Sarah Baker

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Sarah Baker
Born Washington, D.C., United States
Alma mater James Madison University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present

Sarah Baker is an American actress best known for roles in TV shows like Go On and movies like The Campaign.

Life and career[edit]

Baker was born in the Washington, D.C. area and attended Robert E. Lee High School in Fairfax County, Virginia.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3]

On TV, Baker was also seen as series regular Sonia on the NBC comedy Go On, starring Matthew Perry, as a support group member dealing with the loss of her cat.[4]

She also appeared as Vanessa on the FX show Louie.;[5][6][7][8] this performance was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series.[9] Additionally, Entertainment Weekly nominated the performance for one of their annual "EWwy Awards."[10]

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.[11]

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.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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 Bones Kim 1 episode
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 Louie Vanessa 1 episode
2014 The Good Lie Pamela Film
2014 Tammy Becky 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VH1 Free Radio Cast Bios". VH1. Retrieved 23 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Set Visit: The Campaign". MovieWeb. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Pomerantz, Dorothy. "Election Special: 'The Campaign' Is The Top Campaign Movie". Forbes. Retrieved 11/5/2012.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Sarah Baker upped to Regular on NBC's Comedy Series'Go On'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2012-11-13. 
  5. ^ Ryan, Maureen. "'Louie' Review: FX Series As Weird And Wonderful As Ever". 
  6. ^ Johnson, Jessica. "Louie, Season Four Review". 
  7. ^ Lowry, Brian. "TV Review: Louie". 
  8. ^ Cabin, Chris. "Louie: Season Four". 
  9. ^ "Broadcast TV Journalists Association Unveils Critics’ Choice Television Awards Nominees". Deadline. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "2014 EWwy Awards: Comedy Nominees Are...". Entertainment Weekly. 
  11. ^ "Home for Actresses". Funny or Die. Retrieved 8 December 2012. 
  12. ^ Yamato, Jen. "Corey Stoll, Sarah Baker, Sudanese Lost Boys Cast In ‘The Good Lie’". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 

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