Sarah Bolger

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Sarah Bolger
Sarah Bolger TIFF 2011.jpg
Born Sarah Lee Bolger
(1991-02-28) 28 February 1991 (age 23)
Dublin, Ireland
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present

Sarah Lee Bolger (born 28 February 1991) is an Irish actress. She is best known for her roles in the films In America, Stormbreaker and The Spiderwick Chronicles, as well as her award winning role as Lady Mary Tudor in the TV series The Tudors, and for guest starring as Princess Aurora in Once Upon a Time.

Early life[edit]

Bolger was born in Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of Monica and Derek Bolger, who is a butcher.[1] She has a younger sister, actress Emma Bolger. She is a practising Roman Catholic.[2] As a youth Bolger attended The Young People's Theatre School in Dublin. Bolger attended Loreto High School, Beaufort in Rathfarnham between the years 2003–2009.[3]

Film and television career[edit]

She starred in In America with her sister Emma. From 2008 to 2010, Bolger portrayed Princess Mary Tudor in The Tudors.[1] Bolger starred in Stormbreaker alongside Alex Pettyfer. She also starred in the film adaptation of the children's novel The Spiderwick Chronicles. She filmed a pilot called Locke & Key,[4] and will star in the movie Starbright.[5]

Bolger guest starred as Princess Aurora in the second and third seasons of the fairy tale drama, Once Upon a Time.[6]

Bolger played the female lead role, Umi, in the English version of the 2011 Studio Ghibli film From Up on Poppy Hill, and starred as Lucy in As Cool As I Am in 2013. As of 2014, she is a series regular on TV series, Mixology.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 A Love Divided Eileen Cloney
1999 A Secret Affair Helena Fitzgerald TV movie
2002 World of Tosh, TheThe World of Tosh TV series
2003 In America Christy Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Actor/Actress
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Awards for Most Promising Performer
Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama
Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards for Best Performance by Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role – Female
Nominated – Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards for Best Supporting Actress
2004 Clinic, TheThe Clinic Janey Quinn Episodes "2.4" and "2.6"
2005 Premonition Azura Short film
2005 Tara Road Annie
2006 Stardust Lorraine Keegan TV miniseries
2006 Stormbreaker Sabina Pleasure
2008 Spiderwick Chronicles, TheThe Spiderwick Chronicles Mallory Grace Nominated – Irish Film & Television Awards for Actress in a Supporting Role – Film
2008–2010 Tudors, TheThe Tudors Mary Tudor 23 episodes
Irish Film & Television Awards for Actress in a Supporting Role – Television (2010)
Nominated – Irish Film & Television Awards for Actress in a Supporting Role – Television (2011)
2009 Iron Cross Kashka
2010 BioShock 2 Eleanor Lamb Video game; voice role
2011 The Moth Diaries Rebecca
2012 Locke & Key Kinsey Locke TV series, pilot not picked up
2012 Gilded Lillys Violet Langton Lily Unaired ABC television pilot
2012–present Once Upon a Time Aurora/Sleeping Beauty Recurring role
2013 Crush Jules
2013 From Up on Poppy Hill Umi Matsuzaki Voice role; English dub
2013 As Cool As I Am Lucy Diamond
2013 Kiss Me Zoe Completed
2014 Starbright Pamela
2014 Mixology Janey

Awards[edit]

Note: The following is an incomplete list of awards Bolger has either been nominated for or has won.[8][9][10]

Wins[edit]

2010 Irish Film & Television Awards
Actress in a Supporting Role – Television for The Tudors
2009 Berlin Film Festival
Shooting Stars Award

Nominations[edit]

2011 Irish Film & Television Awards
Actress in a Supporting Role – Television for The Tudors
2009 Irish Film & Television Awards
Rising Star Award
2009 Irish Film & Television Awards
Actress in a Supporting Role – Film for The Spiderwick Chronicles
2004 Broadcast Film Critics Association Award
Best Young Actor/Actress for In America
2004 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
Most Promising Performer for In America
2004 Independent Spirit Award
Best Supporting Female for In America
2004 Satellite Award
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama for In America
2004 Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
Best Performance by Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role – Female for In America
2004 Screen Actors Guild Award
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for In America
2003 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards
Best Supporting Actress for In America

Other projects[edit]

In January 2011, Bolger was selected to be in photographer Kevin Abosch's project "The Face of Ireland"[11] alongside other Irish celebrities including Sinéad O'Connor, Neil Jordan, and Pierce Brosnan.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Daly, Susan (25 April 2009). "Sarah Bolger: 'Now that I'm 18... everyone's asking me about sex'". Ireland: The Independent. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Tudors actress Sarah Bolger discusses her religious side, Irish Central, 1 February 2011
  3. ^ Sarah Webb (8 March 2008). "Teen idol". The Irish Independent. Retrieved 12 April 2008. 
  4. ^ Sarah Bolger Joins Locke & Key
  5. ^ Sarah Bolger leads cast in new movie Starbright
  6. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (5 July 2012). "Exclusive: Wake Up! Once Upon a Time Has Cast Sarah Bolger as Sleeping Beauty". TV Line. Retrieved 5 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Sarah Bolger Joins ‘Mixology’, ‘Returned’ Adds Mark Hildreth, Leslie Bibb In ‘Boy’ Deadline, Retrieved March 22, 2014
  8. ^ "Awards for Sarah Bolger". IMDB.com. Retrieved 24 February 2009. 
  9. ^ "Irish Film & Television Awards Winners Announced". The Irish Film & Television Network. Retrieved 24 February 2009. 
  10. ^ "Sarah Bolger nominated for Shooting Star award". RTÉ Entertainment. Retrieved 24 February 2009. 
  11. ^ Sarah Bolger Source
  12. ^ Kevin Abosch – TFOI

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