|Born||Sarah Jane Steele
September 16, 1988
Sarah Jane Steele (born September 16, 1988) is an American actress who got her first break in the film industry by beating thousands of young hopeful females for the role of Bernice in the 2004 film Spanglish.
Life and career
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. Her sister, Katherine, is a doctor. Steele graduated with the class of 2006 from The Episcopal Academy, a well-regarded private school in southeast Pennsylvania. She graduated from Columbia University in 2011 with a B.A. in Comparative Literature. She lives 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 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 Theater. From 2007 to 2008 she appeared in the off-Broadway play Speech & Debate. From January to March 2012 she appeared in the off-Broadway play Russian Transport at the Acorn Theatre, playing the role of Mira. She has also appeared in other off-Broadway and regional productions. In late 2014 Steele made her Broadway debut in The Country House by Donald Margulies, playing the granddaughter, Susie, opposite Blythe Danner.
In 2009, Steele appeared on Gossip Girl as Kira Abernathy, Jenny Humphrey's rival at Cotillion and Eric van der Woodsen's friend. Steele appeared in three episodes of The Good Wife in 2011 as Marissa Gold, the daughter of Eli Gold (Alan Cumming). She reprised the role during season six in 2014.
|2004||Spanglish||Bernice "Bernie" Clasky|
|2008||Lucky Ones, TheThe Lucky Ones||Girl with jacket|
|2008||Old Days||Carla||Short film|
|2009||My Father's Will||Nancy Curtis|
|2012||Last Kind Words||Katie|
|2013||To Do List, TheThe To Do List||Wendy|
|2014||Mend, TheThe Mend||Sarah||Post-production|
|2014||It's All Relative||Beth||Post-production|
|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; 2014–present||Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife||Marissa Gold||Recurring role|
|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|
- King, Susan (2004-12-26). "Growing into her biggest film role". LATimes.com (Los Angeles Times). Retrieved 2010-08-02.
- Healy, Patrick (June 28, 2012). "Sarah Steele, Star of LCT3's ‘Slowgirl'". The New York Times.