Sabryn Rock is a Canadian film and theatre actress who works in the American and Canadian film and television industry. She is famous for her roles 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 studied at Dr. Martin Leboldus High School, Regina. She has taken acting and theatre training 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
She was born to Trevors Rock and Paulette. She has three brothers: Peyson Rock, Cee Rock, and Daigoro Rock.
In June 2011, she came into a relationship with Paul Robinson, and the couple got married on August 27, 2017.
As a Theatre Artist
Sabryn Rock started her career as a theatre artist when she was in year 6 of her school. When she was in year 5 of her school, a group of children came to her school and performed a play that had singing and dancing in it. According to Sabryn,
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 to become a part of that troupe and passed it. Performing with the troupe not only helped with her training but also helped her gain experience, in her youth and teen years. Sabryn has acted on stages across Canada, including the Stratford Festival, Young People’s Theatre, Acting Up Stage Company, Soulpepper Theatre, Obsidian Theatre, and the Globe Theatre, and has acted in the theatre productions of Romeo & Juliet, King Lear, The Comedy of Errors, Twelfth Night, Merchant of Venice, Passing Strange, Ruined, and many more.
For her performance in ‘Caroline, or Change’ and ‘Once on This Island,’ she was nominated for two Dora Mavor Moore Awards. Apart from acting, she has also directed the play ‘Dutchman’ in 2012 and was the assistant director for the play ‘Sweat’ in 2020.
She made her television debut as ‘Samantha/Nikki/Lisa/Joselyn/Maggie/Sofie’ with the Canadian series ‘Incredible Story Studio’ (1997-2001).
She has also appeared in the Canadian series: My Babysitter’s a Vampire (2011), The Listener (2012), Saving Hope (2017), The Expanse (2018), Carter (2019), and Running with Violet (2017-2020). She made her American television debut with ‘Nikita’ (2011) in the role of ‘Lisa.’
She has also made appearances in the American TV series: Against the Wall (2011), The Divide(2014), The Girlfriend Experience (2016), The Strain (2017), and Taken (2018). In 2017, she made her British television debut with ‘Black Mirror’ in the role of ‘Pippa.’
In 2012, she made her film debut with the American film ‘The Story of Luke’ in the role of ‘Maria.’
She has also acted in American films: Holiday Joy (2016), Christmas in Love (2018), and Welcome to Sudden Death (2020). In 2019, she made her Canadian film debut with ‘Entropic’ in the role of ‘Ally.’
- Playwright: Suzan-Lori Parks
- Plays: Twelfth Night, Titus Andronicus, Hamilton
- During high school, her school’s drama team (that she was a part of) participated in the National Improv Championship and won it.
- Apart from English, Sabryn is also fluent in French.
- She has also been educated in the dance forms like ballet, modern & jazz.
- Sabryn was inspired to pursue acting after she saw her eldest brother acting as ‘Oberon’ in his high school’s production of the play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ She was envious and inspired by watching her brother perform. 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.”
- In 2007, she worked in the Canadian TV series ‘Heart Beat’ as a production secretary.
- For her performance in Soulpepper‘s production of Marco Ramirez‘s ‘The Royale,’ she received the Toronto Theatre Critics Award (2018-19 season) for Best Supporting Performance in a Play.
- 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 also made appearances in the short films Here before You (2019) and Wild James (2019).
- Once, during a show, she got injured and needed knee surgery. She had to rest for almost six weeks for recovery after the surgery. However, she was reluctant to do it as it would get harder for her to pay her expenses and medication if she took a break. She then took the help of Actors’ Fund for Canada, an organization that looks after well being and health of Canadian actors in Canada and supports them when they are most vulnerable due to 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.”