Halston Sage

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Halston Sage
Sage in 2015
Born (1993-05-10) May 10, 1993 (age 30)
Years active2011–present

Halston Sage (born May 10, 1993[1]) is an American actress. She is known for her television roles, such as Grace on the Nickelodeon series How to Rock (2012), Amber on the NBC series Crisis (2014), Alara Kitan on the Fox series The Orville (2017–2019), and Ainsley Whitly on the Fox television series Prodigal Son (2019–2021). Sage has also appeared in films, playing Lacey in Paper Towns and Kendall in Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, both from 2015, and Lindsay in the 2017 film Before I Fall.

Early life[edit]

Sage was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.[2][3][4] She has a younger brother and a younger sister.[5] Sage is Jewish.[6][7] She rode horses competitively,[4] and was the editor of her high school's newspaper.[5]



Sage's career was launched in 2011, when she was cast in the role of Grace on the Nickelodeon series How to Rock,[8] which first aired on February 4, 2012,[9][10] and ran for a single 25-episode season. She has also guest starred on Nickelodeon's Victorious and Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures. In February 2013, Sage was cast in the short-lived NBC television thriller series Crisis, playing Amber, the daughter of Gillian Anderson's character.[11][12] In 2016, she was cast in a starring role as Alara Kitan on the science-fiction dramedy series The Orville,[13] which premiered on Fox on September 10, 2017.[14] It was reported in January 2019 that Sage had left the cast of The Orville after the episode "Home", though her departure was considered open-ended for a possible return in the future.[15][16]


Sage appeared as Brianna in the 2012 teen drama The First Time.[17] In 2013, she appeared in the films The Bling Ring,[18] Grown Ups 2 and Poker Night.[19] She had a role in the 2014 film Neighbors, playing Zac Efron character's girlfriend Brooke Shy.[20] Sage was a nominee for the MTV Movie Award "Best Kiss" for her onscreen kiss with Rose Byrne in Neighbors.[21]

In 2015, Sage played Lacey Pemberton in the film Paper Towns.[22] Also that year, she co-starred in Sony Pictures' Goosebumps, and was cast in the role of Kendall in Paramount's Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse which centers on a group of Boy Scouts who rise to the occasion as their small town is faced with a zombie outbreak.[23] In 2017, she played another popular high school girl, Lindsay Edgecomb, in Before I Fall.[24]

In 2016, Sage filmed her role in the dramatic comedy People You May Know,[25] and was cast in the thriller film You Get Me.[26] In 2018, she was cast in The Last Summer.[27] She has a cameo appearance in the 2019 film Dark Phoenix playing the role of Dazzler.[28] In 2021, Sage executive produced and starred in the independent comedy film The List.[29]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 The First Time Brianna
2013 The Bling Ring Amanda
Grown Ups 2 Nancy Arbuckle
2014 Neighbors Brooke Shy
Poker Night Amy
2015 Paper Towns Lacey Pemberton
Goosebumps Taylor
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Kendall Grant
2017 Before I Fall Lindsay Edgecombe
People You May Know Tasha
You Get Me Alison Hewitt
2019 Late Night Zoe Martlin
The Last Summer Erin Sinclaire
Dark Phoenix Dazzler Cameo[28]
2023 Daughter of the Bride Kate [30]
The List Abby Main role; also executive producer[29]


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Victorious Sadie Episode: "Beggin' on Your Knees"
2012 How to Rock Grace King Main role
Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures Catherine Toms Episode: "Epic Crashers"
Figure It Out Herself Panelist; 4 episodes
2014 Crisis Amber Fitch Main role
2017–2019, 2022 The Orville Alara Kitan Main role (season 1 to mid-season 2); special guest star (1 episode season 2, season 3 season finale)
2019 Magnum P.I. Willa Episode: "Winner Takes All"
2019–2021 Prodigal Son Ainsley Whitly Main role

Music videos[edit]

Video game[edit]

  • The Quarry (2022), as Emma Mountebank (voice, performance capture, and likeness)[31]


