Olwen Kelly is a famous Irish model and actress who gained fame by portraying the unorthodox role of Jane Doe in the movie The Autopsy of Jane Doe released in 2016.
Olwen began her career as a model before transitioning toward becoming an actress. But who is Olwen Kelly? Where was she born? What is her relationship status? What does she do now?
Today we will explore all the known and unknown details of her personal life.
Olwen Kelly’ Early life and Education
Olwen Catherine Kelly was born on 30th March 1987 in Dublin, Ireland. She was born to Peter Kirwan and Maureen Kelly. Her father was an insurance broker and her mother worked as a teacher and singer at the time. She, along with her family, relocated to Celbridge when she was six years of age.
Besides, Olwen is the eldest child among her three brothers and one sister. In her early years, two of her brothers grew up separately. Despite not growing up together all the siblings are pretty close to each other.
As for her education, she went to a girl’s secondary school in Ireland. Before joining college, she had a discussion with her guidance counselor about applying for a drama major at Trinity College but she did not do so out of fear of rejection. Instead, she choose a more traditional route and attended Maynooth University where she got her B.A in Science.
Is Olwen Kelly dating someone?
She is currently in a relationship with her long-time boyfriend Sam Brown. Her boyfriend is a documentary filmmaker and was one of the people behind documenting the Gold Rush reality show. The duo started their relationship on 2019 and went public about their relationship via an Instagram post in June of the same year.
Their first meeting is still a mystery to date, as they have not shared any details regarding the matter. Olwen calls her lover hubby on her socials but there has been no news of their wedding so we can only assume for time being. Her mother also follows her boyfriend and his family on Instagram so the pair seems to have blessings from both sides of the family.
The happy couple seems to compliment each other in terms of their hobbies like traveling around the world and sharing pet dogs. Mostly they travel to Olwen’s home country and back to London where they currently reside to be close with both of their respective families. They post selfies with each other on social media platforms and seem head over heels in love with each other.
How many children does Olwen Kelly have?
Olwen shares a daughter named Lucy Rose Brown with her lover who was born on 13th July 2020. Her daughter was born in Homerton University Hospital in London after three days of intensive labor. As of 2022, her daughter is two years old.
Her boyfriend was especially supportive during three days long labor period before their daughter was born and has been trying his best to adjust to fatherhood. Meanwhile, motherhood suits well on Olwen as she is absolutely smitten with her daughter and seems to be a good mother.
The proud parents seem to absolutely adore their daughter as they have been taking her along with them while traveling to different countries. They also share pictures of their daughter on social media platforms. To keep an account of their daughter’s growing up journey Olwen has also made a private Instagram account for her.
Her Past Affairs
Before she met the love of her life she was in a long-term relationship with her past lover Sonny Paris who was a lawyer. The former flames met in a dive bar called The Dolphin in Hackney in 2014.
Olwen admitted in her interview with Independent that it wasn’t a place she expected to meet a boyfriend. Soon after the pair fell in love and started living together with her dog in their London apartment.
She was residing with him during the filming of her breakthrough movie, The Autopsy of Jane Doe. Olwen admitted that her then lover was the only person she saw outside of her filming job at the time. Unfortunately, there seems to have been some trouble in paradise as the pair lived together until they parted ways in 2018.
Olwen Kelly’ Career and Professional life
Olwen might’ve majored in science but she didn’t go through that route when it came to her career. During her university days, she worked part-time in H&M and started her modeling career in Ireland. She didn’t set out to be a model due to passion but choose it as a source of income, although she did end up becoming one of the successful models. She started her career at Dublin Model Agency.
Olwen shifted to London in 2012 and worked retail for some time while still focusing on her modeling career. Since then she has worked with high-end brands like Tk Maxx, NEXT, and various other publications. IMAGE website has named her one of the top 5 Irish Models to follow on Instagram.
She made her acting debut in the 2014 movie, Darkness on the Edge of Town. Regardless, her breakthrough role came as the role of playing a corpse in The Autopsy of Jane Doe. Her role got her critical acclamation and rose her to fame for playing the part of such an unorthodox role. Since then she has been part of other movie projects and continues her career in modeling. Currently, she has been traveling to different parts of the world with her family.
Olwen Kelly’ Social Media Presence
Olwen seems to be quite active on social media platforms. Her Instagram has more than 60,ooo followers. She mostly posts cute pictures with her daughter during their travels around the world and other posts are an insight into her everyday life adventures.
She is also occasionally active on Twitter and seems to be vocal about her beliefs through her tweets.
Her Net Worth
Olwen has accumulated wealth through her career as a model and actress. According to various sources, it is estimated that her net worth is about $500,000. Her primary source of income comes from modeling, brand deals, social media, and her acting career.