Brendan O'Carroll (born 15.09.1955)
Brendan O'Carroll is an Irish author, actor and comedian most popular for starring in the comedy TV series 'Mrs Brown's Boys'.
Brendan O'Carroll: Childhood
Brendan O'Carroll was born in Finglas West, Dublin, Ireland. His parents are Maureen, a Labour Party TD and Gerard O'Carroll, a carpenter. He is the youngest of eleven children.
He left school at the age of 12 and had jobs as a waiter, a milkman and a DJ before he became a comedian.
Brendan O'Carroll: Acting career
Brendan O'Carroll has appeared in various TV roles including on 'Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere' in 2004, 'Angela's Ashes' in 1999 as well as 'Agnes Browne' for which he wrote the screenplay, 'Sweety Barret' with Brendan Gleeson, 'The Fattest Man in Britain' in 2009 and, of course, his debut 'The Van' in 1996.
He has, from 2011, portrayed the character of Agnes Brown in BBC One's 'Mrs. Brown's Boys'.
He also presented a show called 'Brendan O'Carroll's Hot Milk and Pepper' from 1996 to 1998.
Brendan O'Carroll: Other career ventures
Brendan O'Carroll has also written several novels including 'The Mammy', 'The Chisselers', 'The Granny', 'The Scrapper' and 'The Young Wan' many of which have become worldwide bestsellers.
He has written screenplays for several films and comedy shows including 'The Course', 'Grandad's Sure Lilly's Still Alive', 'The Last Wedding' and his many 'Mrs Brown' stints such as: 'Mourning Mrs. Brown', 'Mrs. Brown Rides Again', 'For the Love of Mrs. Brown', 'Good Mourning Mrs. Brown'.
Brendan O'Carroll: Personal life
Brendan O'Carroll married his first wife Dorren in 1977 and had four children before divorcing in 1999. They are Fiona, Danny, Eric and Brendan who died at only a few days old.
He married his second wife Jennifer Gibney in 2005.
Despite leaving school at 12, he has an IQ of 156 and is a member of Mensa.