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Orla Brady

Orla Brady is an Irish theatre, television, and film actress born in Dublin. She has been nominated for several awards from the Irish Film & Television Academy for her work in televised programs, as well as starring in the RTÉ/BBC co-production A Love Divided where she portrayed Sheila Cloney, for which she won the 1999 Golden Nymph Best Actress Award. 
She began her career with the Balloonatics Theatre Company as a touring performer, later gaining her first minor role in television as a bank clerk in the series Minder in 1993. Her first role in film was as Vanessa in Words Upon the Window Pane in 1994. Brady has starred in recurring roles in a number of US and UK series, and in a Doctor Who special. In 2020, she was listed as number 43 on The Irish Times list of Ireland's greatest film actors.

Known For


Cast Credits

The South Westerlies (2020)
Starring as Kate Ryan (6 episodes)
Star Trek: Picard (2020)
Starring as Laris (2 episodes)
Starring as Tallinn (6 episodes)
Guest starring as Laris (4 episodes)
Collateral (2018)
Guest starring as Phoebe Dyson (3 episodes)
Into the Badlands (2015)
Starring as Lydia (25 episodes)
American Odyssey (2015)
Guest starring as Sofia Tsaldari (9 episodes)
Banished (2015)
Starring as Anne Meredith
Jo (2013)
Starring as Dormont (8 episodes)
Sinbad (2012)
Starring as Taryn (6 episodes)
Eternal Law (2012)
Starring as Mrs. Sheringham
Death in Paradise (2011)
Guest starring as Maggie Harper
American Horror Story (2011)
Guest starring as Dr. Karen Hopple (4 episodes)
The Deep (2010)
Guest starring as Catherine (5 episodes)
Strike Back (2010)
Starring as Katie Dartmouth (2 episodes)
Wallander (2008)
Guest starring as Ella Lindfeldt
Fringe (2008)
Guest starring as Elizabeth Bishop (2 episodes)
  • Episode 3x15: Subject 13 (Feb 25, 2011)
  • Episode 2x16: Peter (Apr 1, 2010)
Guest starring as Elizabeth Bishop (Alt Universe) (5 episodes)
Mistresses (2008)
Starring as Siobhan (16 episodes)
Shark (2006)
Guest starring as Claire Stark (4 episodes)
Empire (2005)
Starring as Atia
Revelations (2005)
Guest starring as Nora Webber (6 episodes)
Doctor Who (2005)
Guest starring as Tasha Lem
Proof (2004)
Starring as Maureen Boland (8 episodes)
Nip/Tuck (2003)
Guest starring as Dr. Monica Jordan
Servants (2003)
Starring as Flora Ryan
Family Law (1999)
Starring as Naoise O'Neill (6 episodes)
Noah's Ark (1997)
Starring as Clare Somers
The Vicar of Dibley (1994)
Guest starring as Aoife
Pie in the Sky (1994)
Guest starring as Kit Kelly de Goris
Absolutely Fabulous (1992)
Guest starring as Nurse Mary
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989)
Guest starring as Countess Vera Rossakoff
Casualty (1986)
Guest starring as Wendy
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