At just 23 years old, the Irish-American actress Saoirse Ronan just received her third Oscar nomination. Two weeks ago she took home the Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role as Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson in "Lady Bird," and many consider her the front-runner to take the Oscar for the same role, alongside director Greta Gerwig. But Ronan isn't new to the red carpet, with 53 wins and 123 nominations for all of her acting roles, according to IMDB. So with just over a month until the Academy Awards, here’s what you need to know about Saoirse Ronan, and why you might recognize her.

How to pronounce her name (hint: it’s sur-shuh)

Ronan hosted "Saturday Night Live" in December, and dedicated her monologue to teaching viewers how to pronounce her notoriously hard-to-pronounce name. She explained that it means freedom in Irish, but also that it is spelled wrong.

Why you probably recognize her

Ronan is a Hollywood veteran. She started acting at age eight, and secured her first Oscar nomination at age 13 for her supporting role opposite James McAvoy and Keira Knightly in "Atonement." Her second Oscar nomination was in 2015 for her starring role in "Brooklyn." You may also recognize her from some of her more prominent acting credits like "Grand Budapest Hotel" or "The Lovely Bones."

When hosting "Saturday Night Live," she participated in the iconic music video with the ladies of "SNL," tackling sexual harassment, “Welcome to Hell,” and she starred in Ed Sheeran’s music video for “Galway Girl.” She also starred on Broadway in 2016 in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible."

She's Irish, and yes, she has an accent

Ronan holds dual Irish and American citizenship since she was born in The Bronx, New York, but moved back to Ireland with her parents when she was three years old.

Ronan is the only child of Irish parents Monica and Paul Ronan. Her father worked in construction before training as an actor, and her mother acted as a child. She lived in New York City while starring on Broadway, but currently resides in Ireland.

In talking to W Magazine, Ronan revealed she learned a lot about American schooling while shooting "Lady Bird."

"I had technically gone to a catholic primary school and very briefly went to a catholic high school in Ireland...I home schooled a was more of an unusual education for me."

She stands up for what she believes in

Speaking to Time in 2016, Ronan said, “It’s important for me to play intelligent women, because I think in art, you have a responsibility to portray real life.” She added, “It’s even more important now that there’s such a massive shift towards feminism that men and women see strong, complex women onscreen."

Talking to Entertainment Tonight about the “Times Up” movement and wearing black at this year’s Golden Globes to support women speaking out against sexual harassment, Ronan said, "It's been a really interesting time to open up the conversation and have it almost open your eyes to the environment and how it needs to change."

She auditioned for 'Harry Potter'

Ronan told The Independent that she auditioned for the role of Luna Lovegood in "Harry Potter," eventually losing out to Evanna Lynch.

On the experience, Ronan said, "I was too young, but at the time I thought, 'I'd love to be in Harry Potter.’ When I was younger, I used to think they had the best job in the world."

According to The Independent, there are also reports that she auditioned for the role of Katniss Everdeen in the "Hunger Games," though Jennifer Lawrence ultimately got the role.

She’s (self-proclaimed) bad at dating

On an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Ronan admitted that she never quite figured out how to date.

"You're not dating anyone right now?" asked DeGeneres.

"I don't know how to date," Ronan responded. "I don't date. I'm not into the whole 'Let's go out for dinner [thing].’ See, I don't even know how to talk about it!"

Ronan then played “Who’d You Rather” as Ellen scrolled through photos of celebrity bachelors, making the actress decide between the two. Eventually, Ronan ended the game by choosing Bruno Mars over Chance the Rapper. “Bruno, definitely, there’s a few that are instant for me for sure…like a gut reaction.”

She loves her mom

Ronan revealed to W Magazine, "My mom [is royalty to me]. [I have been] reading about royalty recently and what it meant to be sovereign and a role model, who sets the tone for everyone underneath them or whatever. My mom’s my queen."