Valene Kane

Inside Biography

Valene Kane is a Northern Irish actress widely known for playing the role of Rose Stagg in The Fall, Lyra Erso in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Lisa Merchant in Thirteen. She has been married to writer and actor Ed Cooper Clarke.

Daughter of Footballer Player Val Kane

Valene Kane was born on January 30, 1987, in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. She is the daughter of former football player and coach Val Kane. The name of her mom is not available.

She joined the National Youth Theatre at the age of 15 for which she appeared in 20 Cigarettes. She moved from Northern Ireland to London at the age of 18 and learned acting at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She successfully received an acting degree from there.

Kane is of Northern Irish nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. As for her height, Kane is 5 feet 6 inches (170 cm) tall, and her weight is 49 KG (108 pounds).


Valene Kane made her film debut with the role of Yvonne in the 2010 drama film, The Fading Light, which received a Best Irish Film Award at Dublin International Film Festival.

She then played the role of Monica and Dara in War Games and Jump in 2011 and 2013 respectively. Later in 2013, she joined the BBC Two drama series, The Fall.

She played the role of Rose Stagg in the first three seasons (2013-2016) of the series alongside Jamie DornanGillian Anderson and Aisling Franciosi.

In 2016, Kane played the role of Lisa Merchant in another BBC Two drama series, Thirteen, alongside Jodie ComerAneurin Barnard and Richard Rankin.

In the same year, she portrayed Lyra Erso in the sci-fi action film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, alongside Felicity JonesDiego Luna and Riz Ahmed.

Estimated Net Worth is $1.6 Million

Valene Kane has earned a lot of money throughout her film and acting career. According to multiple sources, the 32-year-old the Fall alum has an estimated net worth of $1.6 million.

Her 2016 film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, was made under the budget of $265 million and it had a whopping box office collection of $1 billion.

Happily Married to Ed Cooper Clarke

As we mentioned earlier, Valene Kane is a married woman. The Thirteen star has been married to an actor and writer, Ed Cooper Clarke, who is best known for his role in the Amazon Prime Video and ITV drama series, Downton Abbey.

CAPTION: Valene Kane with husband Ed Cooper Clarke SOURCE:

The couple tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in 2015 and ever since the husband-wife duo is enjoying a happy married life.

by Arsad, 21 Oct, 2019

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