Sarah Snook announces birth of first baby during Succession finale
SUCCESSION may be over (yes, we’re streaming distraught) but Sarah Snook has shared her “life has changed again.” The Australian actor, best known for playing the smart and savvy Shiv Roy in the HBO drama, has subtly revealed she welcomed her first baby during an emotional Instagram tribute.
“It’s hard to express what this show has meant to me. The places I got to go, the immense talent I got to work with… it breaks my heart that it is all over,” the 35-year-old began the Post shared on May 29.
After describing “all the memories, good times, challenges” of working on the critically-acclaimed comedy-drama — which she also called a “career highlight” — Snook shared an optimistic life-update.
“I just watched the final episode of the final season of something that has changed my life. And now, my life has changed again. Thank you for all the love and support.”
The picture she posted saw Snook and her new baby sitting in front of the television, about to watch the Succession finale.
It’s unclear yet whether her and husband, Australian actor and comedian, Dave Lawson welcomed a boy or girl.
The actress revealed the news of her pregnancy at the show’s Season 4 premiere in New York on March 20, later confirming to Entertainment Tonight that she was expecting her first child.
“It’s exciting! I feel great,” she told the publication on the black carpet, revealing that she is currently 32 weeks along. The Adelaide-born actor added that she was actually pregnant while filming the show’s final 10-episode season. However, she reassured viewers, “I mean, you couldn’t super tell.”
Later, she joked that her role in Succession has shown her “what not to do” as a parent. “I don’t know if the Roy family are a paragon of family values…” she laughed. “I don’t think we could be looking up to them for guidance.”
One note that Snook clearly did take from her character, however, is her penchant for glam, with the star adding a touch of sparkle to her dress for the occasion. The 35-year-old looked resplendent, taking to the carpet with her bump on full display in a figure-hugging black jumpsuit. She paired the number with a shimmering silver coverall.
This will be Snook’s first child with Lawson, whom she wed in February 2021. The couple kept their marriage a secret for months, with Snook waiting until in November of that year to reveal the news.