Caroline Morahan

Caroline Morahan is an Irish actress and television host. In 2015, she was chosen as the face of Littlewoods Ireland.[2]

Caroline Morahan
Born
Caroline Morahan

(1977-08-09) 9 August 1977
NationalityIrish
EducationBachelor of Arts in communication studies
Alma materDublin City University
OccupationActress and television personality
Spouse(s)Daithi O Caoimh
Websitecarolinemorahan.com

Early life

Caroline Morahan was enrolled at drama school at the age of four. She graduated from Dublin City University with a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies,[3] earning first class honors for her photographic thesis. During her university years she appeared in numerous short films and television pilots.

In September 2012, she married Daithi Ó Caoimh.[4]

Career

Caroline Morahan has appeared in numerous theatre productions and was chosen to represent Ireland in the World Youth Theatre Festival. In 1994, Caroline made her television debut, at the age of 17, in soap opera Fair City as Barbara Cleary.[5] She declined a three-year contract with the show, deciding instead to finish her schooling.

In 2001, Morahan entered the reality TV series The Selection Box and was chosen from an open call of 2,000 to host The Fame Game.[5][6] She hosted the show for five seasons. Later, she co-hosted the fashion programme Off the Rails from 2002 to 2007.[5] Morahan left Off the Rails in 2007 to move back to acting.

She has guest hosted and appeared in a multitude of Irish television programmes, including The Panel, The Restaurant,[7] The Late Late Show, Tubridy Tonight,[8] Xposé,[9] The Den, and The Health Squad. A guest appearance on The Podge and Rodge Show led to the role of host.[10][11]

She has appeared as the female lead in the Irish musical, I, Keano.

In 2009, she moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue acting career in Hollywood.[8]

Awards

Morahan has been voted Ireland's Best Dressed Woman and Ireland's Sexiest Woman.

In 2009, she was voted Sexiest TV Presenter in a poll by entertainment.ie.[12]

Filmography

Film

  • Axis (voice) (2017)
  • Mr. Thursday (2016)
  • Lost & Found (2015)
  • I Can't See You Anymore (2012)
  • What About Love (2014)
  • Howard Cantour.com (2012)
  • Lionhead (2012)
  • A Kiss for Jed Wood (2010)

Television

Theatre

  • Private Eyes (2016)
  • The Weir (2015)
  • She Stoops to Conquer (2014)[13]
  • Anglo: The Musical (2013)
  • Pity the Proud Ones (2011)
  • I, Keano (2008)

Web

  • MSN Lifestyle - The Surf Report (2010) [14]
  • Doctor Who - Alternate Empire (2009)[15] - Samantha

Radio

  • 2FM Breakfast Show (2008)

References

  1. "Revealed:The Age-old Secret that TVs coy Caroline is trying to hide from movie moguls". Evening Herald. 8 June 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. "Morahan the new face of Littlewoods". RTÉ. 15 September 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2010.
  3. "DCU Alumni Office launched the Alumni Wall". Dublin City University.
  4. "Could she be homeward bound? Caroline Morahan lands another TV role on Irish shores". evoke.ie. 27 April 2015.
  5. Jarlath Regan (13 January 2018). "Caroline Morahan". An Irishman Abroad (Podcast) (226 ed.). SoundCloud. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  6. "The Cafe: Caroline, Raj, Brilliant Boys, The Cooper Temple Clause". RTÉ.ie. 22 March 2007. Archived from the original on 18 August 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2018 via Wayback machine.
  7. "The Restaurant: Caroline Morahan". RTÉ.
  8. "Tubridy Tonight: Saturday, 21 February 2009". RTÉ. 21 February 2009. Retrieved 21 February 2009.
  9. "Xposé: Episode #1.13". IMDb.
  10. "Caroline Morahan is to the Manor born as she prepares to move in with the Ballydung brothers". RTÉ. 5 February 2009. Archived from the original on 10 February 2009. Retrieved 5 February 2009.
  11. Murphy, Catherine (16 October 2011). "Female TV Presenters: There is only one Queen Bee". Sunday Independent. Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  12. "The Award Winners for the 3G Mobile Christmas Awards". entertainment.ie. Archived from the original on 15 January 2010. Caroline Morahan: I was surprised and delighted to hear the news from entertainment.ie
  13. "Caroline Morahan shows us how dressing up as an 18th century heroine isn't that easy!". evoke.ie. 14 December 2014.
  14. "Your Life: Big on the Web" Archived 14 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  15. "Doctor Who - Alternate Empire".
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