Brenda Fricker (17 February 1945) is an Irish actress, born in Dublin, Ireland.
She was the first Irish actress to win an Academy Award, earning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in My Left Foot.
Brenda has retired from acting in 2014. Her last roles include TV series Forgive Me and movies A Long Way from Home, Albert Nobbs and Locked In.
On stage she appeared in such plays like The Plough and the Stars, Lavender Blue, Within Two Shadows, A Pagan’s Place, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Typhad Mary, Macbeth, and other.