How Much is ‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ Star Saoirse Ronan Worth?

Nothing is more inspiring than a good success story, and Irish-American actress Saoirse Ronan personifies Hollywood success. At the young age of 24, Ronan has won numerous accolades, including being the seventh youngest actress to ever be nominated for an Academy Award. Her career is red-hot and her talent is undeniable – learn more about why Saoirse Ronan is one to watch, and why this child star might soon be worth more than any other actress in Hollywood!

Actor Saoirse Ronan attends the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

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Saoirse Ronan’s early life

Ronan was born in 1994 in New York City, to parents that hailed from Dublin. When she was only three, the family moved back to Dublin, and by middle school, Ronan had begun acting in school plays. She scored early screen appearances in various TV shows and landed her first movie role in I Could Never Be Your Woman, where Ronan played the daughter of screen legend Michelle Pfeiffer.

Ronan’s breakthrough role was in the hit 2007 film Atonement. At the age of only twelve, Ronan held her own alongside such talents as Keira Knightley and James McAvoy. Critics loved the film, and had tremendous praise for Saoirse Ronan, calling out her remarkable intensity and acting chops.

Ronan’s film successes

For her work in Atonement, Ronan scored a BAFTA nomination and received a nomination for an Academy Award. She followed the hit film with performances in City of Ember and Death Defying Acts, but it was her role in The Lovely Bones that would take her career to the next level.

The Lovely Bones is a somber film about a teenager who is murdered by a next-door neighbor. Her spirit then watches from the afterlife as her family struggles to move on from the trauma of her death. Released in 2009, the film earned critical acclaim. Ronan scored another BAFTA award nomination, this time for Best Actress.

Ronan has earned a reputation for choosing interesting projects that challenge her creativity. In the years since teenage stardom, Ronan has played choice roles in films like Hanna, The Host, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Brooklyn. In the process, she has become known as one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood.

What is Saoirse Ronan’s net worth?

At only 24 years of age, Ronan’s net worth is $7 million. She can afford to choose her projects wisely, and according to a recent interview with Vanity Fair, she prefers to play characters that are really interesting. Ronan points out that she likes to remove gender from the equation, dissect what makes up the character’s personality and how they are written, and then decide if it’s a character she’s interested in portraying.

One such fascinating character is the title role in her new film, Mary, Queen of Scots. Released in early December 2018, the film pitted Ronan’s character, Mary Stuart, against Margot Robbie’s Queen Elizabeth I. Playing the teenage queen with dignity and icy intensity, Ronan again earned critical praise.

What’s next for Saoirse Ronan?

Reuniting with her Lady Bird director Greta Gerwig, Ronan will be playing one of the iconic characters in the latest film adaptation of Little Women. Due out in 2019, the film is the eighth adaptation of the story by Louisa May Alcott. Ronan will be playing the lead character, Jo March, acting alongside such co-stars as Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, Emma Watson, Bob Odenkirk, and Florence Pugh.

With such an all-star ensemble cast that includes two Oscar winners and three Oscar nominees, this film could easily end up being the one that grants Ronan the coveted Best Actress Oscar. With talent like hers, it is certain that Ronan’s star will continue to rise higher and higher.