Gadon at the 18th CFC Annual Gala & Auction
April 4, 1987 |
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sarah Gadon (born April 4, 1987) is a Canadian actress. She has had roles in David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis. She has guest starred in a number of notable television series including Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Dark Oracle, Doc, In a Heartbeat, La Femme Nikita, Life with Derek, and Mutant X. She has voice-acted for Mattimeo, My Dad the Rock Star, Ruby Gloom, Total Drama, and Wayside.
Gadon started acting at the age of 10; her first role was Julia in an episode of La Femme Nikita (1998). For the next few years, Sarah took episodic roles in various television series including Monica in Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1999), Young Laura Burnham in Twice in a Lifetime (2000), Catherine Hartman in Mutant X (2002), Vicki in Life with Derek (2005) and Tasha Redford in Flashpoint (2008).
She also has a number of television films to her credit. She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Ensemble in a TV movie for her first film, The Other Me (2000), portraying Heather. Other roles include Samantha in What Girls Learn (2001), Amanda in Cadet Kelly (2002), Julia Norton in Code Breakers (2005) and Celeste Mercier in The Cutting Edge 3 (2008).
Sarah has had a recurring role in many television series, Zoe Kessler in The Border (2008-2009), Katie Atkins in Being Erica (2009), Georgia Bravin in Happy Town (2010) and Ruby Odgen in Murdoch Mysteries (2009-2011). She is also behind the voice of the title character in the animated series Ruby Gloom (2006-2007), Beth in Total Drama Island (2007) and Portia in Friends and Heroes (2007-2009). Sarah was nominated for a Gemini Award in 2008 for Best Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Program or Series for her work in Ruby Gloom (2008). She shared in this nomination with Emily Hampshire.
Her filmography includes both feature and short length films. Her first feature film was Fast Food High (2003) where she portrayed Zoe. She portrayed Margaret in the dark comedy Siblings, Priscilla in Charlie Bartlett (2007) and Laura in Leslie, My Name is Evil (2009). Her short film work includes Haley in Burgeon and Fade (2007), Julia in Grange Avenue (2008) and Gabrielle in Spoliation (2008). Burgeon and Fade won the Special Jury Award at the WorldFest Houston Festival for original dramatic short film.
She starred in Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, alongside Robert Pattinson, as his on-screen wife of 22 days, Elise Shifirin. She is cast in the TV adaptation of Ken Follett’s global bestseller World Without End as an eight-hour event series.
Personal life 
Gadon was born in Toronto, Ontario, to a psychologist father and teacher mother. She has an older brother named James. Gadon spent much of her childhood and adolescence training and performing as a dancer, with time spent as a Junior Associate at The National Ballet School of Canada and as a student at the Claude Watson School for the Performing Arts. She was an Ontario Scholar in high school. Currently, she is a student at the University of Toronto's Cinema Studies program at Innis College.
|2003||Fast Food High||Zoe|
|2007||Burgeon and Fade||Haley||Short film|
|2008||Grange Avenue||Julia MacMillan||Short film|
|2009||Manson, My Name Is Evil||Laura|
|2011||A Dangerous Method||Emma Jung|
|2011||The Moth Diaries||Lucie|
|2014||The Nut Job||Lana|
|1998||La Femme Nikita||Julia||Episode: "Last Night"|
|1999||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Monica||Episode: "The Tale of the Forever Game"|
|2000||Mattimeo: A Tale of Redwall||Cynthia Vole / Tess Churchmouse||TV series|
|2000||Twice in a Lifetime||Young Laura Burnham||Episode: "Even Steven"|
|2000||The Other Me||Heather||TV movie|
