• Marin Ireland is an actress, best known for her work in the Amazon original series “Sneaky Pete” (2015-2019)
• She has a net worth estimated to be over $1 million and has been active in the entertainment industry since 2000
• She attended the Idyllwild Arts Foundation and The Hartt School and made her Broadway debut in 2009 in “reasons to be pretty”
• Her recent work includes the series “Sneaky Pete” and the television movie “Flint”
• She was previously in a relationship with stage actor Scott Shepherd, who she alleged physically abused her

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Date Of BirthAugust 30, 1979
FactNominated for the 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance for a Featured Actress in a Play for "Reasons to Be Pretty".

Who is Marin Ireland?

Marin Yvonne Ireland was born on 30 August 1979, in Camarillo, California, USA, and is an actress, best known for her work in the Amazon original series entitled “Sneaky Pete” from 2015 to 2019. She’s also an established theatre actress, having been nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in “reasons to be pretty”, a role which won her a Theatre World Award.

The Net Worth of Marin Ireland

Marin Ireland has a net worth estimated to be over $1 million, earned through a successful acting career on stage and TV, and in films.

Actress Marin Ireland

Posted by Film Independent on Saturday, February 27, 2016

She’s been active in the entertainment industry since 2000.

Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings

Marin grew up in Camarillo, and became interested in a career in acting at a young age. She attended the Idyllwild Arts Foundation located near her hometown, a school known for being an institution helping children train in the arts. It is located in the San Jacinto Mountains in Palm Springs within the San Bernardino National Forest.

After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Hartford, becoming a part of The Hartt School where she studied for a degree in Fine Arts. The performing arts conservatory of the university has been running since 1920, offering programs in theatre, dance, and music. After starting her career in 2000, she made her debut off-Broadway in the stage play “Nocturne” which was created by Adam Rapp. The play would go on for its entire run in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She began finding more stage work and was establishing herself as one of the stage actresses to watch with her next projects.

Marin Ireland

Continued Stage Work

In 2002, Ireland was cast in “Far Away”, a production of the New York Theatre Workshop. The play was created by Caryl Churchill and follows the story of four characters living in a world where everything is at war in nature. Three years later, she played the titular character in the play “Sabina” written by Willy Holtzman, and then featured in 2008’s “The Beebo Brinker Chronicles”, a stage adaptation of the series of novels written by Ann Bannon – the writer is known for her work in the lesbian pulp fiction genre.

Two years later, she was cast in a revival of “A Lie of the Mind”, which starred Harvey Keitel and Amanda Plummer, and is considered by many as the conclusion of the quintet of plays written by Sam Shepard.

In 2009, she achieved one of the biggest performances of her stage career in her Broadway debut “reasons to be pretty”. The play follows four working-class friends who suddenly become dissatisfied with their lives and their friendship. The play was created coinciding with a theme of physical appearance obsession.

She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress, and won a Theatre World Award for her performance.

Recent Stage Work and Sneaky Pete

After Marin’s run in “reasons to be pretty”, she appeared in “After Miss Julie” which was staged at the American Airlines Theatre. She also played the titular character “Marie Antoinette” in 2012. One of her latest stage productions was in “Kill Floor”, one of the starring characters during its run in 2015.

She then focused on television work, becoming a regular cast member of the series “Sneaky Pete”. The show follows the life of a released convict, who assumes the identity of his cellmate so that he could avoid his past. The show aired for three seasons before it ended. Concurrently she had other projects, including guest appearances in “Elementary” and “Bull”. She also appeared in the television movie “Flint”, and is currently working on the show called “Y”, set to air in 2020, and based on the comic book series called “Y: The Last Man” created by Pia Guerra and Brian K. Vaughan.

The lead character of the story is the only man to have survived a wiping out of the entire male population through causes unknown.

Personal Life

Ireland was previously in a relationship with stage actor Scott Shepherd. The two were set to appear in the play “Troilus and Cressida” when their relationship was coming to a boiling point – apparently she was physically abused by Scott, and went to rehearsals with a black eye.

The theatre company didn’t want to let go of Scott, so she was given the choice of staying or leaving; she stayed but wasn’t happy with her decision. The two broke up and since then there have been no new public relationships her way. The incident caused many in the theatre world to ask that stricter guidelines should be created when it comes to cases of abuse between people in the cast or crew.

She’s mentioned that while she enjoys acting, she would probably never do anything in the horror genre, or anything that has too much gore. The only exception is if the script was really good, or the character she would play is really interesting.

General Info

Full NameMarin Ireland
Date Of BirthAugust 30, 1979
Height5ft 6in
EducationUniversity of Hartford


AwardsObie Award for Performance
NominationsIndependent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Movies28 Hotel Rooms, Hell or High Water, Hope Springs, Sparrows Dance, The Family Fang, I Am Legend, Future Weather, Glass Chin, The Phenom, Revolutionary Road, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, Bottled Up, Suburban Girl, Side Effects, The Understudy, If You Could Say It in Words, This Summer Feeling, Take...
TV ShowsThe Divide, Sneaky Pete

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1Attended the Hartt School at the University of Hartford.
2Nominated for the 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance for a Featured Actress in a Play for "Reasons to Be Pretty".




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Nominated Awards

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Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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