|Born||Washington, D.C., United States|
|Alma mater||James Madison University|
Life and career
Baker was born in the Washington, D.C. area and attended Robert E. Lee High School in Fairfax County, Virginia. After graduating from James Madison University with a double major in Theater and English, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia. There, she helped build Whole World Improv Theatre as a performer, and later as a teacher. Moving to Los Angeles, she continued to hone her improvisational and sketch comedy skills at The Groundlings.
In 2012, Baker appeared as Mitzi Huggins, wife of Zach Galifianakis' congressional candidate, along with Will Ferrell, in the comedy The Campaign. The Jay Roach-directed film is the highest grossing politically themed movie of all time.
She also appeared as Vanessa on the FX show Louie.; this performance was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series. Additionally, Entertainment Weekly nominated the performance for one of their annual "EWwy Awards."
Other TV appearances have included guest and recurring roles on shows such as Bones, The Crazy Ones, In the Motherhood, Kath & Kim, Modern Family, The Office (U.S. version), Sean Saves the World, and more. Baker appears in the DVD/Blu-ray bonus scenes of the hit comedy Bridesmaids, as a nurse arguing with an injured Paul Rudd. Online, she was seen as Arabella, faithful servant to Megan Mullally in the Funny or Die video Home for Actresses.
In 2014, Baker has roles in two movies. The first, The Good Lie, marks her first role in a drama. The film, about the Lost Boys of Sudan, is directed by Philippe Falardeau (director of the Oscar-nominated Monsieur Lazhar), and stars Reese Witherspoon. The second, Tammy, is a comedy starring Melissa McCarthy, and directed by Ben Falcone.
|2002||Sweet Home Alabama||Dix||Film|
|2005||The Lance Krall Show||Various||Main cast|
|2008||Kath & Kim||Marjorie||1 episode|
|2008–2009||Free Radio||Emo Sarah||Main cast|
|2009||In the Motherhood||Doris||2 episodes|
|2010||The Office||Josie||2 episodes|
|2010||Good Luck Charlie||Carla||1 episode|
|2011||In Gayle We Trust||Smith||10 webisodes|
|2011||Bridesmaids||Skating Rink Nurse||Deleted scene|
|2011||Home for Actresses||Arabella||Funny or Die short|
|2012||Modern Family||Twins' Mom||1 episode|
|2012||The Campaign||Mitzi Huggins||Film|
|2012–2013||Go On||Sonia||Recurring episodes 1-13; main episode 14 onwards|
|2013||Sean Saves the World||Tippy||1 episode|
|2014||The Crazy Ones||Jean||1 episode|
|2014||The Good Lie||Pamela||Film|
|2014||Last Week Tonight with John Oliver||Guest actress||1 episode|
|2014||Bob's Burgers||Rena||1 episode|
|2015||Rock the Kasbah||Maureen||Film|
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- Andreeva, Nellie. "Sarah Baker upped to Regular on NBC's Comedy Series'Go On'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2012-11-13.
- Ryan, Maureen. "'Louie' Review: FX Series As Weird And Wonderful As Ever".
- Johnson, Jessica. "Louie, Season Four Review".
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- Cabin, Chris. "Louie: Season Four".
- "Broadcast TV Journalists Association Unveils Critics’ Choice Television Awards Nominees". Deadline. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
- "2014 EWwy Awards: Comedy Nominees Are...". Entertainment Weekly.
- "Home for Actresses". Funny or Die. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- Yamato, Jen. "Corey Stoll, Sarah Baker, Sudanese Lost Boys Cast In ‘The Good Lie’". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 3 April 2013.