Gemini Award-winning Canadian actress Sara Botsford was born on April 8, 1951 in Dobie, Ontario to a mining engineer and a nurse. With over 50 credits to her name, she has established herself as a renowned personality in the industry. She attended theatre classes at York University, but was first exposed to the stage when she was six. At the time, she portrayed the Virgin Mary in a local production, because she owned the only boy doll in town. Botsford has three sons, one of which is actor Jonathan Scarfe.
Sara Botsford began her acting career during the late 1970s, gaining roles on TV movies like The Fighting Men and Crossbar. She made her way to film in 1982, appearing on By Design, Deadly Eyes, /i>Still of the Night and Murder by Phone. Later on, she got the role of Lucy Rogers on the series Guiding Light, and eventually garnered more fame when she was cast as Ann Hildebrant on E.N.G. The show wrapped up in 1994, but it won Botsford the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role. The actress continued her work in the business, snagging parts on shows like Black Harbour, Law & Order, The Outer Limits, and Ally McBeal. She was also seen on The Lot and The West Wing. Since 2000, she appeared on a number of guest roles such as those in Judging Amy, The District and Crossing Jordan. After taking on the character of Mrs. Carmichael in the 2004 movie Eulogy, she was seen on The L Word, Without A Trace and Numb3rs. In 2007, she directed the play The Cover of LIFE and even starred in its 1994 New York production. Botsford then landed roles on Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service, ER, Medium, and the ABC Family series Sophie.