Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Victoria Smurfit's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2003 - Bulletproof Monk
2002 - About a Boy
2000 - The Beach
2000 - The Wedding Tackle
1996 - The Leading Man
Guest TV Roles
Victoria Smurfit (born 1974) is an Irish actress.
She is part of the Smurfit family, one of the richest in Ireland. The family, headed by Victoria's uncle Michael Smurfit, sponsor a number of sporting events including the Smurfit European Open and the Champion Hurdle. The family is also associated with Smurfit Business School in University College Dublin (UCD). She was educated at two Anglican schools, Saint Columba's College, Dublin and St. George's School, Ascot, England. She did an A level in theatre studies and then went to the Bristol Old Vic theatre school.
Smurfit gained fame for her role as Orla O'Connell in the BBC television series Ballykissangel. Since 2003, she has taken over from 'Kate Buffery' in the lead role in Trial & Retribution as DCI Roisin Connor. She has also guest starred in the BBC Radi 4 series Baldi. Smurfit appeared in Agatha Christie's Miss Marple TV episode The Mirror Cracked From Side to Side. She also appeared in a small role in the movie The Beach and appeared at the Irish Premiere of the movie as its "star" as none of the other "stars" turned up.
Smurfit married advertising executive Douglas Baxter on 29 July 2000, and gave birth to her first child, daughter Evie Dorothy Baxter in Dublin, Ireland on 2 November 2004. A second daughter, Ridley Belle Baxter was born in May 2007. Their third child and first son was born in November 2008 and named Flynn Alexander Baxter.
She writes an opinion blog for The Dubliner, which often features anecdotes from her personal life and is a patron of the children's charity World Vision Ireland.
- Her uncle is Michael Smurfit, one of Ireland's richest men and owner of one of the world's largest paper and cardboard makers.
- (2 November 2004) She gave birth to her first child with husband Doug, a daughter, Evie Dorothy Baxter in Dublin, Ireland. Evie weighed in at 7lbs 1oz.
- She and her husband Douglas are expecting their second baby in March 2007.
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