She's conquered gritty gangland streets and now former Love/Hate star Ruth Negga is poised to become a hit in the US.
The Dublin actress has landed a major TV role in a sci-fi drama.
She is joining the new primetime series Agents of Shield in what will be one of her biggest roles yet.
And the award-winning actress, who played Darren's girlfriend Rosie in the first two series of Love/Hate, is moving to the US for filming.
Agents of Shield is expected to attract a television audience of millions when it is aired later this month.
However, the exact nature of Ruth's role has yet to be revealed with TV bosses understood to be keeping details of the forthcoming series under wraps.
Ruth (30) has been living in London since her role on Love/Hate ended. In an interview earlier this year, she revealed that she was not worried about getting more work.
"I'm not in any rush to get anywhere," she said. "There's a pressure on actors to get somewhere before it's over.
"But everyone wants longevity, don't they? It's a career.
"Why be that flash-in-the-pan, taking every job out of worry it'll soon be over?"
While Ruth is set to earn a hefty sum from her new role, the popular TV star has previously claimed that she is not motivated by money or fame.
She said: "I did not become an actor to make money. And I did not become an actor to be famous.
"People always gasp when you say that, as if it's unfathomable that an actor doesn't want to be a star."
Ruth is not the first Love/Hate actress to make a breakthrough in the US.
It was revealed in July that her former co-star Ruth Bradley, who played Darren's sister Mary, had secured a role on a different sci-fi thriller.
She is set to play the part of FBI agent Lauren Howl in the US pilot Horizon.