Bairbre Dowling (Bairbre Dowling)

Bairbre Dowling

Actress. Born into a family of entertainers, her father was Irish theater actor and director Vincent Dowling, her mother was actress Brenda Doyle. She followed her parent’s career path and marked her motion picture debut playing ‘Star’ in the John Boorman Science Fiction picture “Zardoz” (1974), which starred Sean Connery. She experienced a starring role in the Irish TV-Movie “Playboy of the Western World” (1983), which was directed by her father. She played ‘Miss Higgins’ in John Huston’s last film “The Dead” (1987) and will be remembered by TV audiences for playing ‘Edith’ in a 2000 episode titled “Spirit Folk” from the series “Star Trek: Voyager”. Among her other TV credits include “Murder, She Wrote”, “ER” and “Crossing Jordan”. Additionally, she had an extensive career in the theater. She was formerly married to Irish actor Colm Meaney. (bio by: C.S.)


  • March, 27, 1953
  • Ireland


  • January, 01, 2016
  • USA


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