Danielle Galligan is an Irish actress, poet, and theatre artist. She is well-known for her guest roles in the American television series Game of Thrones and Krypton.
Danielle Galligan was born on December 1, 1992 (age 28 years; as of 2020) in Rathfarnham, South Dublin. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Danielle completed her schooling at Loreto High School, Beaufort where she was a member of Ann Kavanagh’s Young People’s Theatre. After finishing her former education, she went to Trinity College, Dublin to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Drama and Theatre, and she also attended The Lir Academy to train in acting. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2015.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Eye Colour: Blue
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Ethnicity
Danielle Galligan belongs to an Irish family.
Danielle’s mother’s name is Lorraine Galligan. She is a beauty therapist, and she works in Dublin.
Danielle Galligan is dating Michael-David McKernan. He is an actor.
After completing her graduation from The Lir, Danielle started working as a producer in the Rough Magic Theatre Company where she helped in the stage production of the show ‘The Train.’ Danielle wrote the script for the stage show ‘Hostel 16’ along with Fionnuala Gygax and Ailish Leavy. In 2017, Danielle Galligan got the opportunity to play the role of Cinderella for the play ‘The Grimm Tale of Cinderella.’ Danielle played the titular heroine role and the role of the story-telling old woman. In 2018, writer Tom Moran wrote a play ‘Lyrics’ where Danielle was playing the lead role opposite to him.
Danielle starred alongside Finbarr Doyle in ‘Summertime,’ a short play written by James Elliot. The play featured at the 2018 Dublin Fringe Festival, the 2019 Drogheda Arts Festival, and Abbey Theater’s 2019 Young Curator Festival. Danielle and Finbarr were shortlisted for ‘Best Duo’ category for the Judge’s Choice awards. Galligan and Gavin Kostick were working on a project together since 2017, and in 2019, they co-created and performed in a play ‘Gym Swim Party.’ The production was featured in the 2019 Dublin Fringe Festival as well.
In Films and Televisions
Over the years, Danielle has done several award-winning short films. Some of her short films are Strangers in the Park, Pernicio, Beautiful Youth, and Break Us. In 2017, Danielle helped in co-writing the rom-com short film ‘Strangers in the Park.’ She made her television debut in the year 2019 with guest roles in the television shows ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Krypton.’
Danielle Galligan landed her first-ever major role as the lead character ‘Nina Zenik’ for the Netflix series ‘Shadow and Bone.’
Awards & Nominations
- Underground Cinema Film Festival 2018 (Best Actress Nomination) for Pernicio
- Richard Harris International Film Festival 2018 (Best Actress Nomination) for Pernicio
- Short+Sweet Film Festival 2019 (Best Actress) for Strangers in the Park
- Nebraska Film Festival 2019 (Best Acting Duo) for Stranger in the Park
- Danielle Galligan has a tattoo of a flower on the right side of her ribcage.
- During the Covid-19 pandemic, Danielle and her mother would often have theme dinner where they both used to dress up as the lead characters of their favourite movies and plays.