Maria Doyle Kennedy

1964 - Today

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Maria Josephine Doyle Kennedy (born 25 September 1964) is an Irish singer and actress. With a singing and acting career that has spanned more than 30 years, she has established herself as one of Ireland's most prolific artists and entertainers. As an actress, she is best known for her extensive television roles as Patsy in Father Ted (1998), Catherine of Aragon in The Tudors (2007–2010), Vera Bates in Downton Abbey (2011), Siobhán Sadler in Orphan Black (2013–2017), and Jocasta Cameron in Outlander (2018–present). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Doyle Kennedy has received more than 3,118,042 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Maria Doyle Kennedy is the 2,006th most popular singer (down from 1,265th in 2019), the 324th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 211th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Irish Singer.

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  • 3.1M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 42.69

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.49

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Maria Doyle Kennedy ranks 2,006 out of 4,381Before her are Lloyd Price, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Booba, Ava Max, and Duffy. After her are B-Real, Thomas Allen, Nadezhda Kadysheva, Taisia Povaliy, Jackson C. Frank, and Harry Chapin.

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Among people born in 1964, Maria Doyle Kennedy ranks 444Before her are Maxi Mounds, Pavel Ploc, Caroline Rhea, Stephen Dunham, Susan Rice, and Gloria Reuben. After her are Taisia Povaliy, Yeardley Smith, Yukio Edano, Herbert Fandel, Victor Wooten, and L'Wren Scott.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Maria Doyle Kennedy ranks 324 out of 549Before her are Nicky Byrne (1978), Damien Rice (1973), Frank O'Farrell (1927), Robert Emmet (1778), Duncan Hamilton (1920), and Diarmait Mac Murchada (1110). After her are Nahum Tate (1652), Paul Harrington (1960), Johnny Giles (1940), Edward Barrett (1877), Jack Gleeson (1992), and Siobhan Fahey (1958).

Among SINGERS In Ireland

Among singers born in Ireland, Maria Doyle Kennedy ranks 12Before her are Charlie McGettigan (1950), Stephen Gately (1976), Christy Moore (1945), Róisín Murphy (1973), Nicky Byrne (1978), and Damien Rice (1973). After her are Paul Harrington (1960), Siobhan Fahey (1958), Shane Filan (1979), Andrea Corr (1974), Glen Hansard (1970), and Kian Egan (1980).