1. Michelle Fairley is a Northern Irish actress, best known for her roles as Catelyn Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones, Dr. Ava Hessington in multiple episodes of USA Network series Suits, and as terrorist Margot Al-Harazi, a main antagonist in 24: Live Another Day.
2. Fairley was born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, to publicans Theresa and Brian Fairley.
3. As a teenager, she became a member of the Ulster Youth Theatre.
4. Upon graduation, she moved to Belfast where she honed her skills with the repertory company Fringe Benefits, alongside a fellow alumnus of the Ulster Youth Theatre, Conleth Hill.
5. Fairley appeared in a number of British television shows, including The Bill, Holby City and Casualty.
6. She took over the role of Mrs. Granger from Heather Bleasdale in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films.
7. She played the role of Catelyn Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones, replacing Jennifer Ehle who played the character in the original pilot episode.
8. She joined the cast of the USA Network series Suits for its third season, playing the recurring role of Ava Hessington.