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Samuel Keeley (born 12 March 1991)[1][failed verification] is an Irish actor from County Offaly.[2] He starred in RTÉ's hit television series Raw and Irish indie film The Cured.

Sam Keeley
Samuel Keeley

(1991-03-12) 12 March 1991 (age 28)[citation needed]
Years active2010-present

Early and personal lifeEdit

Keeley was raised in Tullamore in Offaly in the Republic of Ireland. In his earlier years he had an interest in establishing a music career. Whilst attending Coláiste Choilm Secondary School,[1] his interest in acting developed and he expanded his acting skills following his failure to complete his Leaving Certificate exams.[3]

In his early 20s he shared his time living between Tullamore and Dublin. During the making of The Cured, he became a vegetarian.[4] In 2016, he left Dublin to reside partly in Iceland.[1]


Keeley's first major acting break was in the role of Philip in the Irish television drama Raw.[5] He later appeared in the films Burnt,[6] Monsters: Dark Continent,[2] The Siege of Jadotville,[1] In the Heart of the Sea and The Cured.[7] He also appeared in E4 TV series Misfits.


  1. ^ a b c d "Sam Keeley: 'I was told I wasn't cut out to be an actor'". Independent News & Media. 30 October 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Sam Keeley lands major role". Offaly Independent. 27 March 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  3. ^ "Sound advice from a teacher pays dividends for Sam Keeley". Irish Examiner. 17 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  4. ^ Podcast - An Irishman Abroad - David Freyne And Sam Keeley (The Cured): Episode 240. 20 April 2018 – via
  5. ^ Sam Keeley on IMDb
  6. ^ "Irish actor Sam Keeley for Bradley Cooper film". RTÉ. 3 July 2014. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  7. ^ Jarlath Regan (20 April 2018). "David Freyne And Sam Keeley (The Cured)". An Irishman Abroad (Podcast) (240 ed.). SoundCloud. Retrieved 23 April 2018.

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