Barry Keoghan - Biography

Last Modified: May 30, 2020

Barry Keoghan
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: Dunkirk, Trespass Against Us
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : October 18, 1992 (age 29)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Barry Keoghan
Birth Place: Summerhill, Dublin, Ireland
Horoscope: Libra
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: N/A
Siblings: 1

Eric Keoghan (older brother)

Ethnicity: Irish
Nationality: Irish


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Shona Guerin

Body Measurements

Height: 1.70 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Barry Keoghan?

Barry Keoghan is an actor by profession and Irish by nationality. He is well known for starring in Dunkirk, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Trespass Against Us, Love/Hate.

Barry Keoghan – Age, Parents, Siblings

Barry Keoghan’s birth took place on 18 October 1992 in Summerhill, Dublin, Ireland. Growing up he had a difficult childhood. His mother was addicted to heroin and passed away when he was 12 years old. So he and his sibling, older brother Eric Keoghan, were raised in the foster care system – in 13 different homes. Keoghan was eventually raised by his maternal grandmother and aunt. The identity of his father has not been revealed.

young Barry Keoghan with older brother and mother (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

After graduation from high school Barry Keoghan studied acting at a local Dublin school named The Factory. His ethnicity is Irish.

Barry Keoghan – Girlfriend, Relationship

Currently, Barry Keoghan is dating actress Shona Guerin. He and his girlfriend have been dating since 2017 and are very much in love. He often shares pictures of them together on his social media pages.

Barry Keoghan, Shona Guerin (Image: Instagram - posted September 2019)

Barry Keoghan – Career

Early Days

While a student at school Barry Keoghan appeared in school plays. He started his career as a professional actor in 2011 after answering an advertisement for Between the Canals. He portrayed Aido in the film and at the age of 18, he made an appearance in the TV soap opera Fair City.

Finally, in 2013 Barry Keoghan was cast as the "infamous cat killer" Wayne on Love/Hate which gained him recognition in Ireland. This was followed by roles in the films Mammal and Trespass Against Us in 2016. 

Films, Series

Over the years Keoghan has portrayed characters in over two dozens films. Some are namely The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Dunkirk (2017), American Animals (2018), Calm With Horses (2019), The Green Knight (2020), The Eternals (2021). 

Barry Keoghan has also had guest appearances in the TV series Rebellion (2016), Chernobyl (2019), Living With Lucy (2019), etc.

He is also an amateur boxer, representing the Celtic Core and is an ambassador for Dior. 


On the set of The Green Knight, Barry Keoghan has starred alongside Sean Harris, Erin Kellyman, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie.

Barry Keoghan in Chernobyl  (Image: Daily Express)

Barry Keoghan – Awards, Nominations

For his work as an actor, Keoghan has won Dublin Film Critics' Circle Award (2017), Chlotrudis Awards (2018), and Irish Film and Television Awards (2018). He has also been nominated for British Independent Film Awards (2018), Independent Spirit Awards (20198), British Academy Film Awards (2019), to name a few.

Barry Keoghan – Net Worth, Salary

Although the exact amount on Keoghan’s net worth annual salary is unknown, it is believed to be in millions.

Barry Keoghan – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, Barry Keoghan is followed by thousands of followers and counting.

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