Amybeth McNulty

Amybeth McNulty is an Irish-Canadian[2] actress. She is known for her starring role as Anne Shirley in the CBC/Netflix drama series Anne with an E (2017–2019), based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.[2][3]

Amybeth McNulty
Born (2001-11-07) November 7, 2001 (age 18)[1]
  • Irish
  • Canadian
Years active2014–present

Early lifeEdit

McNulty was born on November 7, 2001 to an Irish father and a Canadian mother. She is from Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland. She is an only child and she was home schooled.[4] McNulty was cast, from more than 1,800 girls auditioning internationally, in the title role of the series Anne with an E.[4]


McNulty's stage experience started early, with ballet and amateur performances at An Grianán Theatre in Letterkenny and, later, musicals by the writer and composer Paul Boyd.[4] She has previously appeared in the RTÉ One series Clean Break and Agatha Raisin.[5] From 2017 to 2019, she starred as Anne Shirley in the CBC/Netflix drama series Anne with an E, which is based on the 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.

In 2020 she was announced as taking the lead role in Maternal, the feature directorial debut of actress Megan Follows.[6]

Personal lifeEdit

In June 2020, McNulty came out as bisexual.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2014 A Risky Undertaking Ariadne Pleasant
2016 Morgan Morgan (aged 10)
2020 Maternal Charlie McLeod Main cast. McNulty acts with Megan Follows, who starred as Anne Shirley on the 1985 version of Anne of Green Gables.
2020 Black Medicine Áine Main cast. Ainé is an alcoholic and drug addicted irish teenager.


Year Title Role Notes
2014 Agatha Raisin Young Agatha 1 episode
2015 Clean Break Jenny Rane 4 episodes
The Sparticle Mystery Sputnik Episodes: "The Fisher Girls" and "The Raid"
2017–2019 Anne with an E Anne Shirley Main role; 27 episodes

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2019 Canadian Screen Awards Best Lead Actress, Drama Series Anne with an E Won [8]
2019 ACTRA Toronto Awards Outstanding Performance - Female [9]
2020 Canadian Screen Awards Best Lead Actress, Drama Series Anne With an E Nominated


  1. ^ "AB on Instagram: "18!! Thank you for all the lovely birthday messages, they are absolutely making my day"". Instagram. Retrieved Dec 21, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Sumanac-Johnson, Deana (21 October 2016). "Meet Amybeth McNulty, star of new Anne of Green Gables series for CBC, Netflix". CBC News. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  3. ^ Calautti, Katie (May 10, 2017). "The Sisterhood of Anne of Green Gables Is Ready for Anne's Next Chapter". Vanity Fair. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c Falvey, Deirdre. "Amybeth McNulty: the Donegal teenager who stars in 'Anne with an E'". The Irish Times.
  5. ^ "RTE drama Clean Break concludes with dramatic and unsettling scenes tonight". Independent. 18 October 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2016.
  6. ^ Victoria Ahearn, "2 Anne Shirleys come together for psychedelic thriller". CBC News, February 5, 2020.
  7. ^ M, Smith (June 18, 2020). "Anne with an E's Amybeth McNulty says she 'accidentally' came out as bisexual, fans rejoice during Pride Month". MEAWW. Retrieved September 16, 2020.
  8. ^ "Canadian Screen Awards, CA (2018)". IMDb. Retrieved 2019-03-03.
  9. ^ "Winners: The 17th Annual ACTRA Awards in Toronto | ACTRA Toronto". Retrieved 2019-03-03.

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