Sara Waisglass may be young, but she’s already very seasoned when it comes to acting. She has been working professionally since she was a child and she has managed to smoothly make the transition to adult roles. Sara got her first major break when she was cast as Frankie Hollingsworth in Degrassi: The Next Generation. She reprised her role in Degrassi: Next Class. After leaving the Degrassi franchise in 2017, Sara kept the ball rolling when she was cast in the TV series October Faction. Now, in 2021, Sara’s career is really starting to gain momentum and she has been getting a lot of attention for her recent role in the new Netflix series Ginny & Georgia. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Sara Waisglass.
1. She’s Canadian
You may have been able to guess by the fact that she’s been in Degrassi, but Sara was born and raised in Toronto. She is very proud of her roots. Although she’s had to spend a lot of time in the United States for work, it’s unclear whether or not she’s moved here permanently.
2. She Wants To Get Into Screen Writing
So far, Sara has spent most of her time in front of the camera, but she dreams to expand her experience some day. Her goal is to eventually get into screen writing and she already has some projects in the works. She told Close-up Culture, “I do not have any solid plans writing wise. I just want to tell stories. Words have always moved me and now I want to move people with mine.”
3. She Likes To Sing
Apparently writing and acting aren’t the only talents Sara has. She is also musically inclined and she loves singing. At one point, she had a YouTube channel where she posted videos of herself singing, but it looks like those videos and the channel itself have since been removed.
4. She Loves Hiking
Sara definitely isn’t the kind of girl who is afraid of bugs and other elements of nature. On the contrary, she loves being outside and spends as much time outdoors as she can. Hiking is one of her favorite things to do. Not only is it a way for her to stay active, but it’s also a great way for her to clear her head.
5. She Sells Videos On Cameo
Throughout her career Sara has built a fan base that includes people from all over the world. Now those people have a chance to connect with her like never before. She has an account on Cameo where she records and sells customized video shoutouts for just $15.
6. She Got Her Start Doing Commercials
Sara may be landing big opportunities these days, but the beginning of her acting career wasn’t quite as glamorous. When she got her start in elementary school, she was focused on commercials. Her first professional job was actually in a commercial for Kentucky Fried Chicken.
7. She’s An Avid Traveler
Sara has always had a love for adventure and traveling has been a great way for her to scratch that itch. Luckily, she is in a line of work that gives her the flexibility to travel for personal and professional trips. She has visited places across Canada, the United States, and other countries.
8. She’s All About Family
Sara comes from a very close knit family and she’s been lucky to have their support at all stages of her career. She loves spending as much time with her loved ones as possible. She has an older sister named Carly, but we’re not sure if she has any other siblings.
9. She’s A Published Poet
Screen writing isn’t the only kind of writing that Sara likes to do. She also has a deep love for poetry and is actually a poet herself. In 2016, she published a book of poetry called The Art of Breaking Glass. In a video on Degrassi’s official YouTube channel Sara said, “High school was so hard, and there were so many emotions . . . and it just felt like there was no closure, And I’m big on closure; I need closure . . . I figured that the best way to end off high school, for me, was to tie it all together in a little book.”
10. She’s A College Graduate
Sara’s acting career has made it difficult for to have some of the elements of a ‘normal’ life, but she has tried to make those moments where she can. For her, a traditional college experience was one of those things she wanted to have. She attended York University where she studied screenwriting. She managed to graduate in four years while still taking acting jobs.