I’m Sarah-Jane Dalby and I’m a Los Angeles based actor with a passion for characters and stories that explore the complexities of the human mind, twisted motivations and circumstances that challenge our boundaries of right and wrong. I specialize in playing smart, cheeky and free-spirited women with moxie, allure, and endearing vulnerability.
On-screen career highlights include working with Greg Kinnear in a recurring co-star on RAKE, Directors Sam Raimi and Mark Romanek, R.J. Mitte (Breaking Bad) in the Feature Film WHO’S DRIVING DOUG, and Danny Trejo in a comedy short. In addition to projects ranging from multiple Feature Films and a $1M Short Film shot in 3D, I am also the lead in an online B-Story expansion for James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’, an original scripted pilot for the SyFy Channel and a recent iPhone commercial.
I’ve played roles on stage as diverse as Sandy in ‘Grease, The Musical’, Titania in ‘A Mid Summer Night’s Dream’, Jean in Sarah Ruhl’s ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ and most recently Kara in the world premiere of 'For The Living' (Sci-Fest 2014).
My British parents named me after Doctor Who’s companion (the cult, 70’s TV series) but my acting training began in my hometown of Melbourne Australia at the acclaimed National Theater. Further travel and training followed in Holland and London (Meisner and Stanislavsky focused). Since moving to Los Angeles 12 years ago, I’ve studied with Lisa Robertson, Anthony Meindl, and The Groundlings, in addition to ongoing workshop intensives with Larry Moss (coach to Leonardo DiCaprio, Hilary Swank, Helen Hunt) and Steve Braun (BGB Studios).
I am a tri-citizen (Amercian / British / Australian) and although I work almost exclusively in an American dialect, I love pulling out my Australian and British accents upon request.
Other favorite ‘roles’ outside the industry include Devoted Yogi, Passionate World Traveller, Random Dog Cuddler and Dark Chocolate Tester (OK, that last one is not official, but I’m a very committed amateur!).
Following the success of my initial foray into writing and producing; the Award-winning, psych-drama ‘The Watcher’, which has been likened to ‘Homeland’ and has clocked more than 0.9M views to date, I’m currently penning a provocative feature film project which challenges societal generalizations of female sexuality. Admit it; you know you’re curious…