Sarah Burns was born in Long Island, New York. Burns is an American film and television actress and comedian, best known for playing Krista on HBO’s Enlightened. The actress is known for her appearances in comedic films and television series. Her film roles include Hailey in I Love You, Man (2009), Harper in the Going the Distance (2010) and Janine Groff in Life as We Know It (2010).
Sarah began her professional acting career as America’s second favorite purple guy, Barney. These days, Sarah is a resident performer at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in NYC. Recent TV roles include “Faye” in Cavalcade of Personalities, which was featured on Comedy Central, “N’maia” in the sit-com Windy Acres. She was also a returning cast member on MTV’s Damage Control. Upcoming projects include a starring role in the broadband miniseries, My Wife, The Ghost and a recurring role in Comedy Central’s I Love The 30’s. Sarah is an amateur chef and currently divides her time between NY and LA.
In 2009, Entertainment Weekly named her one of the “25 Funniest Actresses in Hollywood”. In June 2013 Entertainment Weekly named Burns one of “15 Actresses We’re Rooting For” as part of its “Emmy Watch”.