Sarah Edmondson (born June 22, 1977) is a Canadian actress.
Edmondson studied in the theatre program at Lord Byng Secondary School, Vancouver, British Columbia. She then graduated from Concordia University, Montreal, with a BFA in Theatre Performance. She has performed in a variety of YTV programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark, Student Bodies, Big Wolf on Campus and in series such as Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, Godiva's, Edgemont and Continuum. In 2007, Edmondson was nominated for the Leo Awards in the category of "Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Short Drama" for her role in the Sparklelite Motel.
Edmondson is also a playwright. She performed her first play, a solo show, entitled Dead Bird, at the 2005 Chutzpah Festival.
Most recently, Edmondson has been seen in a series of TV series and movies for Hallmark Channel, including When Calls the Heart (2014-present), Love at First Bark starring Jana Kramer, Wedding' March 2: Resorting to Love, and At Home in Mitford, based on the novel of the same name starring Andie MacDowell and Cameron Mathison.
She has created original voices for various Barbie, Bratz and Polly Pocket movies. She also voices a number of animated series, including the characters of Lori in Transformers: Cybertron, (2005), Atlanta in Class of the Titans, Thea Stilton in Geronimo Stilton, and Sydney Gardner in Max Steel. Edmondson voiced the character of Windy Whistles in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic season seven episode "Parental Glideance".
Edmondson was involved in the Albany, New York-based organization NXIVM. After leaving it in early 2017, she publicly denounced the organization, claiming that she was invited into "DOS," a substructure within NXIVM operated by Keith Raniere and Allison Mack, and was branded with Raniere's and Mack's initials at Mack's Albany home.
In 2017, at the urging of Catherine Oxenberg, Edmondson contacted journalist Frank Parlato, a former NXIVM publicist, to share details about her branding experience. Parlato blogged about it at the Frank Report, with an agreement that he would not disclose Edmondson's name, in order to stop the next branding session from happening.
Edmondson filed a complaint with the New York State Department against physician Dr. Danielle Roberts, alleging that Roberts performed the branding. The agency replied that it lacked jurisdiction because the alleged actions did not occur in a doctor-patient relationship, and advised Edmondson to report the matter to the police.[better source needed] After the allegations from Edmondson and others, Roberts was suspended from practice in a Wisconsin Hospital System where she had practiced between 2012 and 2014. Raniere and Mack were subsequently arrested on charges related to DOS; a trial was scheduled for January 2019.
She launched her own podcast called A Little Bit Culty, co-hosted by her husband and fellow NXIVM whistleblower Anthony "Nippy" Ames.
|2001||Hope & Redemption||Cheryl Spriggs||Short film|
|2002||3 Days in Vain||Francis||Short film|
|2004||Galo de Barcelos: The Chicken of Portugal||Ali||Short film|
|2005||Dark Room||Kara||Short film|
|2005||Sandra Goes to Whistler||Line Dancer||Short film|
|2006||Scary Movie 4||Bar Waitress|
|2006||The Spark Lite Motel||Anna Abelson McKinnon||Short film|
|2007||Bratz Fashion Pixiez||Lina||Voice|
|2007||Bratz Kids: Sleep-Over Adventure||Cally||Voice|
|2008||Chaos Theory||Tequila Girl|
|2008||Shadow Riders||Jane Preston||Short film|
|2009||A Gun to the Head||Karen|
|2013||Inhumans||Tonaja / Marista / Black Widow||Voice|
|2017||Young George and the Dragon||Muriel||Voice|
|1998||The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo||Gina Malone||Episode: "The Itchy Shorts Mystery"|
|1998||Student Bodies||Ronnie||Episode: "The Dating Game"|
|1999-2000||Are You Afraid of the Dark?||Emma / Gina||2 episodes|
|2000||Race Against Time||Alma Cherry||Television film|
|2000||Big Wolf on Campus||Raven St. Clar||Episode: "Faltered States"|
|2001||Vampire High||Carmen||Episode: "The Summoning"|
|2002||UC: Undercover||Sandra||Episode: "Manhunt"|
|2003-2005||Edgemont||Stephanie "Steve"||10 episodes|
|2003||The Twilight Zone||Earnest Young Women||Episode: "The Path"|
|2003||Stargate SG-1||Natania||Episode: "Prophecy"|
|2003||The Stranger Beside Me||Susan Wayne||Television film|
|2003||Out of Order||Fertility Nurse||6 episodes|
|2005-2006||Transformers: Cybertron||Lori||52 episodes|
|2005||Young Blades||Girl||Episode: "Secrets of the Father"|
|2005||Behind the Camera: The Unauthorized Story of 'Mork & Mindy||Gina Hecht||Television film|
|2005||Andromeda||Larissa Knowles||Episode: "The Heart of the Journey: Part 1"|
|2006||Godiva's||Hot Date||Episode: "Exit Strategies"|
|2006||The Dead Zone||Young Woman||Episode: "Forbidden Fruit"|
|2007||My Name is Sarah||Olivia||Television film|
|2007-2008||Class of the Titans||Atlanta||26 episodes|
|2009||What Color Is Love?||Amy Jansen||Television film|
|2009||Killer Hair||Brooke||Television film|
|2009||Hostile Makeover||Brooke||Television film|
|2009-2017||Geronimo Stilton||Thea Stilton||76 episodes|
|2010||Fringe||Pauline Hess||Episode: "Jacksonville"|
|2010-2015||The Little Prince||The Rose||31 episodes|
|2010||Seduced by Love||Ava||Television film|
|2010||One Angry Juror||Louise||Television film|
|2012-2013||Continuum||Heather Martin||2 episodes|
|2013-2015||Max Steel||Sydney Garner||27 episodes|
|2014||When Calls the Heart||Miriam Garner||Episode: "Cease and Desist"|
|2015||The Whispers||Mrs. Brewster||Episode: "Darkest Fears"|
|2017||Love at First Bark||Cassie Guggenheim||Television film|
|2017||My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic||Windy Whistles||Episode: "Parental Gildeance"|
|2017||Wedding March 2: Resorting to Love"||Lisa||Television film|
|2017||At Home in Mitford||Marge Owens||Television film|
|2018||Wedding of Dreams||Sarah Rice||Television film|
|2018||Welcome to Christmas||Rachel Dane||Television film|
|2019||The Sisterhood||Trish Britton (Reporter)||Television film|
|2020||The Vow||Herself||9 episodes|
|2020||Five Star Christmas||Annie Halston||Television film|
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