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Sarah Gadon is a Canadian actress who is known for her good looks and immense talent. She has appeared in movies, short films, and television shows in a career that has lasted for over two decades. The actress’ rise to fame began after she played the role of Emma Jung in the movie A Dangerous Method; since then, she has built an enviable career for herself. To learn more about this actress’ rise to fame and how she has excelled in various movies, keep reading.
Sarah Gadon Biography
On the 4th of April 1987, Sarah Gadon was born in Toronto, Canada, to a psychologist father and a mother who worked as a teacher. She is the second child of her parents and has an older brother called James.
As a child, Sarah Gadon nursed dreams of becoming a dancer, this is why most of her childhood was spent in dance classes. In a bid to perfect her dancing skills, the young beauty also worked with prestigious dance schools like The National Ballet School of Canada and Claude Watson School for Performing Arts.
While she went to dancing schools, she also juggled her high school education by attending the Vaughn Road Academy where she graduated from in 2005 with honors. Sarah Gadon then went on to the University of Toronto where she earned her degree in Cinema Studies.
Sarah Gadon’s childhood was an activity-filled one, but in the midst of all she had going on, between school and dancing, she still managed to begin an acting career. At the age of ten, Sarah landed a role on the television show, La Femme Nikita. In the years that followed, she landed more roles in both movies and television shows. Worthy mentions include The Other Me, Mom’s on Strike, The Eleventh Hour, The Dating Guy, Man Seeking Woman, 11.22.63 among many others.
The first big role Sarah Gadon got in a movie was in A Dangerous Method where she played Emma Jung, the wife of Carl Jung, the psychologist. Her performance was widely recognized and met with praise. She is also widely recognized for the role of Elise Shifrin in the thriller, Cosmopolis. Sarah Gadon has also starred in the following movies – Enemy, A Royal Night Out, The Nut Job, The Amazing Spiderman, The 9th Life of Louis Drax, Indignation, Octavio Is Dead! and Spoliation.
The Canadian has been recognized by the nominations she has gotten and the awards she has gone on to win for her works in film and Television. Some of these awards include the Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian film; this was for her role in Cosmopolis. From the Canadian Screen Awards, Gadon has bagged two accolades for her roles in Alias Grace and Enemy.
Husband or Boyfriend
Sarah Gadon is currently in a relationship with Matt Hannam, who is a film editor. They met in 2012 while she worked on the movie, Antiviral and it is believed that the couple started dating in the same year. The pair finally chose to make their relationship public in 2016. They have however refused to publicize their relationship on any social media outlet and currently live together in Toronto.
While the relationship with Matt Hannam was kept under wraps for a period of three years, it was rumored that she was dating Francois Arnaud, who also happens to be a Canadian movie star; this rumor was later proven to be false.
Other Facts About Sarah Gadon
1. She is of English and Italian ancestry, her paternal grandfather is where she has her English heritage from and the Italian ancestry is from her mother’s family.
2. Her passion for dancing lives on, although Sarah Gadon gave up her dream of becoming a dancer to pursue a career in acting, she still dances as often as she possibly can. For her, it is her first love and will forever hold a place in her heart.
3. Gadon has worked with the producer, writer, and actor – David Cronenberg on three movies including the highly acclaimed A Dangerous Method. The other films are Cosmopolis and Maps to the Stars. They also acted alongside each other in the critically acclaimed miniseries, Alias Grace.