Screenwriter, executive producer, actress and activist.

She was born in London to a Persian Jewish father and Northern Irish mother and is currently living in the States.

Her shows include upcoming C4 comedy-drama Chivalry, which she's co-created/wrote and stars in with Steve Coogan and Ridley Road for BBC One and PBS.

Past credits include The Secrets - The Conversation, produced by Working Title for the BBC, and Aphrodite Fry, produced by Ruby Pictures for Sky, which was described by Metro as 'a British answer to Girls'. She has also written on the hit HBO show Barry, which won a WGA award for Best New Series, and was nominated for multiple Emmys.

As a playwright, Sarah's work has been performed at the National Youth Theatre, Soho Theatre, Lyric Hammersmith, Arcola, Southwark Playhouse, Old Vic, Theatre503 and the Public Theatre, New York.

She is currently adapting Mary Trump’s book; she has a new drama in development with the award-winning producer Nicola Shindler (Quay Street) and she is adapting Reconstructing Amelia for HBO with David E Kelley.

Chivalry is a quality, precision-engineered piece of work by a duo with extraordinary chemistry, both on- and off-screen, in the writers’ room. 

Lucy Mangan
The Guardian on Chivalry

Chivalry’s script has witty fun in these grey areas, and though the topic couldn’t be more contemporary, the sparky exchanges between Cameron and Bobby are reminiscent of old-style screwball comedies, with sassy characters trading pointed zingers. The result is a funny, relevant show bursting with great performances.

Steve Bennett
Chortle on Chivalry

Grabbed the viewer by the chops from its startling opening scene, and held on until the closing credits...This is a thriller and a love story and, as Sunday night fare, like a sip of champagne after weeks of supermarket cola.

Carol Midgley
The Times on Ridley Road

A gripping and exceedingly tense series

Rachael Sigee
iPaper on Ridley Road



Writer & Creator 

Creator co-created with Steve Coogan
  • Sarah Solemani
  • Steve Coogan
  • Comedy-drama take on the "MeToo" movement. 

    Baby Cow Productions for Channel 4
    6 x 30"
    Producer Nicola Schindler

    An adaptation of Jo Bloom's novel of the same name, Ridley Road follows the life of young a young Jewish hairdresser who moves to London after the death of her father. A story that explores life and love within the Jewish community in 1960's London.

    Red Productions
    Producer Henrietta Conrad

    Adaptation of Caitlin Davies non-fiction book about women in Holloway Prison.

    Instinct Productions for ITV
    In development
    Director Dominic Savage
  • Sarah Solemani
  • On the eve of their wedding, Charlotte's fiancée confesses a secret which leaves her questioning everything.

    Working Title Television for BBC One
    Director Vanessa Caswill
  • Sarah Solemani
  • Rosamund Hanson
  • Original romantic comedy pilot set in Brighton.

    Ruby Television for SKY

    Writer & Executive Producer 

    Writer co-writer David E. Kelley

    An adaptation of the novel by Kimberly McCreight.

    In Development
    Producer Co-EP with Patrick Somerville, Christina Lee, Dean Bakopoulos
    Director SJ Clarkson
    Paramount for HBO Max

    Writer & Producer 

    Barry: Series 1, Episode 4
    WGA Award: Best New Series
    1 x 30'
    Producer Bill Hader and Alec Berg
    Director Maggie Carey

    Comedy about a depressed hitman.


    Writer & Director 

    Producer Adam Morane-Griffiths
    Director Sarah Solemani

    Set on one night on the New York subway, the episode tells the story of Basquiat and Madonna.

    Wildcard Films for SKY


    Pretty Matches
    In development

    Riches to rags story about a fading British aristocrat who loses her Castle and falls through the London housing crisis.

    Annapurna Pictures / Endeavor
    In development



    Producer NT Connections Festival
    The National Theatre, London
    Producer Lyric Lounge
    Director Oliver Rose
    Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith
    Producer Theatre 503
    Director Kate Budgen
    Theatre 503, London
    Producer Old Vic Theatre
    Director Caroline Steinbeis
    Public Theatre, New York
    Producer National Youth Theatre
    Director Gbolahan Obisesan
    Soho Theatre, London
    Producer Nabovok Theatre
    Director Adam Lenson
    Southwark Playhouse, London
    Producer Mick Perrin
    Director Matthew Dunster
    Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh
    Producer Bob Hoskins & Norma Heyman
    Director Joe Hill-Gibbons & Terry Johnson
    Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh
    Producer Loba
    Director Emma Stuart
    Komedia Theatre, Edinburgh