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Beginning her career at the age of four with a bit part in ''Film/OneMagicChristmas'', Polley's first starring role was as the title girl in the miniseries version of ''Ramona'' (as in Literature/RamonaQuimby). She also featured in the CultClassic ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'' directed by Creator/TerryGilliam. 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 Dawn of the Dead]]'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''Film/{{eXistenZ}}'', ''Film/{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.

She made her directorial debut in 2006 with the drama ''Away from Her'', adapted from 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. The film, which starred Creator/JulieChristie, was an astounding critical success, winning seven of the eight Genie Awards it was nominated for. Polley also wrote and directed the 2011 romantic dramedy ''Take This Waltz'' and the 2012 [[Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada NFB]] documentary ''Stories We Tell''. She claims that she enjoys both acting and directing, as it uses different parts of her brain separately.

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Beginning her career at the age of four with a bit part in ''Film/OneMagicChristmas'', Polley's first starring role was as the title girl Literature/RamonaQuimby in the miniseries version of ''Ramona'' (as in Literature/RamonaQuimby).''Ramona''. She also featured in the CultClassic ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'' directed by Creator/TerryGilliam. 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 Dawn of the Dead]]'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''Film/{{eXistenZ}}'', ''Film/{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.

She Polley made her directorial debut in 2006 with the drama ''Away from Her'', adapted from 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. The film, which starred Creator/JulieChristie, was an astounding critical success, winning seven of the eight Genie Awards it was nominated for. Polley also wrote and directed the 2011 romantic dramedy ''Take This Waltz'' and the 2012 [[Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada NFB]] documentary ''Stories We Tell''. She claims that she enjoys both acting and directing, as it uses different parts of her brain separately.


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Beginning her career at the age of four with a bit part in ''Film/OneMagicChristmas'', her first starring role was as the title girl in the miniseries version of ''Ramona'' (as in Literature/RamonaQuimby). She also featured in the CultClassic ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'' directed by Creator/TerryGilliam. 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 Dawn of the Dead]]'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''Film/{{eXistenZ}}'', ''Film/{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.

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Beginning her career at the age of four with a bit part in ''Film/OneMagicChristmas'', her Polley's first starring role was as the title girl in the miniseries version of ''Ramona'' (as in Literature/RamonaQuimby). She also featured in the CultClassic ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'' directed by Creator/TerryGilliam. 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 Dawn of the Dead]]'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''Film/{{eXistenZ}}'', ''Film/{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.


Beginning her career at the age of 4 with a bit part in ''Film/OneMagicChristmas'', her first starring role was as the title girl in the miniseries version of ''Ramona'' (as in Literature/RamonaQuimby). She also featured in the CultClassic ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'' directed by Creator/TerryGilliam. 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 Dawn of the Dead]]'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''Film/{{eXistenZ}}'', ''Film/{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.

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Beginning her career at the age of 4 four with a bit part in ''Film/OneMagicChristmas'', her first starring role was as the title girl in the miniseries version of ''Ramona'' (as in Literature/RamonaQuimby). She also featured in the CultClassic ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'' directed by Creator/TerryGilliam. 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 Dawn of the Dead]]'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''Film/{{eXistenZ}}'', ''Film/{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.

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* ''Away From from Her'' (2006)


Polley is also known for her political activism, being a prominent member of Canada's [[UsefulNotes/CanadianPolitics New Democratic Party]]. The impetus was her refusing to take off a peace sign that she wore to a 1991 award ceremony in protest against UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar, much to Disney's chagrin. Their relationship soured and she left ''Road to Avonlea'' as a result. Another notable incident came in 2010 when she directed a two-minute film, ''The Heart'', supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation for the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s. When she found out that the film had been commissioned by Becel margarine, she had her name removed from the credits. In a 2017 opinion piece for ''The New York Times'' written in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual-misconduct scandal, she stated that she had refrained from acting for nearly a decade due to Hollywood's treatment of women.

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Polley is also known for her political activism, being a prominent member of Canada's [[UsefulNotes/CanadianPolitics New Democratic Party]]. The impetus was her refusing to take off a peace sign that she wore to a 1991 award ceremony in protest against UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar, much to Disney's chagrin. Their relationship soured and she left ''Road to Avonlea'' as a result. Another notable incident came in 2010 when she directed a two-minute film, ''The Heart'', supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation for the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s. When she found out that the film had been commissioned by Becel margarine, she had her name removed from the credits. In a [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/14/opinion/sunday/harvey-weinstein-sarah-polley.html 2017 opinion piece piece]] for ''The New York Times'' written in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual-misconduct scandal, she stated that she had refrained from acting for nearly a decade due to Hollywood's treatment of women.
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!! Selected works:
!!! '''As actress'''
* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'' (1998) as Sally Salt
* ''Film/{{Exotica}}'' (1994) as Tracey Brown
* ''Film/TheSweetHereafter'' (1997) as Nicole Burnell
* ''Film/{{Go}}'' (1999) as Ronna Martin
* ''Film/{{eXistenZ}}'' (1999) as Merle
* ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'' (2004) as Ana Clark
* ''Film/BeowulfAndGrendel'' (2005) as Selma
* ''Film/MrNobody'' (2009) as Elise (adult)
* ''Film/{{Splice}}'' (2009) as Elsa Kast
!!! '''As writer and director'''
* ''My Life Without Me'' (2003)
* ''Away From Her'' (2006)
* ''Take This Waltz'' (2011)


Sarah Ellen Polley (born January 8, 1979 in Toronto, Ontario) is a [[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress, director, and screenwriter.

