Hometown: Cork, Ireland
Current Role: A Tony-nominated Broadway debut ("I haven't had time to process it yet!") as Helen McCormick, the foul-mouthed, egg-hurling object of Daniel Radcliffe’s desire in The Cripple of Inishmaan.
Stage Cred: After starring in plays at Dublin’s top theaters, Greene nabbed an Olivier Award nomination for Inishmaan’s London bow.
“When I was five, my parents took me to a Christmas pantomime of Little Red Riding Hood and I fell in love with acting. By age 12, I was playing Red Riding Hood myself—and my poor dad was home alone on Christmas.”
“If you visit Ireland, don’t miss the Ring of Kerry [scenic route]. You'll meet people in the rural areas who are a lot like the characters in this play.”
“When I met Daniel Radcliffe I couldn’t get over how grounded and sweet he is. It’s not an easy life—he can’t walk the streets freely—but he’s a great guy who is happy to be one of the team. And his bodyguards are gorgeous.”
“I haven’t eaten an egg since I’ve been doing this show. They’re disgusting to me now. [When cracking an egg on someone] you have to be forceful and follow through—make sure your hand goes right through to the person’s head.”
“As Helen, I've been told I look like Lindsay Lohan; or a combination of Liz Taylor, Kristen Stewart and Emma Stone; and Nicole Kidman, which I like. I’ll hang on to that one. It’s fun to make the transformation.”
“Home is wherever the job takes me. I’ve lived in London, and I have a place in Dublin. I'd love to stay in New York for a while and get my green card. I’ve worked at my craft for a long time, and I’m feeling incredibly lucky and blessed right now.”