Sarah Polley Biography
Early exposed to the world of show business, Sarah Polley had her first audition when she was just five years of age. When she was 6, she debuted in a film called One Magic Christmas.
In 1989, Kevin Sullivan created a TV series based on a book by Lucy Maud Montgomery and Sarah Polley was asked to play the lead role of Sara Stanley in Road to Avonlea. Sarah Polleys career as a young actress reached new heights when she was asked to play Jody Turner in Lantern Hill in 1990. In 1992, she won a Gemini Award, the equivalent of the Emmy in Canada, for this role.
It was in 1996 when Polley picked up another Gemini Award for her performance in the TV series Straight Up. She starred in Atom Egoyans The Sweet Hereafter in 1997 where American critics first eyed her. She received her first Best Actress Genie nomination from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and the Best Supporting Actress Award from Boston Society of Film Critics.
In 1999, Sarah Polley made several films beginning with Guinevere, which was included in that years Sundance festival. The sexy Sarah Polley has then been labeled the it-girl of 1999 making her career hot. But she made a drastic choice in her career, which others consider as suicide for what could be the start of her career in Hollywood when she opted to drop out of Cameron Crowes Almost Famous to star in John Greysons The Law of Enclosures in 2000. After declining what could have made her big in Hollywood and won her an Oscar nomination, she went on to star in independent films like the Claim (2000) and The Weight of Water (2000). She played the lead in No Such Thing in 2001.
The choices made involving her career proves that this hot and sexy actress is more after her growth as an actress and not just for popularity.
Sarah Polley was presented with the Dallas Star Award at the 2007 AFI Dallas Film Festival.