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Maria Doyle Kennedy stars in "Orphan Black" on BBC America as Mrs. S, Sarah's (Tatiana Maslany) hard-nosed working class foster mother from across the pond.

Kennedy previously recurred in PBS's "Downton Abbey" as Vera Bates. She also stars in the series creator and writer Julian Fellowes' ABC miniseries "Titanic" (2012) as Muriel Batley. On the big screen, she recently starred as Mary in "Albert Nobbs," opposite Glenn Close.

Dublin-born Maria Doyle Kennedy balances a film and television career,
Maria Doyle Kennedy in "Downton Abbey"
Maria Doyle Kennedy Downton Abbey
a recording and touring career as a singer/songwriter, and the parenting of four sons. She joined a band while still studying at Trinity College in the mid-1980s and made her film debut in 1991 as a backup singer in the Alan Parker's film "The Commitments." Numerous film roles, including John Boorman's "The General" (1998) and "Tara Road" alongside Andie MacDowell, and television roles in Showtime's "The Tudors" and "Dexter," have brought her to the attention of U.S. audiences. Her credits also include the PBS miniseries "Oliver Twist," the British version of "Queer as Folk," and the Irish TV series "Hide & Seek."

Doyle Kennedy recorded two albums with The Black Velvet Band before releasing her highly acclaimed solo album, "Charm," in 2001.


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Age: 52 years old
Birthday: September 25, 1964
Height: 5' 6"
Full Name / Real Name: Maria Josephine Doyle
Birthplace: Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland
Husband: Kieran Kennedy

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