Born in Champaign, Illinois into an environment infused with musicality, education and art. Sarah quickly absorbed the culture of creativity.
At the age of 4, Sarah began watching soap operas with her grandmother, while her mother was at work. Intrigued by the attention her grandmother paid to the daytime dramas, Sarah began imitating characters, acting out scenes, and breaking into song in attempts to entertain her family while unsuspectingly shaping her future.
Before Sarah could attend the fourth grade, she and her family had already moved from Illinois to Rochester, New York then again to Massachusetts; where Sarah's fascination with creating characters came to fruition when she landed her first role in the elementary school play, "Pippin". As Sarah grew, so did her talents and in high school, Sarah was cast as the principle role in several plays, and as a result won 3 awards in the Boston Globe Theater Competition.
After high school, Sarah attended Boston University (BU) where she studied with the acclaimed professor, James Spruill. Spruill encouraged Sarah to flip the gender switch and play a female version of Othello. Cutting her stay at BU short, Sarah took a leap of faith and moved to the Lower East Side of New York, where she attended NYU to study drama and English literature. Determined to prove to her family that she was the anti-damsel in distress, Sarah embraced the metropolitan melting pot and went on to study in Europe.
Bringing an organic theatricality to every performance, Sarah was cast in over 14 theater productions in the United States and Europe combined. Sarah's dedication and hard work afforded her the opportunity to work with and be mentored by the legendary director, Lloyd Richards in her debut Broadway production, "Two Trains Running." Looking to confirm herself as an everyman, Sarah took her turn in the producers chair, writing and starring in her own, one women shows, "Flava of the Month," performed at the Midwest Regional Black Theater Festival and "Me and My Hair," performed at the Hudson Guild Theater in Hollywood. These productions included dramatic scenes where Sarah portrayed 16 different characters.
Branching out from the world of theater, Sarah burst into the Los Angeles, world of film where she was cast for the first time on the big screen as a fierce military soldier in the film "Phantasm III" and later as a sultry criminal in Showtime's "Next Afternoon." Since then, Sarah has been cast in several notable films including, "Don King: Only in America" on HBO and TV film "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge," to name a few.
Sarah's television credits include Criminal Minds, Five Desperate Hours (NBC/MOW), Playing with Fire (BET), the Drew Carey Show and The Bold and the Beautiful. Most recently, Sarah played Young Annie (a younger version of Ruby Dee) in the Dreamworks film, "A Thousand Words" starring Eddie Murphy. Coming this summer 2012, Sarah has a recurring role as a hard-nosed reporter in the HBO series "The Newsroom."
Sarah is an passionate athlete, a supporter of creative arts and advocate for education and health. She spends her free time training for marathons, reading and building memorable moments with her family.
Name: Sarah Scott Davis
Known for: Dead Alive