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Sarah Bolger

Sarah Bolger Irish actress

Irish actress
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Irish actress
A.K.A. Sarah Lee Bolger
Is Actor Film actor
From Ireland
Type Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender female
Birth 28 February 1991, Dublin
Age: 29 years
Siblings: Emma Bolger
The details

Sarah Bolger (born 28 February 1991) is an Irish actress. She has starred in the films In America, Stormbreaker, The Spiderwick Chronicles and Emelie. She is also known for her role as Lady Mary Tudor in the TV series The Tudors, for which she won an IFTA award, and for her appearances as Princess Aurora in Once Upon a Time.

Early life

Bolger was born in Dublin to a Catholic family. Her father, Derek, is a butcher. Her mother, Monica, is a housewife. She has a younger sister, Emma, also an actress.

Sarah attended The Young People's Theatre School in Dublin and Loreto High School, Beaufort in Rathfarnham from 2003-09.


Bolger starred in In America with her sister, Emma. From 2008 to 2010, she portrayed Princess Mary Tudor in The Tudors. Bolger starred in Stormbreaker alongside Alex Pettyfer. She also starred in the film adaptation of the children's novel The Spiderwick Chronicles. She filmed a pilot called Locke & Key, and will star in the movie Starbright.

Bolger guest starred as Princess Aurora in the second, third, and fourth seasons of the fairy tale drama, Once Upon a Time.

Bolger played the female lead role, Umi, in the English version of the 2011 Studio Ghibli film From Up on Poppy Hill, and starred as Lucy in As Cool as I Am in 2013. In 2014, she made an appearance on TV series, Mixology. Bolger co-starred in David Gelb's thriller film The Lazarus Effect.

In 2015, she starred in the AMC martial arts show Into the Badlands and the Freddie Steinmark biopic My All American.

In 2016, she starred as the title character in the horror film Emelie.

In March 2017, it was reported by Deadline Hollywood that Bolger was to star in the crime-thriller A Good Woman Is Hard to Find directed by Abner Pastoll. Filming completed in December 2017, with a release slated for 2018.

Other projects

In January 2011, Bolger was selected to be in photographer Kevin Abosch's project "The Face of Ireland" alongside other Irish celebrities including Sinéad O'Connor, Neil Jordan, and Pierce Brosnan.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 A Love Divided Eileen Cloney
2003 In America Christy
2005 Premonition Azura Short film
2005 Tara Road Annie
2006 Stormbreaker Sabina Pleasure
2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles Mallory Grace
2011 The Moth Diaries Rebecca
2011 From Up on Poppy Hill Umi Matsuzaki Voice role (English dub); Japanese title: Kokuriko-zaka kara
2013 Crush Jules
2013 As Cool as I Am Lucy Diamond
2014 Kiss Me Zoe
2014 Starbright Pamela
2015 My All American Linda Wheeler
2015 The Lazarus Effect Eva
2015 Emelie Emelie
2017 Halal Daddy Maeve Logan
End of Sentence Jewel Post-production
A Good Woman Is Hard to Find Sarah Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1999 A Secret Affair Helena Fitzgerald Television film
2002 The World of Tosh TV series
2004 The Clinic Janey Quinn 2 episodes
2006 Stardust Lorraine Keegan Miniseries
2008–2010 The Tudors Mary Tudor Recurring role (seasons 2–3); main role (season 4); 23 episodes
2012–2015 Once Upon a Time Princess Aurora Recurring role (seasons 2–4); 16 episodes
2014 Mixology Janey Episode: "Tom & Maya"
2015–2017 Into the Badlands Jade Main role (seasons 1–2)
2016 Agent Carter Violet Episodes: "The Lady in the Lake", "A View in the Dark", "The Atomic Job"
2018 Counterpart Anna Silk Recurring role
2018–present Mayans M.C. Emily Thomas Main role

Video games

Year Title Voice role Notes
2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles Mallory Grace
2010 BioShock 2 Eleanor Lamb

Awards and nominations

Year Work Award Category Result Ref.
2003 In America Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2004 In America Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Best Young Actor/Actress Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Most Promising Performer Nominated
Independent Spirit Award Best Supporting Female Nominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards Best Performance by Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role – Female Nominated
Satellite Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
2009 Herself Berlin International Film Festival Shooting Stars Award Won
The Spiderwick Chronicles Irish Film & Television Awards Actress in a Supporting Role – Film Nominated
Herself Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Rising Star Award Nominated
2010 The Tudors Irish Film & Television Awards Actress in a Supporting Role – Television Won
2011 The Tudors Irish Film & Television Awards Actress in a Supporting Role – Television Nominated
2018 Halal Daddy Irish Film & Television Awards Actress in a Leading Role – Film Nominated
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