Famous Irish-American Parents
The Irish are rumoured to be very lucky. Well here are a few Irish celebs who prove that rumour true!
This Irish heartthrob was voted “Most Handsome” in high school and for good reason. We’d gladly be his ghost of a girlfriend past.
With a name like Bridget Moynahan, she has to be Irish! When she split with ex-hubby, Tom Brady, in 2007, the model-turned-actress was three months pregnant; now she’s a single mom in the spotlight.
Not only is he Irish, but he’s also the father of the infamous Charlie Sheen. Enough said.
Ben Stiller might hve been referred to as "a big Jew," but this dad of two is actually part Irish! It seems his Celtic blood failed him on his last trip to Ireland, because he admitted to accidentally driving on the wrong side of the road!
This Dublin-born dad is a Golden Globe winner who just so happens to make our hearts race.
New mommy and Grey’s Anatomy actress, Ellen Pompeo, is both of Irish and Italian heritage. We wonder if she’ll be out catching leprechauns with her adorable daughter, Stella Luna!
Not only is Alec Baldwin Irish, but he’s a jokester, too! When asked last month why he named his daughter, Ireland, this Irish-American dad joked: “Because she’s beautiful but can't manage her finances."
We love Liam Neeson for his strength. The Irish actor lost his wife, Natasha Richardson, in a tragic skiing accident in 2009, leaving him to care for his two teenage sons on his own.
This Irish actor is as Irish as it gets. He’s a native, originally from County Meath, Ireland — and a handsome irishman, too.
Conan O'Brien didn’t grow up in Ireland (he’s from Massachusetts), but he sure is Irish. He was raised in an Irish Catholic family.
The U2 frontman was born in Dublin. Besides being in a super famous Irish rock band, Bono is a prominent activist for human rights and a dad of two. What’s not to love?
Will this Irish mom be filling Oprah’s shoes? Rosie made her return to daytime TV last fall. She also helped create Rosie's Broadway Kids, a program that provides free music and dance instruction to NYC public schools.
What a supportive Irish mother! Maggie Griffin is mom to Kathy Griffin and is seen here supporting her daughter at a book signing.
This Irish-American actress and mom of two may have worn kilts back in the day as Saturday Night Live character Mary Katherine Gallagher, but this hilarious Celtic-blooded mommy started penning children’s books. Write on, Molly!
This Irish-British dad, Daniel Day-Lewis will be portrayal of Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming biopic, out later this year.