Director recruited her, and other established singers, for the film.
An image of Doyle Kennedy in character as Natalie Murphy in the film The Commitments was as part of the Ireland 1996: Irish Cinema Centenary series issued by.
Maria is also known for her two hit albums Sing and Mütter.
Her first experience singing in public was at one of her parents' parties at the age of 13.
They set up Mermaid Records in 2000 and have been releasing music independently since then.
Doyle Kennedy, Kieran, and their four sons live together in Dublin.
She never considered a formal career in singing until after she graduated from , with a degree in political science and business, and she never considered becoming an actress until after she established herself as a singer.