Sarah Gadon

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Sarah Gadon

Gadon at TIFF, 2011
Born(1987-04-04) April 4, 1987 (age 25)[1]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active1998–present
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Sarah Gadon

Gadon at TIFF, 2011
Born(1987-04-04) April 4, 1987 (age 25)[1]
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active1998–present

Sarah Gadon (born April 4, 1987) is a Canadian actress. She has had roles in David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis. She has guest starred in a number of notable television series including Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Dark Oracle, Doc, In a Heartbeat, La Femme Nikita, Life with Derek, and Mutant X. She has voice-acted for Mattimeo, My Dad the Rock Star, Ruby Gloom, Total Drama, and Wayside.



Gadon started acting at the age of 10; her first role was Julia in an episode of La Femme Nikita (1998). For the next few years, Sarah took episodic roles in various television series including Monica in Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1999), Young Laura Burnham in Twice in a Lifetime (2000), Catherine Hartman in Mutant X (2002), Vicki in Life with Derek (2005) and Tasha Redford in Flashpoint (2008).

She also has a number of Television films to her credit. She was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Ensemble in a TV movie for her first film, The Other Me (2000), portraying Heather. Other roles include Samantha in What Girls Learn (2001), Amanda in Cadet Kelly (2002), Julia Norton in Code Breakers (2005) and Celeste Mercier in The Cutting Edge 3 (2008).

Sarah has had a recurring role in many television series, Zoe Kessler in The Border (2008-2009), Katie Atkins in Being Erica (2009), Georgia Bravin in Happy Town (2010) and Ruby Odgen in Murdoch Mysteries (2009-2011). She is also behind the voice of the title character in the animated series Ruby Gloom (2006-2007), Beth in Total Drama Island (2007) and Portia in Friends and Heroes (2007-2009). Sarah was nominated for a Gemini Award in 2008 for Best Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Program or Series for her work in Ruby Gloom (2008). She shared in this nomination with Emily Hampshire.

In 2005, she filmed for Where Love Reigns, a promotional film co-starring Douglas Henshall.[2]

Her filmography includes both feature and short length films. Her first feature film was Fast Food High (2003) where she portrayed Zoe. She portrayed Margaret in the dark comedy Siblings, Priscilla in Charlie Bartlett (2007) and Laura in Leslie, My Name is Evil (2009). Her short film work includes Haley in Burgeon and Fade (2007), Julia in Grange Avenue (2008) and Gabrielle in Spoliation (2008). Burgeon and Fade won the Special Jury Award at the WorldFest Houston Festival for original dramatic short film.

She stars in the short indie film, The Origin of Tedddy Bears as Madison.[3]

She was also cast in the David Cronenberg film A Dangerous Method where she plays Emma Jung, Carl Jung's wife. She has appeared twice as a guest star on Murdoch Mysteries as Dr. Ogden's sister, Ruby.

She starred in Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, alongside Robert Pattinson, as his on-screen wife of 22 days, Elise Shifirin. She is cast in the TV adaptation of Ken Follett’s global bestseller World Without End as an eight-hour event series.[4]

Brandon Cronenberg has cast her in his debut feature, Antiviral for which principal photography took place in November 2011.[5]

Personal life

Gadon was born in Toronto, Ontario, to a psychologist father and teacher mother.[6] She has an older brother named James. Gadon spent much of her childhood and adolescence training and performing as a dancer, with time spent as a Junior Associate at The National Ballet School of Canada and as a student at the Claude Watson School for the Performing Arts.[7] She was an Ontario Scholar in high school. Currently, she is a student at the University of Toronto's Cinema Studies program.[8]


2003Fast Food HighZoe
2007Charlie BartlettPriscilla
2007Burgeon and FadeHaleyShort film
2008Grange AvenueJulia MacMillanShort film
2008SpoliationGabriellaShort film
2009Manson, My Name Is EvilLaura
2011Dangerous Method, AA Dangerous MethodEmma Jung
2011Moth Diaries, TheThe Moth DiariesLucie
2011Dream HouseCindi
2012BearHugMadisonShort film
2012AntiviralHannah Geist
2012CosmopolisElise Shifrin
2013Enemy, AnAn EnemyTBAPost-production
1998La Femme NikitaJuliaEpisode: "Last Night"
1999Are You Afraid of the Dark?MonicaEpisode: "The Tale of the Forever Game"
2000Mattimeo: A Tale of RedwallCynthia Vole / Tess ChurchmouseTV series
2000Twice in a LifetimeYoung Laura BurnhamEpisode: "Even Steven"
2000Other Me, TheThe Other MeHeatherTV movie
2000In a HeartbeatJenniferEpisode: "Things That Go Bump in the Night"
Episode: "New Kid in Town"
2001What Girls LearnSamanthaTV movie
2002Society's ChildNikki Best (voice)TV movie
2002Strange Legacy of Cameron Cruz, TheThe Strange Legacy of Cameron CruzLucy MontgomeryTV series
2002Mutant XCatherine HartmanEpisode: "Whiter Shade of Pale"
2002Cadet KellyAmandaTV movie
2002Mom's on StrikeJessica HarrisTV movie
2003DocTerri LewisEpisode: "Angels in Waiting"
2003My Dad the Rock StarAlyssa (voice)3 episodes
2004This Is WonderlandZoe KelseyEpisode: "1.13"
2004Dark OracleClaudiaEpisode: "Crushed"
2004Eleventh Hour, TheThe Eleventh HourCassie RednerEpisode: "Gone Baby Gone"
2005Eleventh Hour, TheThe Eleventh HourCassie RednerEpisode: "Kettle Black"
2005Time Warp TrioJodieEpisode: "Hey Kid, Want to Buy a Bridge?"
2005Life with DerekVickiEpisode: "The Wedding"
2005Code BreakersJulia NolanTV movie
2006-2007Ruby GloomRuby Gloom26 episodes
2007-2009Friends and HeroesPortia (voice)35 episodes
2007-2010Total DramaBeth (voice)23 episodes
2008Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream, TheThe Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the DreamCeleste MercierTV movie
2008FlashpointTasha RedfordEpisode: "Attention Shoppers"
2008-2009Border, TheThe BorderZoe Kessler14 episodes
2009Aaron StoneDr. MartinEpisode: "In Hall We Trust"
2009Being EricaKatie Atkins14 episodes
2009Murdoch MysteriesRuby OgdenEpisode: "Houdini Whodunit"
2010Murdoch MysteriesRuby OgdenEpisode: "Future Imperfect"
2010Happy TownGeorgia Bravin8 episodes
2010Dating Guy, TheThe Dating GuyDarlene (voice)Episode: "Gross Encounters of the Virgin Kind"
2011Murdoch MysteriesRuby OgdenEpisode: "The Kissing Bandit"
Episode: "Murdoch in Wonderland"
2012World Without EndPhilippaTV miniseries

Awards and nominations

List of awards and nominations
YearTitle of workAwardCategoryResultNotes
2001Other Me, TheThe Other MeYoung Artist AwardBest Ensemble in a TV MovieNominatedShared with Andrew Lawrence, Brenden Jefferson, Tyler Hynes and Alison Pill
2003Ruby GloomGemini AwardBest Individual or Ensemble Performance in an Animated Program or SeriesNominatedShared with: David Berni, Stacey DePass, Emily Hampshire, Jeremy Harris, Peter Keleghan, Scott McCord and Adrian Truss.(For the episode, "Hairless the Musical - part 1")
2009FlashpointACTRA AwardsOutstanding Performance - FemaleNominatedAwarded to Rosemary Dunsmore


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