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Sarah Polley (I)


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 52 wins & 72 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dawn of the Dead
(2004)
The Sweet Hereafter
The Sweet Hereafter Nicole Burnell
(1997)
Go
Go Ronna Martin
(1999)

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 2010/II Trigger
Hillary
 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)
Sophie
- 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
Selma
 2005 Don't Come Knocking
Sky
 2004 Siblings
Tabby
 2004/I Sugar
Pregnant Girl
 2004 The I Inside
Clair
 2004 Dawn of the Dead
Ana
 2003 Luck
Margaret
 2003 Dermott's Quest (Short)
Gwen
 2003 My Life Without Me
Ann
 2003 The Event
Dana Shapiro
 2001 No Such Thing
Beatrice
 2000 This Might Be Good (Short)
 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
 1999 The Industry (TV Series)
Rhonda
- It's a Science (1999) ... Rhonda
 1999 The Life Before This
Connie
 1999 Go
Ronna Martin
 1999 eXistenZ
Merle
 1999 Guinevere
Harper Sloane
 1998/I Last Night
Jennifer 'Jenny' Wheeler
 1998 White Lies (TV Movie)
Catherine Chapman
 1998 Jerry and Tom
Deb
 1997 The Hanging Garden
Teen Rosemary
 1997 The Sweet Hereafter
Nicole Burnell
 1996 Joe's So Mean to Josephine
Josephine
 1996 Straight Up (TV Series)
Lily
 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
Tracey / Harold's daughter
 1994 Take Another Look (TV Movie)
Amy
 1993 The Hidden Room (TV Series)
Alice
- Dangerous Dreams (1993) ... Alice
 1991 Johann's Gift to Christmas (TV Short)
Angel
 1989 Lantern Hill (TV Movie)
Jody Turner
 1989 Babar: The Movie
Young Celeste (voice)
 1988-1989 Ramona (TV Series)
Ramona
- 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)
Mary
- The Inheritance (1987) ... Mary
 1987 Blue Monkey
Ellen
 1987 The Big Town
Christy Donaldson
 1987 Hands of a Stranger (TV Movie)
Suzie Hearn
 1987 Tomorrow's a Killer
Karla
 1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
- Heaven on Earth (1987)
 1986 Confidential
Emma
 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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Alternate Names:

Sara Polley

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on herself and other Canadian actors & filmmakers, such as director-actor-writer Don McKellar, who stayed in Canada rather than go Hollywood and make movies in the U.S.] "If Canadian films don't have a purpose, then what are we still doing here? We're beginning to freak out a little. Why make a commitment with so little reward? The Canadian films out there have been so weak, it's been kind of ... See more »

Trivia:

On her mother's side, Sarah has Scottish and Northern Irish ancestry. Sarah's biological father, Harry Gulkin, is the son of Russian Jewish immigrants. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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