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Sarah Snook (born 1 December 1987[1]) is an Australian actress. She is known for her roles in the films Sisters of War (2010), Not Suitable for Children (2012), These Final Hours (2013), Predestination (2014), The Dressmaker (2015), and Steve Jobs (2015). For Predestination, she won the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. In 2018, she began starring in the HBO drama series Succession.[2]

Sarah Snook
Sarah Snook 2012.jpg
Snook on 24 September 2012
Born (1987-12-01) 1 December 1987 (age 31)
EducationScotch College
National Institute of Dramatic Art
OccupationActress
Years active2009–present

Life and careerEdit

Snook was born in Adelaide, Australia and grew up in a house on Shepherds Hill Road, Eden Hills. She attended St John's Grammar School (Belair) and Scotch College (Torrens Park), and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (Sydney) in 2008.[3]

While at NIDA, Snook performed in stage productions of Macbeth and Gallipoli. She subsequently appeared in King Lear with the State Theatre Company of South Australia[4] and as Saint Joan in the Sydney Theatre Company's production in 2018.[5][6]

She has starred in the films Not Suitable for Children (2012), These Final Hours (2013),[7] Predestination (2014), and Jessabelle (2014).[8] Snook currently plays a lead role in the HBO series Succession, as Siobhan "Shiv" Roy.[2]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
2010 Crystal Jam Crystal Short film
2011 The Best Man Isla Short film
2011 Sleeping Beauty Flatmate
2012 Not Suitable for Children Stevie Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actress
Nominated — AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
2013 These Final Hours Mandy's mother
2014 Predestination Jane AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role[9]
Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actress
Australian Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
2014 Jessabelle Jessie
2015 The Dressmaker Gertrude 'Trudy' Pratt Nominated—AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated—Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Australian Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
2015 Oddball Emily Marsh Nominated—Australian Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
2015 Holding the Man Pepe Trevor
2015 Steve Jobs Andrea "Andy" Cunningham
2017 The Glass Castle Lori Walls
2018 Winchester Marian Marriott
2018 Brothers' Nest Sandy

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2009 All Saints Sophie Episode: 'Curve Balls'
2010 Sisters of War Lorna Whyte TV Film
AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama
Nominated - Graham Kennedy Award for Most Outstanding New Talent
2011 Packed to the Rafters Jodi Webb Episodes: 'The Dollhouse' and 'In With the New'
2011 Blood Brothers Debbie Franklin
2011 My Place Minna Muller Episode: 'Henry 1878'
2011 Spirited Antonia 10 Episodes
2013 Redfern Now Officer Sarah Donaldson Episode: 'Dogs of War'
2014 The Moodys Louise Episode: 'Happy Anniversary Kevin & Maree'
2015 The Secret River Sal Thornhill Based on the novel by Kate Grenville
2015 The Beautiful Lie Anna Re-imagining of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina
2016 Black Mirror Medina Episode: "Men Against Fire"
2018–present Succession Siobhan "Shiv" Roy Main cast

AccoladesEdit

  • 2011 Logie Awards Nomination for Most Outstanding New Talent
  • 2012 AACTA Award Winner of Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama for 'Sisters of War'
  • 2013 FCCA Award Winner of Best Actress for 'Not Suitable for Children'
  • 2013 AACTA Award Nomination for Best Lead Actress for 'Not Suitable for Children'
  • 2014 AACTA Award Winner of Best Lead Actress for 'Predestination'
  • 2015 AFCA Award Winner of Best Supporting Actress for 'These Final Hours'

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Casts, Pocket. ""An Inconvenient Truth Hurts" (with Tarell Alvin McCraney) - Keep It!". Pocket Casts. Retrieved 25 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b Miller, Julie. "Succession: The Real-Life Tragedy That Inspired the Finale's Twist". HWD. Retrieved 27 September 2018.
  3. ^ NIDA Alumni: Graduates from 2000-2009, nida.edu.au; accessed 21 December 2016.
  4. ^ Harris, Samela "King Lear" (review), AdelaideNow, 9 November 2009; accessed 11 January 2016
  5. ^ "Saint Joan". Sydney Theatre Company. STC.
  6. ^ Shand, John (10 June 2018). "St Joan review: Savage dares to remake Shaw's play in Joan's image". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  7. ^ Wilson, Mike (2 March 2015). "[Review] Hope Is Found Within 'These Final Hours'".
  8. ^ Sarah Snook: 'I'm gonna sit and learn', theguardian.com, 17 February 2015; accessed 11 January 2016.
  9. ^ "AACTA Winners & Nominees - 4th AACTA Awards". AFI / AACTA. AACTA. 29 January 2015. Retrieved 30 January 2015.

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