Sarah Polley in Dawn of the Dead | 2004
Clip Name: Escape
About this actor
Sarah Polley (born January 8, 1979) is a Canadian actress, singer, film director, and screenwriter. Polley first attained notice in her role as Sara Stanley in the Canadian television series, Road to Avonlea. She has also starred in such films as The Sweet Hereafter, Guinevere, Go, The Weight of Water, My Life Without Me, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Dawn of the Dead, Splice, and Mr. Nobody. Polley, the youngest of five children, was born in Toronto, Ontario. She is the daughter of Diane Elizabeth (née MacMillan), an actress and casting director, and Michael Polley, a British-born actor and insurance agent (he attended acting classes with Albert Finney in England before moving to Canada). Polley's mother died of cancer just after Polley's 11th birthday. Polley attended Subway Academy II, then Earl Haig Secondary School, but dropped out before graduating. Her first cinematic appearance was at the age of four, as Molly in the Disney film One Magic Christmas. At age eight, she was...