Sara Canning Movies, Early Life, Education, Career Highlights, Personal Life, Relationship and Net Worth

Published Date   19th Sep. 2017, 01:42 am
Sara Canning Movies, Early Life, Education, Career Highlights, Personal Life, Relationship and Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: Sara Canning
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $1.5 million

Canadian actress, Sara Canning movies and television appearances fetched attention of the viewers because of her astonishing performances.


Born in 1987, Sara Canning made her prominent appearance through television series The Vampire Diaries where she played Jenna Sommers. Similarly, she starred in Canadian TV series Primeval: New World and Remedy. However, out of many Sara Canning movies, she got into the height of success through her blockbuster film War for the Planet of the Apes.

Early Life and Background

Sara Canning was born on July 14, 1987 in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Her parents are Wayne and Daphne Canning. She grew up in Gander until she turned 11 then she relocated to Sherwood Park near Edmonton, Alberta.

As a child, she was an accomplished figure skater. Growing up, she developed an interest in theatre. She studied at F.R. Haythorne Junior High and starred in a number of stage productions. Meanwhile, Canning also attended Bev Facey Community High School and acted at Festival Palace.

Beginning of the Acting Career

Before Sara Canning movies rose her prominence, she started off her professional acting with George Orwell’s 1984 at the Citadel Theatre at Edmonton. She was 18 at the time she made her debut theatre performance.

Canning enrolled at the University of Alberta and even considered to take journalism as her major. However, she was still interested in performing arts. As a result, she left the university at the age of 19 and moved to Vancouver. There, she pursued her career in acting after graduating in 2007 from a year-long acting program at Vancouver Film School.

Professional Career Highlights

The boasting talent, Sara Canning, found an agent after which she started her acting career. She began the career acting in television series and TV films. In addition, she took a job at restaurant from where she would take time off to appear in films.

Sara Canning movies appearances came after her making several television appearances. She got her first role in 2008 as Nicky Hilton in Paparazzi Princess: The Paris Hilton Story. the following year, she landed guest-starring roles on Smallville and Kyle XY.

Furthermore, she landed a starring role in based-on-real-events TV movie Taken in Broad Daylight. She portrayed a 17-year-old girl who endured abduction by criminal James Van Der Beek. In 2009, Canning appeared in The Vampire Diaries and starred in feature film Black Field. For her role as Jenna Sommers in The Vampire Diaries, the makeup artists and wardrobe team worked to make her look older like an aunt.

In addition to performing arts, Sara Canning is interested in writing and directing too. She was co-writing a love story in 2010. The following year, she worked on short movie Corvus, Hunt for the I-5 Killer and Hannah’s Law. The other Sara Canning movies of the same timeline are I Think I Do and The Right Kind of Wrong.

Canning’s prominence, however, increased after she starred in 2012-13 TV series Primeval: New World where she portrayed Dylan Weir. In 2013 psychological drama Eadweard, she played the wife of 19th century photographer Eadweard Muybridge.

Her recent projects include War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), On the Farm, A Series of Unfortunate Events and Level 16. Out of them, the Dawn of the Planet of Apes Sequel War for the Planet of Apes is the blockbuster which further established the prominence of Canning.

Personal Life and Relationship

To further her career acting in The Vampire Diaries, Canning relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. She later expressed that Southern US has much different culture than west coast of Canada. However, she eventually got used to her second home. She lived in Georgia for 2 years and returned to Vancouver after the filming for the series ended.

Sara Canning is single. She does not have any children or past record of marriage or being in relationship with anyone. The information could be unavailable due to her highly private personal life.

Salary and Net Worth

Best known for playing Jenna Sommers in The Vampire Diaries, Sara Canning net worth is $1.5 million. Sara Canning movies and television appearances are the reason for her good fortune.

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