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Sarah Polley

Sarah Polley's biography

Sarah Polley is 43 years old actor born at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She was born on Monday 8th of January 1979. According to year of birth 1979 Sarah belongs to Generation X. Birthday on 8th of January means she is Capricorn. These people are stable in nature. As the sign lord is “Saturn”, the person will be judgemental in his approach.

Sarah is white canadian. She is citizen of Canada. She is jewish. Sarah´s primary profession is to be actor. You can know her also as film director, screenwriter, singer, autobiographer, film actor. She is recently known as child actor.

Sarah Polley's dad

Sarah Polley's father's name is Harry Gulkin. He is known as film producer. Her father was born on Monday 14th of November 1927 in Montreal. Sarah´s father died on Monday 23rd of July 2018 in Montreal. Harry Gulkin was 39 years old, when this happened.

Sarah Polley's family

Sarah Polley's ex husband

David Wharnsby

Sarah Polley and David Wharnsby have been together since 2003 for 5 years. He is known as film editor. Her ex husband was born on Tuesday 20th of June 1967 in Waterloo.

Sarah Polley's schools

We found 3 schools Sarah attended. Complete list of schools: Canadian Film Centre, Subway Academy II, The Royal Conservatory of Music.

Detailed informations about her schools

Sarah studied high school - Earl Haig Secondary School (dropped out at 15), Subway Academy II, Toronto, ON.

Sarah Polley's career

Sarah´s main focus is to be actor. She is famous thanks to Road to Avonlea.

Is Sarah Polley gay ?

Sarah is known to be straight.

Awards and competitions

Sarah Polley's Awards

  • Both Sarah and her first husband, David Wharnsby, won 2004 Genie Awards, she for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for My Life Without Me (2003), and he for Outstanding Achievement in Editing for The Saddest Music in the World (2003).
  • Was presented with the Dallas Star Award at the 2007 AFI Dallas Film Festival.

Sarah Polley's Rankings

  • Dec. 2007 - Ranked 49 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.

Sarah Polley's Nominations

  • Sarah was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
  • Sarah was nominated for European Film Award for Best Actress for work The Secret Life of Words in 2006

What Sarah Polley has done for a first time

  • The youngest of five children. Mother, Diane Polley, and stepfather, Michael Polley, were actors, and she had her first audition at age five. She debuted in films at age six with One Magic Christmas (1985).
  • Appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999) on the 15th of March 2004 to promote the film Dawn of the Dead (2004). She stated that it was her first appearance on an American late-night talk show.
  • Both Sarah and her first husband, David Wharnsby, won 2004 Genie Awards, she for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for My Life Without Me (2003), and he for Outstanding Achievement in Editing for The Saddest Music in the World (2003).

Sarah Polley's quotes

  • It is important to me to stay in Canada. I used to think it was because I thought it was important to build up an indigenous film industry - but now I realise I'm incapable of living anywhere else. I'm a real homebody.
  • I always think it's a bit of a joke when I get described as an activist. Really, for two or three months of my year I organise stuff, but I'm not as involved as I used to be.
  • I started acting when I was four. My first experience on a film set was in dead of winter. Now I realise that almost every film I've ever been in is like that. It was the beginning of a long career of incredibly cold, sparse, barren landscapes.
  • I missed out on a traditional childhood but I had something else that got me to what I am doing today. I can't say I regret it but I certainly wouldn't let my child act at an early age.
  • On her film Dawn of the Dead (2004) going up against Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ (2004) head-to-head at the box office: "They've got only one guy who comes back from the dead. We've got millions".
  • It takes terrible things to live well.
  • "I think you have to keep your distance from mainstream Hollywood in order to be a normal human being. I mean, I work there, and I like being there, but I love having an anonymous life. I think there's definitely such a thing as being too famous.
  • [on movie critics] "There are a few who are not nice and they say things that are harsh...but they always help me to become a better actor."
  • [on Take This Waltz (2011)] Seth Rogen is the easiest person to get along with on the planet. He's also the only one I had in mind when I was writing. He has a depth and a goodness to him that shines through in every role.
  • 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?
  • [on the polarized response by audiences to adulterous women in films] Men do that in movies all the time. We all love "Don Draper" [Mad Men (2007)] and look what he did. But any kind of sexual restlessness in a woman makes people deeply uncomfortable.
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Sarah Polley's height, weight, body shape, eye color, hair color

Lets describe how Sarah Polley looks. We will focus on her height, weight, body shape, eye color, hair color and shoe size. Sarah is tall as 5' 2" (157 cm). Sarah weights 110lbs (50 kg). Body build is average. Her eyes are tinted blue. Sarah´s hair is shade of blonde. If you are really curious, you may find interesting her shoe size is 6.