Sarah Steele

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Sarah Steele
Born Sarah Jane Steele
(1988-09-16) September 16, 1988 (age 26)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present

Sarah Jane Steele (born September 16, 1988) is an American actress who got her first break into the film industry by beating thousands of young hopeful females for the role of Bernice in the 2004 film Spanglish.

Life and career[edit]

Steele was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her mother, Katherine A. High, is a hematology oncology physician at the University of Pennsylvania, and her father, George Steele, is an internal medicine physician specializing in nutrition who was on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.[1][2][3] Her sister, Katherine, is a doctor. Steele graduated with the class of 2006 from The Episcopal Academy, a well-received private school in southeast Pennsylvania. She graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2011 with a B.A. in Comparative literature. She continues to live in Brooklyn with other young professionals.

After her breakout role in Spanglish, Steele continued acting for a short while, appearing on an episode of Law & Order and appearing in two films, Mr. Gibb, which co-stars Hayden Panettiere, Tim Daly and Dan Hedaya and Margaret, which co-stars Matt Damon, Matthew Broderick, Anna Paquin, Mark Ruffalo, and Allison Janney. Steele was recently on the New York stage in an off-Broadway production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, which ran for a few months at the Acorn Theatre.

From 2007 to 2008 she appeared in the off-Broadway play Speech & Debate.

In 2009, Steele recently appeared on Gossip Girl as Kira Abernathy, Jenny Humphrey's rival at Cotillion and Eric van der Woodsen's friend.

In 2011, Steele appeared in three episodes of The Good Wife as Marissa Gold, the daughter of Eli Gold (Alan Cumming).

From January to March 2012 she appeared in the off-Broadway play Russian Transport at the Acorn Theatre in New York City playing the role of Mira.

In 2014, Steele appeared in the season six opener of The Good Wife, "The Line", reprising her role as the daughter of Eli Gold, Marissa.


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Spanglish Bernice "Bernie" Clasky
2006 Mr. Gibb Amber
2008 Man Maggie Short film
2008 Lucky Ones, TheThe Lucky Ones Girl with jacket
2008 Old Days Carla Short film
2009 My Father's Will Nancy Curtis
2010 Please Give Abby
2010 Monkeywrench N/A Short film
2011 Margaret Becky
2012 Last Kind Words Katie
2013 To Do List, TheThe To Do List Wendy
2013 Relics Shelley Short film
2014 Mend, TheThe Mend Sarah Post-production
2014 It's All Relative Beth Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Law & Order Katie White Episode: "Cost of Capital"
2008 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Tessa Nobile Episode: "Legacy"
2009 Gossip Girl Kira Abernathy 2 episodes
2011 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Marissa Gold 3 episodes
2011 Harry's Law Sela Vinson Episode: "Queen of Snark"
2013 Blue Bloods Rebecca Episode: "Men in Black"
2013 Nurse Jackie Hannah Cohen 2 episodes
2014 Girls Rebecca Episode: "Flo"


  1. ^ King, Susan (2004-12-26). "Growing into her biggest film role". (Los Angeles Times). Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  2. ^ Healy, Patrick (June 28, 2012). "Sarah Steele, Star of LCT3's ‘Slowgirl'". The New York Times. 
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