Sara Canning

Sara Canning Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | February 29, 2024

Date of Birth

14th / July / 1987


37 Years



Sara Canning Biography Age, Career, Family, Boyfriend, Net Worth and More

Sara Canning, born on July 14, 1987, is a Canadian actress known for her versatile talents. She played the role of Jenna Sommers on The CW television series “The Vampire Diaries” and appeared in the 2009 feature film “Black Field.”During her earlier years, Sara Canning pursued figure skating as a passion in her childhood and adolescence. Before achieving international recognition as an actress, she successfully graduated from the Vancouver Film School.


Sara Canning’s parents are named Daphne Canning and Wayne Canning.

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Sara Canning’s journey in the world of acting began with her graduation from a year-long screen acting program at Vancouver Film School in 2007. Prior to her acting pursuits, she had a strong interest in figure skating, which she pursued during her childhood and early adolescent years. Her fascination with the world of theater was ignited while she was a student at F.R. Haythorne Junior High. Her educational journey continued at ‘Bev Facey Community High School.’ At the age of 18, Canning made her professional acting debut in George Orwell’s “1984” at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton. This marked the start of her involvement in numerous stage productions.

Relationship Status

After establishing a solid reputation in her career, Sara decided to settle down. She married Michael Morris in 2008, but tragically, they separated in 2011 due to his sudden passing. At present, she is single.


Sara Canning initially had ambitions in journalism but decided to pivot towards acting. She secured representation from an agent and began her acting career in television series and TV films produced in Vancouver. To fully pursue her acting aspirations, she made the pivotal decision to leave college. Subsequently, she moved to Vancouver and enrolled in an acting program at Vancouver Film School, successfully completing it in 2007. Her first notable role came in 2008 when she portrayed Nicky Hilton in “Paparazzi Princess: The Paris Hilton Story.” This role depicted a woman prominent in the media. In 2009, she made guest appearances on TV shows like “Smallville” and “Kyle XY” and starred in the TV movie “Taken in Broad Daylight,” which was based on real events. Notably, she portrayed Maggie McGregor, the older of two British sisters striving to make their way on the Canadian Prairies.

More about her career

Sara Canning’s acting career continued to flourish as she took on various roles in both television and film. She appeared in “Hannah’s Law” and the dark romantic comedy “I Put a Hit on You.” Additionally, she was part of a Western film alongside Greystone Holt on the Hallmark Movie Channel in Calgary, Alberta. Despite being younger or of the same age as her fellow cast members, Canning portrayed a character in the film “I Think I Do” in Edmonton, Canada in 2012. She also starred in the Canadian romantic comedy “The Right Kind of Wrong.”From 2010 to 2011, Canning appeared in the second season of “The Vampire Diaries” until her character met her demise in the episode titled “The Sun Also Rises.” In 2012-2013, she was featured in the space channel TV series “Primeval: New World” as predator control expert ‘Dylan Weir,’ a member of the dinosaur hunting team.

In 2011s

Sara Canning also harbors interests in writing and directing. She played Flora, the wife of the title character, in a film. In 2011, she worked on a short film noir called “Corvus” and participated in the Lifetime network film “Hunt for the I-5 Killer” in Vancouver. Her role as a general surgeon, Mel Conner, came in the TV series “Remedy,” alongside Sarah Allen, Enrico Colantoni, and Dillion Casey.Canning’s talents extended to the big screen as she co-starred in “War for the Planet of the Apes” (2017), a sequel to 2014’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” She played the head of a boarding school named Ms. Canning. In 2017, she portrayed Jacquelyn Scieszka in the Netflix series “A Series of Unfortunate Events,” based on Daniel Handler’s book series of the same name.


Canning received a 2020 UBCP/ACTRA award nomination for her outstanding lead performance in the web series “Hospital Show.” She secured a ‘Leo Award’ for Best Female Performance in a Dramatic Series. She took a prominent role in the 2021 film “Superhost,” sharing that the YouTube vlogging scenes presented a challenging filming experience. In 2015, she earned a nomination for Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series.



Title Roles Year
Slap Shot 3: The Junior League Hope 2008
Black Field Maggie McGregor 2009
The Right Kind of Wrong Colette 2013
I Put a Hit on You Harper 2014
Eadweard Flora Shallcross Stone 2015
Hello Destroyer Wendy Davis 2016
Prodigals Jen 2017
War for the Planet of the Apes Lake 2017
The Fish and the Sea Real estate agent 2018
Level 16 Miss Brixil 2018
The Banana Splits Movie Rebecca 2019
An Awkward Balance Venice 2020
Superhost Claire 2021
Influencer Jessica 2022
Sweetland Clara 2023


Title Year
Paparazzi Princess: The Paris Hilton Story 2008
Smallville 2008
Black Rain 2009
Taken in Broad Daylight 2009
Kyle XY 2009
Come Dance at My Wedding 2009
The Vampire Diaries 2009–2014, 2017
The Hunt for the I-5 Killer 2011
Supernatural 2012
Hannah’s Law 2012
Halloween Wars 2012
Remedy 2014–2015
Hell on Wheels 2014
Motive 2016
On the Farm 2016
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events 2017–2018
Once Upon a Time 2018
The Christmas Temp 2019
Hospital Show 2019
The Christmas Yule Blog 2020
Big Sky 2021
9-1-1 2021
A Christmas Star 2021

Awards and nominations

Award Category Year
Leo Award Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Feature Length Drama 2012
UBCP/ACTRA Awards Best Actress Award 2014
Leo Award Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series 2015
Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series  
UBCP/ACTRA Awards Best Actress Award  
Leo Award Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series 2016
Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Television Movie  
Leo Award Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series 2017

Body Measurements

Sara Canning has a height of 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) and weighs 58 kg. She embarked on her acting journey at a young age and possesses fair skin with lovely blonde hair and striking hazel-blue eyes.

Net Worth

Her estimated net worth stands at approximately $2 million.

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Body Measurements Chest: 35 Waist: 25 Hips: 35
Birth Place Gander, Newfoundland, Canada
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown
Height In CM 168 cm CM
Height In Meter 1.68m M
Nationality Canadian
Parents Father: Wayne Canning Mother: Daphne Canning
Profession Actress
Siblings NA
Spous Michael Morris (deceased) (He was a banker)
Weight 58 kg
Zodiac Sign Cancer


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