Connie Sheeran is the daughter of late mob hitman Frank Sheeran. She is portrayed by Kate Arrington in Martin Scorcese’s The Irishman which is currently streaming on Netflix.
The Irishman follows the life of mob hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran as he climbs the ranks from truck driver to hitman for Russell Bufalino and the Pennsylvania crime family. The movie is based on Frank Sheeran’s deathbed confessions published in the book, I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa by Charles Brandt.
Connie is Frank’s first and only daughter from his second marriage to his wife, Irene. She’s the youngest of Frank’s four daughters and a very private person when it comes to talking about her father. Connie has never given an interview about his legacy or posted about him on social media.
Sheeran currently lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she was born and raised. She is close with her sisters and extended family. Her character doesn’t get much screentime in “The Irishman” and plays a very minor role in the movie.
Connie is divorced and currently lives in Philadelphia with her dog.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Connie Sheeran Supports Several Causes That Are Close to Her Heart
Connie frequently asks her family and friends to support fundraisers and worthy causes on her social media. In her most recent post, she shared her daughter’s fundraiser for the Center for Reproductive Rights. Her daughter started the fundraiser in order to support abortion rights.
She also signed a petition to support banning a game centered around school shootings from being sold and posts weekly about fundraisers and volunteer events for her company, a nonprofit that helps pets displaced by fires and other natural disasters.
She also attended an anti-Trump march in 2017 and posted a photo of her sign that features Donald Trump grabbing the Statue of Liberty’s crotch with the message “Get your damn hands off her!”.
2. Sheeran Has Lived in Philadelphia Her Entire Life
Connie Sheeran has lived in Philadelphia since she was born. According to her Facebook posts, she often stays in the area. She did posts about trips to Florida and visiting family.
She has trained her dog at an equestrian center in agility skills.
3. She Works at a Veterinary Hospital & Volunteers in Her Spare Time to Help Animals
Connie Sheeran is an animal lover through and through. She works at a veterinary hospital along with spending time with her own dog.
Connie Sheeran volunteers with a group that helps families with dogs after fires and other disasters.
“They give the owners peace of mind knowing that their beloved pets will be ok, so they can take care of themselves and try to put their lives back together. I take pride in being able to say that, ‘They are our charity.'”
4. She Has 2 Children
Connie Sheeran Griffin has two children, Brittany and Jacob. Brittany is an assistant costume designer that has worked on films including her grandfather’s biopic, “The Irishman”. She also works for TV shows including “The Sinner” and “Law & Order: SVU” as an assistant costume designer and the show “Billions” as a buyer, according to her IMDB page.
Connie’s son, Jacob, is in college.
5. She Marched for Abortion Rights in 1992
Brittany Griffin takes after her mother when it comes to philanthropy and activism. She posted an anecdote in her fundraiser on Facebook about her mom’s history of protesting.
“My mom has always been a staunch supporter of a woman’s right to choose and her conviction on the subject has always been a point of pride for me,” she wrote. “When she was pregnant with my brother in 1992 she marched on Washington for abortion rights, so bad ass. In honor of her for mother’s day I want to contribute to her legacy of fighting for women’s rights.”
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