Irish actor Barry Keoghan has taken the world by storm as he stars in the latest Marvel Eternals film alongside Hollywood legends Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek.
He credits his brother Eric, who gave him impetus and approval, his success in pursuing an acting career.
The brothers grew up in foster care and lost their mother when Barry was 12 due to a tragic overdose.
Now Barry is shooting a new movie starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson and enjoying a fun vacation with his new girlfriend after breaking up with his longtime partner.
How old is Barry Keoghan and where is he from?
Barry was born on October 18, 1992, making him 29 years old. He grew up in Summerhill, County Dublin.
He entered foster care at the age of five with his brother Eric and said the experience had not been pleasant.
He remembers sitting in an office in Mountjoy Square and waiting there, playing with toys.
Between then and the age of 12, Barry and Eric were in 13 foster homes. While he says there haven’t been a bad foster home or social worker, the overall experience has been bad.
The brothers lost their mother when Barry was twelve after suffering a heroin overdose.
Before that, they would see her on Saturdays and enjoy going to the movies or eating meals at McDonald’s.
Thinking back to his memories of fostering, he says they all got mixed up in a montage, but he’s proud of his mother and where he’s from.
His aunt and grandmother told Barry and Eric about their mother’s death, calling it the “worst day” of her life. They then moved in with their grandmother.
When did Barry start acting?
Barry credits his brother for his acting career, as he was instrumental in pursuing his passion.
The Marvel star said Eric never “took a piss” from him and instead gave him his approval.
Becoming an actor was not a dream for many growing up in his area, says Barry, and people “laughed” at the idea.
Who is Barry dating?
Barry is currently dating a woman named Alyson Sandro. The couple went official on Instagram last September.
The new couple stayed at the five-star Powerscourt Hotel in County Wicklow while taking a break from filming.
Fans were curious about the status of their relationship after Barry and his ex-girlfriend Shona Guerin split last summer.
The couple first met at a party in Shona’s hometown of Killarney in 2017 and were living together in Los Angeles.
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