Rya Kihlstedt
Rya Kihlstedt
as Sarah

Actor Biography

Rya Kihlstedt stars as Sarah on Freeform's highly anticipated limited series "Love in the Time of Corona." Sarah and Paul put up a "happy couple" facade for their daughter Sophie's sake when the pandemic sends her home from college, although unbeknownst to her, they have separated.

Kihlstedt grew up in Pennsylvania, graduated from Skidmore College, and then lived in New York City, where she helped start the Seraphim Theater Company while also beginning to work in film and television. In 1998, Kihlstedt moved to Los Angeles and a year later decided to take a break to start a family and pursue other creative interests. She returned to acting in 2008.

Early on, Kihlstedt starred in several movies including "Home Alone 3" for Twentieth Century Fox, ScreenGem Films' "Women In Trouble," HBO's "She Creature," "The Atticus Institute," "The Squeeze," MarVista Entertainment's "Her Last Will," "After Everything," "Rattlesnakes," among others.

Kihlstedt's television roles include season six of Showtime's "Dexter," ABC's "Nashville" and NBC's "Heroes Reborn." Kihlstedt has recurred on Showtime's "Ray Donovan," as well as Amazon's "One Mississippi" and "Law & Order True Crime." Most recently, she filmed the upcoming series "A Teacher" for FX, the third season of "Cardinal," and "Yellowstone" for the Paramount Network.

Kihlstedt wrote and directed a short film that won laurels at several festivals, directed music videos, and is currently in various stages of development for a few features to co-direct with her partner. In addition to acting, Kihlstedt is a collage artist, creates silkscreens, paints, cooks, and is an editor on The Laboratory Arts magazine.