Both of Orlagh's parents are from Dublin, Ireland. Growing up, she spent every summer there.
Orlagh is the English form of the Irish/Gaelic name Órfhlaith, meaning golden one or princess of gold.
In 1989, Orlagh won the Princess Grace Foundation Scholarship for Theater. The award and foundation are named after actress Grace Kelly, the Princess of Monaco.
Orlagh admits that she gets recognized more for her appearances in the Cingular/AT&T phone commercials then she does for Guiding Light.
Orlagh made her Broadway debut in Present Laughter. The play co-starred Frank Langella.
In 2006, Orlagh was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Play, for her work in The Field.
Orlagh is very skilled with dialects and accents, her favorites being a toss-up between Irish and Southern.
Orlagh supports and helps out with various charities, especially those involving helping families and children.
Orlagh's favorite song is "Complicated" by Avril Lavigne.
Orlagh's hobbies include reading, writing, watching movies, and attending the theater.
Orlagh is 5 foot 6 and has brown hair and green eyes.
Orlagh has narrated several audio books for "BBC Audiobooks America."
Orlagh graduated Cum Laude from SUNY Purchase in 1990.
Orlagh is represented professionally by Kazarian Spencer Associates. She can be hired for voice-over work by contacting Don Buchwald & Associates.
Orlagh: For some reason I play a lot of bitches. I don't know why because I'm a really nice person!
Orlagh: (on her role in the play The Field) I played a mother of nine! It was the first time I didn't have to be thinner or blonder or taller. It was great!
Orlagh: When the kids were little, I did a lot of voice-over work. That was mainly my job and then I'd pop into Guiding Light every now and then and do maybe a theater gig a year. Now I'm doing a lot more of all of it.
Orlagh: We're big baseball fans. Mets, Mets, Mets! We got season tickets this year and my boys are just nuts! They're so adorable. They know all the players' names!