A Columbia College grad with a deep background in theater and film, Sardia is an award-winning writer and actress. She’s a leader in shifting the narrative for Jamaicans in Hollywood and works steadily to bring diverse, complex, genuine characters to television, film and the stage.
Sardia was born in Jamaica. She earned a BA in Theater. Sardia’s talent shines through her achievements, earning her the Best Solo Production accolade from BroadwayWorld. Her innovative contributions to theater were recognized with the Innovative Woman in Theater Award at the Hollywood Fringe Festival for her solo show ‘From a Yardie to Yankee.’
At age 5 she was writing and performing in skits and plays for her friends. She got her first professional acting credit in the legendary, Jamaican kid’s show RING DING WITH MISS LOU.
While writing and performing sketch comedy and directing theatre productions, she began to produce for television and film. She continued to develop her own on screen acting skills and build credits while finishing and eventually touring internationally with her critically acclaimed, autobiographical one-woman show, FROM A YARDIE TO A YANKEE.
Through her writing and performances in YARDIE, Sardia brings to life the gripping, gut-wrenching true story of her courageous journey from the murderous streets of Kingston, Jamaica, to the deadly consequences of Chicago's drug wars. It is a story filled with 11 different characters, all based on real people. Audiences and critics have raved about this one-woman theatrical experience in New York, Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, the Bahamas and of course, Jamaica.
Training & Workshops
BA in Theatre: Columbia College
Audition Tehnique: Clay Banks Acting Studio
Audition Game Pro: Wendy Davis
On Camera: Holly Powell
Cold Reading: Amy Lyndon
Comedy Tehnique: Gerry Katzman
Voice Training: Claudette Roche and Cecily O'Reily
Accent/Dialects: West Indies, Jamaican Patois
Jamaican Chef, Yoga, Great with Children
Ride Horses, Firearm Trained