An Irish-Australian actress Genevieve O’Reilly has blended herself well on the TV screen, in films & theaters. The NIDA graduate is famous as Mon Mothma in the Star Wars franchise; in the 2005 film Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, and later in the 2016 blockbuster Rogue One.
Moreover, O’Reilly will again reprise the role of Mothma, co-founder and leader of the Rebel Alliance, in the Disney+ series Andor (2022).
But her fame is not limited to Star Wars franchise only. Well, Genevieve portrayed Officer Wirtz in the 2nd & 3rd installment of Keneau Reeves’s hit movie The Matrix. Additionally, she had major roles in the TV series: Glitch (2015-19) and Tin Star (2017-20).
Genevieve O’Reilly Has Dual Nationality- Age & Height?
Born on January 6, 1977, O’ Reill celebrated her mid-40s birthday in 2022; she is 45 years old. Her height is 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm).
She is actually from Dublin, Ireland. And when she was 10, her family moved to Adelaide, Australia, where Genevieve spent most of her childhood. So, the ‘Episodes’ actress has dual nationality: Irish-Australian.
At 20, she pursued her parents to study theater at the Sydney-based National Institute of Dramatic Art & graduated in 2000 (she was 23 then).
Who Are Her Parents & Siblings?
Genevieve O’Reilly is the eldest of 4 children; nothing much about her parents is out except her father worked in computing while her mother was a homemaker.
In a 2007 interview with The People, she opened up about a breath-taking incident from her childhood.
Reportedly, only a few days after her family arrived in Australia, O’Reilly’s brother Gavin fell into a coma after an incident at the family’s swimming pool. Her younger sister Louise found him unconscious. Fortunately, he woke up fine after 3 days.
Genevieve O’Reilly Is Married & Mother of Two- Who Is Her Husband?
O’Reilly is the mother of two kids with her husband Luke Mulvihill; her Australian-born spouse is a chiropractor by profession.
The actress has a son and a daughter (both names undisclosed). The family of 4 lives in London, England, where she moved with her hubby in 2005.
Reportedly, it’s been a decade since O’Reilly married but her wedding details are under wraps.
The Glitch actress prefers to keep her relationship as well as her family profile low-key. In fact, she is not active on social media platforms like Instagram or Twitter.
But Genevieve can’t help herself to talk (though keeps details under wraps) about her husband and kids.
In an interview with Express.Co.UK in May 2016, the Andor star discussed her son’s birthday celebration, which was on May 21. Reportedly, at the time, her daughter was 5 years old, which means, she was born in 2011.
How O’Reilly Became An Actress?
The Dublin-born went from theaters to TV screen & movies, but never thought, her passion for stages would see her fame one day.
During her early teens, Genevieve would reportedly go to theatres that imprinted her with a love for acting.
It followed her to the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), and only a week after graduation, she was an understudy in the production of The White Devil. By 2001, O’Reilly made her TV debut in a guest role in BeastMaster.
Net Worth In 2022- Journey From ‘The Matrix’ To ‘Andor’
As of 2022, Genevieve O’Reilly’s net worth is around $1 million. With no other income sources reported, it is safe to assume that her acting career is the money-earner; thanks to her 20 years+ of career.
Her annual earnings could be in the 6-digit figure, and with the anticipated TV series Andor, her payroll throughout the season could see millions of dollars.
She got early fame with the role of Officer Wirtz in the films: The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003). Moreover, the actress had a recurring role, Leanne Curtis, in All Saints (2002-05).
Afterward, Genevieve had main roles in The State Within (2006) and The Time of Your Life (2007). She even portrayed Princess Diana in the TV movie documentary Diana: Last Days of a Princess (2007).
From 2011 to 2014, she portrayed Jamie Lapidus, the blind wife of Merc Lapidus (actor John Pankow) in the TV sitcom Episodes.
She was one of the main casts, Elishia McKellar, in the Australian TV show Glitch alongside Patrick Brammall, Emma Booth, Sean Keenan, and Emily Barclay, among others.
Moreover, it led her to screens with Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks in the British crime drama series Tin Star (2017-2020); her character was Angela Worth.
Theater Credits: The Weir, Richard II, Emperor and Galilean, The Doctor’s Dilemma
TV Mini-Series: The Honourable Woman (2014), Banished (2015), The Secret (2016)
Movies: The Young Victoria (2009), Survivor (2015), The Legend of Tarzan (2016), Tolkien (2019)
Reprised Role Of Mon Mothma In ‘Andor’
In 2005, O’Reilly portrayed Mon Mothma in the Star Wars film Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, however, her scenes didn’t make the last edition.
But again in 2016, she reprised the same role in Rogue One starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn & Donnie Yen.
Now in 2022, Genevieve again landed the role of Mon Mothma in the Star Wars franchise series Andor. It stars Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, while Alex Ferns, Wilf Scolding, Noof Ousellam & Clemens Schick are in supporting roles.
The Disney+ series is a prequel to Rogue One (2016), a Star Wars spin-off film, that is set in the 5 years earlier timeframe to the movie.
It will be a 12-episode series & premieres this September 21, 2022. Also, the second season of Andor is already in development.