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Considered one of Canada's finest actresses, Sarah Polley was born in Toronto on Jan. 8, 1979. At age 6, she was cast in Disney's One Magic Christmas and was soon made a regular on the Canadian television series "Ramona." This led to the role of Sally Salt in Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

In 1994, she had a small but significant role in director Atom Egoyan's Exotica and again collaborated with him three years later, playing the paralyzed survivor of a tragic bus accident in The Sweet Hereafter, which earned Polley a Leading Actress Genie Award nomination (the Canadian equivalent of the Oscar).

Polley has made it a practice to balance her work in high-profile Hollywood roles (Doug Liman's Go and the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead) with more personal independent films, such as Guinevere, The Claim and My Life Without Me.

Sarah Polley in Mr. Nobody

Mr. Nobody

2009 UR

The last mortal in a world of immortals, Nemo Nobody begins reviewing his life at the age of 120, trying to determine if he made the right decisions. Potential choices during a pivotal moment on a train platform lead to several possible lives.

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