Sarah Canning was born in 1987 in Gander, Canada but was raised in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada. She started performing at a very young and was a competitive figure skater. After studying acting she debuted on stage in Edmonton Alberta in the Citadel Theater's production of 1984. Her first film role was in Paris Hilton's biopic and then landed several roles in TV shows such as Smallville and Kyle XY. She is currently starring in the CW's hit series The Vampire Diaries.