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Cara began her performance journey at the Cork School of Music Youth Theatre. After a year of Drama and Theatre Studies at UCC, she moved to Dublin where she graduated from the Bachelor in Acting Studies at the Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College. She also completed The Programme full time screen acting course at The Factory where she worked with Kirsten Sheridan, Lance Daly, John Carney and Gerry Grennell.

Her screen work includes Frued’s Last Session starring Anthony Hopkins, Kin for RTE/AMC, Smother and The Clinic for RTE. Along with roles in the feature film Soulsmith, short films such as Not Today Not Tomorrow, MAYA, Cut Mt Deep and various music videos and televisions ads. For stage, Cara had the pleasure of working with Brokentalkers and junk ensemble, Dick Walsh Theatre, Conflicted Theatre Cork and many others.

As a voice over artist, Cara has voiced many campaigns such as the ‘Ireland 2016’ centenary celebrations, Lidl Proudly Supporting Ladies Gaelic Football, Irish Rail, Spotify and many more.

Cara’s writing work includes rehearsed readings of her debut play Influenced by Prime Cut Productions, at Scene and Heard Festival of New Work and Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre. She has been commissioned by the Lyric Theatre Belfast to write her latest play and has received various awards and residencies. Cara has written, produced and starred her first short film, Not Today Not Tomorrow which is currently being submitted to film festivals. More detail on her writing updates HERE


Bachelor in Acting Studies, Trinity College Dublin

Further Training

The Program Full Time Screen Acting Course, The Factory/Bow Street

Equity Status



Lorraine Brennan Management