Sarah Gadon

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Sarah Gadon
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Gadon at the 18th CFC Annual Gala & Auction
Born (1987-04-04) April 4, 1987 (age 27)[1]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998–present

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 acting 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.

In 2005, she filmed for Where Love Reigns, a promotional film co-starring Douglas Henshall.[2]

Gadon promoting Cosmopolis at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Her filmography includes both feature length and short 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 stars in the short indie film, The Origin of Teddy Bears, as Madison.[3]

She was also cast in the David Cronenberg film A Dangerous Method where she plays Emma Jung, Carl Jung's wife. She starred in Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, alongside Robert Pattinson, as his on-screen wife of 22 days, Elise Shifirin. She is cast in the television adaptation of Ken Follett’s global bestseller World Without End as an eight-hour event series.[4]

She featured in Brandon Cronenberg's debut feature, Antiviral (2011) as Hannah Geist, a mega-star in a sci-fi world where fans pay to be infected with the diseases of the rich and famous.[5][6]

Her next role is a Canadian short film, Yellow Fish, alongside J. Adam Brown.[7]

On May 23, 2012 in Cannes, Birks presented the first Birks Canadian Diamond award to Gadon and Emily Hampshire during Telefilm Canada's inaugural Tribute To Canadian Talent press event and reception.[8]

She is featured in Denis Villeneuve's An Enemy (2013), based on the José Saramago book, The Double (2002).[9] In July 2013, Gadon joined the production of David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars, which is described as dark comic look at Hollywood excess.[10]

She participated in the CBC "Canada Reads" competition in March 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Gadon was born in Toronto, Ontario, to a psychologist father and teacher mother.[11] 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.[12] She was an Ontario Scholar in high school. In 2011 she was completing her studies in the University of Toronto's Cinema Studies program at Innis College.[13]



Gadon in 2011
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Fast Food High Zoe
2004 Siblings Margaret
2007 Charlie Bartlett Priscilla
Burgeon and Fade Haley Short film
2008 Grange Avenue Julia MacMillan Short film
Spoliation Gabriella Short film
2009 Manson, My Name Is Evil Laura
2011 Dangerous Method, AA Dangerous Method Emma Jung
Moth Diaries, TheThe Moth Diaries Lucie
Dream House Cindi
2012 BearHug Madison Short film
2012 Antiviral Hannah Geist
Cosmopolis Elise Shifrin
2013 Belle Elizabeth Murray
Enemy Helen Bell
2014 The Nut Job Lana Voice only
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Artificial intelligence officer
Dracula Untold Mirena Filming
Maps to the Stars Clarice Taggart Post-Production


Year Title Role Notes
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
Twice in a Lifetime Young Laura Burnham Episode: "Even Steven"
Other Me, TheThe Other Me Heather TV movie
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
Strange Legacy of Cameron Cruz, TheThe Strange Legacy of Cameron Cruz Lucy Montgomery TV series
Mutant X Catherine Hartman Episode: "Whiter Shade of Pale"
Cadet Kelly Amanda TV movie
Mom's on Strike Jessica Harris TV movie
2003 Doc Terri Lewis Episode: "Angels in Waiting"
My Dad the Rock Star Alyssa (voice) 3 episodes
2004 This Is Wonderland Zoe Kelsey Episode: "1.13"
Dark Oracle Claudia Episode: "Crushed"
Eleventh Hour, TheThe Eleventh Hour Cassie Redner Episodes: "Gone Baby Gone" (2004) & "Kettle Black" (2005)
2005 Time Warp Trio Jodie Episode: "Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge?"
Life with Derek Vicki Episode: "The Wedding"
Code Breakers Julia Nolan TV movie
2006 Ruby Gloom Ruby Gloom 26 episodes (2006 - 2007)
2007 Friends and Heroes Portia (voice) 35 episodes (2007 - 2009)
Total Drama Beth (voice) 23 episodes (2007 - 2010)
2008 Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream, TheThe Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream Celeste Mercier TV movie
Flashpoint Tasha Redford Episode: "Attention Shoppers"
Border, TheThe Border Zoe Kessler 14 episodes (2008 - 2009)
2009 Aaron Stone Dr. Martin Episode: "In Hall We Trust"
Being Erica Katie Atkins 14 episodes
Murdoch Mysteries Ruby Ogden recurring (2009 -)
2010 Happy Town Georgia Bravin 8 episodes
Dating Guy, TheThe Dating Guy Darlene (voice) Episode: "Gross Encounters of the Virgin Kind"
2012 World Without End Philippa TV miniseries

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of awards and nominations
Year Title of work Award Category Result Notes
2001 Other Me, TheThe 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[14] Won
2014 An Enemy Canadian Screen Awards Best Supporting Actress Won


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