Sara Canning

Sara Canning

Highest Rated: 100% Hello Destroyer (2016)

Lowest Rated: 16% The Right Kind of Wrong (2013)

Birthday: Jul 14, 1987

Birthplace: Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

Growing up in Canada, actress Sara Canning was a competitive figure skater until age 16 and developing an interest in theater on the side, though she had no time to really pursue the craft. After a fruitless year of study for a general arts degree, she realized her interest in acting was too strong to ignore and transferred to the Vancouver Film School. A year after graduation, she landed her first role as celebrity personality Paris Hilton's sister Nicky in the television movie "Paparazzi Princess." Similarly low-tier parts followed, including starring opposite former teen heartthrob James Van Der Beek in the kidnapping television movie "Taken In Broad Daylight." She also had a two-episode appearance on the moody Superman drama "Smallville" and a guest role on the teen suspense series "Kyle XY." While shooting her first film--the 2009 Canadian 19th-century drama "Black Field"--she learned that a pilot she had shot was picked up, making Canning one of the main stars of popular supernatural drama "The Vampire Diaries." As Jenna Sommers, the aunt and caretaker of the show's main characters, she remained blithely oblivious to the supernatural creatures surrounding her for two seasons before her part came to an end. Having moved to Atlanta for the role, Canning then returned to her native Vancouver and frequent parts in television movies.

Highest rated movies

Hello Destroyer
Z
War for the Planet of the Apes
Superhost
Level 16
The Banana Splits Movie
The Right Kind of Wrong

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
87% 59% Superhost Claire (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Christmas Yule Blog Caroline Williams (Character) - 2020
97% 51% Z Jenna Montgomery (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Christmas Temp Hazel (Character) - 2019
63% 49% The Banana Splits Movie Rebecca (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amish Abduction Annie (Character) - 2019
83% 61% Level 16 Miss Brixil (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet A.R.C.H.I.E. 2 Lara (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Welcome to Nowhere Blake (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Prodigals Jen (Character) - 2017
94% 84% War for the Planet of the Apes Lake (Character) $146.8M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Multiverse Dating for Beginners Ivy (Character) - 2017
100% 71% Hello Destroyer Wendy Davis (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Farm Sinead McLeod (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet 73% Eadweard Flora (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Put a Hit on You Harper (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Garage Sale Mystery Hannah (Character) - 2013
16% 37% The Right Kind of Wrong Colette (Character) $2.0K 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Think I Do Audrey Ryan (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 9% Hannah's Law Hannah Beaumont (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 54% The Hunt for the I-5 Killer Beth Williams (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black Rain Jenny (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 50% Black Field Maggie McGregor (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 62% Come Dance at My Wedding Andrea Merriman (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 34% Taken in Broad Daylight Anne Sluti (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 12% Paparazzi Princess: The Paris Hilton Story Unknown (Character) - 2008

TV

Credit
78% 78% Once Upon a Time Gretel (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Remedy Melissa Conner (Character) 2014-2015
73% 89% Hell on Wheels Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
86% 69% The Vampire Diaries Jenna Somers (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2009-2012 2014
No Score Yet 88% Republic of Doyle Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Garage Sale Mysteries Hannah (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Primeval: New World Dylan Weir (Character) 2012-2013
93% 74% Supernatural Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
56% 77% Kyle XY Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
78% 68% Smallville Kat (Guest Star) 2008