Sarah Bolger
Sarah Bolger by Gage Skidmore
General Information
Gender: Female
Birthday: February 28, 1991
Age: 26
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Nationality: Irish
Social Networks: Twitter
Other Information
Eye Color: Bright blue
Height: 5'4"
Occupation(s): Actress
Education: The Young People's Theatre School in Dublin
Loreto High School, Beaufort in Rathfarnham
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Family: Emma Bolger (sister)
Monica Bolger (mother)
Derek Bolger (father)
Friends: Jamie Chung
Colin O'Donoghue
Julian Morris
Ana Mulvoy Ten
Torrance Coombs
Annabelle Wallis
Series Information
Character: Princess Aurora
First appearance: Broken
Last appearance: Enter the Dragon

Sarah Bolger is an Irish actress. She is best known for her roles in the films In America, Stormbreaker, and The Spiderwick Chronicles, as well as her award winning role as Lady Mary Tudor in the TV series The Tudors, and for guest starring as Princess Aurora in Once Upon a Time.

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Early life

Bolger was born in Dublin, the daughter of Monica and Derek Bolger, who is a butcher. She has a younger sister, actress Emma Bolger. She attended The Young People's Theatre School in Dublin and Loreto High School, Beaufort in Rathfarnham from 2003 to 2009.


Bolger starred in In America with her sister Emma. From 2008 to 2010, she portrayed Princess Mary Tudor in The Tudors. Bolger starred in Stormbreaker alongside Alex Pettyfer. She also starred in the film adaptation of the children's novel The Spiderwick Chronicles. She filmed a pilot called Locke & Key, and will star in the movie Starbright.

Bolger guest starred as Princess Aurora in the second, third, and fourth seasons of the fairy tale drama, Once Upon a Time.

Bolger played the female lead role, Umi, in the English version of the 2011 Studio Ghibli film From Up on Poppy Hill, and starred as Lucy in As Cool as I Am in 2013. In 2014, she made an appearance on TV series, Mixology. Bolger co-starred in David Gelb's thriller film The Lazarus Effect.

In 2015, she starred in the AMC martial arts show Into the Badlands and the Freddie Steinmark biopic My All American. 

Other projects

In January 2011, Bolger was selected to be in photographer Kevin Abosch's project "The Face of Ireland" alongside other Irish celebrities including Sinéad O'Connor, Neil Jordan, and Pierce Brosnan.


  • When her birthday fell on the same day as the Independent Spirit Awards, director Jim Sheridan got the entire room to sing "Happy Birthday" to her. She was so embarrassed, she hid her face behind a program. All of this was captured on camera during the award telecast.
  • Her father is a butcher.
  • Played the sister of her real-life sister in In America (2002).
  • Although she had more acting experience, her sister, Emma Bolger, got the part in In America (2002) first by impressing director Jim Sheridan at an audition. Emma then demanded that Jim take a look at her sister (who was waiting in the car), which he did, and realised they were perfect together.
  • Has been shortlisted along with nine other European actors for the European Film Promotion (EFP) Shooting Stars of 2009, the annual new talent forum at the forthcoming Berlin International Film Festival.
  • Her favorite movie is The Fugitive (1993).
  • She was nominated for a Critics Choice Award for 2002's In America.
  • She starred in The Spiderwick Chronicles with Mary-Louise Parker.
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