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.
Most recently, Liv has 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 will tour internationally 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.
In April 2023, Liv will embark on an Irish tour reprising her role of Gloria in The Patient Gloria, a two-hander opposite Gina Moxley directed by John McIlduff. The production most recently toured to St. Ann's Warehouse in NYC, her performance described by the New York Times (where it was selected as a Critic's Pick) as "neatly skipping between realism and the furious surreality in Moxley's script". The show had previously been a huge success at 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 Mycelium (currently in post-production) directed by Elena Doyle for South Wind Blows, 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). Previous film work also includes I'm Roger Casement directed by Emmy Award winning director Dearbhla Walsh (RTÉ/ARTE), and Motion Sickness directed by John McIlduff (POOL Film Festival). Liv is currently in pre-production on After The Storm, playing opposite Aoibheann McCann and directed by Maeve Stone, shooting in March 2023.