Michelle Fairley Biography


Michelle Fairley is a veteran actress from Northern Ireland. She started her career with numerous appearances on stage and continued it on TV. She mainly acted on British television but managed to expand beyond that. You will recognize her for her performance as Catelyn Stark in HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Dr. Ava Hessington from “Suits.”

As part of her early career, Michelle Fairely appeared in many British shows. Included are “The Bill”, “Casualty” and “Holby City”. Her earliest work includes appearances in a few episodes of “Inspector Morse” and “Lovejoy”. Probably one of her biggest roles was her being cast in the Harry Potter franchise. She replaced Heather Bleasdale  as Mrs. Granger and played the character in “harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt.1”. Afterwards came her greats success yet and the role she gained the most recognition in the industry. In fact, she was cast as Catelyn Stark in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” and played the between 2011 and 2013. She is also famous for a few other notable roles on American TV. She had a great run as Dr. Ava Hessington in “Suits”, where she had a recurring role. A bigger role was given to her in “24: Live Another Day”, where she played the main villain of the show Margot Al-Harazi.


Michelle Fairley in “Game of Thrones”

Michelle Fairley also has a notable theatre career. She had a number of roles in various plays in both British an American performances. She started off in 1993 and she is currently going to play the role of Cassius in “Julius Cesar” performed in Bridge Theater.


Michelle Fairley in “Suits”

Michelle Fairley Net Worth and Salary

Michelle Fairley is an accomplished actress with a long pedigree behind her. She has stared in a plethora of roles and has had various success in movies, TV shows and theater. It is no wonder that her net worth is now estimated at 1.2 million dollars.

Michelle Fairley Partner and Family

Michelle Fairley is still single, despite her late age. She has decided to not get married, although she has had a number of serious relationship in her life. The last one fell apart and Michelle adamantly decided not to marry after that.


Michelle Fairley in “The White Princess”

Michelle Fairley Age

Michelle Fairley was born in July of 1963. She is currently 54 years old. Her hometown is Coleraine, Northern Ireland, and she grew up there with her father Brian and mother Theresa. Their parents actually raised her in a Roman Catholic way. In her early youth she went to a Roman Catholic grammar school, but become interested in performing as a teenager and soon went to Ulster Youth Theatre. Immediately when she graduated, she decided to move to Belfast to further her career and soon joined the company Fringe Benefit. From there on, she continued acting and appearing and reach the place where she is now.

Height and Weight

Even though Michelle Fairly is in her later age, she still keeps a fit and slim body. It seems that age is not phasing her and she looks much younger than she actually is. Her body weight is only 55 kg or 121 pounds and she is 5 ft 5 in or 165 cm high. Her body measurements also attest to her attractive features. They are 34-24-32 in or 86-61-81 cm.


Michelle Fairley today

Interesting Fact about Michelle Fairley

Michelle Fairley was not the first choice to paly Catelyn Stark in the “Game of Thrones” franchise. In fact the pilot episode was shot with an entirely different actress to start with. It was Jennifer Ehle  who stared in the pilot, but this would also be the only episode where she would appear as Catelyn. Michelle took up the role and has become the character which we are used to playing one of the main female roles of the show. Actually, the makers of the show are actually very satisfied win Michelle’s performance as she was able to present and transfer the Catelyn from the novels almost perfectly. It is not easy to display the pain this character goes through truthfully, but Michelle has managed to do it.

Nationality and Ethnicity

Michelle Fairley has a Northern Irish nationality as she was born and raised there. Her ethnic group is Caucasian.

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Born:,July 11 1963
Nationality:,Northern Irish
Religion:,Roman Catholic
Net Worth:,$1 200 000
Hair Color:,Redness
Eye Color:,Blue
Height:,5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
Weight:,55 kg or 121 lbs
Married to:,No
Affair with:,N/A
Birth Sign:,Cancer
Education:,Roman Catholic grammar school and Ulster Youth Theatre

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