|Birth name||Roisin Marcella Conaty|
|Born|| 26 March 1979 |
Camden, London, England
|Medium||Stand-up comedy, television|
Roisin Marcella Conaty ( // ; born 26 March 1979) is an English-Irish actress, comedian and writer. She won the Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 2010 for her show Hero, Warrior, Fireman, Liar. In early 2014, the pilot of the sitcom GameFace , of which she is the writer, lead actress and executive producer, aired on Channel 4. The first full series aired in 2017 on both E4 and Hulu in the US. The second series aired on Channel 4 and Hulu in July 2019. Conaty won the 'Heat Unmissables' Comedian of the year award in 2019. She stars as Roxy in the Ricky Gervais Netflix show After Life .
Conaty was born in Camden, London. Her parents were both from Ireland but met in London. Her father, from Virginia, County Cavan, worked for Aer Lingus and her mother, from Dromcolliher, County Limerick, was a nurse. Conaty grew up in Camden with her younger sister, Siobhan, and spent summers in Ireland in County Kerry and County Cork. She studied film at Middlesex University and had several office jobs before starting her comedy career at the age of 24.
In 2010, Conaty won the Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Festival for her show Hero, Warrior, Fireman, Liar.In April 2011, she performed her show at the Melbourne Comedy Festival. She followed that show up with "Lifehunter" in 2013.
In November 2010, she appeared on series 3, episode 4 of Russell Howard's Good News . Other stand-up performances include "The Angina Monologues", alongside Victoria Wood, Jo Brand, Andi Osho, Isy Suttie and Katy Brand for Sky Television, Russell Howard's Stand Up Central on Comedy Central and Live at the Apollo in December 2015. In 2016, she was a guest on the Jonathan Ross Show .
Conaty has appeared on a number of panel shows, including Have I Got News for You , 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown , Insert Name Here , A League of Their Own , Would I Lie to You? , Hypothetical , and "Room 101". She starred in the BBC Three version of Impractical Jokers .She was one of the original cast of comedians in series 1 of Taskmaster on Dave. Taskmaster creator and co-host Alex Horne said of Conaty, that she was "the worst. But also one of my favourites."
Conaty appeared on the Big Fat Quiz Of Everything on 7 January 2021 on a team with Rob Beckett.
Conaty has appeared as Jo in the Channel 4 sitcom Man Down , alongside Greg Davies, since 2013; and in Ricky Gervais' film David Brent: Life on the Road . In March 2019, she featured in the Netflix comedy series After Life as Daphne/Roxy.
Conaty created, wrote and starred in two seasons of GameFace.
|2016||David Brent: Life on the Road||Cat|
|2013–2017||Man Down||Jo||Series regular|
|2015||Taskmaster||Self||Series 1 Panel|
|2019–present||After Life||Daphne/Roxy||Series regular|
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