Sarah Smyth is a talented young actress who has become one of Canada's rising stars. Raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Smyth loved to perform for friends and family from a young age. Her dream of being on stage came true at the age of eight with her first role as Juliet, performed while standing on a wooden crate in a summer theatre camp. Smyth spent three years with the Orleans Young Players, which included the performance of three plays, followed by three years studying with the Ottawa School for Speech and Drama. The opportunity arose to audition for a local independent film being produced and directed by a classmate's family member. She had her first audition and landed her first role in “Newton's Law,” a Maximus Films production. Smyth spent the summer before her last year of high school working on the film, and fell in love with acting for the camera.
Smyth easily signed with an agent in Montreal and would drive two hours each way for auditions, but her persistence paid off and soon she was booking gigs. Her first roles included guest star appearances on shows like “Vampire High” and “Big Wolf on Campus,” followed by a role on George Clooney's directorial debut “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” in a scene opposite Sam Rockwell. Smyth spent three seasons in a lead role on the Showcase/Oxygen original series “Naked Josh.” Ready for bigger and better opportunities, she moved across the country to pursue work in Vancouver, BC.
Smyth’s small screen credits include “Smallville,” “Human Target,” “Supernatural,” “Shattered,” “Tower Prep” and “Endgame,” and recurring roles on “Durham County” and “Stargate Universe.” In 2009, she was selected by executive producer Jon Turteltaub (“National Treasure”) for a series-regular role as Lucy Daramour on the CBS horror/drama “Harper’s Island.” Smyth’s film credits include “The Covenant” starring Sebastian Stan and Chace Crawford, R.W. Goodwin's “Alien Trespass” starring alongside Eric McCormack and Robert Patrick and Chris Columbus's “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” alongside Logan Lerman and Pierce Brosnan.
2010 was a busy year for Smyth, who completed work on Jonathan Levine's “50/50,” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogan and Anna Kendrick. She also filmed a lead role in “Jack of Diamonds,” a television pilot for CanWest Global and France 2. In 2011, Smyth finished up work on two television movies, “The Pregnancy Project” for Lifetime and “Duke,” a Hallmark Channel Original Movie. In 2012, she filmed a recurring role on “Call Me Fitz,” opposite Jason Priestley.
Smyth splits her time between Los Angeles and Vancouver. When she has time off, she loves to travel; her top trips include backpacking in Brazil, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. Her pastimes include reading, listening to records, both preparing and eating food and spending time doing all the above with good friends.