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Overview (3)

Born in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA
Birth NameSarah Gray Rafferty
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sarah Rafferty's character Donna on USA network's hit show "Suits" is one of the most formidable minds at their law firm, Pearson Hardman. With her razor sharp wit and knowledge of all the firm's happenings, Donna is admired and feared by everyone there, and she's not afraid to wield that power when it suits her needs. The hit show is currently airing its eighth season.

While still in prep school, Sarah was bitten by the acting bug. When her drama teacher caught her cutting across his lawn in an effort not to be late for field hockey practice, he told her to skip practice and join the cast of "Richard III," and thus began her adoration of acting.

Sarah decided to take her love for this craft and educate herself by double majoring in English and Theatre at Hamilton College, studying theatre abroad in London and Oxford during her junior year, and, after graduating magna cum laude from Hamilton, she went on to study at Yale Drama school. Her passion for learning about the arts was supported by her parents; her mother, the Chairwoman of the English Department at the Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, CT, and her father, an accomplished painter.

Her education and natural talent clearly paid off. In addition to starring on USA Network's "Suits,", she has appeared in numerous TV series such as "Law and Order," "Six Feet Under," "Brothers & Sisters," "Samantha Who?," "Without A Trace," "CSI: Miami," and "Bones," and feature films including: "Four Single Fathers" and "Falling For Grace," along with countless professional stage productions like "Gemini" and "As You Like It."

In addition to acting, Rafferty lends a hand to many causes including the Alzheimer's Association and The Brain Project. Rafferty hosted the annual Night at Sardi's event held in LA for two consecutive years, which benefited the support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Rafferty also takes on a role as an ambassador for the newly founded organization, The Brain Project. The goal of TBP is to raise funds through provoking works of art for Baycrest Health Sciences, a world leader in brain health and aging.

Sarah resides on both east and west coasts with her husband and two daughters and travels back and forth to Toronto for work.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: MLC

Spouse (1)

Santtu Seppälä (23 June 2001 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (11)

One of her sisters is named Connie.
Her mother, Mimi Rafferty is an English teacher at a private all-girls school in Connecticut.
She has three sisters.
Is a graduate of The Yale School of Drama.
Has two daughters with her husband Aleksanteri Olli-Pekka Santtu Seppälä - Oona Gray Seppälä (b. October 22, 2007) and Iris Friday Seppälä (b. January 2012).
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael G. Rafferty, Jr. of Greenwich, Connecticut, and daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Antti V. Seppala of Lake Forest, Illinois.
Her husband graduated from Yale and received an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania and is the Chief Investment Officer at Kiitos Capital Management, based in Beverly Hills, CA.
Married in a ceremony at the Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary in Greenwich, Connecticut, performed by the Rev. Alfred Riendeau.
Has been good friends with her Suits (2011) co-star Gabriel Macht for nearly 20 years.
Appeared in several Lexus car commercials in 2017.
In Suits: He's Back (2013), Sarah Rafferty slaps twice David Costabile.

Personal Quotes (10)

I like Canadians. Who doesn't like Canadians? It's amazing! They're the friendliest people on earth.
I have an amazing spouse; we're a team. He works, and I work, and we sort of do this dance with each other so that we can be present to our kids. But I think the whole 'balance' thing is an illusion; we just embrace the imbalance.
I have a sweet tooth. I love dessert, and if somebody makes me one, I'm going to have it.
My husband is from Finland, so every so often I'll throw a Scandinavian-themed party.
When I'm not at work, I put deep conditioner in my hair and wear a baseball cap. I'll just roll around on the off-days with goop in my hair, and then just rinse it out.
I am a huge theatre geek.
What you learn from studying acting is that you have to have the courage to just make strong choices.
I honestly think I've gotten taller since I started doing Pilates. And my posture is totally different - no more slouching!
What's really important for us is that our home base is in L.A., and when we move to Toronto - where 'Suits' is filmed - we move as a unit and are always together in the same place. My 5-year-old goes to two schools, which I was worried about, but it ended up being an amazing, self-esteem-building experience for her. She celebrates it.
I hate all the core stuff. That's why I have to have a trainer. That's the only way I'm going to do the abs work.

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