Sarah Polley

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 01/08/1979, Capricorn
  • Profession: Actor; director; screenwriter
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Sarah Polley Fast Facts:
  • Made her big-screen debut with a bit part in the 1985 Disney movie One Magic Christmas.
  • Began living on her own when she was 15; dropped out of high school during her senior year to devote more time to political activism.
  • Went to high school with actor Scott Speedman, who played her husband in the 2003 drama My Life Without Me.
  • After directing several acclaimed short films and studying at Toronto's Canadian Film Centre, helmed her first full-length movie, the award-winning Away From Her, in 2006.
  • The political activist has been involved in such causes as public health, human rights, global trade and efforts to combat poverty.
  • Battles government attempts to cut funding for artists in Canada.
  • Sarah Polley Relationships:
  • David Wharnsby - Ex-husband
  • Diane Polley - Mother
  • Michael Polley - Father
  • Joanna Polley - Sister
  • John Buchan - Half Brother
  • Mark Polley - Brother
  • Susan Buchan - Half Sister
  • David Sandomierski - Husband
  • Sarah Polley Awards:
  • 2007 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 2007 Genie Awards: Best Achievement in Direction - Winner
  • 2007 Genie Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay - Winner
  • 2007 Genie Awards: Claude Jutra Award for Direction of a First Feature Film - Winner
  • 1997 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2003 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2002 Genie Awards: Best Live Action Short Drama - Winner
  • 2001 Genie Awards: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1997 Genie Awards: Best Achievement in Music - Original Song - Nominee
  • 2013 Canadian Screen Awards: Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary Award - Winner

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