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Sarah Gadon’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

IntroCanadian actress
Is Actor 
Film actor 
From Canada 
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio 
Genderfemale
Birth 4 April 1987, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Age:33 years
Star sign Aries
Stats
Height: 1.6002 m

Sarah Gadon (born April 4, 1987) is a Canadian actress. She first gained recognition with roles in David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis. She has guest starred in a number of notable television series including Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Dark Oracle, Doc, In a Heartbeat, La Femme Nikita, Life with Derek and Mutant X. She also does voice-acting, lending her voice to Mattimeo, My Dad the Rock Star, Ruby Gloom, Total Drama and Wayside. In 2015, she co-starred in Miramax’s supernatural thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax and portrayed a young Elizabeth II in the comedy A Royal Night Out. In 2016, she starred in the Hulu adaptation of Stephen King’s miniseries 11.22.63, in which she portrayed James Franco’s love interest, Sadie.

Early life and education

Gadon was born in Toronto, Ontario, to a psychologist father and teacher mother. She has an older brother named James. Gadon has British and Italian ancestry. She spent much of her childhood and adolescence training and performing as a dancer, with time spent as a Junior Associate at The National Ballet School of Canada and as a student at the Claude Watson School for the Performing Arts. She graduated high school as an Ontario Scholar from Vaughan Road Academy in 2005. By 2014, she had completed her studies in the University of Toronto’s Cinema Studies Institute at Innis College.

Career

Gadon started acting at the age of 10 with her first acting role as Julia in an episode of La Femme Nikita (1998). For the next few years, she took episodic roles in various television series, including Monica in Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1999), Young Laura Burnham in Twice in a Lifetime (2000), Catherine Hartman in Mutant X (2002), Vicki in Life with Derek (2005) and Tasha Redford in Flashpoint (2008).

She also has a number of television films to her credit. She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Ensemble in a TV movie for her first film, The Other Me (2000), portraying Heather. Other roles include Samantha in What Girls Learn (2001), Amanda in Cadet Kelly (2002), Julia Norton in Code Breakers (2005) and Celeste Mercier in The Cutting Edge: Chasing the Dream (2008).

Gadon had a recurring role in many television series: Zoe Kessler in The Border (2008-2009), Katie Atkins in Being Erica (2009), Georgia Bravin in Happy Town (2010) and Ruby Odgen in Murdoch Mysteries (2009–11). She is also behind the voice of the title character in the animated series Ruby Gloom (2006–07), Beth in Total Drama (2007-2011) and Portia in Friends and Heroes (2007–09). Gadon was nominated for a Gemini Award in 2008 for Best Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Program or Series for her work in Ruby Gloom (2008). She shared in this nomination with Emily Hampshire.

In 2005, she filmed for Where Love Reigns, a promotional film co-starring Douglas Henshall.

Her filmography includes both feature length and short films. Her first feature film was Fast Food High (2003) where she portrayed Zoe. She portrayed Margaret in the dark comedy Siblings, Priscilla in Charlie Bartlett (2007) and Laura in Leslie, My Name is Evil (2009). Her short film work includes Haley in Burgeon and Fade (2007), Julia in Grange Avenue (2008) and Gabrielle in Spoliation (2008). Burgeon and Fade won the Special Jury Award at the WorldFest Houston Festival for original dramatic short film. She also starred in the short indie film, The Origin of Teddy Bears, as Madison.

In 2011, Gadon starred in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, alongside Robert Pattinson, as his on-screen wife of 22 days, Elise Shifirin. She played Phillippa in the television adaptation of Ken Follett’s bestseller World Without End, an eight-hour event series. She featured in Brandon Cronenberg’s debut feature, Antiviral as Hannah Geist, a mega-star in a sci-fi world where fans pay to be infected with the diseases of the rich and famous.

In 2012, she appeared as Carl Jung’s wife Emma in the David Cronenberg film A Dangerous Method and in a Canadian short film, Yellow Fish, alongside J. Adam Brown. On May 23, 2012 in Cannes, Birks presented the first Birks Canadian Diamond award to Gadon and Emily Hampshire during Telefilm Canada’s inaugural Tribute To Canadian Talent press event and reception.

She played Miss Elizabeth Murray in the 2013 release of the film Belle. She co-starred in Denis Villeneuve’s Enemy (2013), based on the José Saramago book, The Double (2002), and in David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars (2014), a dark comic look at Hollywood excess.

She participated in the CBC “Canada Reads” competition in March 2014. In September 2014, it was announced that she was cast in Miramax’s supernatural thriller The 9th Life of Louis Drax, along with Jamie Dornan and Aaron Paul. The film was released in September 2016. Gadon played Dracula’s wife Mirena (and briefly the modern-day Mina) in the historical action film Dracula Untold, released in October 2014.

Gadon made her directorial debut with an episode of Reelside, a documentary series, featuring her collaborative relationship with photographer Caitlin Cronenberg. The episode premiered on The Movie Network in Canada June 4, 2015. In 2015, Gadon appeared as Princess Elizabeth in A Royal Night Out, a heavily fictionalized account of the future Queen’s incognito night on the town, along with her sister Princess Margaret, on the evening of VE Day.

