Fionagh Cush is an Emmy Award Winning film and television makeup veteran and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Originally from the UK, Fionagh began her career in London at the BBC’s Greasepaint Academy. She knew at a very young age, makeup was the only thing she was interested in and quickly found herself working on the stage and in the theatre. By the luck of the Irish, she won herself the Irish Lottery for an American Visa and the next stop was Hollywood, where she’s been ever since.
She has keyed over 20 film and television network shows, and has been behind the scenes doing makeup for events from the Oscar’s and the Democratic National Convention to President Obama’s Inauguration. She has done makeup on models, artists, politicians, heads of state and Oscar award winning actors.
She is a specialist in both beauty as well as special makeup FX, having created hundreds of looks ranging from the Beauty to the Beast.
Outstanding Makeup for a Series, 1999
The X Files
Outstanding Makeup for a Series,1995 and 1997
Hollywood Makeup and Hair Guild Awards
Best Contemporary Makeup - Feature, 2018