Sarah Steele

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Sarah Steele
BornSarah Jane Steele
(1988-09-16) September 16, 1988 (age 26)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active2004–present
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Sarah Steele
BornSarah Jane Steele
(1988-09-16) September 16, 1988 (age 26)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Years active2004–present

Sarah Jane Steele (born September 16, 1988) is an American actress who got her first break into the film industry by beating thousands of young hopeful females for the role of Bernice in the 2004 film Spanglish.

Life and career[edit]

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.[1][2][3] Her sister, Katherine, is a doctor. Steele graduated with the class of 2006 from The Episcopal Academy, a well-received private school in southeast Pennsylvania. She graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2011 with a B.A. in Comparative literature. She continues to live 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 appearing 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 Theatre.

From 2007 to 2008 she appeared in the off-Broadway play Speech & Debate.

In 2009, Steele recently appeared on Gossip Girl as Kira Abernathy, Jenny Humphrey's rival at Cotillion and Eric van der Woodsen's friend.

In 2011, Steele appeared in three episodes of The Good Wife as Marissa Gold, the daughter of Eli Gold (Alan Cumming).

From January to March 2012 she appeared in the off-Broadway play Russian Transport at the Acorn Theatre in New York City playing the role of Mira.

In 2014, Steele appeared in the season six opener of The Good Wife, "The Line", reprising her role as the daughter of Eli Gold, Marissa.


2004SpanglishBernice "Bernie" Clasky
2006Mr. GibbAmber
2008ManMaggieShort film
2008Lucky Ones, TheThe Lucky OnesGirl with jacket
2008Old DaysCarlaShort film
2009My Father's WillNancy Curtis
2010Please GiveAbby
2010MonkeywrenchN/AShort film
2012Last Kind WordsKatie
2013To Do List, TheThe To Do ListWendy
2013RelicsShelleyShort film
2014Mend, TheThe MendSarahPost-production
2014It's All RelativeBethPost-production
2006Law & OrderKatie WhiteEpisode: "Cost of Capital"
2008Law & Order: Criminal IntentTessa NobileEpisode: "Legacy"
2009Gossip GirlKira Abernathy2 episodes
2011Good Wife, TheThe Good WifeMarissa Gold3 episodes
2011Harry's LawSela VinsonEpisode: "Queen of Snark"
2013Blue BloodsRebeccaEpisode: "Men in Black"
2013Nurse JackieHannah Cohen2 episodes
2014GirlsRebeccaEpisode: "Flo"


  1. ^ King, Susan (2004-12-26). "Growing into her biggest film role". (Los Angeles Times). Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  2. ^ Healy, Patrick (June 28, 2012). "Sarah Steele, Star of LCT3's ‘Slowgirl'". The New York Times. 
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