Botsford, Sara 1951-

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Botsford, Sara 1951-


Born April 8, 1951, in Dobie, Ontario, Canada; married Alan Scarfe (an actor; divorced); children: two, including Jonathan Scarfe (an actor).


Agent—Silver Massetti and Szatmary, 8730 West Sunset Blvd., Suite 440, West Hollywood, CA 90069.


Actress, producer, director, and writer.

Awards, Honors:

Genie Award nomination, best actress, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1983, for By Design; Gemini Award nomination, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, 1992, and Gemini Award, 1993, both best actress in a continuing leading dramatic role, for E.N.G.; Gemini Award nomination, best actress in a leading role in a dramatic program or miniseries, 1998, for The Arrow.


Television Appearances; Series:

Lilith McKechnie, As the World Turns, CBS, 1988, 1990.

Ann Hildebrandt, E.N.G., Lifetime, 1990.

Mercedes DePedroso, The Wright Verdicts, CBS, 1995.

Norma St. Claire, The Lot, AMC, 1999.

Ellen Baines Heart, Canooks, 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Maggie, The Fighting Men (also known as Men of Steel), CBC, 1977.

Tricia, Crossbar, CBC, 1979.

Janice, Fatal Memories (also known as The Eileen Franklin Story), NBC, 1992.

Eve, My Breast, CBS, 1994.

Heather Allen, Dangerous Offender: The Marlene Moore Story, CBC, 1996.

Dead Innocent (also known as Eye), HBO, 1996.

Bonnie, The Fixer, Showtime, 1998.

Mrs. Farber, Our Guys: Outrage at Glen Ridge (also known as Outrage in Glen Ridge), ABC, 1999.

Harriet Nelson, Ricky Nelson: Original Teen Idol (also known as Ricky Nelson and The Ricky Nelson Story), VH1, 1999.

Meredith Farley, Burn: The Robert Wraight Story (also known as Terres brulantes: L'histoire de Robert Wraight), CTV, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Kate O'Hara, The Arrow (also known as Project Arrow), CBC, 1997.

Mrs. Kathleen Sinclair, Trudeau, CBC, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Lucy Rogers, The Guiding Light, CBS, three episodes, 1984.

Angelica, "The Lock Box," The Equalizer, CBS, 1985.

Eleanor Purvis, "A Matter of Honour," Street Legal, CBC, 1987.

Dakota Graham, "Family Passions," Madison, Global, 1994.

Rhonda, "My Momma's Back," Pointman, syndicated, 1995.

Mayor Anita Ross, "The Weaker Sex," Sliders, Fox, 1995.

"A Question of Truth," New York News, CBS, 1995.

Lee Colwell, "A Rock and a Hard Place," Black Harbour, CBC, 1997.

Lee Colwell, "You Can't Get There from Here," Black Harbour, CBC, 1997.

Diane (some sources cite Sarah) Posner, "Passion," Law & Order, NBC, 1997.

"A Lady in a Black Dress," Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction, Fox, 1998.

Maria Schviller, "Self-Inflicted," Total Recall 2070 (also known as Total Recall: The Series), Showtime, 1999.

Dr. Gail Cowlings, "The Shroud," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime and syndicated, 1999.

Attorney Post, "The Green Monster," Ally McBeal, Fox, 1999.

Jenny McGarry, "Five Votes Down," The West Wing, NBC, 1999.

Judge Evelyn LaVoy, "Media Relations," Family Law, CBS, 2000.

Laura Boulton, "The God Thing," Judging Amy, CBS, 2000.

Lucia Burns, "Don't Fence Me In," The District, CBS, 2001.

Lauren Ruder, "Believers," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2001.

Helen Walsh, "Healthy McDowell Movement," NYPD Blue, ABC, 2002.

Elinor Galbraithe, "Live by the Sword," Tom Stone (also known as Stone Undercover), CBC, 2003.

Roberta Kanner, "Party Girl," Without a Trace (also known as W.A.T.), CBS, 2005.

Allen Barnes, "Loyal," The L Word, Showtime, 2005.

Allen Barnes, "Land Ahoy," The L Word, Showtime, 2005.

Susan Weinar, "The Running Man," Numb3rs (also known as Num3ers), CBS, 2006.

Guest star, "Moon Giver," Three Minutes over Milford, ABC Family Channel, 2006.

Dr. Helen Berkley, "Brothers in Arms," Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (also known as NCIS and NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service), CBS, 2007.

Television Appearances; Other:

Mrs. Jacobs, "The Hand Me Down Kid," ABC After-school Special, ABC, 1983.

Estelle Burroughs, Sophie, 2007.

Ellen Baines Heart, Canooks (pilot), 2007.

Television Work:

Associate producer, E.N.G. (series), Lifetime, 1990.

Producer and director, Canooks (pilot), 2007.

Producer and director, Canooks (series), 2007.

Film Appearances:

Angie Olaffsen, By Design (also known as Sur mesure), Atlantic Releasing, 1982.

Kelly Leonard, Deadly Eyes (also known as Night Eyes and The Rats), Warner Bros., 1982.

Gail Phillips, Still of the Night, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982.

Ridley Taylor, Murder by Phone (also known as Bells, The Calling, and Hell's Bells), New World, 1982.

Maude Ryan, The Gunrunner, New World Home Video, 1984.

Barbara, Legal Eagles, Universal, 1986.

Lady Sarah Billings, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1986.

Je t'aime woman, Thick as Thieves (also known as Comme des voleurs), 1991.

Obstruction of Justice, Oasis International, 1995.

Mrs. Barry and Frau Schiller, Anne: Journey to Green Gables, Sullivan Entertainment, 2004.

Christine Lord, Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, Universal Studios Home Video, 2004.

Mrs. Carmichael, Eulogy, Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Kathy Williams, The Fog, Columbia, 2005.

Stage Appearances:

Isabelle Bird, Joyce, and Nell, Top Girls, New York Shakespeare Festival, Estelle R. Newman Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1983.

Charlotte, The Real Thing, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, c. 1984-85.

Kate Miller, The Cover of Life, American Place Theatre, New York City, 1994.

Also appeared as Tamara de Lempicka in an off-Broadway production of Tamara.



You're on the Set of "Tremors 4: The Legend Begins, Universal Studios Home Video, 2004.


Television Series:

Canooks, 2007.

Television Pilots:

Canooks, 2007.