Sarah Lancaster

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Sarah Lancaster
Sarah Lancaster at Comic Con 2010.
Born (1980-02-12) February 12, 1980 (age 44)
Years active1993–present
Matthew Jacobs
(m. 2011)

Sarah Lancaster (born February 12, 1980) is an American actress and director. She is known for her long-running roles as Rachel Meyers in the series Saved by the Bell: The New Class and Ellie Bartowski in the comedy-spy series Chuck, as well as playing Chloe Grefe in Lovers Lane, Madison Kellner on Everwood, and Marjorie in TV series What About Brian.


Lancaster has appeared on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Dawson's Creek, That '70s Show, Scrubs, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She also landed two recurring roles: on The WB series Everwood as Ephram's love interest Madison Kellner; and on David E. Kelley's FOX series Boston Public. In 2005 she starred in the TV movie Living With the Enemy. Most notably, she appeared as Ellie Bartowski Woodcomb on the NBC series Chuck from 2007 to 2012.

Lancaster has also worked as a jealous girlfriend-turned-serial killer in the movie Lovers Lane, and as the blackjack dealer, Veronica Harold, on CBS's short-lived Dr. Vegas.

In 2019, Lancaster made her directorial debut with the film Josie & Jack, based on Kelly Braffet's 2005 novel of the same name.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Lancaster is married to attorney Matthew Jacobs. She gave birth to their first son in June 2011,[2][3] and to their second son in January 2017.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Lovers Lane Chloe Grefe
2000 Teacher's Pet Tracy Carley
2001 Cruel Intentions 2 Millicent Davies Direct-to-video film; scenes deleted[citation needed]
2002 Catch Me If You Can Riverbend Woman
2008 Smother Holly
2011 The Good Doctor Christine
2014 The Judge Lisa Palmer
2015 Christmas in the Smokies Shelby Haygood
2017 The Terror of Hallow's Eve Linda
2017 The Stray Michelle Davis
2018 Christmas on Holly Lane Sarah
2020 Blue Ridge Elli Wise


Year Title Role Notes
1993–1996 Saved by the Bell: The New Class Rachel Meyers Guest role (season 1); main role (seasons 2–4)
1997 Unhappily Ever After Alice Episode: "B-Minus Blues"
1997 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Jean Episode: "Dante's Inferno"
1997 Night Man Gloria Episode: "In the Still of the Night"
1998 Pacific Blue Julianne Taylor Episode: "Best Laid Plans"
1998 Conrad Bloom Pretty Girl Episode: "The Spazz Singer"
1999 Michael Landon, the Father I Knew Leslie Landon Television film
1999 Undressed Liz Main role (season 1)
1999 Sorority Skylar Sinclair Television film
2000 Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Eileen Episode: "The Customer Is Always Vic"
2000 Dawson's Creek Shelley Episode: "Stolen Kisses"
2000 Rocket's Red Glare Carol Television film
2001 Straight White Male Holly Television film
2001 Dharma & Greg Wendy Episode: "Wish We Weren't Here"
2002 Boston Public Chrissy Fields Episodes: "Chapter 35", "Chapter 42"
2002 Off Centre Kendall Episode: "Love Is a Pain in the A**"
2002 That '70s Show Melanie Episode: "Over the Hills and Far Away"
2002 Half & Half Merce 2 episodes (season 1)
2002–2006 Scrubs Lisa the Gift Shop Girl Episodes: "My Monster", "My New Old Friend", "My Urologist"
2003 7th Heaven Veronica Episode: "Stand Up"
2003 Six Feet Under Alternate Daughter Episode: "Perfect Circles"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mrs. Mercer Episode: "Precious Metal"
2003–2005 Everwood Madison Kellner Main role (season 2); recurring role (season 3)
2004 Dr. Vegas Veronica Harold Main role
2005 Living with the Enemy Allison Conner Lauder Television film
2006 Four Kings Heather Episode: "One Night Stand Off"
2006–2007 What About Brian Marjorie Seaver Main role
2007–2012 Chuck Ellie Bartowski Main role
2009 Hawthorne Courtney Episode: "No Guts, No Glory"
2013 A Woman Betrayed Gwen Griffith Television film; also known as The Preacher's Mistress
2013 Fir Crazy Elise Television film; also known as Oh Christmas Tree!
2014 Love Finds You in Sugarcreek Rachel Troyler Television film
2014 Looking for Mr. Right Annie Television film
2014 Witches of East End Raven Moreau Recurring role (season 2)
2014 Along Came a Nanny Jessie White Television film
2015 Revenge April Hunter Episode: "Retaliation"
2015 Tis the Season for Love Beth Baker Television film
2016 Code Black Julia Episode: "Sleight of Hand"
2018 Christmas on Holly Lane Sarah Television film
2018 Rage Room Jenny Episode: "Lover"


  1. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (September 11, 2018). "Sarah Lancaster Makes Directorial Debut With 'Josie & Jack' Starring Olivia DeJonge, Alex Neustaedter, And William Fichter". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  2. ^ Nededog, Jethro (September 12, 2011). "'Chuck's' Sarah Lancaster's Almost 3-Month Old Secret: A Baby". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  3. ^ "Sarah Lancaster Welcomes Son Oliver Michael". People. September 12, 2011. Retrieved 2020-02-29.
  4. ^ Lancaster, Sarah [@sarahmlancaster] (January 29, 2017). "Welcome to the world sweet boy. And Happy Anniversary husband..." Retrieved 2021-07-09 – via Instagram.

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