Sara Canning is the Canadian actress who portrays Jacquelyn on Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events.


Canning was born in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada, the daughter of Wayne and Daphne Canning, and was raised in Sherwood Park, near Edmonton, Alberta. She competed as a figure skater in her childhood and early adolescent years, and became interested in theatre as a student at F.R. Haythorne Junior High. Canning starred in several stage productions while attending Bev Facey Community High School, and acted in shows at her hometown stage at Festival Place. Canning made her professional acting debut in George Orwell's 1984 at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton at the age of 18. She began studying general arts at the University of Alberta, and considered going into journalism. Still interested in performing, Canning left university and moved to Vancouver at 19, to pursue a career in acting. She graduated from a year-long acting program at the Vancouver Film School.



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Paparazzi Princess: The Paris Hilton Story Nicky Hilton
2008 Slap Shot 3: The Junior League Hope
2009 Taken in Broad Daylight Anne Sluti
2009 Come Dance at My Wedding Andrea Merriman
2009 Black Rain Jenny
2009 Black Field Maggie McGregor
2011 Hunt for the I-5 Killer Beth Williams
2012 Hannah's Law Hannah Beaumont
2012 Corvus The Dame Short
2013 I Think I Do Audrey Ryan
2013 The Right King of Wrong Colette
2013 Garage Sale Mystery Hannah
2014 I Put a Hit on You Harper
2015 Eadweard Flora
2016 On the Farm Sinead McLLeod
2016 Hello Destroyer Wendy Davis
2017 War for the Planet of the Apes Lake
2017 Prodigals Jen
2017 Multiverse Dating for Beginners Ivy Short
2018 Send Us Smokes Lucille Short
2018 Welcome to Nowhere Blake
2018 A.R.C.H.I.E. 2 Lara
2018 The Fish & The Sea The Real Estate Agent Short
2019 Hatch Marcy Short
2019 Z Jenna Montgomery
2019 The Banana Splits Movie Rebecca
2019 Amish Abduction Annie
2020 An Awwkward Balance Venice


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Smallville Kat
2009 Kyle XY Redhead One Episode
2012 Supernatural Lydia One Episode
2012-2013 Primeval: New World Dylan Weir
2013 King & Maxwell Claire Culpepper One Episode
2013-2014 Republic of Doyle Jessica Dwyer
2014 Hell on Wheels Charlotte Royce
2014-2015 Remedy Melissa Conner
2016 Motive Tracy Blaine
2009-2017 The Vampire Diaries Jenna Sommers
2017 Android Unemployed Sophia One Episode
2018 One Upon a Time Gretell One Episode
2017-2018 A Series of Unfortunate Events Jacquelyn Scieszka
2018 Take Two Melissa Larson One Episode
2018 Van Helsing Carter / Polly Miller One Episode
2019 Wu Assassins  Alana One Episode
2019 Hospital Show Charlie
2019-2020 Nancy Drew Katherine Drew


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