SARAH MEGAN THOMAS has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry as one of the brightest and most determined in all fields. As an actress, producer, and writer, she has a mission to tell stories about strong and complex women. Her talents touch all aspects of the projects she undertakes.
Her latest venture is the groundbreaking film EQUITY, in which she developed the story, produced, and starred opposite Anna Gunn. EQUITY is a first of its kind; a female driven Wall Street thriller. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, was immediately sold to Sony Pictures Classics, and will be released theatrically on July 29th. The Hollywood Reporter reviewed Sarah’s performance as “subtle, but gutsy,” reflecting everything that women on Wall Street work towards on a daily basis.
Sarah also starred opposite James Van Der Beek in the film BACKWARDS, a drama about romance in the competitive world of professional rowing. She wrote and produced BACKWARDS. Sarah has been interviewed on many talk shows including The Today Show.
A graduate of Williams College, Sarah trained at both RADA and Drama Studio London. On stage, Sarah has starred in various off-Broadway productions including the whimsical gender-bending Love’s Labour’s Lost, and the New York premiere production of Summit Conference. Summit Conference was extended twice due to popular demand.
Sarah is an advocate for charitable causes, most notably Minding Your Mind, a charity that educates children in school about mental health problems to relieve the stigma. She’s an accomplished athlete in her personal life, enjoying nearly all sports from basketball to pilates, and she has even climbed to the top of Mt. Rainer in Washington.
Sarah currently resides in downtown New York City with her husband and her son.
The second edition of Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival will open May 3 with Wall Street drama “Equity,” starring Anna Gunn, Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Actress Sarah Megan Thomas and President of Women In Film LA Cathy Schulman attend Ninth Annual Women In Film Pre-Oscar Cocktail Party Co-hosted by Perrier-Jouët on February 26, 2016
[Via Fast Company] THE PATH FROM IDEA TO PAGE TO SCREEN FOR ONE OF SUNDANCE’S MOST BUZZED-ABOUT MOVIES. BY DAVID ZAX Actress and producer Sarah Megan Thomas is married to a banker. For years, she’d go out to Wall Street events, and she became consistently interested in what she calls “the one woman at every [...]
The Vogue Podcast: Alysia Reiner and Sarah Megan Thomas Talk Movies, Motherhood, and Making the World Better for Women André Leon Talley sits down with Orange Is the New Black’s Alysia Reiner and Backwards’s Sarah Megan Thomas to get the scoop on producing and starring in Equity, the first female-driven film about Wall Street. From [...]
WATCH Equity producer-stars Alysia Reiner (Orange is the New Black) and Sarah Megan Thomas could hardly contain themselves as they walked into the DeadlineNow Sundance studio—their film had just been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics. It’s an exciting outcome for any Sundance film, but particularly for one driven predominantly by women in the midst of [...]
[Read More on FOX Business] Whether it’s ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ or the upcoming ‘Money Monster,’ finance themed films and television shows are getting their chance on the big screen. ‘The Big Short,’ a film that examines the housing mortgage meltdown in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis, is nominated for five [...]
Read the full interview on Elle Described to the average moviegoer, Equity sounds like a thriller you’ve already seen. It’s set on Wall Street, exposing the dark universe of corruption that too much money creates. It turns a critical eye on IPOs gone awry, shady startup culture, and greed. It lingers on a very pretty [...]
Sarah’s film, EQUITY, premiered in Dramatic Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival where it sold to SONY PICTURES CLASSICS. The film will be released in theaters July 29, 2016
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