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Sarah Bolger
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General Information
Gender: Female
Birthday: February 28, 1991
Age: 29
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Nationality: Irish
Social Networks: Twitter
Other Information
Eye Color: Bright blue
Height: 5'4"
Occupation(s): Actress
Education: The Young People's Theatre School in Dublin
Loreto High School, Beaufort in Rathfarnham
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Family: Emma Bolger (sister)
Monica Bolger (mother)
Derek Bolger (father)
Friends: Jamie Chung
Colin O'Donoghue
Julian Morris
Ana Mulvoy Ten
Torrance Coombs
Annabelle Wallis
Series Information
Character: Princess Aurora
First appearance: Broken
Last appearance: Enter the Dragon

Sarah Bolger is an Irish actress. She has starred in the films In America (2003), Stormbreaker (2006), The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), The Moth Diaries (2011), The Lazarus Effect (2015), and Emelie (2015). On television, she portrayed Princess Mary Tudor in The Tudors (2008–2010), for which she won an IFTA award, and Princess Aurora in Once Upon a Time (2012–2015). Bolger also appeared on the series Into the Badlands (2015–2017) and currently stars on Mayans M.C. (2018–present).

View the Sarah Bolger Gallery.

Early life

Bolger was born in Dublin. Her father, Derek, is a butcher. Her mother, Monica, is a housewife. She has a younger sister, Emma, also an actress.

Sarah attended The Young People's Theatre School in Dublin and Loreto High School, Beaufort in Rathfarnham from 2003–2009.


Bolger starred in In America with her sister, Emma. From 2008 to 2010, she portrayed Princess Mary Tudor in The Tudors. Bolger starred in Stormbreaker alongside Alex Pettyfer. She also starred in the film adaptation of the children's novel The Spiderwick Chronicles. She filmed a pilot called Locke & Key, and will star in the movie Starbright.

Bolger guest starred as Princess Aurora in the second, third, and fourth seasons of the fairy tale drama, Once Upon a Time.

Bolger played the female lead role, Umi, in the English version of the 2011 Studio Ghibli film From Up on Poppy Hill, and starred as Lucy in As Cool as I Am in 2013. In 2014, she made an appearance on TV series, Mixology. Bolger co-starred in David Gelb's thriller film The Lazarus Effect.

In 2015, she starred in the AMC martial arts show Into the Badlands and the Freddie Steinmark biopic My All American.

In 2016, she starred as the title character in the horror film Emelie.

In March 2017, it was reported by Deadline Hollywood that Bolger was to star in the crime-thriller A Good Woman Is Hard to Find directed by Abner Pastoll. Filming completed in December 2017, with the film released in 2019.

Other projects

In January 2011, Bolger was selected to be in photographer Kevin Abosch's project "The Face of Ireland" alongside other Irish celebrities including Sinéad O'Connor, Neil Jordan, and Pierce Brosnan.


Year Title Type Role
1999 A Love Divided Eileen Cloney
1999 A Secret Affair TV Movie Helena Fitzgerald
2002 The World of Tosh TV Series
2002 In America Christy
2004 The Clinic TV Series Janey Quinn / Janie Quinn
2005 Premonition Short Azura
2005 Tara Road Annie Lynch
2006 Stardust TV Mini-Series Lorraine Keegan
2006 Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker Sabina Pleasure
2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles Mallory Grace
2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles Video Game Mallory Grace (voice)
2008 - 2010 The Tudors TV Series Mary Tudor
2009 Iron Cross Kashka
2010 BioShock 2 Video Game Eleanor Lamb (voice)
2011 From Up on Poppy Hill Umi Matsuzaki (English version, voice)
2011 The Moth Diaries Rebecca
2011 Locke & Key TV Movie Kinsey Locke
2012 - 2015 Once Upon a Time TV Series Princess Aurora
2013 Crush Jules
2013 As Cool as I Am Lucy Diamond
2013 Gilded Lilys TV Movie Violet Langton Lily
2014 Kiss Me Zoe
2014 Mixology TV Series Janey
2015 The Lazarus Effect Eva
2015 Emelie Emelie
2015 My All-American Linda Wheeler
2015 - 2017 Into the Badlands TV Series Jade
2016 Agent Carter TV Series Violet
2016 In the Shadows of the Rainbow Short
2016 Outlaw Michelle
2017 Halal Daddy Maeve Logan
2018 Perfect-Lover.com 2036 Short Anna
2018 Mayans M.C. - Inside Season 1: The Mayans Table Read Video short Emily Thomas
2018 - 2019 Counterpart TV Series Anna Burton Silk
2018 - 2019 Mayans M.C. TV Series Emily Thomas
2019 End of Sentence Jewel
2019 A Good Woman Is Hard to Find Sarah
2019 FX Mayans M.C. Season 2: First Look Video short
2020 We Broke Up (post-production) Bea


  • When her birthday fell on the same day as the Independent Spirit Awards, director Jim Sheridan got the entire room to sing "Happy Birthday" to her. She was so embarrassed, she hid her face behind a program. All of this was captured on camera during the award telecast.
  • Her father is a butcher.
  • Played the sister of her real-life sister in In America (2002).
  • Although she had more acting experience, her sister, Emma Bolger, got the part in In America (2002) first by impressing director Jim Sheridan at an audition. Emma then demanded that Jim take a look at her sister (who was waiting in the car), which he did, and realised they were perfect together.
  • Has been shortlisted along with nine other European actors for the European Film Promotion (EFP) Shooting Stars of 2009, the annual new talent forum at the forthcoming Berlin International Film Festival.
  • Her favorite movie is The Fugitive (1993).
  • She was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for 2002's In America.
  • She starred in The Spiderwick Chronicles with Mary-Louise Parker.