Sarah Roemer

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Sarah Roemer
Sarah Christine Roemer

(1984-08-28) August 28, 1984 (age 34)
OccupationActress, model
Years active2006–present (actress)
2000–present (model)
Spouse(s)Chad Michael Murray (m. January 2015)

Sarah Christine Roemer (born August 28, 1984) is an American actress and model. One of her best-known roles was the lead in Disturbia, but she has also starred in a number of films including Asylum, Hachi: A Dog's Tale, Fired Up!, Waking Madison, and The Con Artist, as well as the television series The Event and Chosen.


Roemer was born in San Diego. When she was 15 she was recruited by a modeling agency while at a 7-Eleven drinking coffee. She went into modeling, but noted that she went into acting when an agent also asked her at a coffee shop in 2005.[1]

Her first part was in an indie film called Wristcutters: A Love Story.[1] In the 2006 horror film The Grudge 2 she portrays Lacey Kimble, a high school student and young cheerleader. Released on October 13, 2006, to negative reviews, the film was a box office success.

In 2007, Roemer starred alongside Shia LaBeouf, Carrie-Anne Moss and David Morse in the Paramount Pictures thriller film Disturbia. She portrayed Ashley Carlson, a love interest and neighbor of LaBeouf's character. Filming took place from January 6, 2006, to April 28, 2006, with a budget of $20 million. The film was released on April 13, 2007, to a positive critical reception and debuting at #1 in its first week at the box office. She also starred alongside Dakota Fanning, Kristen Stewart and Virginia Madsen in the Kate Hudson–directed short film "Cutlass".

In 2008, she starred alongside Travis Van Winkle and Ellen Hollman in Asylum. Directed by David Ellis, who also directed Final Destination 2, the film was released straight-to-DVD on July 15, 2008. A year later, Roemer appeared in the 2009 teen comedy film Fired Up. The film was released on February 20 to mostly negative reviews, and failed to cover its million budget.[citation needed] That same year, Roemer portrayed Andy Wilson, the daughter of Richard Gere's character Parker Wilson, in the American drama film Hachi: A Dog's Tale. An American adaptation of the 1987 Japanese film Hachikō Monogatari, the film opened to positive critical reception and enjoyed worldwide box office success. In 2009, she also starred in the independent film Falling Up, which was released to mixed reviews and released straight-to-DVD. Roemer appeared in the music video for "Come Back To Me" by American Idol contestant David Cook.

Sarah Roemer as Madison Walker in Waking Madison

In 2010, Roemer starred in the independent drama/thriller Locked In, portraying Emma Sawyer. The film, which co-starred Eliza Dushku, was released straight-to-DVD, but was released around the festival circuit. She also served as an associate producer in the film. Roemer portrayed central character Madison Walker in the independent drama Waking Madison, which was released straight-to-DVD on July 12, 2011. She also appeared as Kristen in the 2010 independent romantic comedy The Con Artist, with Donald Sutherland and Rebecca Romijn co-starring.

Later that year, Roemer starred in the NBC drama series The Event, in which she portrayed Leila Buchanan, the kidnapped girlfriend of the series protagonist Sean Walker (Jason Ritter). The series aired for one season before its cancellation on May 13, 2011.

Personal life[edit]

Roemer began dating her Chosen co-star Chad Michael Murray in 2014. In January 2015, it was announced that she and Murray had married.[2] They announced she gave birth to their son on May 31, 2015.[3] In November 2016, they announced that they were expecting their second child. Their second child, a daughter, was born in March 2017.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Wristcutters: A Love Story Rachel
The Grudge 2 Lacey Kimble
2007 Disturbia Ashley Carlson
Cutlass Eve Short film
2008 Asylum Madison
2009 Fired Up! Carly Davidson
Hachi: A Dog's Tale Andy Wilson
Falling Up Scarlett Dowling
2010 Waking Madison Madison Walker
Locked In Emma Sawyer
The Con Artist Kristen
2015 The Girlfriend Game Clementine Short film
The App Elizabeth
2016 Manhattan Undying Vivian


Year Title Role Notes
2010–2011 The Event Leila Buchanan Main role
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Marissa Garcia Episode: "Kame'e"
2012 Daybreak Sarah Episodes: "Chapter 1", "Chapter 4", "Chapter 5"
2013–2014 Chosen Avery Sharp Series regular


  1. ^ a b Mathewson, Catriona (2007-04-12). "Roemer's horrifying career". Archived from the original on 2007-06-10. Retrieved 2007-04-14.
  2. ^ Rotman, Michael (January 20, 2015). "Chad Michael Murray is Married and Expecting First Child with Sarah Roemer". ABC News. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
  3. ^ Rouse, Wade (June 1, 2015). "Chad Michael Murray and Sarah Roemer Welcome a Son". Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  4. ^ "Chad Michael Murray and Wife Sarah Roemer Expecting Second Child". Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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