Sarah Goldberg
Born (1985-05-31) May 31, 1985 (age 37)
Years active2007–present

Sarah Goldberg (born May 31, 1985) is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Sally Reed in the HBO dark comedy series Barry (2018–present), which earned her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She also originated the dual role of Betsey/Lindsey in the Royal Court Theatre's production of Clybourne Park, for which she was nominated for a 2011 Olivier Award, and later performed it on Broadway.

Early life

Goldberg was born into a Jewish family in Vancouver, British Columbia, on May 31, 1985.[1] Attracted to the theater, she participated in productions in high school. After backpacking through Europe, she was accepted to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in 2004 and subsequently moved to London.[2] She worked as a waitress and babysitter to support herself and graduated in 2007.


Shortly after graduating, Goldberg gained her first role in a production of Carson McCullers' The Member of the Wedding at the Young Vic.[3] She also did voice-overs, motion capture for video games, and instructional videos. She was cast in Apologia at the Bush Theatre in 2009,[2][4] and also appeared in Bekah Brunstetter's Miss Lilly Gets Boned at the Finborough Theatre[5] and John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation at the Old Vic.[6] In 2011, she was cast in a supporting role in Bruce Norris' Clybourne Park at the Royal Court, originating the dual role of Betsey/Lindsey. She was nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance,[7] and later performed the play on Broadway.[8] She portrayed Alison Porter in Sam Gold's off-Broadway 2012 revival of John Osborne's Look Back in Anger, opposite Adam Driver and Matthew Rhys,[9][10] and then appeared in Amy Herzog's The Great God Pan at Playwrights Horizons.[11]

Goldberg had small parts in the films A Bunch of Amateurs (2008),[12] Gambit (2012),[13] and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).[2] She also starred in the short-lived comedy-drama series Hindsight (2015).[14] She began playing aspiring actress Sally Reed in the HBO dark comedy series Barry (2018–present),[15] for which she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2019.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 A Bunch of Amateurs 2nd Cinema Girl
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Analyst #1
Gambit Executive Wilson
2014 Drifters Clara Norris Short film
2016 Lucia, Before and After Lucia Dziedek Short film
2017 Crown Heights Shirley Robedee
Izzy Gets the F*ck Across Town Whitney
Bikini Moon Kate
2018 Games for Girls Ess Short film
The Hummingbird Project Mascha
2019 The Report April
2020 The Night House Claire


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Any Human Heart Miss Katz Episode: "#1.3"
2014 Elementary Miss Truepenny Episode: "The One Percent Solution"
Black Box Florence Huggins Episode: "I Shall Be Released"
2015 Hindsight Lolly Lavigne 10 episodes
2018–present Barry Sally Reed 24 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Apologia Trudi Bush Theatre
2010 Six Degrees of Separation Elizabeth Old Vic Theatre
Clybourne Park Betsy/Lindsey Royal Court Theatre
2012 Look Back in Anger Allison Porter Laura Pels Theatre
Clybourne Park Betsy/Lindsey Walter Kerr Theatre
The Great God Pan Paige Playwrights Horizons
2013 The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin Katie Nicholson Laura Pels Theatre
2015 The Qualms Kristy Playwrights Horizons

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 Laurence Olivier Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Clybourne Park Nominated[16]
2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Barry Nominated[17]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated[18]


  1. ^ Bloom, Nate (March 25, 2018). "Celebrity Jews: Zach Braff's new show; Camp Ramah on 'Goldbergs'; Judd Apatow's new Gary Shandling doc". The Jewish News of Northern California. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Sarah Goldberg: The Barry star on being down and out in London, lucky breaks, and the uniquely American pressure to be famous". Gossamer. Vol. 2. 2019. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Fierberg, Ruthie (March 23, 2018). "Barry Star Sarah Goldberg Proves Her Theatre Credentials". Playbill. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  4. ^ Spencer, Charles (June 23, 2009). "Apologia, at the Bush Theatre". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on March 15, 2017. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  5. ^ Billington, Michael (June 28, 2010). "Miss Lilly Gets Boned". The Guardian. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  6. ^ "Six Degrees of Separation: Cast Members". Old Vic Theatre. 2010. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  7. ^ "Olivier Winners 2011". Olivier Awards. Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved April 29, 2014.
  8. ^ "35th Laurence Olivier Awards nominations announced". London Theatre. February 7, 2011. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  9. ^ "Star File: Sarah Goldberg". Retrieved April 29, 2014.
  10. ^ Champion, Lindsay (February 9, 2012). "Look Back in Anger's Sarah Goldberg on Pizza-Eating Bears and 'Onstage Hubby' Matthew Rhys". Retrieved April 29, 2014.
  11. ^ Isherwood, Charles (December 18, 2012). "Sometimes, Memories Play Tricks on You: 'The Great God Pan,' by Amy Herzog, at Playwrights Horizons". The New York Times. Retrieved April 29, 2014.
  12. ^ "A Bunch of Amateurs". IMDb. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  13. ^ "Gambit". IMDb. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 4, 2013). "Laura Ramsey, Craig Horner & Sarah Goldberg To Topline VH1 Pilot 'Hindsight'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2014.
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 2, 2016). "Bill Hader's HBO Pilot 'Barry' Casts Sarah Goldberg". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  16. ^ "Laurence Olivier Awards 2011: full list of nominees". The Daily Telegraph. February 7, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  17. ^ "SAG Award Nominations: Complete List". Variety. December 12, 2018.
  18. ^ Specter, Emma (September 23, 2019). "The Complete List of 2019 Emmy Winners". Vogue.