Sarah Polley

Sarah Polley

Her role in 'The Sweet Hereafter' (1997)
Sarah Polley was born on January 8, 1979 to Michael and Diane Polley, the youngest of five children by eight years. She comes from a family experienced in acting, Michael Polley is an actor himself, and Diane was an actress and casting agent until she died from cancer when Sarah was eleven. Sarah's first acting experience was at age four when she appeared as Molly Monaghan in Disney's 'One Magic Christmas'. In 1989 Sarah appeared in the made-for-television 'Hands of a Stranger' and 'The Big Town' before she got her first big break starring as Ramona in the television series of the same name. 1989 also saw her appearing as Jody Turner in Kevin Sullivan's adaptation of Lucy Maud Montgomery's 'Jane of Lantern Hill' entitled 'Lantern Hill'. In this film she worked with some of her future co-stars in Road to Avonlea'. The following seven years of her professional life had her starring as Sara Stanley in 'Road to Avonlea'. As the series progressed she asked to be written out of the script - a move which had her character moving to France to study writing and her making only one appearance in the final season. In 1994, Sarah appeared in 'Exotica' and 'Joe's so mean to Josephine'. Before scoliosis forced her to stop, she was starring in Stradford's stage production of 'Alice through the looking Glass'. Polley holds very strong political beliefs which has lead her to dedicate much of her life to participate in pro-NDP rallies and protests against the conservatives as well as work for the Onrario Coalition Against Poverty. She has also worked on the treatment of child actors - helping to change child labour provisions. These strong views however have had their share of problems. During one violent clash between police and protestors at Queen's Park, Sarah lost a couple of back teeth. As far as acting goes, Sarah is making the rare change from successful child actor to successful adult actor. Source: netglimse.com 
I do tend to take time off. A year and a half ago I went to film school, and before that I had taken years off at a time to be involved politically or this or that.More Sarah Polley quotes [10/05/2006 12:10:00]
Playing roles that are intense and damaged has always come more easily to me than doing comedies or lighter stuff - that would be taking a huge risk for me.More Sarah Polley quotes [10/05/2006 12:10:00]
All of my short films are about marriages, and I think that this probably comes from some kind of unconscious fascination with my parents' story and what they went through.More Sarah Polley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Lately I did a film called All I Want for Christmas and it was well received. This gave me a new point of view and a new respect for my work as an actress.More Sarah Polley quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
So it's conceivable I'll do something insane, or more insane than Dawn of the Dead. If that's possible.More Sarah Polley quotes [10/05/2006 12:10:00]

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