Sara Canning

Sara Canning

Vampire Diaries  ♦  Supernatural  ♦  Primeval: New World  ♦  Smallville

Born in Gander, Newfoundland, Sara’s love of performing began at a very young age, as she was a competitive figure skater for much of her childhood and early adolescence. Later, she graduated from the Vancouver Film School’s prestigious acting program.

Sara made her professional acting debut in the stage production of 1984 at the Citadel Theater in Edmonton, Alberta Canada. She soon began working steadily in television, with guest starring roles in series like Smallville and Kyle XY. Feature film roles swiftly followed, in projects such as Paparazzi Princess: The Paris Hilton Story, Slap Shot 3, and Come Dance At My Wedding.

However, her breakthrough role came with the cable film, Taken In Broad Daylight. In the based-on-a true story movie for Lifetime, she starred as Anne Sluti, a teen who was abducted from a shopping mall by a deranged killer, (played by James Van Der Beek) whose bravery and intelligence led the police to locate her captor.

Most recently, Sara’s classical training and dialect work came in handy for her role in the independent feature, Black Field, in which she played a 19th Century Scottish émigré making a life in the untamed Canadian wilderness. The film debuted to rave critical reviews at this year’s Vancouver Film Festival.

Beyond performing, Sara’s passions also include other aspects of entertainment. Last year, she wrote and produced an independent film, which was developed as her student thesis project.

Genre fans will recognize Sara as one of the stars of the hit TV series, The Vampire Diaries, which is in its second season on the CW network.

 

 

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