Who is Sarah Snook?
Sarah Snook is an Australian actress, best known to the world as Shiv Roy in the TV series “Succession” (2018-2023), also as Marian Marriott in the horror film “Winchester” (2018), and as Sarah Greenbaum in the comedy-drama “An American Pickle” (2020), in addition to numerous other popular roles she’s played so far in her career.
Sarah Snook Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Sarah Ruth Snook was born on 1 December 1987, in Adelaide, South Australia. The daughter of a swimming-pool salesman father and an aged care provider mother – her parents divorced when she was young.
Sarah grew up in Eden Hills with her two older sisters, and went to St John’s Grammar School in Belair, then won a drama scholarship for Scotch College in Torrens Park during high school. Furthermore, she subsequently obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art.
Career Beginnings: From a Fairy to International Acclaim
Before rising to stardom, Sarah had a rather humble and unconventional beginning to her career – she would impersonate a fairy at children’s birthday parties, before making her on-screen debut as Sophie in an episode of the TV series “All Saints”, an Australian medical drama.
Sarah first gained attention in Australia for her role in the television series “Sisters of War” in 2010, in which she co-starred with Claire van der Boom, and is based on the true story of two Australian women who survived as prisoners of war in Papua New Guinea during World War II.
She continued her career with the role of Antonia in the Australian TV series “Spirited”; Sarah appeared in all ten episodes of the series, which garnered her positive reviews.
She then played the role of Stevie in the 2012 Australian romantic comedy film “Not Suitable for Children”. The movie follows Jonah (Ryan Kwanten), a party-loving young man who is diagnosed with testicular cancer, and realizes that he may never be able to have children. In a desperate attempt to preserve his fertility, Jonah sets out to find a woman willing to have a baby with him before it’s too late. Stevie (Snook) is one of Jonah’s close friends who becomes involved in his quest; the film also stars Ryan Corr and Bojana Novakovic.
Rise to Prominence
After a successful start as an actress, Sarah started getting more notable roles. In 2014, she portrayed the lead role of Jane/John in the sci-fi-thriller film “Predestination”, based on the short story “All You Zombies” by Robert A. Heinlein. It follows a time-traveling agent (Ethan Hawke) who must prevent a series of bombings orchestrated by a terrorist known as the Fizzle Bomber. Snook’s character, a temporal agent like Hawke’s, becomes involved in the mission, leading to a mind-bending plot twist that reveals the true identity of Jane/John. The film was critically acclaimed, and earned Sarah a nomination for Best Actress at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.
The same year, she starred in the supernatural horror “Jessabelle”, which follows Jessie, a young woman who returns to her childhood home in Louisiana after a serious car accident that leaves her wheelchair-bound. As she tries to uncover the truth about her family’s past, Jessie is haunted by an evil spirit that seems to be targeting her. Directed by Kevin Greutert, the film also stars Mark Webber, Joelle Carter, and David Andrews.
Sarah Snook in JESSABELLE 2014. pic.twitter.com/a0PwTn6Wlt
— Joan Darc (@joandarcdoll) August 14, 2015
After supporting roles in such films as the biographical “Steve Jobs” (2015) and “The Class Castle” in 2017, Sarah secured the role of her career in 2018 – Sarah Snook’s portrayal of Siobhan “Shiv” Roy in the HBO series “Succession” has been one of her most well-received performances to date. It follows the wealthy Roy family, who control a global media empire. Snook’s character, Shiv, is the only daughter of Logan Roy (played by Brian Cox) and a rising star in the family business. Over the course of the show, Shiv struggles with her desire for power and her loyalty to her family.
For her performance in “Succession”, Snook has been nominated for several awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2020. She’s also been praised by critics and audiences alike for her work on the show, cementing her status as one of Australia’s most talented actors.
To speak more of her accomplishments, Sarah played Marian Marriott in the horror film “Winchester” (2018), starring alongside Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke in the story of the eccentric heiress who built the Winchester Mystery House.
In 2020, Sarah played Sarah Greenbaum in the comedy-drama “An American Pickle”, which stars Seth Rogen as a man who is preserved in a vat of pickles for 100 years, and wakes up in modern-day New York. She also played Suzanne in the drama film “Pieces of a Woman”, which follows a woman’s emotional journey after experiencing a traumatic home birth.
In 2023, she starred as Sarah and served as an executive producer in the film “Run Rabbit Run”, a psychological horror-thriller about a woman who returns to her hometown to confront the demons of her past. The film was written by novelist Hannah Kent, and directed by Daina Reid.
Furthermore, she is set to star in the upcoming comedy-drama film “The Beanie Bubble”, which is now in post-production, and will co-star Elizabeth Banks and Zach Galifianakis.
According to authoritative sources, Sarah Snook’s net worth is estimated at $4 million, as of mid-2023.
Personal Life, Married, Husband, Children
Sarah Snook has been married to Australian comedian Dave Lawson since February 2021; the couple started dating in 2020. She announced her pregnancy in March 2023 at the premiere of the fourth season of “Succession”.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Sarah Snook has red hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m), while she weighs approximately 115lbs (52kgs), with vital statistics of 33-24-33, and bra size 36B.