Sabine Singh

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Sabine Singh
Born Sabine Erika Singh
(1974-08-04) August 4, 1974 (age 40)
New York
Occupation Actress

Sabine Singh (born Sabine Erika Singh on August 4, 1974) is an American actress.

Early life[edit]

Sabine Singh is a first generation American, born in Suffern, New York to immigrant parents. She is the daughter of Anand Singh, an Indian and Gisa Singh an Austrian model.[1] Sabine grew up in an environment full of cultural diversity, biracial ancestry, and a desire to explore her heritage through the arts. Before graduating from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Singh attended The University of Michigan, as well as the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) and the British American Drama Academy both in London. Continuing her love of Shakespeare, Singh also studied at Balliol College at the University of Oxford.

Career[edit]

Singh was a founding company member of Jim Simpson's and Mac Wellman's award winning The Flea Theater. Sabine was one of the first "BATS', the Obie Award winning resident acting troupe of The Flea, that primarily presented new and experimental voices of the downtown NY theatre world. Sabine recently appeared off-Broadway as "Olivia" in the critically acclaimed production of The Gold Standard, a play by Daniel Roberts. From The New York Times review: "Olivia (Sabine Singh) is a genuine beauty who spends Act 1 ... imitating Michelle Pfeiffer's sinuous lounge singer from The Fabulous Baker Boys... She's the kind of stunning blonde who practically stops traffic."[2]

Her film credits include Tony Goldwyn's Someone Like You, The Anarchist Cookbook, Ricky Six and the award winning The Fine Line Between Cute and Creepy. Singh's film Maryam opened Robert De Niro's first Tribeca Film Festival, where Sabine was honored and invited to participate as guest speaker. TV credits include guest and recurring roles on The Sopranos, Las Vegas, Dawson's Creek, Charmed, CSI: NY all the Law & Orders as well as Unscripted for George Clooney, Section Eight and HBO. After meeting Singh, Stephen Colbert and Paul Dinello specifically created the role of 'Yasmine Sarong' for the Comedy Central hit show Strangers With Candy.

Beginning March 2007, Singh filmed more than 170 episodes as Greenlee Smythe on All My Children, replacing the original Greenlee Rebecca Budig who had left the show two years prior. Singh's performance prenominated her as Best Supporting Actress for the Daytime Emmy Awards as well as Daytime Confidential's 2007 'Top New Comer' award.[3] In December 2007, it was announced that Singh was fired from the role, to be replaced by Budig. The producers of AMC broke Singh's contract in order to bring back the original actress. This sparked a firestorm of controversy because of how Singh was treated and let go. Besides giving Singh a four day notice of termination, her firing no longer qualified her for the Emmy. Fans were appalled by the commercials that ABC put out calling Budig the "Real" Greenlee, as well as the clock counting the days until Rebecca's return, which watermarked the screen during Singh's final month of airing.[4][5] Singh last aired on All My Children on January 15, 2008. Budig returned the next day.

After her exit from All My Children, Singh returned to theatre work and appeared in the one woman play The Euthanasiast — Liza Lentini's exploration of care-givers and the right to die — at PS 122 in New York City. The Euthanasiast opened May 31, 2008 and played for a limited engagement.

Singh spent the rest of 2008 and 2009 traveling the world, hosting a TV travel documentary for the Voyages Channel. [1] She also signed on as the face of Bacardi's Bombay Sapphire Gin, continuing to travel, and film episodes acting as a spokesperson for the brand. [2]

She returned to NY to play Amy Townsend in Law and Order Criminal Intent.

Personal life[edit]

Singh is primarily based in New York City. She is the sister of artist Schandra Singh.

Sabine is an active member of The Art of Living, a global non-profit education and service organization. Founded by the spiritual leader and humanitarian Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, The Art of Living's mission strengthens the individual and society to eliminate stress, restore human values, and encourage people from every background and way of life to come together in celebration, acceptance, wisdom, and service.

The Foundation (accredited as the United Nation's largest all volunteer NGO), offers programs for adults, teens and children, business men and women, law and government, prison inmates and staff, trauma survivors, individuals living with mental disorders, substance abuse issues, as well as cancer, HIV or any other life threatening disease.

Service and Volunteer Work is the basis of The Art of Living Foundation. AOL volunteers in over 150 countries work for global health, sustainable development, conflict resolution, and natural disaster relief. The Art of Living's ultimate objective is to uncover the strength, peace, and joy that lie at the core of every human being, ultimately creating a non violent, stress-free society.

In early 2012 Sabine was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Deciding to concentrate solely on her health, she moved home to receive treatment from The Breast Center of Nyack Hospital, Nyack, New York - as well as treatment from The Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minnesota. As of late 2014, Sabine's cancer is in remission. She plans to return to her work as an actress as well as an advocate against human and child sex trafficking come 2015.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Ricky 6 Kelly Joseph
2001 Someone Like You Girl in Bar
2002 Maryam Jill
2002 Anarchist Cookbook, TheThe Anarchist Cookbook Gin
2002 Fine Line Between Cute and Creepy, TheThe Fine Line Between Cute and Creepy Mary Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Student Affairs Jordan TV series
1999 Law & Order Allison Episode: "Tabula Rasa"
1999 Strangers with Candy Yasmine Sarong Episode: "Jerri Is Only Skin Deep"
2000 Sopranos, TheThe Sopranos Tracy Episode: "House Arrest"
2001 Diagnosis: Murder Jennie Slater Episode: "Playing God"
2001 Charmed Missy Episode: "Coyote Piper"
2001 Dawson's Creek Anna Evans Episodes: "Hopeless", "A Winter's Tale"
2002 Random Years, TheThe Random Years Sydney Episode: "Dangerous Liaisions"
2002 Nancy Drew Allison Price TV film
2005 Unscripted Emmanuelle's Friend Episode: "1.9"
2005 Martha Behind Bars Lexi Stewart TV film
2006 Las Vegas Lissy Episode: "Like a Virgin"
2006 CSI: NY Erica Lancaster Episode: "People with Money"
2007-2008 All My Children Greenlee Smythe Regular role (160 episodes)
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Amy Townsend Episode: "Alpha Dog"
2010 One Life to Live Wendy Recurring role (4 episodes)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sabine Singh - Linkedin profile". 
  2. ^ nytimes.com
  3. ^ daytimeconfidential.com
  4. ^ "Budig Returns to Role of Greenlee". soapcentral.com. Retrieved 2007-12-18. 
  5. ^ "Soap Opera Digest, Sabine Singh interview". Soap Opera Digest. 2007. 

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