Sabrina Jalees

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Sabrina Jalees
Born (1985-04-19) April 19, 1985 (age 29)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress, Comedian

Sabrina Jalees (born April 19, 1985) is a female Canadian comedian, dancer, actor, host and writer from Toronto, Ontario, now based in New York City, who writes a weekly column in the Toronto Star's ID section. Most recently, she was a writer for Canada's Got Talent.[1]

She has made many Canadian media appearances, including as a commentator on MuchMusic's Video on Trial, Stars On Trial and LOL!, as well as a role in Canadian Series Flashpoint and Jian Ghomeshi's Monday correspondent on CBC Radio One's Sounds Like Canada in the Summer. She also previously filed a regular segment on Go. She currently hosts Laugh Out Loud on CBC Radio One and a reality TV show for children, In Real Life, airing on YTV. She made a cameo in the video for Break This by Hunter Valentine.

The daughter of a Swiss mother and a Pakistani father, she graduated from Earl Haig Secondary School, and later from the Radio and Television Arts program at Ryerson University in June 2007.

Jalees is out as a lesbian.[2] She has stated that she was shunned by her extended Muslim family after coming out, an experience she relates in her 2013 Canadian comedy tour, "Brownlisted."[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Canadian comedian comes out to Muslim family, is 'Brownlisted'" (video interview). Globe and Mail. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Out for Laughs, April 1, 2010.

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