Born to an Indian father and an Austrian mother, American actress Sabine Singh was born on August 4, 1977 in Suffern, New York. She was interested in performing as a young child, spending her time training as a dancer and performing in local theater. She studied at the University of Michigan before ultimately moving to the New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she eventually graduated with a degree in acting.
Singh started acting for television in 1999, when she starred in the television movie Student Affairs. For the next eight years, she played mostly guest roles in several television shows, including Law & Order, Strangers with Candy, The Sopranos, Charmed, Diagnosis Murder, Dawson’s Creek, Unscripted and CSI: NY. She also starred in several films, including Ricky 6, Someone Like You…, Maryam, The Anarchist Cookbook and The Fine Line Between Cute and Creepy.
In 2007, Singh joined the cast of the daytime soap All My Children. She played the role of Greenlee Smythe, one of the drama’s main antagonists, and one of the last characters created by the show’s creator, Agnes Nixon, until retired in 2000. Reaction from fans as lukewarm, as Singh preceded Rebecca Budig, who originated the role in 1999; Singh’s different approach to the character didn’t immediately strike a chord with fans. However, when news of Singh being let go by producers in January 2008 surfaced—to be replaced by Budig, who was by the time available again for the role—met fan outrage, claiming the actress was treated unfairly.
Singh is also known for her performances in theater. She was a founding member of the Flea Theater, whose productions have won several awards. Upon her departure from All My Children, she returned to the stage, performing in several off-Broadway productions, notably The Enthusiast and the critically-acclaimed The Gold Standard.