Sarah Polley Biography (1979-)

Born January 8, 1979, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; daughter of Michael (an actor and insurance agent) and Diane (an actress and casting director) Polley;sister of Mark Polley (an actor). Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
Canadian
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, director, writer, singer
Birth Details
January 8, 1979
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Molly Monaghan, One Magic Christmas, Buena Vista, 1985
  • Christy Donaldson, The Big Town, Columbia, 1987
  • Ellen, The Blue Monkey (also known as Green Monkey, Insect, and The Invasion of the Bodysuckers), Spectrafilm, 1987
  • Karla, Prettykill, Spectrafilm, 1987
  • Voice of young Celeste, Babar: The Movie (animated; also known asLe triomphe de Babar), New Line Cinema, 1988
  • Sally Salt, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (also known as Die Abenteuer des Baron von Muenchhausen), Columbia/TriStar, 1989
  • Tracey, Exotica, Miramax, 1994
  • Josephine, Joe's So Mean to Josephine, Alliance, 1996
  • Children First!, 1996
  • Nicole Burnell, The Sweet Hereafter (also known as De beaux lendemains), Fine Line, 1997
  • Rosemary as a teenager, The Hanging Garden, Samuel Goldwyn, 1997
  • Deb, Jerry & Tom, Miramax, 1998
  • Merle, eXistenZ (also known as Crimes of the Future), Dimension, 1998
  • Connie, The Life before This, First Look Pictures Releasing, 1999
  • Harper Sloane, Guinevere, Miramax, 1999
  • Jennifer Wheeler, Last Night, Lions Gate, 1999
  • Ronna Martin, Go, Columbia, 1999
  • Beatrice, The Law of Enclosures, Alliance Atlantis Communications/Odeon, 2000
  • Hope Burn (some sources cite Hope Dillon), The Claim (also known as Redemption and Le maitre de Kingdom Come), United Artists, 2000
  • Maren Hontvedt, The Weight of Water (also known as Le poids del'eau), Lions Gate, 2000
  • Sister Sarah, Love Come Down, Unapix Entertainment, 2000
  • This Might Be Good, 2000
  • Ann, My Life without Me, My Life Productions, 2002
  • Beatrice, No Such Thing, United Artists, 2002
  • Dana, The Event, ThinkFilm, 2002
  • Luck, Odeon, 2002
  • Claire, The I Inside, MDP Worldwide, 2003
  • Film Work
  • Director
  • The Best Day of My Life, 1999
  • (And coproducer) Don't Think Twice (short film), 1999
  • I Shout Love, 2001
  • All I Want for Christmas, 2002
  • Other
  • (Production designer) After Romeo, 1998
  • (Art department assistant) Drowning Mona, Destination, 2000
  • (On-set dresser) Rave, 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Ramona Quigley, Ramona (also known as Ramona Q and The Ramona Stories), PBS, 1988-1989
  • Sara Stanley, Avonlea (also known as Road to Avonlea and Tales from Avonlea), The Disney Channel, 1989-1995
  • Episodic
  • Mary, "The Inheritance," Friday the 13th (also known as Friday's Curse and Friday the 13th: The Series), syndicated, 1987
  • Becky Hawthorne, Heaven on Earth, CBC and BBC, 1987, later broadcast on Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1988
  • "Dangerous Dreams," The Hidden Room, Lifetime, 1991
  • Jo Pitts, "When She Was Bad, She Was Horrid: Parts 1 & 2," Avonlea (also known as Road to Avonlea and Tales from Avonlea), The Disney Channel, 1992
  • Lily (a Goth), "Mortifying," Straight Up, CBC, 1997
  • Rhonda, "It's a Science," Made in Canada, CBC, 1999
  • Movies
  • Jody Turner, Lantern Hill (also known as Jane of Lantern Hill), The Disney Channel, 1990
  • Angel, Johann's Gift to Christmas, CBC, 1991
  • Butter, The Planet of Junior Brown (also known as Junior's Groove), CBC, 1997
  • Catherine Chapman, White Lies, CBC, 1998
  • Sara Stanley (in archive footage), Happy Christmas, Miss King, CBC, 1998
  • Miniseries
  • Suzie Hearn, Hands of a Stranger (also known as Double Standard), NBC, 1987
  • Stage Appearances
  • Alice, Alice through the Looking Glass, Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, 1994
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • Don't Think Twice (short film), 1999
  • I Shout Love, 2001
  • Film Music
  • Songs
  • (With Mychael Danna) "Boy" and "Dog Track Drizzle," The Sweet Hereafter (also known as De beaux lendemains), Fine Line, 1997

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Calgary Sun, December 13, 1996
    • Chatelaine, April, 1998, p. 74
    • Elle, September, 2002, pp. 56-58, 60
    • Empire, October, 1997, p. 34
    • Entertainment Weekly, December 26, 1997, p. 102; June 25, 1999, p.32
    • Interview, September, 1999, p. 170
    • Maclean's, May 26, 1997, p. 93; July 1, 1997, p. 56; September 8,1997, p. 56
    • Madison, September, 1999, pp. 104-111
    • New York Times, September 26, 1999, pp. AR-13, AR-24
    • People Weekly, March 19, 1990, p. 66
    • Performing Arts & Entertainment in Canada, fall/winter, 1994,p. 32
    • Premiere, May, 2001, p. 100
    • Rolling Stone, August 19, 1999, p. 76
    • Saturday Night, October, 1999, p. 54
    • Seventeen, January, 1998, pp. 82, 84
    • SOMA, March, 2001, pp. 38-39
    • Toronto Sun, November 13, 1996; September 2, 1997

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