Sara Canning - Updated Dec 2023

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 Sara Canning

Sara Canning is a popular Canadian actress who is well known for her role as Jenna Sommers on the CW series The Vampire Diaries.  Sara Canning has appeared in Jacquelyn on Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Similarly, she was featured in a film in 2009 named Black Field.

Early Life and Childhood

Sara Canning was born on July 14, 1987, in Gander, Newfoundland, the daughter of  Wayne and Daphne Canning. She is currently 35 years old and holds Canadian Citizenship. Similarly, she spent her childhood in Browns Arm, Newfoundland, raised in Sherwood Park, near Edmonton Albert.


Canning was interested in figure skating during her childhood. She studied at F.R. Haythrone Junior High and got interested in theater.  Likewise, she completed her schooling at ‘Bev Facey Community High School’. There she got an opportunity to be a part of many stage productions. Furthermore, she was a part of theater productions at ‘Festival Place’.

Professional Life

At the age of 18,  Canning made her professional acting debut at the Citadel Theater in Edmonton in George Orwell’s 1984. However, she focused on her career and started concentrating on her studies, and joined the ‘Univesity of Alberta’  to study general arts.

Sara pursued a career in journalism. She dropped out the college to get an opportunity in the acting profession. Furthermore, She moved to Vancouver where she ran an acting program for 1 year at Vancouver Film School and graduated in 2007.

After graduating from film school, she appeared in a 1 year-long acting project where her very first role was in Paparazzi Princess: The ‘Paris Hilton’ Story in 2008. Additionally, she played ‘Nicky Hilton’ a woman who is prominent in the media. Similarly, she portrayed a guest role in the ‘Smallville’ series based on DC Comics and as well as appeared as a British girl  ‘Maggie McGregor in the  Canadian historical drama film ‘Black Field’.

Additionally, she Shot for the CW TV arrangement ‘The Vampire Diaries’ in 2009  featured as ‘Jenna Sommers; a former child turned responsible aunt. Moreover, she was a similar age to her role. The makeup specialist and dressing designer attempt to look her older than the rest.


Caption: Sara Canning in Vampire Diaries
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More about her career

Canning appeared on Hannah’s Law, the dark romantic comedy ‘I Put a Hit on You’, the Western along with Greystone Holt on the Hallmark Movie Channel in Calgary, Alberta. In 2012, she was portrayed in the ‘I Think I DO’ film in Edmonton, Canada. Additionally, ‘The Right Kind of Wrong’ was her next Canadian romantic comedy film of her.

Likewise, in 2012-2013 Canning was Featured in the space channel TV arrangement, Primeval: New World as predator control master ‘Dylan Weir’(a member of the dinosaur hunting Team). Similarly, she is portrayed in the Psychological film named ‘Eadweard’. She played Flora, the wife of the title character. Canning played general surgeon Mel Conner, Remedy alongside Sarah Allen, Enrico Colantoni, and Dillion Casey.

Similarly, she appeared in the role of Jacquelyn Scieszka on Netflix, ’A Series of  Unfortunate Events. She starred as the head of a boarding school named Ms. Brixil, in the dystopian thriller which was filmed by Danishka Esterhazy. She appeared in ‘The Banana Splits Movie’ third time with Esterhazy.

In 2019, she appeared in several television roles like  Alana in Wu Assassins, Katherine Drew in Nancy Drew, Annie in Amish Abduction, and Charlie in Hospital Show.

Award and Nominations

Canning was nominated for the ‘Leo Award for Best Performance by a Female 2012 in a Feature Length Darma. She won the 2014 UBCP/ACTRA Best Actress award. She won the ‘Leo Award’ for Best Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series. Sara was nominated for Best Guest Performance by a Female in Dramatic Series in 2015.


Caption: Sara Canning Wins Leo Awards
(source: Instagram)

Similarly, in 2016 she was nominated for the ‘Leo Award’, for Best Performance by a Female in Dramatic Series and Television Movie. In 2017, she was nominated for the ‘Leo Award’, for Best Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series.

Relationship Status

After earning a good reputation Sara decides to settle for good. She married her Boyfriend, Michael Chase Morris in 2008. Unfortunately, she lost her husband to death in 2011 just after two and a half years of their marriage. Furthermore, she is currently single.

 Sara Canning – Body Measurements

Sara Canning Stands for 5 Feet 6 inches(168m) and weighs 58kg. Likewise, she has fair skin with beautiful blonde hair color and a pair of sparkling hazel-blue eyes.

 Sara Canning

Caption: Sara Canning taking selfies
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Social Media

Regarding social media, Sara is Famous on his ‘@saracanning’ Instagram account with 285k followers. Similarly, she is active on Twitter and has 141k followers whereas he doesn’t have a Facebook account.

 Sara Canning – Net Worth 2023

Regarding her net worth,  Sara Canning is earning a good amount at present from his acting career. He has an estimated net worth of  $2milliion. Furthermore, there is no information regarding his salary and net assets value.