Formed the Children's T theater company after graduating from college
Founded (and served as the artistic director) the Project Arts Centre in Dublin
Wrote two plays, the first, an Irish beggar's opera called "The Ha'penny Place" and the second, a piece of agitprop theater called "The Last Post"
Moved to New York and enrolled at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts
Became the artistic director of New York's Irish Arts Centre
Film directing and screenwriting debut, "My Left Foot," starring Daniel Day-Lewis; earned Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay
Started production company Hell's Kitchen Productions; partnered with Arthur Lappin
First film as a producer, "In the Name of the Father"; again teamed with Daniel Day-Lewis; earned Acadeny Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay
Wrote and produced the IRA-themed drama "Some Mother's Son"
Re-teamed with Day-Lewis for "The Boxer"; wrote, produced and directed; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Director
Served as producer on "Agnes Browne"; film was directed by and starred Anjelica Huston
Executive produced the biopic of Irish author Brendan Behan "Borstal Boy"
Released the semi-autobiographical drama "In America"; earned an Independent Spirit Award for Best Director and shared Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Screenplay with his daughters Kirsten and Naomi Sheridan, who co-wrote the script
Directed the urban drama "Get Rich or Die Tryin'," loosely based on the life of rapper 50 Cent, who also makes his acting debut
Helmed a remake of "Brothers," starring Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal
Directed the thriller "Dream House," starring Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz