Name: Sarah Gertrude Shapiro
Born: February 19, 1978
Occupation: Filmmaker, writer, and musician
Sarah Gertrude Shapiro was born in Santa Barbara, California on February 19, 1978. She is the daughter of Perry Shapiro, a professor, and Diane Wolf Wallace. She has one sibling: Elizabeth Shapiro-Garza.
In high school, Sara attended a film class at the Santa Barbara City College. She would later enrol at Sarah Lawrence College and earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in fiction writing and filmmaking.
She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
Following college, Sarah went right to work, interning at Killer Films, a production company in New York City. She returned to California, finding work in reality television, including the hit show “High School Reunion.” One of her biggest employment opportunities was that of a producer on the smash hit reality series “The Bachelor,” playing a key role for four seasons.
Sarah relocated to Portland, Oregon where she was employed by Wieden + Kennedy, an advertising agency. She specialized in creating and directing content like documentaries and short films. On the side, Sarah directed the independent film “Sequin Raze,” a so-called passion project.
In July 2013, Sarah sold a pilot called “UnREAL” to Lifetime. It was co-written by Sarah and Marti Noxon and was produced by A+E Studios. In February 2014, 10 episodes were ordered, and it premiered in June 2015. The series was a success and two more seasons were created.
Sarah also wrote the 10-episode TV series “The Faith Diaries.”
Like other successful independent artists, Sarah has made the film festival rounds, including the Palm Springs International Film Festival, South by Southwest, and New Directors/New Films Festival.
Sarah was hired by the American Film Institute (AFI) for its Directing Workshop for Women.
Outside of film and television, Sarah formed a band in college named The New England Roses and participated in another band called Mean Streak. She also does visual arts.
We estimate that Sarah Gertrude Shapiro’s net worth is $5.6 million (2018).
So how much is $5.6 million really?
$5.6 million can produce a television drama. $5.6 million can also pay for the tuition of dozens of students to attended Sarah Lawrence College.