Sally Gifford

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Sally Gifford Piper
Born Sally Gifford
(1981-09-30) September 30, 1981 (age 35)
Toronto, Canada
Occupation Actress, host
Years active 1999-present
Spouse(s) Tim Piper

Sally Gifford Piper (born September 30, 1981), usually credited as Sally Gifford, is a Canadian or American actress. She hosted CBC Television's national children's show, The-X.[1] In 2013 she gained widespread attention for appearing in a viral video showing her appearance radically transformed by Photoshop.[2] In 2014 she appeared in Farmed and Dangerous, a four-part webisode comedy series.[3]

Early life[edit]

Gifford was born on September 30, 1981. She attended high school at Northern Secondary School in Toronto.[4] Gifford performed at Theatre Kingston and the Thousand Island Playhouse, while attending Queen’s University.[4] Plays she performed on stage include Lions in the Streets (1999),[5] The River (2000),[6] Perfect Pie (2001),[7] and Hay Fever (2001).[8][9] She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City after graduating Queen’s.[4]

TV and film[edit]

In 2004, Gifford become the host of the CBC's The-X.[10] She was also selected to host the "Battle of the Mascots", a kids segment, that was part of CBC's coverage of the 2004 Grey Cup.[11]

In the 2005 she appeared with Michael Ironside in the short film On That Day about the horrors of war. She's also guest starred on various TV shows, including 1-800-Missing (2003), Radio Free Roscoe (2003), Street Time (2002), and G-Spot (2005).[3]

In 2007 she appeared as Marissa, in the One Way.[3] She was also one of 16 improvisational actors in the film subHysteria.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Gifford is married to Tim Piper, who directed the viral video featuring her.[2] He also served as one of the two creators, writers, and executive producers for Farmed and Dangerous,[13] which she appeared in.[14]


  1. ^ "How to compete with SpongeBob". Playback Online. January 31, 2005. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Identity of 'Body Evolution' Model Revealed". ET Online. November 1, 2013. Archived from the original on November 12, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Sally Gifford". IMDB. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Sally Gifford - The X". 2004. Archived from the original on December 12, 2004. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ Burliuk, Greg (October 16, 1999). "Judith Thompson's Lion bites hard". Kingston Whig - Standard. p. 42. Sally Gifford is the only one with one part, as Isobel 
  6. ^ "Hilarity all over three-act Rover". Kingston Whig - Standard. November 10, 2000. p. 26. 
  7. ^ Burliuk, Greg (January 25, 2001). "A small-town slice of life: Marmora the setting for Judith Thompson's new play, Perfect Pie". Kingston Whig - Standard. p. 26. Gillian Steeve and Sally Gifford play the youthful versions of the two. 
  8. ^ Wilson, Dorothy (May 12, 2001). "Hay Fever infects Playhouse: Life isn't bliss for characters in classic Coward play". Kingston Whig - Standard. p. 38. Sally Gifford is sister Sorel Bliss. 
  9. ^ Meng, Connie (May 21, 2001). "Hay Fever at 100 Islands Playhouse". North Country Public Radio. Archived from the original on May 23, 2004. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  10. ^ Clarke, James. "CBC crew rolls into Rathtrevor Park". Parksville - Qualicum News. p. 1. Hosted by Anthony McLean and Sally Gifford, 
  11. ^ Cleary, Martin (November 16, 2004). "Grey Cup organizers haven't forgotten about the children". The Ottawa Citizen. p. B8. Hosts Sally Gifford, David Reale and Morgan Waters will present the Battle of the Mascots 
  12. ^ "Using film for product placement in the US Hispanic market: subHysteria.". February 11, 2009. Archived from the original on June 8, 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2017. 
  13. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (April 12, 2014). "MipTV: Chipotle And Piro Discuss The Making And Future Of 'Farmed And Dangerous'". Variety (magazine). Archived from the original on April 12, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Farmed and Dangerous (2013– ) Full Cast & Crew". IMDB. Retrieved June 4, 2014. 

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