Friday, January 24, 2014
Sadie Calvano: ELLE's Women In Television Celebration
Sadie began performing in musical theatre when she was seven. Favorite past roles include Alice in "Alice In Wonderland" (2008) at the El Portal, Belle in "Beauty And The Beast" (2008) at The Barnsdall Theatre, Sharpay in "High School Musical" (2009) and Tallulah in "Bugsy Malone" (2011) both at the Madrid Theatre and Christina in Crown City Theatre's four week run of "A Chicago Christmas Carol" (2010).
When she was almost 13, Sadie met her manager, Tina Treadwell, and her professional career began. Sadie's first role was a guest star appearance on Chris Elliot's Eagleheart in the summer of 2010, followed by a co-star role on NCIS as William Devane's kidnapped granddaughter for which she received a YAA best actress nomination. Sadie made her big screen debut as Leonardo DiCaprio's niece in the Clint Eastwood bio-epic "J. Edgar." Other credits include a couple of pilots, guest star appearances on "Kickin' It" and "Crash & Bernstein" and a recurring role on "Melissa & Joey."
Sadie still spends her summers at Stagedoor Manor, the acclaimed New York theatre intensive whose alumni include Jon Cryer, Natalie Portman, and Shawn Levy. Sadie is also the National Spokesperson for Bags4Kids, an organization that provides comfort items and support for distressed foster children.
Sadie is dedicated to developing her craft and also to her academic education. Sadie also studies ballet, jazz,
voice, and was formerly a competitive gymnast, taking home the gold medal in floor in July 2009 at the 2010 California State Games in San Diego.
Sadie is excited to play Anna Faris' teenage daughter, Violet, in the new Chuck Lorre comedy, Mom (2013), premiered the fall of 2013 on CBS.
Sadie lives Los Angeles, California with her mother, father and Piper, her cat and is represented by Wendi Green and Jennifer Millar at Paradigm and Tina Treadwell at Treadwell Entertainment.