Dominique McElligott was born on May 3, 1986 in Dublin, Ireland. She is an Irish actress, known for House of Cards (2013), The Guard (2011) and Moon (2009). who has appeared primarily in independent films. She starred in Moon and the RTÉ television series Raw before leaving to film Leap Year. From 2011 to 2012, she played a lead role in the AMC series Hell on Wheels. In 2015, she starred in ABC's The Astronaut Wives Club.