Who is Sarah?
Sarah is an actress who gained recognition for her portrayal of Leah Rilke in the Amazon Prime series “The Wilds”. She was born under the Zodiac sign Cancer on 7 July 1996, in Wellington, New Zealand. As of 2021, she is 25 years old.
Early life and Family
Sarah was born to Jim Pidgeon and Julie Caroff, who is a former assistant United States attorney; she has a sister named Julia Annie. From an early age, Sarah expressed an interest in acting and performing, which prompted her mother to send her to Interlochen Arts Camp located in Michigan.
Adamant in furthering her knowledge of the performing arts, she relocated to Birmingham, where she performed in plays at the Community House. In an interview, she cited her mother as her greatest motivator and supporter in pursuing her career, as she showed understanding and encouraged her during her childhood to execute her vision of becoming an actress.
She was very active in theater during her days at Groves High School. After obtaining her high school diploma, in 2014 Sarah enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, from which she graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Considering that she is the new face in the entertainment business, she doesn’t have many credits under her belt. After graduating, Sarah signed with a talent agency and began auditioning for various roles. The following year, she starred as Jane Cartwright in the episode entitled “Legend of the Dark Knight: Nothing’s Shocking” of the superhero series “Gotham”.
In 2020 she landed through her agency an audition for the role of Leah in the upcoming drama TV series entitled “The Wilds”.
The series follows a group of nine teenage girls who end up stranded on an island, following a plane crash that seemed to be “accidental”. After reading the script and gbecoming familiar with the project, she became very intrigued, as it featured a female writer and producer with a cast mostly consisting of females. She additionally said in an interview that she had been drawn to the story for the realistic and relatable portrayal of adolescent tribulations.
Two days after sending her audition tape, she was invited to join the cast and shoot the pilot in her home country, New Zealand.
In the interview with the media outlet Hometown Life, she shared her outlook and disclosed: “Everything about this feels very surreal. From flying to New Zealand to being there and making the project, it’s incredibly exciting and fulfilling and lucky. So much of this is timing and luck… It feels like kismet, a lot of things happened the right way.”
She also spoke about the character she portrays, which in her opinion is a loner with a very intense inner life and “spins until she is untethered”. Sarah reflected on the progression of Leah’s character throughout the show, she said:” Throughout the series, you see incredible intelligence and that she is thoughtful and has a lot of bravery to follow these trains of thought that are terrifying as she is trying to piece together what has happened to them”.
After filming the pilot, the cast and the filming crew returned from New Zealand and nervously waited to find out whether the pilot would be picked up. Luckily, the show got the green light, and they resumed filming. The series premiered on 11 December 2020 on Amazon Prime Video, receiving mostly positive reviews and praise from the critics for the exquisite cast’s performance and writing. Critics have labeled the show as: “An addictive thriller that also captures the complex lives of teenage girls, The Wilds is worth getting lost in”. Besides Sarah, the show stars some other popular actors such as Sophia Ali, Rachale Griffiths, and Helena Howard.
Will there be a second season of “The Wilds”?
Given the overwhelmingly positive feedback to show has garnered, the series was renewed shortly after it premiered. The new season will take place in Queensland, Australia, and it will also add new characters and twists to the story. According to sources, fans may expect the second season to hit Amazan Prime by the end of 2022.
Not much is known about her dating history and romantic interests. She reportedly dated an actor Will Harrison, best known for his appearances in “Venefica”, “Madam Secretary”, and “The Light Upstate”.
It is unclear when they broke up, but it appears that they have parted ways. According to the latest sources, she is currently single.
Would you like to know her net worth?
As of 2021, her net worth is estimated at $200,000, acquired through her acting career. Considering her success with the role of Leah, it is believed that her net worth will grow in the future.
Physical Stats and Hobbies
Sarah is 5ft10ins (178cm) tall and weighs around 128lbs (57kgs). Her natural hair is dark brown, further adorned with blue eyes. Her body is an hourglass shape. Sarah is quite artistic soul, and even her cast members from “The Wilds” seem to agree on that.
In the interview for the Amazon Prime Video YouTube channel Shannon Berry and Mia Healey disclosed that Sarah is the most similar to her character in the series Leah, they said:” She does a lot of reading as Leah does. She is very good with words, very intelligent, and very aware of other people’s feelings, emotions, and what is going around her.”
In her free time, Sarah likes to play the piano and draw. She is a huge animal lover. When it comes to her food preferences, she enjoys eating pizza and burgers.
The young actress has amassed quite a following on her Instagram account, which counts nearly 150,000 followers. She also has a private Twitter account with 285 followers.