About Sara Canning
Sara Canning, who plays Dylan Weir in the PRIMEVAL spin-off PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD, is best known for her past role as Jenna Sommers on CTV’s hit TV series THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. As a result of this role, Sara along with her other cast mates, won the Cast of the Year award at the Young Hollywood Awards as well as the 2010 People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Drama.
Prior to starring on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, Canning played the title role in feature film Black Field, which premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival and won Best Feature at the Female Eye Film Festival 2010. She also guest starred on SMALLVILLE and KYLE XY, and held leading roles in features such as Paparazzi Princess: The Paris Hilton Story, Slap Shot 3 and Come Dance at My Wedding.
A graduate of the Vancouver Film School’s prestigious acting program, her breakthrough role came with the cable film Taken in Broad Daylight. Beyond performing, Canning's passions also include other aspects of entertainment. In 2008, she wrote and produced an independent film, which was developed as her student thesis project. Her extracurricular activities include hot yoga, hiking, snowboarding, painting, and reading.