Sarah J Eagen is a Writer, Actor, and Choreographer. Sarah is currently a staff writer on the sci fi audio drama The Veil, produced by Voxx Studios. She co-wrote/produced/acted in the short Soledad, which screens on the Disney lot as part of the Alliance of Women Directors/Shoot Em Up collaboration. She wrote/starred in the webseries Magic for Muggles based on Harry Potter, and the scientific short film "The Interview", based on her graduate school research in Genetics and Virology. Sarah was a finalist for the Women in Film/Blacklist Episodic lab in the fall of 2017 & the NYTVF Script Comp in 2018. One of her scripts was performed live by the Parsec award-nominated podcast Once Upon a Wine. Sarah was seen as the helpful paralegal Carol in CBS's action comedy Rush Hour. She also had the pleasure of sharing the screen with funny lady Kristen Schaal in the feature film Austin Found.
Sarah is a member of the Junior Leadership Board of Hollywood Heart, a LA-based organization that provides arts education to underserved youth & those affected by HIV/AIDS. She volunteers for their events and workshops regularly, including their powerful Camp HollywoodHEART. Sarah strongly believes in their mission that arts education should be available to everyone
My Goal of the Day: Complete a rewrite of one of my pilot scripts
My Thought of the Day: Skyping with my nephew is the BEST!
My Action of the Day: Attending a screening of my film, Soledad, on the Disney lot!
What do you love most about Your City?
I have lived and visited a lot of places, but Los Angeles has a very unique energy. Everyone you meet is passionately pursuing their dream, and that focus and drive is palpable. Every day, people are booking life-changing gigs in this city, and that possibility is very exciting!
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
Breakfast is usually a giant green smoothie or a fried egg on sour dough. If I’m going all out, my favorite weekend breakfast place is Granville Café.
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – Hopefully, sleeping for another hour. Unless it is a day on set, in which case, I am already up and making myself tea and a green smoothie!
10:00 AM - Although I can get writing done any time of the day, I tend to do my best, most clear-headed writing first thing in the morning. So I usually try to reserve a few hours in the first part of my day for writing!
12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal?
Olive & Thyme! Hands down. I love their grilled vegetable sandwich and SO many of their case salads. Delish! Now I’m hungry…
7:00 PM - Most evenings, I’m out at industry events. One or two nights a week I act in live readings of new scripts or put up a script of my own, others I attend panels or screenings (I’m a member of SAG-AFTRA, so there are a TON of fun screenings during awards season!), or I go to friends’ shows, etc. There is always so much going on, which is fun!
If it’s a home night, this is the time I usually make myself go on a run or do some yoga if I haven’t gotten a workout in earlier in my day.
11:00 PM – I’ve probably just finished catching up on one of my favorite shows (Doctor Who, This is Us, The Magicians, to name a few), and am turning out the light and setting an alarm for the next morning.
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
Tea, tea, and more tea. I usually have one cup of Matcha (Ippodo is my favorite!), English breakfast, or Spicy Chai tea in the morning. Sometimes I sneak a second cup…
I often end the evening with a glass of raspberry-lemon Calm, which is a magnesium supplement.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
For staying connected with the entertainment industry, I use Twitter and Instagram pretty frequently. Although, I am also currently playing a lot of a game called Harry Potter – Hogwarts Mystery, so that one may take top billing.
My favorite Instagram accounts right now are @leefromamerica (tons of great healthy living & mindset information) and @justinbaldoni (actor, father, husband, and leader of a conscientious social movement redefining masculinity.)
What should everyone try at least once?
VOTING! And then get so hooked on voting that you vote in every subsequent election.
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
Hm, the first place that comes to mind is Powell’s Books in Portland, OR. Wandering around a bookstore is a great way to spend a free day!