History Creator / SarahPolley

2nd Sep '15 10:42:00 AM harveytwh
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[[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress and director, born January 8, 1979. Beginning her career at the age of 4, she first came to national prominence in ''Series/RoadToAvonlea'' as the lead character Sara Stanley. She later became acclaimed for her roles in indie films, winning a Genie Award for ''My Life Without Me''. Her first mainstream role was as Ana Clark in the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''Film/{{eXistenZ}}'', ''Film/{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.

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[[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress and director, born January 8, 1979. Beginning her career at the age of 4, she first came to national prominence in ''Series/RoadToAvonlea'' as the lead character Sara Stanley.Stanley, and starred as the title girl in the miniseries version of ''[[KeepCirculatingTheTapes Ramona]]'' (as in Literature/RamonaQuimby). She later became acclaimed for her roles in indie films, winning a Genie Award for ''My Life Without Me''. Her first mainstream role was as Ana Clark in the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''Film/{{eXistenZ}}'', ''Film/{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.
18th May '15 5:36:56 PM nombretomado
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She is also known for her political activism, being a prominent member of Canada's [[CanadianPolitics New Democratic Party]]. The impetus was her refusing to take off a peace sign that she wore to an award ceremony, much to Disney's chagrin. Their relationship soured and she left ''Series/RoadToAvonlea'' as a result. Another notable incident was when she directed a two-minute film, The Heart, supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation for the AcademyAwards. When she found out that it was used to promote Becel margarine, she took her name off the film.

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She is also known for her political activism, being a prominent member of Canada's [[CanadianPolitics New Democratic Party]]. The impetus was her refusing to take off a peace sign that she wore to an award ceremony, much to Disney's chagrin. Their relationship soured and she left ''Series/RoadToAvonlea'' as a result. Another notable incident was when she directed a two-minute film, The Heart, supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation for the AcademyAwards.UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s. When she found out that it was used to promote Becel margarine, she took her name off the film.
26th Jul '14 4:17:10 PM Morgenthaler
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[[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress and director, born January 8, 1979. Beginning her career at the age of 4, she first came to national prominence in ''RoadToAvonlea'' as the lead character Sara Stanley. She later became acclaimed for her roles in indie films, winning a Genie Award for ''My Life Without Me''. Her first mainstream role was as Ana Clark in the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''[[ExistenZ [=eXistenZ=]]]'', ''{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.

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[[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress and director, born January 8, 1979. Beginning her career at the age of 4, she first came to national prominence in ''RoadToAvonlea'' ''Series/RoadToAvonlea'' as the lead character Sara Stanley. She later became acclaimed for her roles in indie films, winning a Genie Award for ''My Life Without Me''. Her first mainstream role was as Ana Clark in the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''[[ExistenZ [=eXistenZ=]]]'', ''{{Splice}}'', ''Film/{{eXistenZ}}'', ''Film/{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.



She is also known for her political activism, being a prominent member of Canada's [[CanadianPolitics New Democratic Party]]. The impetus was her refusing to take off a peace sign that she wore to an award ceremony, much to Disney's chagrin. Their relationship soured and she left ''RoadToAvonlea'' as a result. Another notable incident was when she directed a two-minute film, The Heart, supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation for the AcademyAwards. When she found out that it was used to promote Becel margarine, she took her name off the film.

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She is also known for her political activism, being a prominent member of Canada's [[CanadianPolitics New Democratic Party]]. The impetus was her refusing to take off a peace sign that she wore to an award ceremony, much to Disney's chagrin. Their relationship soured and she left ''RoadToAvonlea'' ''Series/RoadToAvonlea'' as a result. Another notable incident was when she directed a two-minute film, The Heart, supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation for the AcademyAwards. When she found out that it was used to promote Becel margarine, she took her name off the film.
12th Dec '13 1:13:23 PM SeptimusHeap
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She made her directorial debut with the film ''Away from Her'', adapted from AliceMunro's short story ''The Bear Came Over the Mountain'' about a married couple, Grant and Fiona, whose relationship is strained when Fiona develops Alzheimer's Disease. It was an astounding critical success, winning seven of the eight Genie Awards it was nominated for. She claims that she enjoys both acting and directing as it uses different parts of her brain separately.

