February 28, 1991
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A promising young actress who has already starred in major motion pictures as a child, Sarah Bolger studied acting at a youth theatre school in Dublin. At the age of 12, she was cast in the lead role as the youngest daughter in the family drama "In America." The critically acclaimed film depicting Irish immigrants living in New York was nominated for countless awards throughout the globe. Bolger even nabbed a nomination for Best Supporting Female at the Independent Spirit Awards. The film helped jumpstart Bolger's career and she was featured in various family films such as the action spy picture "Stormbreaker" opposite Mickey Rourke and the creature-filled adventure fantasy "The Spiderwick Chronicles." Bolger made a splash in European and American television by depicting Henry VIII's daughter, Princess Mary, in "The Tudors." She was on the historical drama for three seasons and won Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Irish Film & Television Awards. In 2009, Bolger took a more serious role as a courageous young Polish girl in the British drama "Iron Cross." The thriller depicted the ramifications of the Holocaust on a New York police officer. She portrayed Kinsey Locke in the fantasy-horror TV pilot "Locke & Key," based on the best-selling comic series. Despite positive reception from fans, however, no major network was willing to purchase the series.