Five Things You Didn’t Know about Sarah Rafferty

Although she is best known for her role as Donna Roberta Paulsen on the USA Network drama Suits, Sarah Rafferty has appeared in shows and movies, including Without a Trace, Six Feet Under, Charmed, and 8 Simple Rules. When she’s not onscreen, Sarah is the complete opposite of the high powered, well dressed executive she plays. To give you a better idea of who she is and what she enjoys most, here are 5 things you didn’t know about Sarah Rafferty.

She is a lot of fun at pool parties.

When she was 8 years old, Sarah attended a summer camp, where she learned quite a few synchronized swimming moves. More than 30 years later, she said in an 2015 interview with Good Housekeeping, “I still have some synchronized swimming moves in my back pocket. I can really wow people at a pool party.”

She is well educated.

Sarah decided at a young age that she wanted to be an actress, but she wanted to hone her craft before trying to make it in Hollywood. After graduating from a private girl’s high school in Greenwich, CT, where she participated in the school’s theater program, she decided to attend Clinton, NY’s Hamilton College. During her junior year, she studied abroad at the University of Oxford. By 1993, she had graduated magna cum laude with a double major in English and Theatre. Later, she received a Master of Fine Arts from The Yale School of Drama. After finishing her master’s degree, she started auditioning for TV shows and movies.

She has a long history with Gabriel Macht.

On the show, there is plenty of sexual tension between Sarah’s Donna and Gabriel’s Harvey. In real life, there is no sexual tension. Instead, they are good friends. They originally met at the Willamstown Theatre Festival in 1993 and have remained close ever since. In a 2012 interview, Macht said, “We go back 20 years and our daughters are best friends. We are really, really, really close friends. We’ve been to each other’s weddings.” In fact, Sarah only decided to audition for Suits after getting a copy of the script from Gabriel.

Sarah has been married for more than 16 years.

Sarah married her husband, Aleksanteri Olli-Pekka Seppala, a stock research analyst, on June 23, 2001 in her hometown of Greenwich, CT. Today, the couple remains happily married and are the parents of two daughters, Oona Gray (born in October 2007) and Iris Friday (born in January 2012). The family splits their time between Toronto (where Suits is filmed) and Los Angeles, CA. 

You will rarely catch her outside without this one thing.

As a natural redhead with an ivory skin tone, Sarah is a big believer in always wearing sunscreen. In a 2017 interview with CBC Life, she was asked what desert island beauty product she could not go without. Her answer, “SPF. Anything with sunscreen.” She also admitted to opening a closet full of hats to keep the sun off her face when she heads outside, especially in the summer.

Add Comment

American Horror Story BMF Cobra Kai Dexter Hawkeye Heels Money Heist Ozark Shark Tank Squid Game Stranger Things Succession Ted Lasso The Mandalorian
The Kelly Clarkson Show Make History By Winning For The Seventh Time At The 2022 Daytime Emmys
Ser Criston
A King’s Landing Problem: Ser Criston’s Hero to Villain Story
Why People Think See Doesn’t Work
Action Adventure Comedy Documentary Drama Fantasy Horror Movie Lists Mystery Romance Sci-Fi Thriller
Movie Review: A Separation
The Trailer For Donald Sutherland’s Mr. Harrigan’s Phone Has Been Released
Ser Criston
A King’s Landing Problem: Ser Criston’s Hero to Villain Story
Comics Lists News Things You Didn't Know Whatever Happened To
John Boyega
Why John Boyega has the Right Attitude to Disrupt the Status Quo in Hollywood
Cersei Lannister
Who is Lena Headey? 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Actress
All You Need To Know About Vinnie Hacker
Revisiting Netflix’s Devilman Crybaby
Is It Time To Put An End To The Pokemon Anime?
crunchyroll funimation merger sony
Funimation Content Moving to Crunchyroll
Characters On The Legend Of Korra That Deserve A Spin-off
Duke Nukem Is Finally Getting The Movie Treatment
Guy Uses Colonist IO to Propose to Girlfriend
Hogwarts Legacy Takes Us Right Into The Wizarding World
Fortnite turned Jokes into content
How Fortnite Turned Jokes Into Content