Aisling Bea is a writer, comedian, and actress from Ireland. Aisling has become the first woman to win the Gilded Balloon’s So You Think You’re Funny award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since beginning her stand-up career in 2011. She was also named Best Female Stand-Up on TV at the 2014 British Comedy Awards.
Aisling rose to prominence after appearing in Dead Boss and Cardinal Bums in 2012. Since then, Aisling has appeared on numerous television shows, including 8 Out Of 10 Cats, QI, and A League Of Their Own, as a popular female artist.
Is Aisling Bea Married?
Aisling Bea is reportedly dating Michael Sheen, a 49-year-old actor turned political activist.
Aisling and her boyfriend Michael were introduced by a mutual friend. According to the Daily Mail magazine, the couples have been dating for four months while keeping the details of their affair private.
Nonetheless, the couple was seen attending the Oliver Awards in London on April 8, 2018. Although they arrived at the event separately, they met up at the after-party at the Natural History Museum and stayed close all evening.
Aisling and Michael were previously seen together at the UK Social Enterprise Awards in 2017. However, Michael was in a relationship with American stand-up comedian Sarah Silverman at the time, which he ended in late 2017.
Despite the fact that Aisling and Michael’s relationship has made headlines, the two have yet to be open about their relationship.
Gay and Lesbian Characters
Unlike many other celebrities, Aisling does not mind playing a gay or lesbian character because she believes that the character she portrays on screen does not define them in real life.
Aisling also gave a mind-blowing performance as a lesbian in the BBC miniseries The Town in 2012. She even shared a passionate kiss with co-star Kelly Adams in the miniseries.
Aisling is not only outspoken onscreen, but she is also outspoken in real life. She has been supportive of members of the LGBTQ community, as evidenced by one of her tweets on March 28, 2014. She had stated her support for gay marriage in the tweet.
She also previously advocated for same-sex marriage legislation in the successful Irish referendum in 2015.
Aisling Bea: Biography and Family Life
Aisling Cliodhnadh O’Sullivan, 34, was born on March 16, 1984 in County Kildare, Ireland as Aisling Cliodhnadh O’Sullivan.
Her grandfather was Mcheál Silleabháin, an Irish language novelist and poet, and her great-aunt was playwright Siobhán N Shilleabháin.
Aisling was raised by her single mother, Helen, a secondary jockey-trainer and former professional jockey, along with her younger sister, Sinéad.
Aisling was told when she was three years old that her father, Brian, an equine vet, had died suddenly. When Aisling turned 13, her mother revealed that her father committed suicide.
As a tribute to her father, Aisling adopted the stage name ‘Bea’ and published an article about her family’s suicide experience in The Guardian in 2017.