In 2016, Gadon starred opposite Logan Lerman in Indignation, an adaptation of Philip Roth’s 2008 novel of the same name, and opposite James Franco in 11.22.63, a television mini-series version of Stephen King’s novel of the same name.

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2003Fast Food HighZoe
2004SiblingsMargaret
2007Charlie BartlettPriscilla
2007Burgeon and FadeHaleyShort
2008Orange AvenueJulia MacMillanShort
2008SpolitationGabriellaShort
2008The Cutting Edge: Chasing the DreamCeleste Mercier
2009Leslie, My Name Is EvilLaura
2011Dangerous Method, AA Dangerous MethodEmma Jung
2011Moth Diaries, TheThe Moth DiariesLucy Blake
2011Dream HouseCindi
2012Bear HugMadisonShort
2012AntiviralHannah Geist
2012CosmopolisElise Shifrin
2012Yellow FishCaitShort film
2013EnemyHelen St. Claire
2013BelleLady Elizabeth Murray
2013What IfMegan
2014Nut Job, TheThe Nut JobLanaVoice
2014Amazing Spider-Man 2, TheThe Amazing Spider-Man 2Kari
2014Maps to the StarsClarice Taggart
2014Dracula UntoldMirena Țepeș & Mina Harker
2015The Girl KingEbba Sparre
2015A Royal Night OutPrincess Elizabeth
2016IndignationOlivia Hutton
2016The 9th Life of Louis DraxNatalie
2017The Death and Life of John F. DonovanLiz JonesFilming

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998La Femme NikitaJuliaEpisode: “Last Night”
1999Are You Afraid of the Dark?MonicaEpisode: “The Tale of the Forever Game”
2000Twice in a LifetimeYoung Laura BurnhamEpisode: “Even Steven”
2000Other Me, TheThe Other MeHeatherMovie
2000In a HeartbeatJennifer2 episodes
2000Mattimeo: A Tale of RedwallCynthia Vole / Tess ChurchmouseVoice; regular role (13 episodes)
2001What Girls LearnSamanthaMovie
2002Mutant XCatherine HartmanEpisode: “Whiter Shade of Pale”
2002Cadet KellyAmandaMovie
2002Mom’s on StrikeJessica HarrisMovie
2002Strange Legacy of Cameron Cruz, TheThe Strange Legacy of Cameron CruzLucy MontgomeryMovie
2002Society’s ChildNikki BestVoice; movie
2003DocTerri LewisEpisode: “Angels in Waiting”
2003My Dad the Rock StarAlyssaVoice; 26 episodes
2004This Is WonderlandZoe KelseyEpisode: “1.13”
2004Dark OracleClaudiaEpisode: “Crushed”
2004–2005Eleventh Hour, TheThe Eleventh HourCassie RednerEpisodes: “Gone Baby Gone”, “Kettle Black”
2005Time Warp TrioJodieVoice; series regular
2005Life with DerekVickiEpisode: “The Wedding”
2005Code BreakersJulia NolanMovie
2006–2007Ruby GloomRuby GloomVoice; main role (40 episodes)
2007–2009Friends and HeroesPortiaVoice; main role (35 episodes)
2007–2010Total DramaBethVoice; regular role (47 episodes)
2008Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream, TheThe Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the DreamCeleste MercierMovie
2008FlashpointTasha RedfordEpisode: “Attention Shoppers”
2008–2009Border, TheThe BorderZoe KesslerRecurring role (14 episodes)
2009Aaron StoneDr. MartinEpisode: “In Hall We Trust”
2009Being EricaKatie AtkinsRecurring role (14 episodes)
2009–2011Murdoch MysteriesRuby Ogden4 episodes
2010Happy TownGeorgia BravinMain role (8 episodes)
2010Dating Guy, TheThe Dating GuyDarleneVoice; episode: “Gross Encounters of the Virgin Kind”
2012World Without EndPhilippaMiniseries
2015ReelsideSelfDocumentary, Episode Director
2016Man Seeking WomanKelly1 episode
201611.22.63Sadie DunhillMain role (8 episodes)
2017Alias GraceGrace MarksMiniseries; lead role

Awards and nominations

List of awards and nominations
YearWorkAwardCategoryResultRefs
2001Other Me, TheThe Other MeYoung Artist AwardBest Ensemble in a TV Movie
Shared with Andrew Lawrence, Brenden Jefferson, Tyler Hynes and Alison Pill
Nominated
2003Ruby GloomGemini AwardBest Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Program or Series
Shared with: David Berni, Stacey DePass, Emily Hampshire, Jeremy Harris, Peter Keleghan, Scott McCord and Adrian Truss.
(For the episode, “Hairless the Musical – part 1”)
Nominated
2009FlashpointACTRA AwardsOutstanding Performance – FemaleNominated
2012CosmopolisVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Supporting Actress in a Canadian FilmWon
2014EnemyCanadian Screen AwardsBest Supporting ActressWon