Gina Moxley was born in Cork where she studied painting at the Crawford School of Art.
Her plays are Danti-Dan (Dublin, The Project/London, Hampstead Theatre, 1994, Rough Magic Theatre Company); and Dog House, which was specially commissioned, along with Liz Lochhead’s Cuba, by the Royal National Theatre (UK) for the BT National Connections Scheme for young people.
Danti-Dan is included in The Dazzling Dark: New Irish Plays, selected and edited by Frank McGuinness (London, Faber & Faber, 1996). Dog House is included in Cuba / Dog House: Two Plays By Liz Lochead and Gina Moxley (UK, Nelson Thornes, 2000).
She has appeared in numerous plays, including Sebastian Barry’s Boss Grady’s Boys and Prayers for Sherkin (Dublin, The Peacock Stage, Abbey Theatre); Declan Hughes’ I Can’t Get Started; Digging for Fire (Dublin, The Project/London, Bush Theatre, for Rough Magic); and Stitch That (New York, Irish Arts Theatre); and in a solo performance in Jacqueline Harpman’s Mistress of Silence. In her role as Jocasta, she has toured internationally in Oedipus Loves You, with Pan Theatre.
Her numerous television credits include Lapsed Catholics for Channel 4 and RTÉ; the six-part RTÉ drama series Molloy; and the Irish-Australian mini-series Act of Betrayal, starring Elliot Gould.
She has appeared in many feature films, including The Butcher Boy and Hear My Song, and has had lead roles in Snakes and Ladders, and The Sun, the Moon and the Stars.
She won the Stewart Parker Trust Award for new writers in 1996 and also a literature bursary from the Irish Arts Council.
She lives in Dublin.