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Sarah Bolger is the Irish actress who portrays Aurora on ABC's Once Upon a Time.


Sarah Lee Bolger was born on February 28, 1991 in in the town of Dublin in the Republic of Ireland.[1] She is the daughter of Monica Bolger, a former banker, and Derek Bolger, who is a butcher and owns an organic meat shop in the suburb of Rialto called "Ennis Butchers".[2] Her younger sister is fellow actress Emma Bolger.[2] As a child, Sarah attended Dublin's The Young People's Theatre School, which led to her first on-screen role at age six in the 1999 television movie A Love Divided alongside Orla Brady and Liam Cunningham.[2] From 2003 to 2009, she attended Loreto High School in Rathfarnham.[2] Having missed mock exams because of her work schedule, Sarah substituted attending school with on-set tutors with a total of nine subjects, English, Maths, Irish, Biology, Business studies, French, Classics, and Geography, that she studied for towards her June 2009 Leaving Certificate.[3]

She is best known for her 2003 role as Irish immigrant Christy Sullivan in the film In America, Mallory Grace in the 2008 movie adaptation of fantasy book series The Spiderwick Chronicles and as Princess Mary Tudor in the television biopic The Tudors. Outside of acting, Sarah has expressed interest in computers and writing and keeps fit by going to the gym and walking her dogs.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 A Love Divided Eileen Cloney Movie
2003 In America Christy Movie
2005 Premonition Azura Short film
2005 Tara Road Annie Movie
2006 Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker Sabina Pleasure Movie
2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles Mallory Grace Movie
2009 Iron Cross Kashka Movie
2011 The Moth Diaries Rebecca Movie
2012 As Cool As I Am Lucy Diamond Movie
2013 Crush Jules Movie
2013 Kiss Me Zoe Completed
2014 Outlaw Michelle Post-production
2015 The Lazarus Effect Eva Movie
2015 Emelie Emelie Movie
2015 My All American Linda Wheeler Movie

Year Title Role Notes
1999 A Secret Affair Helena Fitzgerald TV movie
2002 World of Tosh TV series
2004 The Clinic Janey Quinn 2 episodes
2006 Stardust Lorraine Keegan TV miniseries
2008–2010 The Tudors Mary Tudor 23 episodes
Irish Film & Television Award for Actress in a Supporting Role (2010)[4]
2012 Locke & Key Kinsey Locke TV series - Unaired pilot
2012–2018 Once Upon a Time Aurora Guest starring
2013 Gilded Lilys Violet Langton Lily TV movie
2013 Mixology Janey Pre-production
2015 Into the Badlands


Jade Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles Mallory Grace Video game (Voice credit)
2010 Bioshock 2 Eleanor Lamb Video game (Voice credit)
2013 From Up on Poppy Hill Umi Matsuzaki Anime (Voice credit)


Note: "Archive" denotes archive footage.

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