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Maria Doyle Kennedy

 Maria Doyle Kennedy is an Irish actress and singer/composer.  She is known for her role as Catherine of Aragon in Seasons One and Two of The Tudors; she also reprised this role in the final episode of the series, in a dream sequence.


Maria is best known for her award-winning role as Catherine; she has also co-starred in Season 5 of Dexter (another Showtime series) and currently co-stars in the TV series Orphan Black.

She has also worked extensively in the music industry as a singer, composer/songwriter and musician.  Her music is extremely popular in her native Ireland.

Personal Life[]

Born Maria Josephine Doyle in Dublin, 1964, she studied at Trinity College.  She has been married to Kieran Kennedy since 1988, and they have four sons.  Maria is a fluent speaker of Irish Gaelic.