Liv O'Donoghue is an Irish-Norwegian actor and dancer based in Dublin. Over the past 15 years, she has worked predominantly as a performer for the stage, touring throughout Europe, the USA, China and Australia.
In 2023, Liv was been nominated as Best Supporting Actress in The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards for her role in Good Sex, directed by Ben Kidd and written by Emilie Pine for Dead Centre Theatre. The show, also nominated for Best Production and Best New Play, premiered at the Dublin Theatre Festival in October 2022 and toured to Noorderzon Festival in Holland and International Sommerfestival in Hamburg in 2023. Liv has been a core collaborator with Dead Centre theatre company since originating the role of Josephine in Lippy in 2013, which has continued to tour internationally since.
Other notable recent work includes playing the role of Gloria in The Patient Gloria, a two-hander opposite Gina Moxley directed by John McIlduff. The production recently toured to Dublin, Cork and Galway, as well as to St. Ann's Warehouse in NYC, where the show was selected as a New York Times' Critic's Pick. The show had previously been a huge success at the Brighton Fringe in 2022, and the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019, where it was awarded both a Fringe First and a Herald Angel, playing to packed houses and receiving rave reviews.
Latest film work includes Fréamacha directed by Aislinn Clarke (Cine4), The Last Harvest directed by Maeve Stone (Athrach), Mycelium directed by Maria-Elena Doyle (South Wind Blows). Previous film work includes Hard Rain directed by José Miguel Jiménez and Rachel Donnelly (Kerry International Film Festival, Alternately Terrific + Gentle), Wintering In, a self made lockdown film (Inside Outside Festival), The House Fell directed by Maeve Stone (Cork Film Festival, Kerry International Film Festival and Fastnet Film Festival), and Closer, Näher directed by Alan Gilsenan (Cork International Film Festival), I'm Roger Casement directed by Emmy Award winning director Dearbhla Walsh (RTÉ/ARTE), and Motion Sickness directed by John McIlduff (POOL Film Festival).