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Is Sarah Goldberg Single? The 'Barry' Star Onced Dated John Light & Keeps Her Personal Life Private

Oyin Balogun
Apr 13, 2022
07:15 A.M.
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Sarah Goldberg made her name in the hit series "Barry," but despite being a famous actress, Goldberg is tight-lipped about her personal life. Read on to find out more about her love life.


Sarah Goldberg's role as Sally Reed in the HBO dark comedy series "Barry" opened her to a whole new world of fame. The series earned her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. 

Goldberg once revealed that she was unaware of her nomination and accidentally found out while on vacation in a small town in Greece. Goldberg's character, Sally, is an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.

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She attends Gene Cousineau's acting class and befriends the show's lead character, Barry Berkman, after he joins the class. Their relationship became romantic and stole the center of the show.

Goldberg admits that her time on "Barry" has been the most rewarding. Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about the show's success, Goldberg said she felt thrilled about how far they had come. She confessed

"It is utterly mad! It's so exciting that it's all of the series regulars. It truly feels singularly special because I think that it does show how this isn't an individual endeavor."

Sarah Goldberg discusses "Barry" with the Build Series at Build Studio on April 25, 2018 | Source:Getty Images


Before hitting the big screen, Goldberg brewed her talent in the theatre, racking up stage roles. The actress, however, admitted that "Barry" was all it took to throw her into the limelight.

Despite the joy of becoming famous, Goldberg told The Hollywood Reporter that her newly-found fame came with some weird moments where people failed to distinguish between her character and her real-life personality. She said:

"I've had the odd strange encounter with people where it's a little more difficult for them to separate fiction from reality. I try not to worry about it too much because you can't control people's perception of you."


Sarah Goldberg attends the premiere of HBO's 'Barry' at NeueHouse Los Angeles on March 21, 2018 | Source:Getty Images

Goldberg understands that Sally is not the most likable person. Her on-screen character is overly ambitious and comes off to viewers as rude and willing to take advantage of people to achieve her goal.


Off-screen, Goldberg is nothing like Sally. But unlike most fans, she believes her on-screen character's acting skills deserve more credit than she has received.

Sarah Goldberg attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 | Source: Getty Images


Speaking to the New York Vulture, Goldberg commented on Sally's acting skills, "That's something we talked about from the very beginning of the series. We decided Sally was a good actress who tried too hard and would misfire."

Despite playing her role pretty well, Goldberg claimed that she never let her personal life affect her performances and tried to draw a line with her profession.

Sarah Goldberg attends the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 | Source: Getty Images



Fans are often curious about Goldberg's relationship status, but according to reports, the actress is most likely single. The 36-year-old once hinted at her love life in a 2019 interview where she mentioned she was on vacation with her boyfriend.

Despite being private about her affairs, Goldberg has had some publicized relationships. She reportedly dated actor John Light, known for his roles in "Albert Nobbs" and the 2001 movie "Love in a Cold Climate."

Actress Sarah Goldberg visits the SAG-AFTRA Foundation to discuss "Barry" at The Robin Williams Center on August 15, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

The exact timeline of their relationship is not known, but Light was reportedly married to actress Neve Campbell. The couple called things off in 2010 after three years together.