Sarah Snook is an Australian actress best known for her performances in the movies ‘Sisters of War’, ‘These Final Hours’, ‘Steve Jobs’ and ‘Predestination’. Born in Adelaide, she started showing interest in performing arts at a very young age. After being awarded a scholarship at Scotch College, she attended National Institute of Dramatic Art, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting. Since then, Snook has been acting extensively in television and films in Australia. She has also appeared in numerous international projects. Known for her stunning blue eyes, she has emerged as one of the most popular faces of Australian cinema. As for now, the talented actress has won numerous accolades, including the AACTA Award for Best Actress for her role in ‘Predestination.’ Snook is a multi-talented woman. Besides acting, she is passionate about photography as well.
While at National Institute of Dramatic Art, Sarah Snook appeared in theatrical productions of ‘Gallipoli’ and ‘Macbeth.’ Her first television performance was in an episode of 'All Saints' in 2009. A year later, she played the role of Lorna Whyte in the TV film ‘Sisters of War’. That year, she also did the short film ‘Crystal Jam’. In 2011, the actress starred in the Australian TV supernatural comedy-drama 'Spirited' and the film 'Sleeping Beauty'. This was followed by a role in the romantic comedy flick ‘Not Suitable for Children’. After her appearance in the movie ‘These Final Hours’ in 2013, Snook was cast in the role of Jane in ‘Predestination’, a sci-fi thriller that fetched her the AACTA Award for Best Actress along with the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award and the Australian Film Critics Association Award. In 2014, she starred in Kevin Greutert’s American supernatural horror movie 'Jessabelle’.
In 2015, Snook featured in the role of Gertrude 'Trudy' Pratt in 'The Dressmaker', a movie about a dressmaker who returns to a small town to take care of her mentally unstable mother. Based on the themes of creativity and revenge, the movie earned the actress various nominations including one for the AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Also in 2015, she had roles in the films 'Oddball' and 'Holding the Man', the latter of which starred Craig Stott and Ryan Corr in lead roles. The same year, Snook was seen playing the real-life character Andrea "Andy" Cunningham in the biographical drama film 'Steve Jobs'. Structured into three acts, the movie covers 14 years of the life of Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs. It was not much of a commercial success as it grossed only $34.4 million against its budget of $30 million.
In 2016, Sarah Snook made a guest appearance in the episode titled "Men Against Fire" in the British science fiction TV series ‘Black Mirror’. A year later, she played a supporting role in the American biographical drama movie 'The Glass Castle'. Based on journalist cum author Jeannette Walls' best-selling memoir of the same name, the film depicted her childhood days spent in sheer poverty. 'The Glass Castle' was a moderate commercial success, grossing $22 million against the $9.8 million budget.
The year 2018 saw the talented actress in Michael and Peter Spierig's supernatural horror 'Winchester' alongside Helen Mirren in the title role of heiress Sarah Winchester. The movie earned negative reviews from the critics who called it “pointless” and “dull”, and it garnered nominations in four categories at the 39th Golden Raspberry Awards. Also in 2018, Sarah Snook starred in the black comedy flick 'Brothers' Nest'.
Since 2018, she has also been playing the role of Siobhan "Shiv" Roy in the satirical comedy-drama series ‘Succession’. Also starring Hiam Abbass, Brian Cox, Nicholas Braun, Kieran Culkin, and Peter Friedman, the drama revolves around the fictional Roy family that is fighting for control of their global media empire amidst the uncertainty regarding the health of their family's patriarch.
Sarah Snook has also acted in the stage production of ‘King Lear’ at the State Theatre Company of South Australia. She also featured in Sydney Theatre Company's production of ‘Saint Joan.’
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Sarah Snook was born on July 28, 1987, in Adelaide, Australia, as the youngest of three sisters. She studied at St John's Grammar School in Belair and later earned a scholarship to study drama at the Scotch College. Following her graduation, she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting from the National Institute of Dramatic Art.