actress & model based in Los Angeles

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Hi, I'm Sarah, an actress and model living and working in Hollywood.

Like so many actors, my interest in the performing arts began as a child: first in community theater and then graduating to The Noble & Greenough preparatory school where I studied acting & directing under Dan Halperin. I was lucky to land the lead in the MainStage play my senior year, 'Love of the Nightingale.' My love of theater lead me to attending Bard College in upstate New York, graduating from a program helmed by Gideon Lester with a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Performing Arts, where the faculty awarded me the Carter Towbin Prize for creativity, versatility, and overall contribution to theater. 

 

During undergrad, I attended the British American Drama Academy for the semester-long London Theatre Programme, where I once again landed the lead in our final performance as Yseult in 'Tristan & Yseult' at the Ovalhouse Theater in London directed by formidable British actress Lynn Farleigh. Since graduating from Bard, I have also trained in playwriting and acting at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater. For six weeks, I studied acting for the camera full-time in the Acting for Film & Television Intensive at Stella Adler Art of Acting Studios in Los Angeles (affiliated with NYU Tisch Drama). My ongoing training in on-camera acting has been with Gregory Berger-Sobeck (faculty at Yale School of Drama) at Berg Studios in Los Angeles, in private coaching & in the intensive on-camera workshop, 'The Actor's Imagination on Film.'

On stage, I played in 'Disco Pigs' at the American Repertory theater in Boston and made my Off-Broadway debut in "With Love" at the Theater at St. Clement's in New York City. Soon after, I discovered my love for acting for the screen and never looked back. I have worked in film ever since, earning SAG-AFTRA eligibility through being Taft-Hartleyed by producers for a role as Ted Kennedy's secretary in the feature film "Chappaquiddick," directed by John Curran (CAA), starring Kate Mara and Jason Clarke (WME). 

 

Additionally, I have worked as an agency-represented fashion / print model and in commercials. I am a muse to fine art photographer Ilona Szwarc, whose portraits of me in various stages of SFX makeup have been featured by the New Yorker's PhotoBooth and Time Magazine's Lightbox, exhibited in the Leica Gallery Warsaw, Foam Talent Amsterdam, Danziger Gallery in New York and Regen Projects in LA. Portraits of me as photographed by Mark Elzey have been published in Vogue Italia's PhotoVogue.

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TESTIMONIALS

"Sarah is one of the finest, most dedicated, and evocative actresses I've ever worked with. Her unique look and authentic earnestness won my audiences over. She has a depth to her innocence and a sparkle in her eyes. Casting her as the title role was one my of better creative decisions, admittedly."

 

- Manon Manavit, director, Ginger Anne

"Sarah has an innate warmth and playfulness that instantly connects her with an audience and simultaneously makes her a wonderful collaborator. She fully commits to inhabiting her characters and I admire her perpetual dedication to the refinement of her craft." 

 

- Matt Aaron Krinsky, director/producer, 

With Love

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