Sara Chia-Jewell is a mixed race actor born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She emigrated alone at the age of 13 to the UK and attended a state boarding school. She later received a scholarship to the University of California Santa Barbara, trained at Michael Howard Studios New York, and is now based in London, UK.
In 2019, Sara starred in $10k LaCie Grand Prize Winning short film LUNCH. She was nominated Best Actress at Unrestricted View Film Festival for her lead role in feature film Shopping Channels.
One of her favourite roles includes playing "The Left Lung" in devised physical theatre piece Her Body is a Minefield (White Bear, UK).
Some of her favourite films include:
‣ Alphaville, Jean-Luc Godard
‣ Dogtooth, Yorgos Lanthimos
‣ Capernaum, Nadine Labaki
‣ Ema, Pablo Larraín
‣ Take Me Somewhere Nice, Ena Sendijarević
‣ Yi Yi, Edward Yang
‣ The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos
‣ Boy, Taika Waititi
‣ La La Land, Damien Chazelle
‣ Toni Erdmann, Maren Ade
Sara is an advanced Kickboxer, holds a Broadsword BASSC, competed nationally in Swimming and is an AOW Scuba Diver. Sara speaks Mandarin with native pronunciation.
In 2021 Sara added her mother's maiden name, Chia, to her name. She did this after finding out that the only reason she was not given it at the time was because it cost extra to have the mother's name.