Sara Waisglass – Wiki
She gained recognition for her roles in various popular TV shows and movies aimed at young audiences. One of Sara Waisglass’ most notable roles was as Francesca ‘Frankie’ Hollingsworth in the Canadian teen drama series “Degrassi: The Next Generation” (also known as “Degrassi”). Sara joined the cast in the later seasons of the show, starting in 2013, and portrayed the character until the series concluded. “Degrassi” is known for its exploration of various social issues faced by teenagers, and Sara’s portrayal of Frankie helped her gain recognition among young viewers.
Apart from “Degrassi”, Sara has over 20 acting credits to her name. So, let us tell you all about her career beginnings and how her career developed.
Early life, family, and education
Born on 3 July 1998, which makes Cancer Sara’s zodiac sign, she’s a native of Toronto, Ontario Canada, thus she holds Canadian nationality and comes from a Jewish-Canadian family, raised by her parents, Jeff and Tessa, alongside her sister Carly. Tessa is the one who introduced Sara to ‘life on camera’ since she works as a commercial producer. Sara made appearances in commercials for Dove and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and the talent agent noticed her and helped her in getting her first role.
When it comes to Sara’s educational background, she attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2016, enrolled at York University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Screenwriting in 2020.
Roles in series
Sara made her acting debut as an 8-year-old Jane in an episode of “The Jane Show” in 2007. Two years later, she was cast to play Jordy Cooper in the series “Overruled!”, which won the Gemini Award for Best Children’s or Youth Fiction Program or Series.
As mentioned, in 2013, Sara joined the cast of “Degrassi: The Next Generation”, also starring Stefan Brogren, Melinda Shankar and Aislinn Paul. The show aired until 2015, and had 99 award nominations, including four for Primetime Emmy, and 43 wins. When it comes to Sara, she was nominated for the Young Entertainer Award for Best Recurring Young Actress 16-21 Television Series.
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Sara reprised her role as Frankie in the spin-off entitled “Degrassi: Next Class”, seen in 37 episodes during 2016 and 2017. She followed with her guest roles in “The Good Doctor” (2017), and “Suits” (2018) before she landed the role of Lyla in the series “Holly Hobbie”, which aired between 2018 and 2022.
Sara appeared in 18 episodes of this musical family drama about the girl Holly, a singer-songwriter who wants to save the world. The show had 47 award nominations and five wins, with Sara and the rest of the crew receiving a nomination for the Joey Award for Best Television or Web Series Ensemble.
Concurrently, Sara was cast to play Maxine Baker in the comedy-drama “Ginny & Georgia”, starring Antonia Gentry, Brianne Howey and Felix Mallard. Sara was seen in 20 episodes between 2021 and 2023, and is her most recent TV appearance.
Roles in movies
Sara made her big-screen debut playing Tracey in the 2008 mystery thriller “Afterwards”, starring John Malkovich, Romain Duris, and Evangeline Lilly. She was next cast to play a High School Girl in the 2015 drama “Life”, inspired by the true story of a photographer of Life magazine hired to shoot photos of the legendary James Dean. Later that year, Sara reprised her role as Frankie Hollingsworth in the TV movie “Degrassi: Don’t Look Back”.
She followed with her role as Chanel in another TV movie, “Holiday Joy”, in 2016, then in the following year, Sara landed the role of Robyn in the drama “Mary Goes Round”, which was her first lead role. She starred opposite Aya Cash and Jess Salqueiro in this story of Mary, who comes back to her hometown and finds out that her dying father has a teenage daughter, her half-sister, whom Mary has never met. His last wish is for them to form a close relationship. The movie had seven award nominations and five wins, including the Jefferson State Flixx Fest Audience Award for Best Feature.
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Sara then starred opposite Jason Priestley and Ryan Kiera Armstrong in the 2019 drama “An Assortment of Christmas Tales in No Particular Order”, which although having no nominations, was well-rated by the audience (8.0/10).
In 2020, she was seen starring as Anna in the crime drama “Tainted”, followed by her role as Alex in the 2023 Netflix movie “Cascade”, also starring Greg Bryk and Joanna Douglas. This thriller followed the story of teenage hikers who stumble upon a crashed plane, full of drugs, not knowing that they will have to face a gang of drug dealers.
Sara’s fans will be happy to hear that she has three upcoming movies – one of them, entitled “Suze” is completed, while the others are currently in development.
Love life and relationships
Sara’s personal life has been the subject of various speculations, and she was romantically linked to some of her male co-stars, however, Sara confirmed that those were just on-screen match-ups.
As she put it, her heart belongs to her high school friend, Jeremy Kellen. The two went to the same school, and he signed her yearbook wishing her a good summer, also saying that he hopes that they will keep in touch. They met again in 2019, and after a few dates, realized that they’d fallen in love.
Jeremy prefers to keep his personal matters private so not much is known about him, however, as of August 2023, the two are still in a relationship.
Age, height, and net worth
Sara recently celebrated her 25th birthday. This young lady is known for her long, dark-brown hair and brown eyes, and when it comes to her height, she’s 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall and weighs around 115lbs (52kgs). Sara takes care of her body by doing fitness training.
According to critics, Sara is a rising star in the entertainment world, who has been captivating audiences with her exceptional talent and engaging performances. With a career that began at a young age, she’s steadily established herself as a versatile actress capable of seamlessly navigating diverse roles.
Besides fame, her talent has brought her decent wealth, and reportedly, as of August 2023, Sara’s net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.