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1~4.jpgName: Sara Canning
Birthday: July 14, 1987
Birthplace: Gander, Newfoundland, Canada
Height: 5′ 6¼” (1,68 m)
Parents: Wayne and Daphne Canning

  • She is a graduate of Vancouver Film School.
  • She was raised in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada.

Canadian actress Sara Canning was born in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, the daughter of Wayne and Daphne Canning, Sara grew up in Newfoundland, Canada, amidst natural-born storytellers. After a few initial career bumps — a home video of her strumming a guitar and singing “I’m a Peanut” at age 5, and an on-stage fainting incident while playing a singing Christmas star in fifth grade — her passion for performing took flight.
From age six to sixteen, Sara followed her dream of competitive figure skating. In the middle of this journey, her family moved to Sherwood Park, Alberta and it was there, during her junior and high school years, that she fell in love with the crux of her burgeoning career path — the theatre. Canning starred in several stage productions while attending Bev Facey Community High School and acted in shows at her hometown stage at Festival Place.

While attending the University of Alberta in the Arts program, Sara was cast in George Orwell’s “1984” at the Citadel’s Teens at the Turn Festival at the age of 18. She began studying general arts at the University of Alberta, and considered going into journalism. Still interested in performing She began studying general arts at the University of Alberta, and considered going into journalism. At the end of her first year of postsecondary, Sara decided she just couldn’t stifle the acting bug with anthropology classes. At age 19 she packed her bags and headed for the bright lights of Vancouver, where she’d been accepted at the Vancouver Film School. She graduated from a year-long screen acting program at Vancouver Film School in 2007

Canning found an agent and began acting in television series and TV films produced in Vancouver. She worked in a restaurant and would take time off to film. Her breakthrough role came in the cable film Taken in Broad Daylight, in which she starred opposite James Van Der Beek. In 2009, she played the starring role in Black Field, a film that premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival later that year and won Best Feature at the Female Eye Film Festival 2010. In the midst of shooting Black Field, Sara landed a series regular spot on the CW’s The Vampire Diaries.

Recently Canning joined the cast of the film, War for the Planet of the Apes in 2015, a sequel to 2014’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,She appeared in the 2017 Netflix series, A Series of Unfortunate Events, based on Daniel Handler’s book series of the same. She will also star as the head of a boarding school, Ms. Brixil, in the thriller, Level 16, written and directed by Danishka Esterhazy. She rounds out her days honing her acting, writing, producing and directing skills through continued classes. She hopes to have her own scripts directed one day, which would be the next chapter in her personal fairytale.
After all, it’s always been about the storytelling.