Biography - Aisling Bea

Last Modified: 9th Sep, 2023
Aisling Bea
Best Known For
Quiz (TV series)
Net Worth
$5.00M Under Review
$ Under Review
Social Media Presence
Personal Detail
Birth Name / Full Name
Aisling Cliodhnadh O'Sullivan N/A
Born on
March 16, 1984 (age 40)
Irish N/A
Female N/A
Sexual Orientation
Marital Status
Single N/A
Married Date
Brian O'Sullivan
Brian O'Sullivan
Sinead Kidao
Younger sister
Sinead Kidao
Younger sister
Helen O'Sullivan
Helen O'Sullivan
Andrew Garfield
Ardal O'Hanlon
Michael Sheen
Body Measurement
Hair Color
Eye Color
Green N/A
Shoe Size
8.5 US N/A
Bicep Size
inch N/A
Chest Size
inch N/A
Waist Size
Dress Size
6 US N/A
Bust Size
Waist Size
Hip Size
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Social Media Presence

Who is Aisling Bea?

Aisling Bea is a professional actress, writer, comedian, and Irish national. She is best known for starring in Living with Yourself, This Way Up, Quiz, and a frequent contestant on the spin-off 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. 

Aisling Bea – Age, Parents, Siblings

Aisling Bea’s birth took place on 16 March 1984 in Kildare, County Kildare, Ireland. Born as Aisling Cliodhnadh O'Sullivan to father Brian O'Sullivan, an equine veterinarian, and mother Helen O'Sullivan, a secondary school teacher, jockey trainer, and former professional jockey, she is not the only child of her parents. 

She has a sibling- a younger sister named Sinéad Kidao, a film costume designer. Her father died by suicide when she was three years old, which she did not know until she was 13 years old. Bea was raised by her mother.

Growing up her family was "obsessed" with horses and race meetings. She did work as a tour guide at the Irish National Stud but was not really interested in the racing industry.

Young Aisling Bea with sister (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Aisling Bea attended a Catholic convent school. After graduation, she studied French and philosophy at Trinity College Dublin. She also studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). 

Her ethnicity is Irish.

Aisling Bea – Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Bea has dated actors Michael Sheen and Ardal O'Hanlon. She was rumored to be dating Spiderman actor Andrew Garfield in March 2019.

Currently, she is believed to be single, although a secret boyfriend cannot be ruled out. As she has not yet married, she is sans husband and children, and divorce is out of context.

Aisling Bea in Quiz (Image: Birmingham Live)

Aisling Bea – Career

Early Days

Following graduation from LAMDA, Aisling Bea worked as a dramatic actress but was instead cast in comedic television series such as Cardinal Burns (2012), and Dead Boss (2012). So she decided to try stand-up comedy. 

She won The Gilded Balloon So You Think You're Funny award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2012 and for her show, C'est La Bea was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2013 Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer.


Since 2009 Aisling Bea has performed stand-up comedy at different events/channels. These include the shows Sabotage (2009), Fresh From the Fringe (2009) on BBC Radio 4, Seann Walsh's Late Night Comedy Spectacular (2013), Russell Howard's Good News (2013) on BBC Three. 

Other shows are namely performances at Live at the Apollo (2014), Channel 4's Comedy Gala (2014-2016), and Netflix Comedy Lineup (2018).


Aisling Bea has also guest-starred in dozens of TV series, some including Cardinal Burns (2012), Trollied (2014-2015), Hard Sun (2018), This Way Up (2019; also a writer, executive producer), Living with Yourself (2019), Quiz (2020), and the film Love Wedding Repeat (2020).


On the set of Love Wedding Repeat, Aisling Bea has starred alongside Eleanor Tomlinson, Joel Fry, Jack Farthing, Paolo Mazzarelli, and Allan Mustafa.

Joel Fry, Aisling Bea in Love Wedding Repeat (Image: EVOKE)

Aisling Bea – Awards, Nominations

Aisling Bea has won the British Comedy Award - Best Female TV Comic (2014) and earned nominations for the Chortle Award (2013).

Aisling Bea – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Bea is estimated at around $5 million while the figure for her annual salary is not known.

Aisling Bea – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Aisling Bea is followed by several hundred thousand followers and counting. She also has an official website -

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