Who is Sarah Greene?
Sarah Greene was born on 21 July 1984, in Cork, Ireland, and is a singer as well as an actress, known for her work in television series and on stage. Her most notable project is the play “The Cripple of Inishmaan”, for which she has won multiple awards. She’s also won awards for her work in “Penny Dreadful” and “Ransom”.
The Wealth of Sarah Greene
As of mid-2020, Sarah Greene’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, earned through success in numerous acting endeavors since 2006. She has also ventured into voice-acting, working on several AAA video game titles.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Sarah grew up in Cork, and didn’t think much of an acting career until her parents took her to see a theatre performance of “Red Riding Hood”. She became interested in the performing arts, and with the support of her parents, she took her first acting classes at the CADA drama school, which is known for helping to produce several international stars.
Growing up, she developed her skills by participating in local musicals and plays, while supplementing it with formal acting lessons. Her debut appearance was in “The King and I” in Cork, then after her studies in CADA, she moved to Dublin to study at the Gaiety School of Acting.
The drama school was created by actor Joe Dowling in the late 1980s, as there were no immediately accessible acting schools in the area available for those aspiring to work the profession. After graduating in 2006, she quickly sought work, making her television debut in “Bachelors Walk” in a minor unnamed role.
Continued Acting Work
In 2008 Greene made her film debut in the independent feature “Eden”, before getting her first mainstream project in “Love and Savagery” playing the character Cathleen – the film was a Canadian collaboration and starred Allan Hawco. She portrays his character’s love interest, an orphan who is set to become a nun. Around the same time, she also worked on her first notable theatre project, “The Playboy of the Western World”.
Its story is about a young man who runs away from his farm during the 1900s claiming he has killed his father, but doesn’t attract the supposed consequences of his deeds.
In the 2010s, she started to gain more notable roles in film, as seen in “The Guard” which starred Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson. The film was a success at the box office, and was nominated for several awards including a Golden Globe for Gleeson. She also appeared in “Noble”, a biographical film based on the life of children’s rights advocate Christina Noble, who is responsible for founding the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation in the late 1980s. She also made a guest appearance in “The Assets”.
The plays she worked on during this period include “Little Gem” and “Between Foxrock and a Hard Place”.
Rise to Fame – Theatre and Television
In 2013, Sarah was cast in the role of Helen McCormick for the production of “The Cripple of Inishmaan”. The play attracted a lot of attention her way, mainly due to her work with co-star Daniel Radcliffe. The show is based on the documentary “Man of Aran”, telling the story of the residents of Inishmaan, a small community that becomes excited with the arrival of a Hollywood film crew. The story mainly focuses on the cripple Billy Claven, who aims to become a part of this film.
The show was so successful that it had another run in New York a year later, also successful, after which she was cast in the recurring role of Hecate Poole in the series “Penny Dreadful”, starring Timothy Dalton, Eva Green and Josh Hartnett. The title is a reference to fictional publications that were popular during 19th century Britain, with stories often sensationalized to deliver a more entertaining effect. The show features various popular fictional characters such as Dr. Henry Jekyll, Victor Frankenstein and his monster, Count Dracula, and Abraham Van Helsing.
Aside from her television work, Green also ventured into the video game space, with one of her first projects “Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag”, in which she voiced Anne Bonny. As the name denotes, the video game is a part of the “Assassin’s Creed” series, set during the Golden Age of Piracy. It follows the story of Edward Kenway, a Welsh pirate who has gained notoriety in the Caribbean during the 18th century. She then worked on the game “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt”, which is based on “The Witcher” novel series written by Andrzej Sapkowski, about the titular character, a monster slayer with unusual capabilities.
Sarah was also cast in the show “Ransom”, as one of its main characters. The show aired on CBS and is a co-production with France and Canada. She was only a part of the show during its first season, but some of her latest projects include “Normal People”, “Rosie” and “The Bunker”. She also continues to stay active on stage, with one of her last projects being “The Ferryman”. The play is about a former Irish Republican Army member who lives in rural Northern Ireland during ‘the troubles’ between the north a part of the UK, and Eire .
Sarah Greene is single and there has been no reports of any past or present romantic relationships her way. She spends a lot of her time working as she enjoys the job, even stating that it is good for her soul. She is very close to her family, and during her free time, she often spends it with them. She stays fit through yoga and hiking, as she doesn’t like going to the gym. Due to her work, she often travels and doesn’t have a permanent residence of her own, save for her family home. She has a collection of boots and shoes, admitting that it is an addiction she has.