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Fiona Shaw Married Life With Wife & Family Insight

By Dipesh Katuwal | On: 17 Jan, 2020
Fiona Shaw Married Life With Wife & Family Insight

Fiona Shaw is a famous Irish actress known for playing in the TV series such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984), For the Greater Good (1991), True Blood (2011), and Killing Eve (2018-20).

She has also appeared in numerous popular movies such as My Left Foot (1989), Doctor Sleep (2002), The Hippopotamus (2017), and Colette (2018). Likewise, she has portrayed the character of Petunia Dursley in the hit Harry Potter film series.

Fiona Shaw has added many accolades to her name. In 2001, she received an honorary C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) from the Queen of the U.K.

As of 2019, she won the BAFTA TV Award for her role in the TV series Killing Eve. Also, she was twice nominated at the Primetime Emmy Awards for her performance in the TV series Fleabag (2016) and Killing Eve, respectively.

Wiki; Height, Age, & Family

Fiona Shaw stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters).

She was born in County Cork, Munster, Ireland, on 10th July 1958 as Fiona Mary Wilson. Fiona was raised by Denis Wilson, an ophthalmic surgeon, and Mary Wilson, a physicist. Sadly, her father passed away at the age of 89.

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Her brothers are named John, Mark, and Peter Wilson. Unfortunately, she lost one of her brothers, Peter, in a car accident.

Speaking of her education, Fiona first studied at Scoil Mhuire. After that, she graduated from the University College Cork. For her acting passion, she got enrolled at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).

Fiona Shaw’s Married Life

The Irish actress, Fiona Shaw, is living an openly lesbian life making some joyful moments with her wife, Dr. Sonali Deraniyagala, an economist.

The two heartthrobs met each other in 2018 and fell in love. Later, they started dating and even shared the vows in a very low-key wedding ceremony.

Fiona Shaw with her wife, Dr. Sonali Deraniyagala in 2019 (Photo: dailymail.co.uk)

After their wedding, Fiona was seen many times in Colombo, Sri Lanka, her wife’s native land. Further, the couple has also frequently appeared in Sri Lanka's Galle Literary Festival, a festival attended by numerous stars across the globe.

While asked about her married life in an interview with MailOnline on 18th March 2019, Fiona stated that:

“I married and that calms you down. I didn't really have a domestic life because I was always working. But I do have one now, which I love.”

Before being in a marital bond, Fiona’s wife, Dr. Sonali Deraniyagala, was in a relationship with her late husband. However, she lost her husband, both of her sons and family members during the unforgiving 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Fiona's Past Relationship

Fiona Shaw was previously bonded with her husband. The former duo was even blessed with two daughters Eliza and Jesse. However, their marital life came to an end after Fiona came out as a lesbian in 2005.

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After she came out, she started to live with her girlfriend, Saffron Burrows. But, in 2011, the duo also got separated.

Further, it’s also known that she was in a relationship with the stage director, Deborah Warner.

Net Worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, the Irish actress, Fiona Shaw, has a net worth of $5 million.


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