Sabryn Rock is a Canadian film and theatre actress. She is known for her performance in the TV series: ClairVoyant (2018), Black Mirror (2017), The Expanse (2018), and film Welcome to Sudden Death (2020).
Sabryn Rock was born in 1986 (age 34 years; as in 2020) in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.
She did her schooling at Dr. Martin Leboldus High School, Regina. She has studied acting at the Canadian Film Centre’s Actors Conservatory, Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre (Stratford Festival), National Theatre School of Canada, and Do It With Class Theatre Company.
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Brown
Family & Ethnicity
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is Trevors Rock and her mother’s name is Paulette.
She has three brothers named Peyson Rock, Cee Rock, and Daigoro Rock.
Relationships & Husband
She started dating Paul Robinson in June 2011, and on August 27, 2017, they both got married.
As a Theatre Artist
As a theatre actress, Sabryn Rock has performed on the stages across Canada, including the Stratford Festival, Young People’s Theatre, Acting Up Stage Company, Soulpepper Theatre, Obsidian Theatre, and the Globe Theatre. She has acted in the plays like Romeo & Juliet, King Lear, The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, The Three Musketeers, Merchant of Venice, Rose, and many more.
She was nominated for two Dora Mavor Moore Awards for her performances in ‘Caroline, or Change’ and ‘Once on This Island’. Apart from acting, she has also directed the play ‘Dutchman’ in 2012 and was the assistant director of the play ‘Sweat’ (2020).
TV & Films
She made her television debut with the Canadian series ‘Incredible Story Studio’ (1997-2001) in which she played the role of ‘Samantha/Nikki/Lisa/Maggie/Joselyn/Sofie.’
She has acted in the Canadian series: My Babysitter’s a Vampire (2011), InSayshable (2012), Saving Hope (2017), The Expanse (2018), Carter (2019), and Running with Violet (2017-2020). In 2011, she made her American television debut with ‘Nikita’ as ‘Lisa.’
She has also acted in the American TV series: Against the Wall (2011), The Divide(2014), Eye Witness (2016), The Strain (2017), and Taken (2018). She made her British television debut with ‘Black Mirror’ (2017) as ‘Pippa.’
She made her film debut with the American film ‘The Story of Luke’ (2012) as ‘Maria.’
She has also acted in American films: Holiday Joy (2016), Christmas in Love (2018), and Welcome to Sudden Death (2020). She made her Canadian film debut with ‘Entropic’ (2019) as ‘Ally.’
- Playwright: Suzan-Lori Parks
- Plays: Twelfth Night, Titus Andronicus, Hamilton
- In her high school days, her high school drama team (that she was a part of) won the National Improv Championship.
- In 2007, she worked as a production secretary in the Canadian Tv series ‘Heart Beat.’
- She is also fluent in French.
- She is also trained in dance forms like ballet, modern & jazz.
- When she was in grade 5, a group of children toured her school and presented a short play that had singing and dancing in it. According to her,
I remember being absolutely floored because A- these were kids MY age B- they were missing school and C- to perform in front of other kids??? I thought that was the sweetest gig ever and was immediately jealous and dead set on being in it.”
The following year, she auditioned and became part of that troupe. Becoming a part of the troupe helped her gain knowledge and experience of theatre, throughout her youth and teen years.
- According to Sabryn, she gained interest in acting after she saw her eldest brother performing in his high school’s production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ as ‘Oberon.’ Watching her brother made her envious and inspired of him at the same time. According to her,
He transformed himself, the complexity of the language (even though I didn’t understand a lot of it), the magic and comedy of it all and thought “I would really like to do that too!” At that time, I basically wanted to do anything he did…although after time he quit acting and it stuck for me, so it’s all his fault.”
- She won Toronto Theatre Critics Award (2018-19 season) for Best Supporting Performance in a Play for Soulpepper‘s production of Marco Ramirez‘s ‘The Royale.’
- She has also voiced the audiobooks: The Conjoined by Jen Sookfong Lee, Just a Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi, Elephant in the Sky by Heather A. Clark, and Keeping the Beat by Norton Jeff and Marie Powell.
- She has acted in the short films: Here Before You (2019) and Wild James (2019).
- She was once injured during a show and needed knee surgery. After surgery, she had to rest for almost six weeks for recovery. But due to expenses and medication, she couldn’t afford to rest for such a long time. That’s when she turned to the Actors’ Fund for Canada, an organization that looks after well being and health of actors and supports them in their vulnerable times of injuries, illness, and personal hardships. According to her,
The AFC was able to help me out financially until my insurance kicked in, providing a compassionate safety net while I was in a period of limbo. If the money had not been available to me I most likely would have rushed back to work before my body was ready simply because of financial pressures; this could have resulted in further injury or undone any rehabilitation I had gone through. Instead I was able to feel secure and be patient with myself and put my energy into getting my instrument, i.e. my body, back to good health.”