Roxy Sternberg | Biography 2021

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  • Full Name Roxy Sternberg
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality English
  • Birth Date Apr 20, 1989
  • Age 35 Years, 0 Months
Special Agent Sheryll Barnes in the Crime Drama Television Show ‘FBI: Most Wanted’

Roxy Sternberg | Biography 2021

Made Her Debut in 2012 in the Role of Olu in the Drama Film 'Meeting Place'

Roxy Sternberg is an English actress best known for her roles on the television series Emerald City (2016), Mars (2016), and FBI: Most Wanted (2020).

Roxy Sternberg is an English actress best known for her roles on the television series Emerald City (2016), Mars (2016), and FBI: Most Wanted (2020).

Who is Roxy Sternberg?

Roxy Sternberg began her professional acting career in 2012, appearing in the drama film Meeting Place. In 2013, she appeared in the comedy-drama film It’s a Lot. She has also appeared in short films such as The Writer’s Circle (2012) and The Seventeenth Kind (2014). 

Sternberg appeared in multiple television series before eventually earning her name for her roles in the television shows such as Chewing Gum (2015), Emerald City (2016), and Mars (2016). She then landed a breakout role as Special Agent Sheryll Barnes in the CBS crime drama television series FBI: Most Wanted in 2020.

Early Bio: Parents and Acting

Roxy Sternberg's parents came from a different ethnic backgrounds. was born to a Ugandan mother and a Polish Russian father. She grew up in Hammersmith in West London, England. 

Sternberg was involved in acting in her childhood. Growing up, she aspired to become either a presenter or a comedian. Later, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama and Theater Studies from Royal Holloway, University of London.


Sternberg made her professional acting debut in 2012, appearing in the role of Olu in the drama film Meeting Place, directed by Jason Croot. That year, she also appeared as Cassandra in an episode of the comedy television series Pini and Alexandra in the comedy short film The Writer’s Circle. In 2013, Sternberg guest-starred in the television series PhoneShop and The Tunnel. The same year, she portrayed the role of Crhissy in the urban cult comedy-drama film It’s a Lot, alongside Femi Oyeniran. She then appeared as Alice Edwards in two episodes of the police procedural drama series Law & Order: UK, a show adapted from the American series Law & Order. 

Between 2013 and 2014, Sternberg was cast in two episodes of BBC Three comedy sitcom Badults. In 2014, she portrayed the role of Kate in the sci-fi comedy short film The Seventeenth Kind and guest-starred in an episode of comedy-drama series Mount Pleasant as Caroline. 

In 2015, she voiced the lead female character of the music rhythm video game Guitar Hero Live. The same year, she landed a significant role as Meisha in an episode of ‘BAFTA TV Award’-winning comedy sitcom Chewing Gum, based on Michaela Coel’s 2012 play Chewing Gum Dreams. The following year, she appeared as Amy in an episode of the comedy sitcom Siblings.

In 2017, Sternberg secured a recurring role of Elizabeth in the NBC fantasy drama television series Emerald City, based on L.Frank Baum’s early 20th century Oz book series, set in the fictional Land of Oz. The same year, she guest-starred as Ravel on Into the Badlands and as Helena on Zapped. 

She then landed her next big role in the National Geographic sci-fi drama series Mars in 2018. She appeared in six episodes of the series portraying the role of Jen Carson. That year, she also appeared in the role of Tamara Yorke in the family sitcom The Athena. In 2019, she was cast in a recurring role of Erica Lyle in the AXN mystery drama series Absentia. She also appeared in three episodes of the comedy sketch show Famalam from 2018 to 2020. Finally, in 2019, she was cast in the role of FBI Agent Sheryll Barnes in two episodes of the CBS crime drama television series FBI, co-created by Craig Turk and Dick Wolf.

‘FBI: Most Wanted’

In 2020, Sternberg got a breakout role in the crime drama television series FBI: Most Wanted, alongside Julian McMahon, Kellan Lutz, and Keisha Castle-Hughes. The show was the spin-off of Dick Wolf’s FBI. Created by American producer and director Rene Balcer, FBI: Most Wanted is produced by Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television in association with CBS Studios. It premiered on 7 January 2020. 

The series was renewed for Season 2 in May 2020, and it premiered on 17 November 2020. Later, CBS renewed the series for a third season in March 2021, and it is scheduled to premiere on 21 September 2021.

Later, Deadline reported in July 2021 that the third season of FBI: Most Wanted would be launched as a crossover premiere alongside FBI and FBI brand’s third iteration FBI: International.

Her Character

Sternberg portrays the role of Special Agent Sheryll Barnes in the drama television show. For the role, she learned the techniques of properly holding and shooting a gun. She also watched YouTube videos and clips of an FBI training academy called Quantico to prepare herself for the role. 

Working on Accent

Even though Sternberg speaks in an English accent, she excelled in speaking in an American accent for the series. A dialect coach helped her to do so. She also had learned the American accent by watching American TV shows since her childhood.

‘We’re All In This Together’

In March 2020, Sternberg was one of the stars who were part of CBS’s PSA ‘We’re All In This Together,’ a campaign launched by CBS for the anxious public amidst the coronavirus scare. The PSA featured many actors including, LL Cool J, Iain Armitage, Phil Keoghan, Norah O’Donnell, Alana De La Garza, Annie Potts, and Sonequa Martin-Green.

Personal Life

Sternberg lost her father, Ben Sternberg, in May 2021. She regarded her father as her best friend and her biggest inspiration.

Did you Know?

Roxy Sternberg doesn't have an Instagram; however, she is active on Twitter and Facebook.

Online fans have queried about her relationship status and many have asked whether she has been married or not. However, she remains private about her dating life and hasn't been reported to have been in a relationship with someone.

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