Jacinta Sheerin graduated from the University of Ulster in Coleraine with a BA Honours Degree in Theatre in 2001 and went on to do a Masters in Dramatherapy. She spent many years working as a drama facilitator and drama therapist before writing her first play in 2007 with writing partner Georgina McKevitt. Together they set up Wicked Angels and wrote Waiting for IKEA which was a box office hit and toured many theatres across Ireland, then on to London and finally New York for the First Irish Theatre Festival.
In 2012, the duo wrote I’m not ADHD, I’m BOLD directed by Veronica Coburn and performed by Jacinta Sheerin and Clare Barrett. This play won the Bewley’s Little Gem Award in the Dublin Fringe Festival. Jacinta was delighted to be taken on by Druid Theatre in Galway as a FUEL artist and was lucky to be supported in the writing of her one woman show, Sweet About Me which toured to glór, Ennis and Axis in Ballymun.
Jacinta has also appeared in Fair City (RTE), Fraizer Fraize (RTE), Red Rock (TV3), Sea Side Stories (Cork Film Festival and Galway Film Fleadh), Shakespearan Sonnets (Globe Theatre London), Before Colour (Bewleys Café Theatre), 24 hour plays (Abbey Theatre), Holy Mary by Eoin Colfer which toured for 10 weeks in 2019 and will be heading to the Gaiety Theatre in 2023.
Most Recent Film roles include Aggie in Safe As Houses in association with Screen Ireland and Helen in The Four Mothers by Darren and Colin Thornton.