Outlander: Jamie's Aunt Jocasta Is a Bona-Fide TV Legend

POPSUGAR Entertainment | 9/18/2018 | Amanda Prahl
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The new season of Outlander is almost upon us, and that means more sneak peeks and more info trickling out about what we can expect when the show returns on Sunday, Nov. 4. Among the new characters who will debut in the fourth season is Jocasta Cameron, Jamie's aunt who lives in America. If you've seen the promos and recognize the actress playing Jocasta, there's a pretty good reason: Irish actress Maria Doyle Kennedy has had some absolutely indelible roles over the course of her lengthy career.

Doyle Kennedy didn't start her career as an actress — she was a musician first. She joined her first band while in college (studying political science and business, not acting or music) in the late 1980s and achieved international success both as part of The Black Velvet Band and as a solo artist. During her time with the band, she met her husband, Kieran Kennedy.

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In 1991, Doyle Kennedy made her acting debut in the musical dramedy The Commitments. The movie has only been a cult hit, but it did result in one of Doyle Kennedy's quirkier achievements: being featured on an Irish postage stamp! She also joined the 1999 miniseries adaptation of Oliver Twist and was featured in the British version of the TV...
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