What Are Some Facts About Brendan O'Carroll?

Brendan O'Carroll, born on Sept. 15, 1955, in the suburbs of Dublin, Ireland, is a writer, producer, comedian, actor and director who rose to fame playing Agnes Brown in the comedy series "Mrs. Brown's Boys." His mother Maureen was a member of parliament with the Irish Labor Party, while his father Gerard O'Carroll was a carpenter.

Brendan O'Carroll has 10 brothers and sisters and is the youngest child in the family. The actor dropped out of school when he was 12 years old and worked as a waiter, a milkman and a DJ before starting his career as a comedian. Brendan O'Carroll starred in several TV shows and movies, including "Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere," "Angela's Ashes," "Sweety Barret" and "The Van." He is also a screenplay writer.

In addition, he had his own show "Brendan O'Carroll's Hot Milk and Pepper" in the 1990s. Aside from his acting career, Brendan O'Carroll wrote a number of novels, including "The Mammy," "The Chisselers" and "The Granny," which became very popular. O'Carroll had four children with his first wife Dorren, but the couple's first son died shortly after birth. The pair divorced in 1999 after 22 years of marriage. O'Carroll married Jennifer Gibney in 2005.