Sarah Polley

Inside Biography


Sarah Polley is a Canadian actress, writer, director, as well as political activist, known for her performance in block busters including Road to Avonlea, My Life Without Me, The Sweet Hereafter, Away From Her and much more.

Polley was nominated for an Academy Award in Best Adapted Screenplay category for her writing in her feature directorial debut.

Polley is married to David Sandomierski, a tutor of S.J.D program.

Early life and education

Sarah Polley was born as Sarah Ellen Polley on January 8, 1979, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She belongs to white ethnicity and holds a Canadian nationality.

Polley was born to Harry Gulkin, casting director and Diane Elizabeth, an actress. Her father died due to cancer in the week of Polley's 11th birthday. Later, she was raised by her stepfather, Michael Polley, a British-born actor who became an insurance agent after Diane and he started a family.

Polley has four siblings, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley, Susan Buchan, and John Buchan. Her mother Diane had Scottish ancestry.

Polley went to Subway Academy II. Later, she joined Earl Haig Secondary School but dropped out at age fifteen.


Sarah Polly began her career at an early age, appearance in Disney film One Magic Christmas. After that, she appeared as a lead role in the Canadian TV series, Ramona from 1987 to 1988.

As an incredible child star, Polley played in hits such as The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and Road to Avonlea.  

Polly made her directing debut with the short movie, The Best Day of My Life followed by Don’t Think Twice in 1999. She won the Genie Award for Best Live Action Short Drama for her movie, Shout Love.

Besides these, Polly is active in political and social activism. She also became the prominent member of the Ontario New Democratic Party. In 2001, she became the part of Free Trade Area of the Americas group. 

Personal life

Sarah Polley is married to David Sandomierski who is a tutor of S.J.D program. The pair first met through a mutual friend in a get-together program and began dating.

After dating for a couple of years, they tied the knot on 23 August 2011. The couple is blessed with two children, Eve Sandomierski born on 7th February 2012 and second child born in 2014 whose has not revealed.  

Previously, Polley got married David Wharnsby who is a Canadian Universalist Muslim poet, singer-songwriter, performer, educator as well as a television personality.

However, after living together for more than five years, they divorced in 2008.

Net worth

Sarah Polley is one of the famous, well-paid actresses in the industry. She earns a lucrative amount from both acting as well as directing. Polley statement her net worth is around $5 million. 

by Bchrome, 11 Sep, 2017

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