Sarah Carter

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Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter 2013.jpg
Carter at the 2013 MCMComicCon
Born Sarah Sanguin Carter
(1980-10-30) October 30, 1980 (age 33)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2000-present

Sarah Sanguin Carter (born October 30, 1980) is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Maggie in the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies.

Early life and education[edit]

Carter was born in Toronto and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She attended Balmoral Hall School where she was a dancer and took part in school plays including The Wizard of Oz, in which she played Dorothy. She was in the prestigious Royal Winnipeg Ballet.[1] Carter was also on the debate team and named one of the top three public speakers in the world.[1][2] She competed in various countries including Austria, England and Argentina.

After graduating high school, Carter moved to Switzerland where she studied fine arts at Neuchâtel Junior College for one year.[1] She subsequently attended Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto.[citation needed] At some point Carter took time off from acting, spending time in India and Cuba, where she worked in an orphanage.[1]

Career[edit]

Carter's early television career included appearances in Wolf Lake, Dark Angel, and Undeclared,[3] and she was also cast in minor screen roles in Final Destination 2 and Mindstorm, where she appeared alongside Eric Roberts, Michael Ironside, and Antonio Sabato Jr.

Carter first appeared as a major character in a television role in 2003 when she played Allie Bennett in Black Sash and the following year she also appeared in three episodes of Smallville, she played fan favorite Alicia Baker, who has a romantic relationship with Clark Kent.

In 2006, Carter starred in the film DOA: Dead or Alive, playing the character Helena Douglas,[4] a fighter who enters a martial arts contest. The following year she also starred in the film Killing Zelda Sparks as Zelda Sparks.[5]

Carter's later television career has included playing the character Madeline Poe, a rookie prosecutor in Shark between 2006 and 2008, appearing in all 38 episodes of the series.[6] In 2009 she also appeared in three episodes of CSI: NY, as the character Haylen Becall, a forensic school graduate.[7][8][9]

More recently, Carter has become a regular character, Maggie, on the TNT series Falling Skies, which debuted in June 2011. An apocalyptic alien invasion story, season 2 began on June 17, 2012 and concluded on August 19, 2012. Season 3 premiered June 9, 2013.

Music career[edit]

Carter released a solo album Before Three in December 2009.

She is part of the duo SanguinDrake, founded in 2010.[10] To date (December 2012) the band has released four self-produced music videos on their website. On May 12, 2012 Sanguindrake released their first album Pretty Tricks.

Philanthropy[edit]

On June 19, 2011, Carter was one of thirty-five climbers that scaled Mount Shasta to raise money for the Breast Cancer Fund, for which she is a spokesperson. Her mother and aunt have both had breast cancer.[11] She has also hiked the West Coast Trail.

Credits[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2002 K-9: P.I. (video) Babe
2003 Final Destination 2 Shaina
2004 Haven Chanel
2005 Berkeley Alice
2006 Skinwalkers Katherine
DOA: Dead or Alive Helena Douglas
Pledge This! Kristen Haas
2007 Killing Zelda Sparks Zelda Sparks
2009 Red Mist Kim aka Freakdog
Misconceptions Lucy
2010 The Guru and The Gypsy Maggie Turner
2011 Marathoners Willow Hill Short Film
2012 The Vow Diane
Tripping Tommy Maggie Post-production
2013 Guardian Paquita

Television[edit]

Year Show Role Notes
2000 Cold Squad Libby Logan "Root Cause"
2001 Trapped Claire Thorensen Made for TV movie
Los Luchadores Maria Valentine
The Immortal Ellie The Good Squire
Mindstorm Rayanna Armitage
Wolf Lake Brianna "The Changing"
Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell Melissa Bell
Dark Angel Katarina "Boo"
2002 Undeclared Evie "The Perfect Date"
The Sausage Factory Valerie "Hang Ups"
2003 Black Sash Allie Bennett
The Twilight Zone Amber "Sunrise"
A Date with Darkness Sarah
2004 Entourage Cassie "The Sundance Kids"
Numb3rs Nadine Hodges 3 Episodes
2004–2005 Smallville Alicia Baker "Obsession" (3.14), "Unsafe" (4.11), "Pariah" (4.12)
2005 Boston Legal Tracey Green "It Girls and Beyond"
2006–2008 Shark Madeleine Poe 38 episodes
2008 Confessions of a Go-Go Girl Angela Lucas
Dirty Sexy Money Wrenn Darcy 2 Episodes
2009 CSI: NY Haylen Becall Recurring Role
2010 White Collar Pierce "Home Invasion"
2011 Salem Falls Addie Peabody Made for TV movie
2011 Falling Skies Margaret "Maggie" Series regular
2013 The Toyman Killer Kate Kovic, psychologist. Made for TV movie

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