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Sarah Ellen Polley [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever OC]] (born January 8, 1979 in Toronto, Ontario) is a [[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress, director, and screenwriter.


Beginning her career at the age of 4, she first came to national prominence in ''Series/RoadToAvonlea'' as the lead character Sara 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 Dawn of the Dead]]'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''Film/{{eXistenZ}}'', ''Film/{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.

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Beginning her career at the age of 4, she 4 with a bit part in ''Film/OneMagicChristmas'', her first starring role was as the title girl in the miniseries version of ''Ramona'' (as in Literature/RamonaQuimby). She also featured in the CultClassic ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'' directed by Creator/TerryGilliam. She first came to national prominence in ''Series/RoadToAvonlea'' as the lead character Sara Stanley, and starred as the title girl in the miniseries version of ''[[KeepCirculatingTheTapes Ramona]]'' (as in Literature/RamonaQuimby).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 Dawn of the Dead]]'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''Film/{{eXistenZ}}'', ''Film/{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.


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Sarah Ellen Polley (born January 8, 1979) is a [[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress, director, and screenwriter.

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Sarah Ellen Polley (born January 8, 1979) 1979 in Toronto, Ontario) is a [[CanadaEh Canadian]] actress, director, and screenwriter.


Beginning her career at the age of 4, she first came to national prominence in ''Series/RoadToAvonlea'' as the lead character Sara 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''.

She made her directorial debut with the film ''Away from Her'', adapted from 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. The film, which starred Creator/JulieChristie, was an astounding critical success, winning seven of the eight Genie Awards it was nominated for. Polley claims that she enjoys both acting and directing, as it uses different parts of her brain separately.

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Beginning her career at the age of 4, she first came to national prominence in ''Series/RoadToAvonlea'' as the lead character Sara 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'' ''[[Film/DawnOfTheDead2004 Dawn of the Dead]]'' remake, with other notable media including ''Film/{{Go}}'', ''Film/{{eXistenZ}}'', ''Film/{{Splice}}'', and the mini-series ''Series/JohnAdams''.

She made her directorial debut in 2006 with the film drama ''Away from Her'', adapted from Creator/AliceMunro's short story ''The "The Bear Came Over the Mountain'' Mountain" about a married couple, Grant and Fiona, whose relationship is strained when Fiona develops Alzheimer's Disease. The film, which starred Creator/JulieChristie, was an astounding critical success, winning seven of the eight Genie Awards it was nominated for. Polley also wrote and directed the 2011 romantic dramedy ''Take This Waltz'' and the 2012 [[Creator/NationalFilmBoardOfCanada NFB]] documentary ''Stories We Tell''. She claims that she enjoys both acting and directing, as it uses different parts of her brain separately.


She is also known for her political activism, being a prominent member of Canada's [[UsefulNotes/CanadianPolitics New Democratic Party]]. The impetus was her refusing to take off a peace sign that she wore to a 1991 award ceremony in protest against UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar, much to Disney's chagrin. Their relationship soured and she left ''Road to Avonlea'' as a result. Another notable incident came in 2010 when she directed a two-minute film, ''The Heart'', supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation for the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s. When she found out that the film had been commissioned by Becel margarine, she had her name removed from the credits. In a 2017 opinion piece for ''The New York Times'' written in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual-misconduct scandal, she stated that she had refrained from acting for nearly a decade due to Hollywood's treatment of women.

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She Polley is also known for her political activism, being a prominent member of Canada's [[UsefulNotes/CanadianPolitics New Democratic Party]]. The impetus was her refusing to take off a peace sign that she wore to a 1991 award ceremony in protest against UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar, much to Disney's chagrin. Their relationship soured and she left ''Road to Avonlea'' as a result. Another notable incident came in 2010 when she directed a two-minute film, ''The Heart'', supporting the Heart and Stroke Foundation for the UsefulNotes/{{Academy Award}}s. When she found out that the film had been commissioned by Becel margarine, she had her name removed from the credits. In a 2017 opinion piece for ''The New York Times'' written in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual-misconduct scandal, she stated that she had refrained from acting for nearly a decade due to Hollywood's treatment of women.

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