Danielle Galligan - Updated Apr 2024

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Danielle Galligan


Danielle Galligan is a popular Irish actress, writer, theatre artist, and poet. Danielle Galligan rose to fame after playing a cameo role as Sara in the 2019 hit television show “Game of Thrones.”

Early Life

Danielle Galligan was born on the 1st of December 1992, in Dublin, Ireland. Which makes her age 30 years old as of 2022. In addition, she has an Irish nationality and has her belief in Christianity religion.  Moreover, she has a zodiac sign of Sagittarius and belongs to the Irish ethnicity.

Following her parents, she is the daughter of Tom Galligan (father) and Loraine Galligan (mother). Professionally, her father is a businessman while her mother works as a beautician at her beauty school Galligan Beauty. Besides that, it is still unknown whether she has any siblings or not.

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Caption: Danielle Galligan’s childhood photo with her mother (Source: TheWikiFeed)


Regarding her academic career, she went to Loreto High School Beaufort. Meanwhile, she was also a member of Ann Kavanagh’s Young People’s Theatre from 2005 to 2011 and was awarded the Ena Burke bursary for the Betty Ann Norton Theatre School.

Then, she went on to study Drama and Theatre studies at Trinity College Dublin and trained in Acting at The Lir Academy, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 2015.

Professional Career


After completing her graduation, Danielle Galligan started her career in stage productions such as ‘The Train’ with the Rough Magic Theatre Company. Similarly, she was in All Honey and played the titular role in’ The Grimm Tale of Cinderella’ in 2017.

Later, she played the lead opposite in the 2018 Tom Moran in his play ‘Lyrics.’ She appeared with Finbarr Doyle in ‘Summertime’ a short play written by James Elliot. And, the play was featured at the 2018 Dublin Fringe Festival, the 2019 Drogheda Arts Festival, and Abbey Theater’s 2019 Young Curator Festival.

With Gavin Kotick, Galligan co-created and performed in the 2019 play ‘Gym Swim Party.’ Meanwhile, the production was featured in the 2019 Dublin Fringe Festival as well.

Television and Films

Apart from theaters, she has also worked in films and television. Back in 2016, she starred as The Wretched Girl in the 2016 short film “Closing Time.” Later, she starred and co-wrote the 2017 short film Strangers in the Park.”

Meanwhile, she earned the best actress at the Short+Sweet Film Festival and best duo alongside Mark Lawrence at the 6 Nebraska Film Festival for Strangers in the Park, which she co-wrote.

Her other short films are such as “Pernicio”(2018), “Beautiful Youth” (2018), “Tomorrow” (2018), “Break Us” (2019), and “We Don’t Choose How” (2020). She made her big screen debut in the role of Naomi in the 2021 Irish coming-of-age drama film “Who We Love.” The next year, she appeared in the Irish drama film “Lakelands” as Grace.

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Caption: Poster of the Netflix series, Shadow and Bone (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)

She made her  television debut in 2019 with guest roles in “Game of Thrones” and “Krypton.” However, her first major television role came as Nina Zenik in the Netflix series “Shadow and Bone,” an adaptation of the fantasy book series The Grisha Trilogy and the Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo, which premiered in 2021.

In 2021, she appeared in two series; “Kin” as Pharmacist and “The Great” as Yula. In the 2022 television film “Every Five Miles” she played the role of Saoirse Kennedy. Further, she has participated in RTÉ radio dramas such as The Playboy of the Western World and Hecuba by Marina Carr.


As an actress, she has won a total of three awards and three nominations in her acting career. In 2019, she won Best Actress at the Short+Sweet Film Festival and Best Acting Duo in 6 at the Nebraska Film Festival, She earned both awards for her works in the series “Strangers in the Park.”Similarly, she won the Bingham Ray New Talent Award in the 2022 Galway Film Fleadh.

Danielle Galligan – Net Worth 2024

Galligan majority of her earnings and income as an actress, writer, theatre artist, and poet. Moreover, she has an estimated net worth of around $2 million, and her salary and earnings are still unknown.

Relationship Status

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Caption: Danielle Galligan with her boyfriend, Michael-David McKernan (Source: WikiBio)

Regarding her relationship status, Danielle Galligan is currently unmarried. However, she is in a relationship with Michael-David McKernan, who is a filmmaker and actor by profession.

Moreover, the couple is very open and frequently shares their romantic photos on social media sites. Meanwhile, she has not shared her past relationship status.

Apart from this, the Irish actress is out of controversy and has made a clean image in public and avoids rumors and controversy which may ruin her profession.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Danielle Galligan posing for a photo (Source: Independent .ie)

This Irish actress stands 5 feet 5 inches tall (1.65 m) and weighs around 58 kg (127 lbs). Moreover, she has brown hair with a pair of blue eyes and her body measurement measures 33-26-34 inches. Similarly, her shoe size is 8 US and her dress size is 6 US.

Danielle Galligan – Social Media

On her Instagram ‘@daniellegalligan_’ there are over 344k followers. Likewise, there are over 1k followers on her Facebook page and 15 followers on her Twitter page ‘@Doyler247.’