Who is Caitlin Fitzgerald?
Caitlin was born in Camden, Maine USA on 25 August 1983, so under the zodiac sign of Virgo and holding American nationality. She is best known for her acting career, and for the fact that she is Aidan Turner’s girlfriend – she is also a film-maker but doesn’t have many credits.
Early life and education
Caitlin spent a part of her childhood in Camden with her father Des, who worked as a CEO of the ContiSea unit while he is also a founder of Ducktrap River Fish Farm, and her mother Pam who is a writer and is famous for her book “Knitting for Dummies”, and is also a founder of the yarn company Quince & Co. – her parents divorced before Caitlin turned 10, so she now has a brother named Ryan and two half-brothers called Alexander and Cooper from her father’s marriage with actress Lucinda Ziesing. One of the least known facts is that Caitlin’s paternal grandfather named Desmond worked as a deputy director of the CIA during the Kennedy administration, while her aunt Frances is a Pulitzer-winning journalist.
Caitlin was interested in acting since she was a kid, and started to perform in community theatres and in her school plays from an early age. She attended Concord Academy, and later went on to graduate from Tisch School of the Arts with a bachelor’s degree in drama – she studied at Stella Adler Studio of Acting and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London as well.
Caitlin’s first appearances were in 2008 in the “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” TV series and “A Jersey Christmas” movie. In 2010, she got the lead role in “Hedda Gabler” theatre piece, actually held in a private house in NY City in front of only 25 people – her performance stunned many including Ben Brantley from “The New York Times” magazine, who said that ‘Caitlin is a hypnotic pleasure to look at’. In the same year, she appeared in a single episode of the “After Hours” TV series in the role of Benita.
She tested her filmmaking skills for the first time in 2012, when she co-wrote the screenplay for the “Like the Water” movie, set in Maine and the story follows the death of the main character’s childhood friend which is actually based on Caitlin’s personal life as her good friend from school, Sabrina Seelig, died during those years they studied together. Some of her other noticeable roles in the next few years include in “The Fitzgerald Family Christmas” comedy movie, and “Mutual Friends” romantic movie.
The one of her most significant roles is of Libby Masters in the “Masters of Sex” Showtime period drama, “Indiewire” claimed how Caitlin’s character was one of the most underrated in television, and that she performed brilliantly and played the character in the best way possible. After that, in 2015 Caitlin appeared in “Adult Beginners” indie comedy movie co-starring alongside Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale.
The latest movie in which Caitlin appeared was “The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot” as she starred with Sam Elliott and Aidan Turner – the movie was aired in 2018 and is about a legendary American war veteran who is hired to hunt a mythical creature, and although the audience loved the movie, it received a disappointing 5.6/10 rating on IMDb.
There is very little known about Caitlin’s personal life as she keeps these things to herself, however, we do know that she dated Welsh actor Michael Sheen from 2013 to 2016, and had begun a relationship with Aidan Turner in 2017, who is a famous Irish actor mostly known for his roles in three “The Hobbit” movies and the “Desperate Romantics” TV series. The couple appeared together on the red carpet during the Hollywood premier of their film “The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot” which surprised many of their fans.
So I won a silver medal for free style skiing tonight. Don't even worry about it. pic.twitter.com/w8Pgzotlmj
— Caitlin FitzGerald (@CaitlinFitzG) March 3, 2014
Aidan was born in Dublin, Ireland on 19 June 1983 which makes him the same age as Caitlin. He graduated from the Gaiety School of Acting in 2004 while that was the only university which he could have finished, since he didn’t like studying but was very interested in acting. He is mostly known for his role of Kill in “The Hobbit” trilogy, while he also made noticeable appearances in “Loving Vincent” in 2017 and “Beautiful Darkness” in 2018. He won an award of the Best Male Newcomer for his performance in “The Hobbit” and a Drama Champion award, Best TV actor and Best Actor in Lead Role awards for his role of Ross Poldark in the “Poldark” TV series in 2015 – this is his only lead role in TV series, and is still filming. His net worth is estimated to be around $3.5 million which is similar to his girlfriend Caitlin.
Appearance and net worth
Caitlin is currently 35 years old, has long blonde hair, blue eyes, is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall and weighs around 119lbs (54kg), with vital statistics of 34-25-34; she doesn’t have any tattoos.
According to authoritative sources, her net worth is estimated to be over $3 million – actresses in the US have an average salary of $50,000 but because Caitlin has more roles than average, she is certainly making more than that.
HQ photo digital photo that appeared in the March 2015 Article Magazine, taken by Jessie Craig on the 15th September 2014 at Ston Easton Park.
Social media presence
Caitlin is not so active on social media platforms – she has a Twitter account which she opened back in October 2012, and has so far gathered nearly 30,000 followers and tweeted 2,700 times, but she doesn’t have an Instagram account nor a Facebook page.
‘You never stop thinking about technique, but really, the reason we’re actors is because of the sheer joy of those few moments you get every now and again where you’re totally present. The rest is just struggle and misery.’
‘I’m kind of a control freak. I like to be really prepared.’
‘The notion of overnight stardom is really dangerous. For almost every person who has success in this business, there are years and years of hard work to get there. To have longevity, you really have to train, and you really have to work.’