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Sarah Polley is an actress and director renowned in her native Canada for her political activism. Blessed with an extremely expressive face that enables directors to minimize dialog due to her uncanny ability to suggest a character's thoughts, Polley has become a favorite of critics for her sensitive portraits of wounded and conflicted young women... See full bio »

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 2010/II Trigger
 2009 Splice
Elsa Kast
 2008 John Adams (TV Mini-Series)
Nabby Adams / Nabby Adams Smith
- Peacefield (2008) ... Nabby Adams
- Unite or Die (2008) ... Nabby Adams
- Reunion (2008) ... Nabby Adams Smith
 2006 Slings and Arrows (TV Series)
- The Promised End (2006) ... Sophie
- All Blessed Secrets (2006) ... Sophie
- Every Inch a King (2006) ... Sophie
- That Way Madness Lies (2006) ... Sophie
- Vex Not His Ghost (2006) ... Sophie
 2005 Beowulf & Grendel
 2004 Siblings
 2004/I Sugar
Pregnant Girl
 2004 The I Inside
 2003 Luck
 2003 Dermott's Quest (Short)
 2003 The Event
Dana Shapiro
 2000 The Law of Enclosures
Beatty 'Beatrice'
 2000 Love Come Down
Sister Sarah
 2000 This Might Be Good (Short)
 1999 The Industry (TV Series)
- It's a Science (1999) ... Rhonda
 1999 The Life Before This
 1999 Go
Ronna Martin
 1999 eXistenZ
 1999 Guinevere
Harper Sloane
 1998/I Last Night
Jennifer 'Jenny' Wheeler
 1998 White Lies (TV Movie)
Catherine Chapman
 1998 Jerry and Tom
 1997 The Hanging Garden
Teen Rosemary
 1996 Joe's So Mean to Josephine
 1996 Straight Up (TV Series)
 1994 Exotica
 1994 Take Another Look (TV Movie)
 1993 The Hidden Room (TV Series)
- Dangerous Dreams (1993) ... Alice
 1991 Johann's Gift to Christmas (TV Short)
 1989 Lantern Hill (TV Movie)
Jody Turner
 1988-1989 Ramona (TV Series)
- Siblingitis (1989) ... Ramona
- The Perfect Day (1989) ... Ramona
- Ramona's Bad Day (1988) ... Ramona
- New Pajamas (1988) ... Ramona
 1987 Friday's Curse (TV Series)
- The Inheritance (1987) ... Mary
 1987 Blue Monkey
 1987 The Big Town
Christy Donaldson
 1987 Hands of a Stranger (TV Movie)
Suzie Hearn
 1987 Tomorrow's a Killer
 1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
- Heaven on Earth (1987)
 1986 Confidential
 1985 One Magic Christmas
Molly Monaghan
 1985 Night Heat (TV Series)
Cindy Keating
- The Game (1985) ... Cindy Keating (as Sara Polley)
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5' 2" (1.57 m)

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[on Rebecca Jenkins, who plays Polley's mother in Stories We Tell (2012)] Rebecca is an astonishing actress. She's done such an amazing job that a lot of people don't realize, until the very end of the film, that those scenes are re-creations. It's a strange thing when an actor is so good you want to hide the fact that she's in your movie. See more »


Younger half-sister of John Buchan. They share the same mother, Diane Polley. See more »

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