Sarah Desjardins (born on 15 July 1994) is a highly acclaimed Canadian actress who has garnered recognition for her versatile performances in a range of prominent television series, particularly within the realms of Netflix and YouTube Premium. Her notable roles include playing Maddy in the T.V. series “Van Helsing” and Donna Sweett in “Riverdale.”
Sarah Desjardins was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, surrounded by her parents and siblings. From an early age, she harboured a deep passion for acting. Recognizing her enthusiasm, her supportive parents took the initiative to facilitate her journey by securing an agent to assess and enhance her acting skills. However, they eventually withdrew their support due to the escalating expenses and energy demands associated with the pursuit.
Undeterred by this setback, Sarah persevered and continued honing her career over time, maturing both as an individual and an aspiring actress. During her formative years, she dedicated herself to refining her skills, especially during her time in High School. Her commitment and artistic endeavours did not go unnoticed, eventually leading to a pivotal moment when she garnered attention, secured headshots, and landed a new agent.
Embarking on her acting journey in 2011 with the made-for-TV movie “Magic Beyond Words,” a captivating portrayal of J.K. Rowling’s sister Diane, Sarah Desjardins laid the foundation for a remarkable career. This marked her initial foray into the acting world, providing her with the invaluable opportunity to showcase her talent.
The ensuing years saw Desjardins making waves in various television shows and movies. Notable among them were her roles in productions such as “Unleashing Mr. Darcy” and “Drink, Slay, and Love,” where her performances garnered acclaim for their excellence. In 2016, she ventured into science fiction with a starring role in “Van Helsing,” a captivating sci-fi series centred around vampires.
Continuing her trajectory, Desjardins secured a recurring role in Netflix’s “Project MC2” in 2016, embodying the character of Maddy McAlister, described as having both loving and supportive, as well as cold and sinister sides. This marked her entrance into the streaming giant’s platform, showcasing her versatility as an actress.
Recognizing her acting prowess, Desjardins was announced in December 2016 to star in “Impulse,” a YouTube Premium series that delves into the story of a 16-year-old girl named Henry with teleportation abilities. The series promised a unique narrative akin to the works of Steven Gould.
In 2019, Desjardins continued to diversify her portfolio by joining the fourth season of the C.W. drama series “Riverdale,” portraying Donna Sweett, a classmate who evolves into one of the antagonists. The following year, she embarked on a recurring role in Showtime’s “Yellowjackets,” portraying the ungrateful daughter of Shauna, a woman who survived a plane crash.
Further solidifying her presence in the entertainment industry, Desjardins achieved a milestone in July 2023 with the announcement of her inclusion in the cast of “Tron: Ares.” This high-profile project featured her alongside acclaimed actors Jared Leto and Cameron Monaghan, marking a significant step in her cinematic journey and attesting to her continued success in the movie industry.
- Magic Beyond Words
- Into the Grizzly Maze
- Wayward Pines
- Cold Zone
The Canadian movie star, currently 29 years old, has maintained a discreet stance on her personal relationships. Presently, there is no public information suggesting she is involved in any romantic relationship, and she is commonly believed to be single.
Sarah is estimated to be worth about US$500,000 – US$1 million.
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