Sarah Wayne Callies
|Sarah Wayne Callies|
|Born||Sarah Anne Wayne Callies
June 1, 1977
La Grange, Illinois, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Josh Winterhalt (m. 2002)|
Sarah Anne Wayne Callies (born June 1, 1977) is an American actress who is best known for her roles as Sara Tancredi in the Fox television series Prison Break and Lori Grimes in AMC's The Walking Dead.
Callies was born in La Grange, Illinois and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii with her family when she was one. Her parents are professors at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Throughout her youth, she expressed an interest in acting through participating in various school plays at the independent Punahou School. After graduating from high school, she entered Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. In conjunction with her studies, she continued her involvement in theatre. She continued her education at Denver's National Theater Conservatory, where she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in 2002.
After making various guest appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Dragnet (2003), and NUMB3RS, Callies gained a starring role on Fox's Prison Break as Sara Tancredi. Her role lasted from 2005 through 2009. According to Prison Break's executive producer Matt Olmstead, although he, the writers, the network, and Callies herself all wanted her to stay on the show the character was written out related to contract disputes. She stated through a spokesperson to TV Guide in Fall 2007:
"As hard as we all tried, the Prison Break powers that be and I were unable to find a way to meet both the needs of the story and the needs of my family. We parted wishing each other well. I had a wonderful time working with the creative team and have a world of respect for all of them; they took great care of Sara. I'm also enormously grateful to the fans. They've been so gracious and supportive, and I hope they continue to enjoy the show."
However, in March 2008, Olmstead stated that the character of Sara is still alive and would return in Season 4 of Prison Break. Though the character Sara Tancredi appeared to have a violent death, Olmstead stated "...we realized that there was actually a way she could still be alive." When asked by Kirstin of E! whether the fans' overwhelming response to her death had factored in, Executive Producer Matt Olmstead admitted it had indeed influenced the decision.
In April 2010, she appeared on the Fox Television drama House M.D. as a patient of the week, whose open marriage fascinates House and the team. She portrayed Lori Grimes in the AMC horror/drama series The Walking Dead, based on the comic book series of the same name, until season three. Callies played one of the female lead roles in the upcoming Canadian thriller Faces in the Crowd. In August 2010, Callies' first screenplay, an adaptation of Campbell Geeslin's children's book Elena's Serenade, was optioned by producer Cameron Lamb and Canadian production company The Film Farm. Callies starred in the Nigerian movie Black Gold (2011).
On July 21, 2002, Callies married Josh Winterhalt, whom she met at Dartmouth College. Winterhalt is a martial arts teacher. On January 23, 2007, her publicist announced that the couple were expecting their first child. In July 2007, Callies gave birth to a girl, Keala Winterhalt.
She is close friends with Prison Break co-star Wentworth Miller, saying "I have the great privilege of working opposite someone who is also a great friend. That's something that makes my work easier, it makes my time on set more fun and I think it makes the work better". She was voted one of Maxim's "The Hottest Women of Fall TV '08."
|2006||Celestine Prophecy, TheThe Celestine Prophecy||Marjorie|
|2010||Lullaby for Pi||Josephine|
|2011||Black Gold||Kate Summers|
|2011||Faces in the Crowd||Francine|
|2014||Into the Storm||Allison Stone||Post-production|
|2003||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Jenny Rochester||Episode: "Privilege"|
|2003||Dragnet||Kathryn 'Kate' Randall||Episode: "The Brass Ring"|
|2003||Queens Supreme||Kate O'Malley||Episode: "Flawed Heroes"|
|2003||Tarzan||Officer Jane Porter||Main role (9 episodes)|
|2004||Secret Service, TheThe Secret Service||Laura Kelly||Unsold TV pilot|
|2005||Numb3rs||Agent Kim Hall||Episode: "Counterfeit Reality"|
|2005–2009||Prison Break||Dr. Sara Tancredi||Regular role (69 episodes)|
|2007||Queens Supreme||Kate O'Malley||Episodes: "Permanent Markers", "Let's Make a Deal", "Things Change", "Case by Case"|
|2009||Dexter the Game||Debra Morgan (voice)||Video game|
|2009||Prison Break: The Final Break||Dr. Sara Tancredi||TV film|
|2010||House||Julia||Episode: "Open and Shut"|
|2010||Tangled||Chloe / Sally||TV film|
|2010–2013||Walking Dead, TheThe Walking Dead||Lori Grimes||Main role, Season 1-3 (27 episodes)|
Awards and nominations
|2011||Saturn Award||Best Actress on Television||The Walking Dead||Nominated|
|2012||Scream Award||Best Horror Actress||The Walking Dead||Nominated|
|2012||Satellite Award||Best Cast - Television Series||The Walking Dead||Won|
- Gary C.W. Chun (March 20, 2006). "Prison M.D.". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Retrieved March 20, 2006.
- Prison Break Exclusive: The Real Story Behind Sara's Death Ausiello Report, TVGuide.com, October 8, 2007, Retrieved March 28, 2008
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- Breaking! Prison Break Brings Back Sarah Wayne Callies! Kristin, eonline.com, March 27, 2008, Retrieved March 31, 2008
- TV: Rick Grimes' Wife Lori Cast for AMC's 'The Walking Dead'
- 'Faces in the Crowd' Begins Filming, Full Cast Revealed
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- "Prison break trivia". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved November 16, 2012.
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