Dominique McElligott is an independent Irish actress who started acting in high school. She had made appearances in films that became a great hit. Dominique is of Irish descent and famous for the role she played in the Moon and also in Leap Year as a bride. She was also featured in the television series Raw before leaving to film Leap Year. McElligott also played the lead role in the AMC series Hell on Wheels. Dominique likes to keep her life private, to know more about her; here is her biography.

Profile Summary 

Full name: Dominique McElligott

Date of Birth: March 5, 1986 

Age: 35 years

Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland

Occupation: Actress

Years active: 2001–present

Weight: 55 kg /122 lbs

Body measurements: 34-24-35 inches.

 Bra Size/breast: 32B. 

Waist: 24 inches.

Hips: 35 inches. 

Body type: Hourglass. 

Dress Size: 5 (US) 


Actress Dominique McElligott

Dominique McElligott was born March 5, 1986, in Dublin, Ireland. She is of Irish descent. McElligott grew up in Dublin, Ireland and began acting during junior school. She later graduated from the University College in Dublin.


Dominique loves to keep a low profile about her life. At this moment, we don’t know anything about her parents or family.

What Motivated Her Into Acting    

Dominique McElligott began acting while in high school and has taken a lot of roles in independent films. While she was speaking with Collider in an interview back in 2011, McElligott disclosed that when she was a child, she watched Daniel Day-Lewis in the film “My Left Foot”.  In the film, he portrays Christy Brown, who had cerebral palsy, leading him to work using only the toes of his feet. 

According to the interview, McElligott saw the film with her parents, who “were discussing the fact that he’s an actor. It was the film that motivated her into acting. She started drama school and discovered how much she enjoyed performing.


She was propelled to stardom when she starred in the Moon movie in 2009 with Sam Rockwell. She also appeared in the RTÉ television series Raw as Rebecca Marsh before leaving to film Leap Year in 2010. The show lasted for five seasons, even though McElligott appeared in season one. Besides that, Her performance earned her the lead role of Lily Bell in the AMC Western series “Hell on Wheels.” In 2015, Dominique also starred in The Astronaut Wives Club.

 In 2016, McElligott played Hannah Conway in House of Cards. Hannah was the wife of the Republican presidential nominee in the fourth and fifth seasons of the Netflix show House of Cards. She also plays Queen Maeve on Amazon Prime Video’s original series, The Boys. McElligott was also featured in Last Tycoon as Kathleen Moore. Even though she loves to keep her life private, Dominique McElligott goes down in history as one of the best actresses whose skills and performance will capture your attention every time. 

Career progression

The Irish actress

 Dominique McElligott began her acting career in 2001 when she took up a role as Cora Collins in the Tv series On Home Ground. She also went on to work in the Whiskey Echo TV movie. As a talented actress,  McElligott got to work in various movies back in 2008. These movies include Dark Floors, Satellites & Meteorites, and Being Human TV series.

In 2009, McElligott was also featured as Tess Bell in Moon. She also featured in the action drama, The Philanthropist ( 2009). In addition, McElligott also got featured in the TV series Hell on Wheels (2011-2012) alongside actors like Ben Esler, Phil Burke, Christopher Heyerdahl, and Jake Weber. In 2011, Dominique McElligott also appeared in The Guard and Blackthorn.


 2008: Dark Floors as Emily   

 2008: Satellites & Meteorites as Dr Johnson    

2009: Moon as Tess Bell    

2010: In Leap Year as Bride    

2011: The Guard as Aoife O’Carroll    

2011: In Blackthorn as Etta Place    

2012: In Not Fade Away as Joy Dietz    


2005: In Whiskey Echo  as Rachel   

2008: In Being Human as Lauren    Episode: “Pilot.”

2008: Raw as Rebecca Marsh, six episodes

2009: In The Philanthropist as Bella Olazabal  

2011–2012: In TV series Hell on Wheels as Lily Bell    Main cast (season 1–2); 20 episodes

2015: In The Astronaut Wives Club as Louise Shepard    Main cast; 10 episodes

2016–2017: House of Cards as Hannah Conway.  Recurring role (  season 4 ); Main cast ( season 5); 15 episodes

2016–2017: In The Last Tycoon as Kathleen Moore   Main cast; 9 episodes

2019–present: In The Boys as Maggie Shaw / Queen Maeve.  Main cast; 16 episodes

 Dominique McElligott husband 

Dominique McElligott

If you are a die-hard fan of McElligott, you would have noticed  Dominique that married a couple of times in movies. Many fans can vouch that she is a great spouse in movies in which she has featured. She does such a good job playing the wife role that it is impossible to imagine her as anything less than a spouse in the real world. While she is an outstanding wife in most of the roles she plays, in real life, her relationship status is unknown by many. 

At this moment, information about the McElligott relationship remains unknown. The Irish actress is the kind of person that loves to keep her private life out of the public eye. So, no one can ascertain whether she has married before or whatever she’s currently in a relationship with.

Dominique McElligott measurements 

Dominique McElligott is impressive; she is 5 feet, 8 inches or 1.72 m tall. Her body measurement is 34-24-35 inches.  The size of her bust size is 32b. Her waist measures 24 inches, while her hips are 35 inches. If you check out McElligott pictures, you will see that she is a gorgeous woman with an hourglass body shape.