Sabrina Jalees

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Sabrina Jalees
Born (1985-04-19) April 19, 1985 (age 31)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress, Comedian

Sabrina Jalees (born April 19, 1985) is a 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]


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.

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 the drama 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 is a former host (until 2010) of 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 the song Break This by Hunter Valentine. She currently narrates the CBBC series, Rank the Prank.

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]


  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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