Sarah Snook

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Sarah Snook
Sarah Snook 2012.jpg
Snook in September 2012
Born (1987-12-01) 1 December 1987 (age 33)
EducationScotch College
National Institute of Dramatic Art
Years active2009–present

Sarah Snook (born 1 December[1] 1987[citation needed]) is an Australian actress. She is known for her starring roles in many films, including Sisters of War (2010), Not Suitable for Children (2012), These Final Hours (2013), Predestination (2014), The Dressmaker (2015), Steve Jobs (2015), and Pieces of a Woman (2020). For her performance in Predestination, she won the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

In 2018, Snook began starring as Siobhan "Shiv" Roy in the HBO satirical comedy-drama series Succession. For this role, she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2020.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Snook was born in Adelaide and grew up in the suburb of Eden Hills. She attended St John's Grammar School in Belair and Scotch College in Torrens Park.[citation needed]

In 2008 she graduated from Sydney's National Institute of Dramatic Art.[4]


While at NIDA, Snook performed in stage productions of Macbeth and Gallipoli. She subsequently appeared in King Lear with the State Theatre Company of South Australia[5] and as Saint Joan in the Sydney Theatre Company's production in 2018.[6][7]

She has starred in the films Not Suitable for Children (2012), These Final Hours (2013),[8] Predestination (2014), and Jessabelle (2014).[9] Snook played a lead role in the HBO series Succession, as Siobhan "Shiv" Roy.[2]

In September 2020 it was announced Snook had landed the leading role of Anne Elliot in Persuasion, an adaptation of Jane Austen's novel of the same name.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Crystal Jam Crystal Short film
2011 The Best Man Isla Short film
2011 Sleeping Beauty Flatmate
2012 Not Suitable for Children Stevie
2013 These Final Hours Mandy's Mother
2014 Predestination Jane
2014 Jessabelle Jessie Laurent
2015 The Dressmaker Gertrude "Trudy" Pratt
2015 Oddball Emily Marsh
2015 Holding the Man Pepe Trevor
2015 Steve Jobs Andrea "Andy" Cunningham
2017 The Glass Castle Lori Walls
2018 Winchester Marian Marriott
2018 Brothers' Nest Sandy
2020 An American Pickle Sarah Greenbaum [11]
2020 Pieces of a Woman Suzanne
TBA Persuasion Anne Elliot


Year Title Role Notes
2009 All Saints Sophie Episode: "Curve Balls"
2010 Sisters of War Lorna Whyte Television film
2011 Packed to the Rafters Jodi Webb 2 episodes
2011 Blood Brothers Debbie Franklin Television film
2011 My Place Minna Muller Episode: "Henry 1878"
2011 Spirited Antonia 10 episodes
2013 Redfern Now Officer Sarah Donaldson Episode: 'Dogs of War'
2014 The Moodys Louise Episode: 'Happy Anniversary Kevin & Maree'
2015 The Secret River Sal Thornhill Main role; 2 episodes
2015 The Beautiful Lie Anna Main role; 6 episodes
2016 Black Mirror Medina Episode: "Men Against Fire"
2018–present Succession Siobhan "Shiv" Roy Main role; 20 episodes
2019 Robot Chicken Rose the Horse / Midge (voice) Episode: "Snoopy Camino Lindo in: Quick and Dirty Squirrel Shot"
2020 Soulmates Nikki Episode: "Watershed"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2011 Logie Awards Most Outstanding New Talent The Beautiful Lie Nominated
2012 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama Sisters of War Won
2013 Best Lead Actress Not Suitable for Children Nominated
2013 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Actress Won
2014 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Lead Actress Predestination Won
2015 Australian Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
These Final Hours Won
2015 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama The Secret River Nominated
Best Supporting Actress The Dressmaker Nominated
2015 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards Best Actress Predestination Won
2016 The Dressmaker Nominated
2016 Australian Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Oddball Nominated
2016 Logie Awards Most Outstanding Actress The Beautiful Lie Nominated
2020 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Drama Series Succession Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated


  1. ^ Snook, Sarah (12 August 2020). "Late Night with Seth Meyers" (Television program). Interviewed by Seth Meyers. 38 to 39 minutes into TV episode, counting commercials; 5 minutes into segment. Retrieved 12 August 2020. I'm a proud Sagittarian. I am not born July 28. My birthday's the first of December. Someone made a Wikipedia page up for me, and they just decided that 28th of July was me. ... It's lucky that I'm only six months out; but, I feel like, if I was going to fake my own birthday, I should have gone, you know, three, four years, five years earlier.; also released as an MP3 podcast.
  2. ^ a b Miller, Julie. "Succession: The Real-Life Tragedy That Inspired the Finale's Twist". HWD. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  3. ^ "72nd Emmy Awards Complete Nomination List" (PDF). Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  4. ^ NIDA Alumni: Graduates from 2000-2009,; accessed 21 December 2016.
  5. ^ Harris, Samela "King Lear" (review), AdelaideNow, 9 November 2009; accessed 11 January 2016
  6. ^ "Saint Joan". Sydney Theatre Company. STC.
  7. ^ Shand, John (10 June 2018). "St Joan review: Savage dares to remake Shaw's play in Joan's image". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  8. ^ Wilson, Mike (2 March 2015). "[Review] Hope Is Found Within 'These Final Hours'".
  9. ^ Sarah Snook: 'I'm gonna sit and learn',, 17 February 2015; accessed 11 January 2016.
  10. ^ McNary, Dave (15 September 2020). "'Succession' Actor Sarah Snook to Star in Jane Austen Adaptation 'Persuasion'". Variety. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  11. ^ Sneider, Jeff (29 May 2013). "Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to 'Sell Out' for Sony (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved 27 September 2018.

External links[edit]