  1. ^ Halston Sage [@halstonsage] (November 8, 2011). "@LOViNBTR_ my birthday is May 10 and I'm 18 :)" (Tweet). Retrieved 2016-04-12 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Halston Sage [@halstonsage] (October 24, 2011). "@jaymewoww thank ya! Born and raised in California" (Tweet). Retrieved 2016-04-12 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Halston Sage [@halstonsage] (December 28, 2011). "@btrfan43va Born + raised in good old LA :)" (Tweet). Retrieved 2016-04-12 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ a b Krista Smith (June 10, 2015). "Halston Sage of Paper Towns Learned Her Audition Lines in Science Class". Vanity Fair. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  5. ^ a b "25 Things You Don't Know About Me: Halston Sage". Us magazine. May 1, 2012. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  6. ^ "How to Rock Cast at the 2011 Halo Awards". YouTube. December 7, 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  7. ^ Halston Sage, Zac Efron’s Rumored Girlfriend: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, heavy.com, April 8, 2014
  8. ^ Philiana Ng (May 23, 2011). "Nickelodeon Greenlights 'How to Rock' to Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  9. ^ Brian Lowry (February 2, 2012). "Review: 'How to Rock'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-04-12. The opener (part of a back-to-back episode launch) thus focuses on whether Kacey will sing with them in the big talent show against her former mates, Molly (Samantha Boscarino) and Grace (Halston Sage), with whom she loved to pose and shop.
  10. ^ Kathryn Shattuck (February 4, 2012). "What's On Today". The New York Times. Retrieved 2016-04-12. Samantha Boscarino and Halston Sage are members of the Perfs, her former friends and newest rivals.
  11. ^ Nellie Andreeva (February 26, 2013). "Lance Gross & Halston Sage Cast In NBC's Rand Ravich Drama Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  12. ^ Nellie Andreeva (May 9, 2013). "NBC New Series Pickups: Sean Hayes, DJ Nash, 'Crisis', 'About A Boy', 'Believe'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  13. ^ Erik Pedersen (October 31, 2016). "Halston Sage & Penny Johnson Jerald Join Seth MacFarlane's Sci-Fi Dramedy At Fox". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2016-10-31.
  14. ^ Daniel Fienberg (September 6, 2017). "'The Orville': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-10-24.
  15. ^ "'The Orville': FOX Confirms Halston Sage's Exit". Star Trek.
  16. ^ Snowden, Scott (January 11, 2019). "A Regular Crewmember Departs 'The Orville' in 'Home'". Space.com.
  17. ^ Todd McCarthy (January 27, 2012). "The First Time: Sundance Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  18. ^ "Halston Sage gallery [Slide 3]". Teen Vogue. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 2016-04-12. Can you tell us about your role in The Bling Ring? "I play one of the girls in school whose account gets hacked..."
  19. ^ Dennis Harvey (December 19, 2014). "Film Review: 'Poker Night'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  20. ^ "Zac Efron, Seth Rogen Arrive at the 'Neighbors' Premiere (Photos) - Halston Sage". The Hollywood Reporter. April 29, 2014. Retrieved 2016-04-12. Sage, who plays Zac Efron's girlfriend in the movie...
  21. ^ Jonathon Dornbush (March 4, 2015). "Guardians of the Galaxy, Neighbors, Fault in Our Stars top MTV Movie Award nominations". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  22. ^ Justin Chang (July 4, 2015). "Film Review: 'Paper Towns'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-04-12. ...Tagging along for this unplanned road trip are Ben, Radar and his g.f., Angela (Jaz Sinclair), and popular girl Lacey Pemberton (Halston Sage), who's worried about what might have happened to Margo.
  23. ^ Rebecca Ford (April 28, 2014). "Sony's 'Goosebumps' Adds 'Neighbors' Actress (Exclusive) - Halston Sage also has booked a lead role in Paramount's "Scouts vs. Zombies."". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  24. ^ Devan Coggan (October 27, 2015). "Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley to star in Before I Fall". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  25. ^ Dave McNary (January 5, 2016). "Halston Sage, Nick Thune Starring in Dramedy 'People You May Know'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  26. ^ Todd Spangler (March 10, 2016). "Bella Thorne, Halston Sage to Star in Awesomeness Films Thriller 'You Get Me'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-04-12.
  27. ^ Amanda N'Duka (May 31, 2018). "Paramount's 'What Men Want' Adds Shane Paul McGhie; Forrest Goodluck Cast In 'The Last Summer'". Deadline Hollywood.
  28. ^ a b Tim Molloy (June 6, 2019). "'Dark Phoenix': Why Dazzler Took 40 Years to Get to the Big Screen". The Wrap. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  29. ^ a b Justin Kroll (October 25, 2021). "Halston Sage To Star In Indie 'The List'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2022-01-06.
  30. ^ Matt Grober (June 22, 2022). "Marcia Gay Harden, Halston Sage, Andrew Richardson & Aidan Quinn To Star In Indie Comedy 'Daughter Of The Bride' From MarVista Entertainment, Particular Crowd". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 2, 2023.
  31. ^ "Horror movie stars head to a summer camp of horrors in 'The Quarry'". EW.com. Retrieved 2024-03-17.

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