Robert Sheehan’s transformation from childhood to Umbrella Academy


Born on January 7, 1988 in Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland (via Daily Hawker), talented and musically gifted Robert Sheehan has an interesting family background and is one of three siblings. Her father, Joe Sheehan, was a former member of the Garda (the Republic of Ireland’s police). His mother, Maria Sheehan, encouraged him to audition for various plays and even became his manager for a time. According to The Guardian, Sheehan “is the first and only actor in his family; his sister Shauna, ‘the mastermind of the operation’, has a master’s degree in international finance, while his brother Brendan, a semi-professional bodybuilder, has Twice elected Mr. Ireland From an early age, Sheehan was also very into music, playing banjo, bodhrán and spoons (per TMDB).

As a person, Sheehan is outspoken and marches to the beat of his own drum. As reported by Extra, he was characterized as an eccentric person. He is also not strict when it comes to defining his sexuality. In the public eye, he dated actress Sofia Boutella for four years, but in a 2018 interview with Hot Press, he revealed he had “…a few experiences when I was younger with guys. where I tried it, experimented, to see if it did anything for me, and it didn’t.

Sheehan spends much of his time meditating when he’s not filming projects and tries to visit his birthplace of Portlaoise as much as he can (via Independent).


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