Photo Credits: Lesley Bryce
Introduce yourself! Who are you?
Hi! My name is Sarah Minnich and I am an actress, daughter, fiancée, doggy Mom and avid learner. I have been seriously acting since 2011 and have finally in the past year started booking guest star roles on major network TV shows. I have a BA in Interpersonal Communication and an MA in Communication, and am currently doing post-graduate work towards an Elementary Education teaching licensure. I hope to book a series regular role in the next few years and a guest series regular this year. I have big dreams and big drive, so keep your eyes on your TV and movie screens this year, and I’m sure you’ll see a lot of me!
What is one thing no one really knows about you?
That I battle imposter syndrome every time someone comes up to tell me how awesome I did in one show or another. Or that I feel incredibly shy and intimidated at big after parties, and that it takes every ounce of effort I have to go up and introduce myself to people who I don't know… but I do it anyway.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
From my acting coach Bob Jesser: “The bad news is, no one’s coming to save you; the good news is, no one’s coming to save you.”
What would you say to 16 year old you?
Go to UCLA when you get that acceptance letter in the mail next year; even if it means taking out loans. Don’t take no for an answer, and don’t let money stop you; just do it.
What is your greatest fear?
Trump becoming president…
Have you ever had anyone doubt you? How did that make you feel?
All the time! Sometimes, I even doubt myself. Everyone will be doubted at some point. The trick is to rise up and prove them all wrong.
What message do you think every woman should hear?
From Casting Director JoEdna Boldin: “You are enough.”
What is your favorite thing about where you live?
The NM skies; the clouds are epic and the sky is clear. Compared to the smog and pollution of CA (my home state), I couldn’t ask for a more freeing feeling.
What do you love most about yourself?
The same thing that I dislike most about myself: how stubborn I am.
What is the biggest thing you’ve learned along the way?
To let go of what everyone else thinks. At the end of the day, no matter what you do, someone is going to talk smack; none of it matters. All that matters is that we learn to be at peace with ourselves.
Photo Credits: Lesley Bryce
Why do you love to travel?
There’s something about going somewhere new that lends perspective on where you’re from.
What motivates you most?
Honoring my family and the legacy of my father.
How do you manage your work-life balance?
I do what I can and make the best of my time to the best of my abilities! All we can do is do what we can. When I need alone time, I take it. When I need family time, I take it. I spend as much time as possible in nature and with my dog Max, and I don’t apologize if I can’t do every single thing that comes my way. Learning to say no is one of the greatest life lessons I have struggled with learning.
What is your favorite meal?
Probably tacos. Maybe enchiladas.
What do you do on a daily basis to grow and move forward?
I challenge myself to be self-reflective and self-correcting. I try to communicate every day and to take the time to see people, rather than just going through the motions of being social. Most importantly, I spend a lot of time learning; I take acting class once a week, I go to night school for post-graduate work, and I explore nature in its effortless beauty and complexity.
What is one thing people would be surprised to hear about you?
I have advanced knowledge of Cacti and Succulents.
If you weren’t doing the job you have now, what would you be doing?
Teaching Elementary School.
What is something on your bucket list?
I want to hike/backpack the PCH.
Have you ever had an extraordinary experience? Describe it!
All the time! Specifically though, I traveled to the Amazon rainforest when I was in my early teens. My father, step-mother and big sister all went with my middle school science class. I remember being so wonderfully fascinated the entire time by everything and everyone that I encountered. Being exposed to different cultures from a young age is so important for growth in my opinion. I think that to expand the mind, we must confront that with which we are unfamiliar. What is so phenomenal about the Amazon rainforest, is the incredible unlimited exposure to nature. Specifically, the Amazon is home to some 40,000 plant species and over 2 million different types of insects! There was never a moment where I was bored, or there wasn’t something epic to see.
Where do you find inspiration?
Audiobooks. I love listening to audiobooks; I find I learn best from hearing the stories of others.
What are your biggest passions?
Tacos. Haha just kidding! Nature, animals, my family and learning.
More About Sarah
Actress Sarah Minnich is best known as recurring on AMC’s hit series “Better Call Saul”. Sarah can currently be seen in the Paramount Network series “Waco”. Up next, Sarah will be seen opposite Justin Long in the film “The Wave” and the WGN America / DC Comic TV movie “Scalped”.