Aisling Bea

LOS ANGELES – OCT 25: Bea arrives for the 2019 British Academy Britannia Awards on October 25, 2019 in Beverly Hills, CA, DFree/

Birth Name: Aisling Clíodhnadh O’Sullivan

Place of Birth: Kildare, Ireland

Date of Birth: 16 March, 1984

Ethnicity: Irish

Aisling Bea is an Irish stand-up comedian, actress, and writer. She created, starred in, and wrote for the series This Way Up, and appears on comedy panel shows QI and 8 Out of 10 Cats.

She is the daughter of Helen (Moloney), a secondary school teacher, who had trained jockeys, and Brian O’Sullivan, a horse veterinarian. Her professional name is a tribute to her late father. Aisling worked as a tour guide at the Irish National Stud. Her great-aunt was playwright Siobhán Ní Shúilleabháin.

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