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She made her directorial debut with the film ''Away from Her'', adapted from AliceMunro's Creator/AliceMunro's short story ''The Bear Came Over the Mountain'' about a married couple, Grant and Fiona, whose relationship is strained when Fiona develops Alzheimer's Disease. It was an astounding critical success, winning seven of the eight Genie Awards it was nominated for. She claims that she enjoys both acting and directing as it uses different parts of her brain separately.
1st Nov '13 1:16:59 AM SeptimusHeap
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[[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress and director, born January 8, 1979. Beginning her career at the age of 4, she first came to national prominence in ''RoadToAvonlea'' as the lead character Sara Stanley. She later became acclaimed for her roles in indie films, winning a Genie Award for ''My Life Without Me''. Her first mainstream role was as Ana Clark in the ''Film/{{Dawn of the Dead|2004}}'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''[[ExistenZ [=eXistenZ=]]]'', ''{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.

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[[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress and director, born January 8, 1979. Beginning her career at the age of 4, she first came to national prominence in ''RoadToAvonlea'' as the lead character Sara Stanley. She later became acclaimed for her roles in indie films, winning a Genie Award for ''My Life Without Me''. Her first mainstream role was as Ana Clark in the ''Film/{{Dawn of the Dead|2004}}'' ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''[[ExistenZ [=eXistenZ=]]]'', ''{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.
31st Oct '13 11:40:45 PM rainmakerFH
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[[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress and director, born January 8, 1979. Beginning her career at the age of 4, she first came to national prominence in ''RoadToAvonlea'' as the lead character Sara Stanley. She later became acclaimed for her roles in indie films, winning a Genie Award for ''My Life Without Me''. Her first mainstream role was as Ana Clark in the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''[[ExistenZ [=eXistenZ=]]]'', ''{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.

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[[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress and director, born January 8, 1979. Beginning her career at the age of 4, she first came to national prominence in ''RoadToAvonlea'' as the lead character Sara Stanley. She later became acclaimed for her roles in indie films, winning a Genie Award for ''My Life Without Me''. Her first mainstream role was as Ana Clark in the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' ''Film/{{Dawn of the Dead|2004}}'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''[[ExistenZ [=eXistenZ=]]]'', ''{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.
28th Oct '13 12:59:06 PM SeptimusHeap
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[[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress and director, born January 8, 1979. Beginning her career at the age of 4, she first came to national prominence in ''RoadToAvonlea'' as the lead character Sara Stanley. She later became acclaimed for her roles in indie films, winning a Genie Award for ''My Life Without Me''. Her first mainstream role was as Ana Clark in the ''Film/{{Dawn of the Dead|2004}}'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''[[ExistenZ [=eXistenZ=]]]'', ''{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.

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[[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress and director, born January 8, 1979. Beginning her career at the age of 4, she first came to national prominence in ''RoadToAvonlea'' as the lead character Sara Stanley. She later became acclaimed for her roles in indie films, winning a Genie Award for ''My Life Without Me''. Her first mainstream role was as Ana Clark in the ''Film/{{Dawn of the Dead|2004}}'' ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''[[ExistenZ [=eXistenZ=]]]'', ''{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.
25th Oct '13 11:21:11 PM 1545443
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[[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress and director, born January 8, 1979. Beginning her career at the age of 4, she first came to national prominence in ''RoadToAvonlea'' as the lead character Sara Stanley. She later became acclaimed for her roles in indie films, winning a Genie Award for ''My Life Without Me''. Her first mainstream role was as Ana Clark in the''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''[[ExistenZ [=eXistenZ=]]]'', ''{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.

