Fiona Shaw Married Status: Meet Her Wife, Dr Sonali Deraniyagala

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Fiona Shaw Married Status: Meet Her Wife, Dr Sonali Deraniyagala

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1958-07-10
  • Age 62 Years 7 Month(s)
  • Nationality Irish
  • Profession Actress
  • Birth Name Fiona Mary Wilson
  • Zodiac Sign Cancer
  • Religion Roman Catholicism
  • Ethnicity/Race Irish
  • Father Denis Wilson
  • Mother Mary Wilson
  • Brother/s John & Peter
  • Daughter/s Eliza & Jesse
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Wife/Spouse Sonali Deraniyagala (m. 2018)
  • Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
  • Wedding Date 2018
  • Ex-Girlfriend Saffron Burrows (2002-2011)
  • Ex-Husband Name Not Disclosed
  • Dating/Affair No
  • Net Worth $5 Million (Estimated)
  • Awards Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, Silver Ribbon of the Year (2011)
  • Nominees Best TV Supporting Actress, Chainsaw Award (2017)
  • Career 1983–present
  • College University College Cork, RADA
  • Height/ How Tall? 5' 8" (1.73 m)
  • Weight 58 kg or 128 lbs
  • Hair Long
  • Hair Color Light Brown
  • Eye Color Green
  • Lesbian Yes

Actress Fiona is best known for portraying the role of character Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter film franchise. 

Apart from this role that bought her to the mainstream spotlight, she played a recurring role in the critically acclaimed show, Killing Eve (2018), as well. She even won in the category of Best Supporting Actress at the 2019 Primetime Awards for her work in the show. 

Fiona Shaw's Married Status

Fiona is married to Dr. Sonali Deraniyagala, an economist. Prior to meeting Sonali, the actress had read her book titled Wave: Life and Memories after the Tsunami, where she had documented the experience with the loss of her family in the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. 

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Her wife had lost her former husband and two sons during the unfortunate event that led her to write the book as a form of coping with depression and suicidal thoughts. 

Upon reading the book in 2013, the Killing Eve star was moved and wanted to meet Sonali. Eventually, they met through a mutual friend and started seeing each other. 

Fiona Shaw with wife Sonali Deraniyagala in 2019 (Photo:

After dating for a few years, Fiona finally tied the knot to her girlfriend, Sonali, in 2018. 

Family Background, Siblings

Fiona's parents are late Denis Wilson (father) and Mary Wilson (mother). Her dad was an Ophthalmic Surgeon who served at Cork University Hospital for more than four decades. He lost his life at the age of 89 in 2011. 

Likewise, her mother, Mary (born in 1927), was a physicist. 

She has a brother named John Shaw. He is a musician and works as a double bassist. 

The actress also had another brother named Peter Wilson, who lost his life at a car crash at the age of 18. 


Fiona finished her schooling from Scoil Mhuire, located in Cork City. Likewise, she graduated from University College Cork.

She is also a graduate of RADA (Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art), of which she became an Associate Member later on.


Fiona owns a 500 square feet apartment in Manhattan, New York. She bought the property back in 2016 for a sum of $710K.

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Her apartment consists of one bedroom, a washroom, and is situated on the high floor in New York City's Chelsea neighborhood.

Net Worth

As per the verified site Celebrity Net Worth, Fiona Shaw's net worth stands at $5 million.

Facts About Fiona Shaw Including Age:

  • Fiona was born on 10th July 1958 in County Cork, Ireland.
  • Her birth name is Fiona Mary Wilson.
  • In 2001, she was awarded by Queen's New Year Honours List with the title of honorary C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) due to her service in the field of drama.
  • The artist stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters).
  • She came out as a lesbian in 2005.