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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 51 wins & 71 nominations. See more awards »

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Dawn of the Dead
The Sweet Hereafter
The Sweet Hereafter Nicole Burnell
Go Ronna Martin


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 2010/II Trigger
 2009 Splice
Elsa Kast
 2009 Mr. Nobody
Adult Elise
 2008 John Adams (TV Mini-Series)
Nabby Adams / Nabby Adams Smith
- Peacefield (2008) ... Nabby Adams
- Unnecessary War (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 Don't Come Knocking
 2005 Beowulf & Grendel
 2004 Siblings
 2004/I Sugar
Pregnant Girl
 2004 The I Inside
 2004 Dawn of the Dead
 2003 Luck
 2003 Dermott's Quest (Short)
 2003 My Life Without Me
 2003 The Event
Dana Shapiro
 2001 No Such Thing
 2000 The Claim
Hope Dillon
 2000 The Law of Enclosures
Beatty 'Beatrice'
 2000 Love Come Down
Sister Sarah
 2000 The Weight of Water
Maren Hontvedt
 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
 1997 The Sweet Hereafter
Nicole Burnell
 1996 Joe's So Mean to Josephine
 1996 Straight Up (TV Series)
 1990-1996 Avonlea (TV Series)
Sara Stanley / Jo Pitts
- So Dear to My Heart (1996) ... Sara Stanley
- Comings and Goings (1995) ... Sara Stanley
- The Minister's Wife (1994) ... Sara Stanley
- Enter Prince Charming (1994) ... Sara Stanley
- Otherwise Engaged (1994) ... Sara Stanley (credit only)
 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
 1989 Babar: The Movie
Young Celeste (voice)
 1988-1989 Ramona (TV Series)
- Siblingitis (1989) ... Ramona
- The Perfect Day (1989) ... Ramona
- The Great Hair Argument (1988) ... Ramona
- Ramona's Bad Day (1988) ... Ramona
- New Pajamas (1988) ... Ramona
 1987 Friday the 13th: The Series (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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Show Show Producer (5 credits)
Show Show Director (8 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
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I think young girls are done a disservice when they are read fairy tales and given the fantasy of happily ever after. We're always told about the beginning and the end of a relationship, but what about the middle? See more »


Served on the mayor of Toronto's transition team in 2003. See more »

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