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[[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress and director, born January 8, 1979. Beginning her career at the age of 4, she first came to national prominence in ''RoadToAvonlea'' as the lead character Sara Stanley. She later became acclaimed for her roles in indie films, winning a Genie Award for ''My Life Without Me''. Her first mainstream role was as Ana Clark in the''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' the ''Film/{{Dawn of the Dead|2004}}'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''[[ExistenZ [=eXistenZ=]]]'', ''{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.
5th Nov '12 11:04:54 AM Telcontar
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She is also known for her political activism, being a prominent member of Canada's [[CanadianPolitics New Democratic Party]]. The impetus was her refusing to take off a peace sign that she wore to an award ceremony, much to Disney's chagrin. Their relationship soured and she left ''RoadToAvonlea'' as a result. Another notable incident was when she directed a two-minute film, The Heart, supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation for the AcademyAwards. When she found out that it was used to promote Becel margarine, she took her name off the film.

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She is also known for her political activism, being a prominent member of Canada's [[CanadianPolitics New Democratic Party]]. The impetus was her refusing to take off a peace sign that she wore to an award ceremony, much to Disney's chagrin. Their relationship soured and she left ''RoadToAvonlea'' as a result. Another notable incident was when she directed a two-minute film, The Heart, supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation for the AcademyAwards. When she found out that it was used to promote Becel margarine, she took her name off the film.film.
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4th Nov '12 3:35:14 PM SheldonDinkleburg
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[[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress and director, born January 8, 1979, best known for her roles in the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake, ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''[[ExistenZ [=eXistenZ=]]]'', ''{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''. Was also in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'' and ''RoadToAvonlea''.
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!!!'''This actress contains examples of:'''
* OldShame: She hated ''RoadToAvonlea'', and later called it "horrible" in an interview.
* SoapboxSadie: She was heavily involved in activism for Canada's [[CanadianPolitics New Democratic Party]] during her teen years, even getting two teeth knocked out by riot police at one point. Her activism was part of the reason why she wound up leaving ''RoadToAvonlea'' -- the relationship between her and {{Disney}} (who aired the show in America on the DisneyChannel) soured after she refused to take off a peace sign that she wore to an award ceremony, much to Disney's chagrin. While her political views are unchanged, she's focused more on her acting career since then.
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[[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress and director, born January 8, 1979, best known 1979. Beginning her career at the age of 4, she first came to national prominence in ''RoadToAvonlea'' as the lead character Sara Stanley. She later became acclaimed for her roles in the ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' indie films, winning a Genie Award for ''My Life Without Me''. Her first mainstream role was as Ana Clark in the''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''[[ExistenZ [=eXistenZ=]]]'', ''{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''. Was ''Series/JohnAdams''.

She made her directorial debut with the film ''Away from Her'', adapted from AliceMunro's short story ''The Bear Came Over the Mountain'' about a married couple, Grant and Fiona, whose relationship is strained when Fiona develops Alzheimer's Disease. It was an astounding critical success, winning seven of the eight Genie Awards it was nominated for. She claims that she enjoys both acting and directing as it uses different parts of her brain separately.

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also in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'' and ''RoadToAvonlea''.
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!!!'''This actress contains examples of:'''
* OldShame: She hated ''RoadToAvonlea'', and later called it "horrible" in an interview.
* SoapboxSadie: She was heavily involved in activism
known for her political activism, being a prominent member of Canada's [[CanadianPolitics New Democratic Party]] during Party]]. The impetus was her teen years, even getting two teeth knocked out by riot police at one point. Her activism was part of the reason why she wound up leaving ''RoadToAvonlea'' -- the relationship between her and {{Disney}} (who aired the show in America on the DisneyChannel) soured after she refused refusing to take off a peace sign that she wore to an award ceremony, much to Disney's chagrin. While Their relationship soured and she left ''RoadToAvonlea'' as a result. Another notable incident was when she directed a two-minute film, The Heart, supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation for the AcademyAwards. When she found out that it was used to promote Becel margarine, she took her political views are unchanged, she's focused more on her acting career since then.
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