Sarah Donnelly is a professional SAG-AFTRA Actor, Producer, and improv comedian residing in New York City.
Though born in New York, Sarah spent most of her childhood living in California and Virginia. Discovered by a talent agent at the age of seven, Sarah was initially recruited to sing for a large charity organization's concerts in California. She has been continually involved in the performance arts since, singing, dancing, and acting throughout childhood and developing into a seasoned performer as an adult.
Sarah initially studied International Politics at George Mason University in Virginia before moving to New York City to pursue her aspirations in the arts. Sarah graduated Magna Cum Laude with bachelors degrees in Psychology and Gender Studies from Hunter College. She studied acting for two years at the esteemed William Esper Studio and completed the advanced improv training program at Upright Citizens Brigade. She continues to perform improv comedy regularly at comedy venues around the city.
She is an experienced dramatic, comedic, and commercial actress. She is a series regular on ABC's "What Would You Do?" and recently filmed a guest starring role on "Impractical Jokers". She has been featured in a multitude of television shows, working on ABC, NBC, CBS, FX, CNN, Nickelodeon, Discovery ID, as well as in both independent and studio-produced films. She recently had the leading role in the SAG short film "The Statement", opposite William Sadler and PJ Marshall, and filmed a supporting lead role in the independent SAG feature film "Hart Blvd" starring Kyle Valle, Raymond J. Barry, and Sean Young.
Sarah has been featured as a model in multiple magazines, athletic and beauty catalogs. She has worked with Maxim magazine in their “Party Foulers” Icehouse campaign and as a Maxim correspondent for NBC Sports’ online Olympic coverage in “Going for Bronze”. Sarah has professional hosting experience with Panasonic and Earth Cam’s “Live From Times Square: Fleet Week” broadcast and as the live pre-show host for the New York Giants and Jets 2010-2011 NFL Season sponsored by MetLife.
After collaborating as a Producer on several projects, Sarah officially launched
Palikari Pictures, an independent motion picture production company based in NYC.