|2000||In a Heartbeat||Jennifer||Episode: "Things That Go Bump in the Night"
Episode: "New Kid in Town"
|2001||What Girls Learn||Samantha||TV movie|
|2002||Society's Child||Nikki Best (voice)||TV movie|
|2002||The Strange Legacy of Cameron Cruz||Lucy Montgomery||TV series|
|2002||Mutant X||Catherine Hartman||Episode: "Whiter Shade of Pale"|
|2002||Cadet Kelly||Amanda||TV movie|
|2002||Mom's on Strike||Jessica Harris||TV movie|
|2003||Doc||Terri Lewis||Episode: "Angels in Waiting"|
|2003||My Dad the Rock Star||Alyssa (voice)||3 episodes|
|2004||This Is Wonderland||Zoe Kelsey||Episode: "1.13"|
|2004||Dark Oracle||Claudia||Episode: "Crushed"|
|2004||The Eleventh Hour||Cassie Redner||Episode: "Gone Baby Gone"|
|2005||The Eleventh Hour||Cassie Redner||Episode: "Kettle Black"|
|2005||Time Warp Trio||Jodie||Episode: "Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge?"|
|2005||Life with Derek||Vicki||Episode: "The Wedding"|
|2005||Code Breakers||Julia Nolan||TV movie|
|2006-2007||Ruby Gloom||Ruby Gloom||26 episodes|
|2007-2009||Friends and Heroes||Portia (voice)||35 episodes|
|2007-2010||Total Drama||Beth (voice)||23 episodes|
|2008||The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream||Celeste Mercier||TV movie|
|2008||Flashpoint||Tasha Redford||Episode: "Attention Shoppers"|
|2008-2009||The Border||Zoe Kessler||14 episodes|
|2009||Aaron Stone||Dr. Martin||Episode: "In Hall We Trust"|
|2009||Being Erica||Katie Atkins||14 episodes|
|2009||Murdoch Mysteries||Ruby Ogden||Episode: "Houdini Whodunit"|
|2010||Murdoch Mysteries||Ruby Ogden||Episode: "Future Imperfect"|
|2010||Happy Town||Georgia Bravin||8 episodes|
|2010||The Dating Guy||Darlene (voice)||Episode: "Gross Encounters of the Virgin Kind"|
|2011||Murdoch Mysteries||Ruby Ogden||Episode: "The Kissing Bandit"
Episode: "Murdoch in Wonderland"
|2012||World Without End||Philippa||TV miniseries|
Awards and nominations 
|Year||Title of work||Award||Category||Result||Notes|
|2001||The Other Me||Young Artist Award||Best Ensemble in a TV Movie||Nominated||Shared with Andrew Lawrence, Brenden Jefferson, Tyler Hynes and Alison Pill|
|2003||Ruby Gloom||Gemini Award||Best Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Program or Series||Nominated||Shared with: David Berni, Stacey DePass, Emily Hampshire, Jeremy Harris, Peter Keleghan, Scott McCord and Adrian Truss.(For the episode, "Hairless the Musical - part 1")|
|2009||Flashpoint||ACTRA Awards||Outstanding Performance - Female||Nominated||Awarded to Rosemary Dunsmore|
|2012||Cosmopolis||Vancouver Film Critics Circle||Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film||Won|
- "Sarah Gadon: Biography". Retrieved November 14, 2011.
- "Where Love Reigns". Retrieved November 14, 2011.
- "The Origin of Teddy Bears". Retrieved November 14, 2011.
- "Sarah Gadon Plays Phillippa". Retrieved November 14, 2011.
- "Sarah Gadon, Malcolm McDowell Join 'Antiviral'". November 3, 2011. Retrieved November 14, 2011.
- "Antiviral’s Sarah Gadon examines the process behind performance". Retrieved November 7, 2012.
- "Yellow Fish". Retrieved November 20, 2012.
- "The first Birks Canadian Diamond awards were presented to Emily Hampshire and Sarah Gadon last night at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival". Retrieved December 26, 2012.
- "Jake Gyllenhaal's An Enemy Adds Melanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, & Isabella Rossellini". Retrieved December 26, 2012.
- "Sarah Gadon: this smart blonde didn’t let Cannes go to her head". Retrieved December 26, 2012.
- "A Dangerous Method -Cast and Crew". Retrieved November 14, 2011.
- "Q&A with ‘Rising Star’ and Cinema Studies student Sarah Gadon". Retrieved December 16, 2011.
- "wins big with Vancouver critics". Retrieved January 8, 2013.
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