Charlene McKenna

Warm, relaxed, engaging. Monaghan.

Charlene McKenna

Warm, relaxed, engaging. Monaghan.




Charlene has a warmth, friendliness and charm that she brings in buckets to every performance.

Charlene’s career began in 2004, when writer Neil Jordan cast her as Caroline, opposite Cillian Murphy and Liam Neeson in 'Breakfast On Pluto'. She has gone on to feature in TV and film productions such as 'Peaky Blinders', 'Death and Nightingales', 'Skins', 'Ripper Street', 'Pure Mule', 'Raw', 'Misfits' and 'Law and Order'. On stage, Charlene appeared at The Gate Theatre in 'The Great Gatsby', playing the lead role of Daisy Buchannan.

Charlene won Outstanding Actress in a Mini-Series for the role of Karen, in 'Whistleblower' and Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for Jojo in 'Raw 'at the Monte Carlo Television Festival in 2009. In the same year, Charlene won Best Actress in a Lead Role in Television at the IFTA awards for 'Raw'. Charlene has received numerous nominations for her work in both film and television, including six Irish Film and Television Nominations.


  • 20s-30s, 30s