• Lara McDonnell is an Irish actress known for her role in the 2020 film “Artemis Fowl”
• She became interested in acting at a young age and enrolled in her primary school drama club
• She starred in several movies such as “Love, Rosie”, “Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters” and “The Delinquent Season”
• She enjoys travelling, reading, yoga and football and is physically active
• Her estimated net worth is over $80,000
Who is the actress Lara McDonnell who appeared in “Artemis Fowl”?
Lara McDonnell was born in Dublin, Ireland, on November 7, 2003 – her zodiac sign is Scorpio and she is an Irish national. She’s an actresswho recently gained popularity for playing Holly Short, one of the main characters in the 2020 family fantasy movie ‘Artemis Fowl’ which was released on June 12, written by Conor McPherson and Eoin Colfer and directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Also starring Ferdia Shaw and Josh Gad, the film is about a young criminal who hunts fairies to learn more about his missing father’s whereabouts – it received mixed reviews.
Youth and education
Lara was raised alongside her younger brother and sister in Dublin by their father, who is a theater actor, and their mother, who works for a local insurance company.
She became interested in acting at a very young age and joined her primary school’s drama club when she was seven, appearing in almost all the plays performed at the school.
Lara began her acting career in early 2014 when she was invited to star as Matilda in the musical play of the same name staged at the Royal Shakespeare Company in the West End. She enrolled in a high school in 2017 and became physically active when she started playing soccer and tennis mainly to keep fit for her roles but soon decided to homeschool due to her frequent travels to the US for acting assignments. She is due to pass her high school exams in 2021 and will not be enrolling in college as she plans to pursue a career as an actress.
Career as an actress
In 2014, at the age of 10, Lara Young played Rosie in the romantic comedy film “Love, Rosie” written by Juliette Towhidi and Cecelia Ahern, directed by Christian Ditter and starring Lily Collins, Sam Claflin and Christian Cooke. The story follows Rosie and Alex, two friends who have known each other since they were five years old and are now dating – the film received mostly positive reviews.
In 2016, Lara Young starred in Anne the historical drama film “Walk Invisible: The Bronte Sisters”, written and directed by Sally Wainwright, starring Finn Atkins, Charlie Murphy and Chloe Pirrie. It’s about the Bronte sisters trying to get their books published, which were later recognized as one of the best books in English literature – the movie was nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Motion Picture Made for Television.
Lara has landed only one other role: she played Alannah in the 2018 romantic drama film ‘The Delinquent Season’ written and directed by Mark O’Rowe, and starring Cillian Murphy, Eva Birthistle and Catherine Walker. It follows two married couples who have trouble staying loyal to their other half – the film received mixed reviews.
Lara has recently been invited to appear on two talk shows – “Entertainment Tonight Canada” and “Broadway.com #LiveatFive”.
Love life and relationships
Lara is very secretive when it comes to her love life, and has not spoken about any guys she may have dated, but there are rumors on the internet that she may be dating Irish actor Ferdia Shaw, who starred alongside her. in the movie “Artemis Fowl” – several of Lara’s fans claim to have seen the two spend time together on multiple occasions, including walking the streets of Dublin and in restaurants. “Artemis Fowl” is Ferdia’s only achievement so far, but he acted in many plays performed in Dublin theatres. He is one year younger than Lara and is the grandson of the famous actor Robert Shaw, who rose to worldwide fame after his portrayal of Quint in the adventure thriller film “Jaws”.
I am officially a dancing queen ???? pic.twitter.com/oaqQYi7GVP
— Lara McDonnell (@laramcdonnell1) November 7, 2020
As Lara has not commented on the rumors of her relationship with Ferdia, as of October 2020 she is single, not married and has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
Lara was not interested in traveling until she was first allowed to fly to the US, and today she considers traveling one of her main hobbies – she has been to many European countries such as France, Italy and Spain, and has also been to California and Florida in the US.
She loves to read and her favorite author is JK Rowling while her favorite books are “Harry Potter”, “Percy Jackson” and “The Lord of the Rings”.
Lara is physically active, she does yoga and plays soccer, and she also follows a somewhat strict diet, hence her fit body.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, including Harrison Ford, Keanu Reeves, and Emma Watson, and some of her favorite movies include the “Harry Potter” franchise, “The Matrix” trilogy, and “Hachiko: A Dog Story” drama.
Age, height and power
Lara’s age is 16. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 1in (1.55m) and she weighs about 47 kg.
As of October 2020, Lara’s net worth is estimated to be over $80,000.