Date of Birth
31 December 1979. This is also Elaine and husband Stephen Lord’s wedding anniversary.
Raheny, Ireland. Moved to Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow when she was 3.
Elaine has a house in Ireland and both her and Stephen have a house in LA as well as one in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.
Phyllis, a hairdresser
Dermot Cassidy, a retired Civil Servant.
Edele (6 years older) is a Bridal Shop Owner in Dublin & Gillian (3 years older) is a furniture & stained glass designer in Co. Wicklow.
Actor/Writer/Producer Stephen Lord whom she met on the set of The Truth. They were married on the 31st December (Elaine’s birthday) 2007
Daughter Kila (pronounced Key’la) came into the world on the 16th September 2009 & son Lynott Lord Cassidy (named after Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott) born on January 23, 2013. Elaine was 29 when she had Kila and 33 when Lynott came into the world.
Famous Family Links
Irish artist/painter Rasher (Mark Kavanagh) is married to Elaine’s sister Gillian
The Early Years
Elaine’s first acting role was as the title character in a school production of Pinocchio when she was five. When Elaine was 15, her parents filed for divorce after 24 years of marriage and although it was a sad time, Elaine understood what went on and knew it was for the better. While at secondary school she sported a nose stud and although they weren’t too happy about it, she defied her senior school in north Wicklow by refusing to remove the gold nose stud. Four years later she was forced to remove it for her role in Felicia’s Journey. This time she whipped it out like greased lightning … her nose has stayed studless ever since.
Elaine worked as a Data Entry Clerk for Global Telesystems Group in Ireland before landing her role as Felicia in Felicia’s Journey & worked as a waitress for 2 months as a Cork Bistro to get her accent right to play Runt in Disco Pigs
Skills & Hobbies
Cooking, plays guitar & piano
Irish, English, Spanish & German
In 1996, Elaine won the Geneva Film Festival’s ‘Most Promising Actress’ Award for her role as Shelley in The Sun, The Moon & The Stars
In 2000, she was nominated for a Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, and a Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role as Felicia in Felicia’s Journey
2002 saw Elaine nominated for a British Independent Film Award in the Best Actress category for her role as Runt in Disco Pigs
In 2003, she won a Best Actress in a Feature Film IFTA Award for her role as Runt in Disco Pigs
In 2005, Elaine was nominated for an IFTA for Best Actress in Television for her role as Maud Lily in Fingersmith
In 2008, she was nominated for and IFTA for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Feature Film for the character of Sandra in When Did You Last See Your Father?
In 2009, Elaine was once again nominated for an IFTA for Best Actress in Television, this time for her role as Annie Mulcahy in Little White Lie
In 2010, she won the IFTA for Best Actress in Television for the lead role character of Abby Mills in the US 13 part murder mystery, Harper’s Island
In her spare time she…
She’s not good at…
Being idle. There is always something to do
A book that changed her life…
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Her idea of movie heaven is…
Anything on a big screen with a big bag of salted popcorn
More popcorn, with melted butter
Her favourite alcoholic beverage is…
When drinking a cappuccino she…
Like sprinkles on top
When she was a child she wanted to be…
Everything. Now she’s happy with being an actress
Wishes she’d never worn…
Her conformation outfit
All her money goes on…
At night she dreams of…
All sorts, but not the liquorice variety
Her favourite building is…
The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao. She visited it when she was filming in Spain and found it very hypnotic and beautiful
Her biggest regret is…
Nothing. She don’t do regrets
It’s not fashionable, but she likes…
Washing dishes by hand. Elaine is very environmentally conscious, so she try to do her bit wherever and whenever she can
If she wasn’t Elaine Cassidy, she’d be…
Some form of wild cat
Her favourite place to shop is…
Moschino. She loves their clothes and feels like a kid in a sweet shop whenever she goes in there; it’s always a win/win situation
Her favourite work of art is…
Anything painted by her brother-in-law, Irish artist Rasher
The soundtrack to her life would be…
A mix between Dancer in the Dark & The Mission
According to Elaine, the best ever invention is…
Yet to be invented, the Teleport Machine
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The Fan Mail
Please do not send requests to me via our contact form. I’m not Elaine. Never have been. Never will be. So anyone who requests “my” autograph and “my” pretty picture, you’ll be waiting a good while.
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4 Great Portland Street
London WIW 8PA
360 North Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills CA 90210