Saoirse Ronan's first name is pronounced "Sur-sha," which is an Irish name that means "freedom" in Gaelic.
Despite being known for her Irish heritage, Ronan was actually born in the United States, in New York City.
Ronan is a dual citizen of Ireland and the United States, and holds passports from both countries.
Ronan was homeschooled by her mother for most of her childhood, in order to accommodate her acting career.
Ronan is a talented singer and has performed on screen in several films, including "Mary Queen of Scots" and "Ammonite."
Ronan is an avid reader and has spoken about her love of books, citing Margaret Atwood and Sylvia Plath as two of her favorite authors.
Ronan is a trained ballet dancer and has incorporated her dance background into some of her performances.
Ronan is a big fan of the TV series "Friends" and has said that she can quote almost every episode.
Ronan is an ambassador for the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, a charity that works to protect children.
Ronan has expressed an interest in someday directing films, in addition to acting.