Happy Birthday Sarah Gadon!

Today we’re wishing a happy birthday to Sarah Gadon, the prolific Toronto born actress who Fresh fans know as the voice of Beth on Total Drama!

Sarah started her acting career when she was just ten, appearing in the late 90’s espionage thriller La Femme Nikita.

Along with a number of other live action appearances, she got her start as a voice actress in Mattimeo: A Tale of Redwall, the animated adaptation of Brian Jacques’ popular novel of medieval adventure. Sarah provided the voices for Cynthia Vole and Tess Churchmouse.

Sarah Gadon, photo by Tim Leyes

In 2003 Sarah voiced Alyssa for My Dad the Rockstar and in 2006 she was the voice of Ruby Gloom herself on the beloved Ruby Gloom series!

For Fresh fans, though, the name Sarah Gadon means Beth, the wannabe turned serious contender from the original Total Drama cast of contestants! Beth grew a lot as a character over her appearances in Total Drama Island and Total Drama Action, making it to the final two in the second season!

That made her a challenging character to play but Sarah was more than up to the challenge. He performance was one of the major reasons Beth became a fan favourite character and was brought back for the Aftermath segments in Total Drama: World Tour even when she wasn’t competing.

Sarah Gadon on the cover of Real Style Spring 2013

Recently Sarah has had a recurring roll on the period detective series Murdoch Mysteries as Ruby Ogden and on the mini-series World Without End as Philippa.

Just last year she starred alongside Robert Pattinson in the David Cronenberg film Cosmopolis. Sarah appeared on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight to discuss her role as Elise Shifrin:

Her new film Belle is currently in post-production and is expected to be released later in 2013.

Sarah maintains active Twitter and Tumblr accounts where you can keep up with all of her latest roles!

Happy birthday, Sarah!

Stay fresh,