her film debut, Marin Ireland took to television in 2003, appearing in one episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Anais Hutchinson and later as Laura Booth in 2006. She continued the one-episode spell in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2006), Law & Order (2008), The Good Wife (2011), and Prime Suspect in 2011.
The jinx was broken on the set of Homeland where she played Aileen Morgan in five episodes (2011-2012). Other series she appeared in more than one episode include The Divide (2014), Masters of Sex (2014), The Slap (2015), and Girls (2015).
Though short, Marin Ireland will be remembered for her roles in other television series in her collection including Unforgettable (2012), The Killing (2012-2014), Boss (2012), The Following (2013), Madam Secretary (2014), and Bull (2018). She has been part of the cast of Sneaky Pete since 2015 as a series regular and so far, she has depicted Julia Bowman in 30 episodes.
Is Marlin Ireland Married?
Marin Ireland is not married but has been in one known relationship with fellow stage actor Scott Shepherd. The two seemingly met on the set of a stage production of Troilus and Cressida, where they worked together in 2012. The couple had differences which caused constant arguing. According to the story, Marine slapped her ex-boyfriend Scott Shepherd one night. The next night, he retaliated so hard that she showed up to theatre practice with a black eye.