Who is Dominique McElligott?
Dominique is an Irish actress, perhaps best known for her role as Hannah Conway in the political drama series “House of Cards”. She has also appeared in other popular TV shows, such as “Hell on Wheels” and “The Last Tycoon”, as well as films “Moon” and “The Guard” among others.
Dominique McElligott Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Dominique McElligott was born on 5 March 1986, in Dublin, Ireland – her parents’ identities aren’t publicly known. She attended University College, Dublin, where she studied drama and began her acting career on the Irish stage, before transitioning to film and television.
Dominique made her acting debut in the Irish television drama series “On Home Ground” in 2001-2002, playing the role of Cora Collins. The series follows the lives of a rural Garda (police) sergeant and his family as they deal with the challenges of policing a small community. McElligott appeared in 10 episodes alongside co-stars Lesley Conroy and Stephen Brennan.
In 2005, she was Rachel in the Irish-Canadian mini-series “Whiskey Echo”, which follows a young group of international workers and their time during the Second Sudanese Civil War in the health center they’ve set up.
Dominique appeared in the 2008 horror film “Dark Floors” as Emily, one of the main characters. The movie follows a group of people trapped in an elevator of a hospital who find themselves transported to a dark, otherworldly realm filled with terrifying monsters. McElligott acted alongside actors such as Skye Bennett, Noah Huntley, and William Hope, and the film received mixed reviews from critics, but Dominique’s performance was generally well-received.
Rise to Prominence
In 2009, she appeared in six episodes of the critically acclaimed, long-running TV series “Raw”, which follows the personal and professional lives of a group of young chefs working at a busy Dublin restaurant, and co-stared Charlene McKenna, Keith McErlean and Damon Gameau.
The same year, she starred as Tess Bell in the science-fiction film “Moon”. The movie follows an astronaut named Sam Bell, played by Sam Rockwell, stationed alone on the moon, nearing the end of his three-year contract. As his mental health deteriorates, he begins to experience strange occurrences that make him question his sanity. McElligott’s character, Tess Bell, is Sam’s wife and appears in flashbacks. The film was directed by Duncan Jones.
McElligott had a breakthrough role as Lily Bell in the historical drama series “Hell on Wheels” from 2011-2012, as a main cast member for the first two seasons, appearing in 20 episodes. The show depicts the construction of the first transcontinental railroad across the US in the aftermath of the Civil War. Her character, Lily Bell, is a headstrong and intelligent widow who becomes involved with the railroad company. She appeared alongside actors such as Anson Mount, Colm Meaney and Common.
Dominique continued her career rather successfully, appearing in several popular projects. In 2015 Dominique played the role of Louise Shepard in the historical drama series “The Astronaut Wives Club”, based on the book by Lily Koppel. The show depicts the lives of the wives of the Mercury Seven astronauts in the 1960s, as they navigate the challenges of fame and the Cold War. Dominique was the main cast member, and appeared in 10 episodes alongside actors such as JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Yvonne Strahovski and Azure Parsons.
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Then from 2016 to 2017, she played the role of Hannah Conway in the political drama series “House of Cards”. She first appeared as a recurring character in Season 4, before becoming a main cast member in Season 5, appearing in a total of 15 episodes. The show follows the ruthless political ambitions of Frank Underwood, portrayed by Kevin Spacey, and his wife Claire, played by Robin Wright, as they navigate the halls of power in Washington, D.C.
McElligott next played the role of Kathleen Moore in the drama series “The Last Tycoon” (2016-2017), based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel. It takes place in 1930s Hollywood, and follows the story of Monroe Stahr, portrayed by Matt Bomer, a young film producer trying to make his way in the industry. McElligott was a main cast member, and appeared in nine episodes alongside actors such as Kelsey Grammer, Lily Collins, and Matt Bomer.
Dominique’s recent success has been her portrayal of two characters, Maggie Shaw and Queen Maeve, in the popular Amazon Prime Video series “The Boys” from 2019-2022. McElligott plays the role of Queen Maeve, a former member of the Seven superhero team, who is struggling with the moral implications of her actions and her own sexuality. Later on, her character Maggie Shaw is introduced, who is Queen Maeve’s real name and backstory. As a main cast member, McElligott appeared in 22 episodes throughout the series, alongside a talented cast, including Karl Urban, Jack Quaid and Antony Starr. Her performances have been praised for their emotional depth and complexity, as well as her ability to capture the moral struggles of her character.
In addition, Dominique lent her voice to “The Boys Presents: Diabolical” in 2022. This spin-off animated series explores the origins of the Vought corporation. Her voice-acting talents were featured in the episode “I’m Your Pusher”.
She doesn’t have new projects on which she works at the moment.
According to authoritative sources, Dominque McElligott’s net worth is estimated at $3 million, as of early 2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Boyfriend, Single?
Dominique is very secretive about her personal life, and hasn’t shared anything about it. According to reports, Dominique is currently single and solely focused on her rising career.
Her secretive nature has spawned some rumors, including her being a lesbian, but she hasn’t addressed these rumors.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Dominique McElligott has blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), weighs approximately 120lbs (55kgs), with vital statistics of 33-24-35, and bra size 38B.