Sarah Edmondson

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Sarah Edmondson
Born (1977-06-22) June 22, 1977 (age 42)
ResidenceVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
EducationConcordia University
OccupationActress and voice actress
Years active1998-present
Anthony Ames (m. 2013)

Sarah Edmondson (born June 22, 1977) is a Canadian actress.


Edmondson studied in the theatre program at Lord Byng Secondary School, Vancouver, BC,[1] she then graduated from Concordia University, Montreal, with a BFA in Theatre Performance.[1] She has performed in a variety of YTV programs including Are You Afraid of the Dark,[2] Student Bodies, Big Wolf on Campus and in series such as Stargate SG-1,[3] Andromeda, Godiva's,[2] Edgemont[2] and Continuum.[2] In 2007, Edmondson was nominated for the Leo Awards in the category of "Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Short Drama" for her role in the Sparklelite Motel.[4]

Edmondson is also a playwright, she performed her first play, a solo show, entitled Dead Bird,[5] at the 2005 Chutzpah Festival.

Edmondson starred in Lifetime Television's Killer Hair and Hostile Makeover, and A Gun to the Head in 2009, followed by J.J. Abrams's series Fringe in 2010. Over those two years, she recurred the role of Pauline Hess on USA Network's Psych.

Most recently, Edmondson has been seen in a series of TV series and movies for Hallmark Channel, including When Calls the Heart, Love at First Bark[6] starring Jana Kramer, Wedding' March 2: Resorting to Love, and At Home in Mitford,[7] based on the novel of the same name starring Andie MacDowell and Cameron Mathison.

Voice work[edit]

She has created original voices for various Barbie, Bratz and Polly Pocket movies, she also voices a number of animated series, including the characters of Lori in Transformers: Cybertron,[2] Atlanta in Class of the Titans, Thea Stilton in Geronimo Stilton,[3] and Sydney Gardner in Max Steel.[3] Edmondson voiced the character of Windy Whistles in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic season seven episode "Parental Glideance".

Personal life[edit]

Edmonson is Jewish and spent time living on a Kibbutz in Israel.[8]

She is married to Anthony Ames, a fellow actor and former Ivy-League Quarterback.[9]


Edmondson was involved in the Albany, New York-based organization NXIVM. After leaving it in early 2017, she publicly denounced the organization, claiming that she was invited into "DOS," a substructure within NXIVM operated by Keith Raniere and Allison Mack, and was branded with Raniere's and Mack's initials at Mack's Albany home.[10][11][12] Edmondson showed the brand in a New York Times expose of NXIVM.[10]

Edmondson filed a complaint with the New York State Department against osteopathic medical physician Danielle Roberts, alleging that Roberts performed the branding; the agency replied that it lacked jurisdiction because the alleged actions did not occur in a doctor-patient relationship, and advised Edmondson to report the matter to the police.[13][better source needed][11] After the allegations from Edmondson and others, Roberts was suspended from practice in a Wisconsin Hospital System where she had practiced between 2012 and 2014.[14][15] Raniere and Mack were subsequently arrested on charges related to DOS; a trial was scheduled for January 2019.

Edmondson was the subject of a 2018 CBC podcast: Uncover: Escaping NXIVM,[16] which is an investigative podcast series about the group, its leader Keith Raniere and one woman's journey to get out.



  1. ^ a b Nuytens, Gilles. "Sarah Edmondson interview - Continuum". Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e "The Politician's Wife - Interview with Continuum's Sarah Edmondson". SciFiAndTvTalk. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Catch up with 'Continuum' guest actress Sarah Edmondson". Sarah Edmondson. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  4. ^ "2007 nominees" (PDF). Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Sarah Edmondson deadbird - Sarah Edmondson". Sarah Edmondson. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Love at First Bark Final Photo Assets". Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  7. ^ "At Home in Mitford - Photos". Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  8. ^ Uncover: Escaping NXIVM CBC. 30 May 2018
  9. ^ Former NXIVM Member Sarah Edmondson To Star In Documentary Series Produced By Brian Graden Deadline. 25 April 2018
  10. ^ a b "Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded". Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Former NXIVM member says she was invited into a secret sorority, then branded". ABC News. 15 December 2017. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Nxivm member was branded at Allison Mack's home". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Response to Edmonson". documentcloud. Retrieved 13 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Former Columbia St. Mary's doctor accused of branding women in sex cult: Dr. Danielle Roberts is based out of New York but holds a Wisconsin license". WISN. April 30, 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Doctor accused of branding women in sex cult worked at Columbia St. Mary's Hospital". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. April 30, 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  16. ^ May 30, Escaping NXIVM · Posted:; May 30, 2018 11:44 AM ET; 2018. "Uncover: Escaping NXIVM - CBC Radio". CBC. Retrieved 28 March 2019. Text " Last Updated:" ignored (help)

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