Sarah Polley is a Canadian actress. She started acting at a young age, first recognized for her titular character in the television series Ramona in the late 1980s. This was followed by another lead role in the Canadian show Road to Avonlea in the ’90s. During this period, she also starred in the films Exotica, Joe’s So Mean to Josephine, The Hanging Garden, and Guinevere. In the 2000s, she starred in the movies Dawn of the Dead, The Event, and Beowulf & Grendel, among others. She also played the recurring role of Sophie in the series Slings & Arrows. Around this time, she ventured into directing and writing, making her debut as a director in the movie Away from Her.