Susan Patricia Loughnane is an Irish actress and author. She is known for playing Debbie in drama Love/Hate, for which she won the 2013 Irish Film and Television Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her first novel The Art of Scandal was published in October 2014.
Loughnane trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York City. Loughnane’s first role was on the Irish hidden-camera comedy TV series Anonymous as the daughter of Pamela Flood’s character Doreen. She then appeared as Elaine in Single-Handed.
Loughnane appeared as Debbie in seasons 2, 3, and 4 of Love/Hate between 2011 and 2013. During this time, she retained her job as a cashier in an Abercrombie & Fitch store, stating she kept the job in case acting “doesn’t work out”. Initially introduced as the girlfriend of Aiden Gillen’s character John Boy, Debbie spiraled into heroin abuse and prostitution before ultimately dying of an overdose in the fourth season. Loughnane won the 2013 Irish Film and Television Award for Best Supporting Actress for the role.
She also played the guest role of Chloe in Hollyoaks in August 2013, and returned for a longer stint in November of that year. She went on to appear in Loving Miss Hatto and The Food Guide to Love in 2010 and 2013 respectively. In 2014, she appeared in Poison Pen alongside Lochlann O’Mearain, before completing a course in standup comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York. The following year, Loughnane joined the Hardy Bucks television show as Patty.
Loughnane got engaged to her long-term boyfriend in February 2015, and they married in August 2016.