Fiona Walsh is an actress, comic, writer and producer. She trained at the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin under the tutelage of Joe Dowling. In London she appeared in television on shows for BBC, LWT and Carlton television. Her credits on screen include The Commitments and The Education of Max Bickford (working with one of her favorite actors, Richard Dreyfuss) along with many indie films and foreign TV shows. Favorite stage roles include Nellie Nora in Eclipsed at the Irish Repertory Theatre, Moya in The Shaughraun (also at the Rep) Sister Impartial in Celtic Tiger (me arse!) at the Irish Arts Center and The Yellow Peril in Da at the Guthrie, directed by Doug Hughes. She appeared in Mind the Gap Theatre’s production of Britbits 5 at Manhattan Theater Source. She also did the Mondays in May reading series of Origin Theatre Company’s “Pump Girl” as well as a “Celebration of Brian Friel” at the Irish Arts Center. Most recently she was back on stage with Alan Bennett’s “Talking Heads” with Mind the Gap where she played Celia. Last year she appeared alongside Kevin Bacon in a national UK T.V commercial.
Fiona has been writing since childhood! Her first production – The Fairy in the Bush – received its premiere in Mrs. Hoolan’s back yard! Other collaborations include While You Were Out, a one act play about the struggles of the temping world, and Irish Soap, a spoof on soap operas and Irish people, both of which were produced in NYC. She writes and performs character and sketch comedy and as a stand up has performed at clubs all over the city as well as New Jersey and the Northeast and the Galway Comedy Festival and the International Comedy Club, both in Ireland. Her material has been published in Judy Brown's compilation humor book Love's Funny That Way (Barnes & Noble 2006) alongside such folks as Ellen, Jerry Seinfeld and Rita Rudner. She’s been on The Joey Reynolds Show on WOR710AM and on Lionel Show on Air America
You can also see her at Sundays at Seven, a monthly music/comedy show she co-produces and performs in at the Irish Arts Center NYC. She also co-produced other comedy and theatrical events, including benefits for Chernobyl Children’s Project and Operation Smile.
“Great White American Teeth”, her one person show was featured in 1st Irish 08. Prior to that, she performed it at the Midtown International Theater Festival and off-Broadway at the Irish Repertory Theatre. The show has also toured the Northeast and the Mexican Riviera aboard Irish Music Cruises.
Fiona has also written two short films, Going Without and ErectOStop. ErectoStop(you can see it on youtube) won Most Outrageous Comedy at the Giggleshorts Festival in Toronto and has played at the LA Intl. Short Film Festival, Asbury Short Shorts, Galway Film Fleadh, Kittyflicks 2003 (part of the CatLaughs Intl. Comedy Festival in Kilkenny). She was awarded the Warren Adler Short Story Competition (Peoples Choice) (www.warrenadler.com) and appeared with Mr. Adler at his book reading/signing at Barnes & Noble Lincoln Center. www.fionawalsh.com
In the last few years Fiona has pursued her love of electronic music and founded clubbersguidenewyork.com – a guide to techno clubbing in NYC. She’s also a dj and has some fun playing alongside some of her techno heroes including Kevin Saunderson and Perc. She’s also collaborated with noted techno dj and producer Jeff Mills on a video, writing and performing in it and hopes to collaborate again with him soon. www.clubbersguidenewyork.com
Unique traits: Irish, can do pretty much any accent, professional dj
On the Lig
Television (Short and Comedy) Actress It's the art of the mooch, as Dara and his friends, transplants from Ireland, 'lig' or "sponge" their way through New York to sustain their artistic careers and their stomachs.
All That Glitters
Film (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Actress A young woman awakens in a bath, half-drowned, with no memory of who she is or how she got there. As she explores an unfamiliar New York penthouse a young man arrives claiming to be her brother. They embark on a journey to unravel the mystery behind her stolen memories and what they uncover is beyond anything they could have imagined... Written by Matthew A. Collins
The Education of Max Bickford
Television (Drama) Actress A history professor teaches at a women's college where his daughter is a student.