Danielle Galligan Biography

Danielle Galligan is a young Irish actress known for her roles in Shadow and Bones as well as Game of Thrones. She has also been nominated for her works in Pernicio and has also won awards for her role in Strangers in the Park. She has been active as an actress since 2015. 

Early Life

Danielle Galligan was born on December 1, 1992, in Rathfarnham which is a suburb in South Dublin, Ireland. She is the daughter of Lorraine, her mother who works as a beauty therapist and runs a salon and a beauty school named Galligan Beauty. When she was young, she was raised as a Catholic, but now she considers herself an agnostic. Galligan as a student attended the Loreto High School Beaufort.

She was then a member of Ann Kavanagh’s Young People’s Theatre which she joined in 2005 till 2011. Danelle then studies at Trinity College Dublin where she majored in Drama and Theatre Studies. She then started getting training for Acting at The Lir Academy from which she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2015.

Danielle Galligan Career

After Danielle’s graduation in 2015, she started her career in stage productions. She worked in the production of The Trains with Rough Magic Theatre in 2015. She made a workshop alongside Fionnuala Gygax and Ailish Leavy for Hostel 16 at the Druid Theatre. In 2017, she played the titular role in The Grimm Tale of Cinderella. Later in 2018, she played the lead opposite role in The Lyrics. She was also seen as Stash in a short play called Summertime by James Elliott. In 2018, she also co-founded Chaos Factory which is an experimental theatre company alongside Gygax, Venetia Bowe, and Rachel Bergin. They debuted with a production titled Kiss Kiss Slap which was featured at the Dublin Fringe Festival.

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In 2019, their second project called the Morpheme premiered in April. They also collaborated with The Corn Exchange at the Mermaids Arts Centre in Bray, Country Wicklow. Danielle made her television debut in 2019 by playing guest roles in the Game of Thornes and Krypton. She got her first lead role in television series called Shadow and Bone which was released on April 23, 2021, on Netflix. Danielle played the role of Nina Zenik in the series which is an adaptation of a fantasy book series The Grisha Trilogy and Six of Crows Duology by Leigh Bardugo. She will play the role of Naomi in Lily which would be a movie or a short film, whose date of release has not yet been announced.

Danielle Galligan Biography

Real Name Danielle Galligan
Birth Date 1 December 1992
Age (as of 2023) 30 Years
Birth Place Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Profession Actress
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Sagittarius

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimetres – 165 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 48 kg  –  in Pounds –  106 lbs
Shoe Size 7.5 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Slim


Father Tom Galligan
Mother Lorraine Galligan


School Loreto High School Beaufort
College Betty Ann Norton Theatre School

Relationship Status

Marital Status In relatiosnhip
Affair No
Who is her boyfriend? Michael-David McKernan
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Personal Life

Danielle is dating Michael-David McKernan who is also an actor. The actress is quite famous on social media and loves to keep her fans updated about her daily life. In February 2020, she posted a picture of herself embraced by Calahan Skogman who is a co-star in her new Netflix series Shadow and Bone. Not only Danielle’s fans but also Calahan’s fans ship the couple together whenever they post a picture on Instagram which could be seen in the comment section of the post.

Danielle Galligan Net Worth

The talented actress earns an estimated net worth of $ 100 thousand USD through her hard work and passion for her work. She recks most of her wealth from her main passion and career as an actress in movies, television series, and also in short films. In the coming time, these numbers are expected to increase because of her future projects.


  • Danielle is not just an actress but also a theatremaker and a poet.
  • She was awarded the Ena Burke bursary for the Betty Ann Norton Theatre School.
  • Danielle participated in the RTE radio dramas such as The Playboy of the Western World and Hecuba by Marina Carr.
  • In 2018, she was shortlisted for the Best Duo with Doyle for her role in Summertime.
  • In 2017, Danielle appeared in the music video of DAVIIS’s song You and Me.
  • She won the Best Actress Award in 2019 at the Short+ Sweet Film Festival for her role in Strangers in the Park.

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