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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1 June 1977La Grange, Illinois, USA
Birth NameSarah Anne Callies
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sarah Wayne Callies was born in La Grange, Illinois, and was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, the daughter of Valerie Wayne, an professor of English, and David E. Callies, a law professor. She graduated from Dartmouth College and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Denver's National Theatre Conservatory.

Her breakout role was on the FOX TV series Prison Break (2005), playing the role of Dr. Sara Tancredi. However, she is perhaps best known for her role as "Lori Grimes" in the hit AMC series The Walking Dead (2010). Additional television credits include the role of "Officer Jane Porter" on the WB's Tarzan (2003) as well as a recurring role on CBS' Queens Supreme (2003) with Oliver Platt. Callies has also appeared on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), and Dragnet (2003). She has also starred in three feature films, Bittersweet (2008), Stewart Hendler's Whisper (2007) for Universal Pictures and Barnet Bain's independent, The Celestine Prophecy (2006).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: WiT

Spouse (1)

Josh Winterhalt (21 June 2002 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (18)

Graduated from Punahou High School in 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Graduated from Dartmouth College (in Hanover, New Hampshire) in 1999 with an undergraduate emphasis in Feminist Studies and a Senior Fellowship in Indigenous Theology.
Graduated from Denver's National Theater Conservatory in 2002 with a Master of Fine Arts.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 30, a daughter named Keala Wayne Winterhalt on July 20, 2007. Child's father is her husband, Josh Winterhalt.
Her character Sara on Prison Break (2005) was written out of the show's third season because of her pregnancy. Sara was killed off, but was brought back for the fourth season. It was explained that her "death" was staged.
She is close friends with her Prison Break (2005) co-star, Wentworth Miller.
She was voted one of Maxim's The Hottest Women of Fall TV 2008.
On July 21, 2002, Callies married Josh Winterhalt, whom she met at Dartmouth College. Winterhalt is a martial arts teacher.
She speaks basic Hawaiian and enjoys traditional Hawaiian music.
She likes dancing the Argentine tango and has taken up low-flying trapeze.
Currently are living between Atlanta, Canada and Los Angeles.
After the death of a family member she and her family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1978.
She is the daughter of two University Professors, her father is a Law Professor and her mother is a English Professor at University of Hawaii.
After graduating from high school, she entered Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
She continued her education at Denver's National Theater Conservatory, where she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in 2002.
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 French production company, Fulldawa Films.
Her maternal grandfather was a Hungarian Jewish immigrant. She also has German and Czech ancestry.
Was born on the same day as actress Danielle Harris, June 1st 1977.

Personal Quotes (3)

[when asked who would be a better friend: Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Simpson or Paris Hilton] You know what? I'm going to go with Jennifer Garner. She seems like an intelligent and classy woman.
I love cooking. My signature dish? I make a pasta sauce from scratch that my husband loves. I add jalapeño peppers to give it a kick. You have to watch a man sweat when he eats a meal you make. It's important!
[on growing up in Hawaii] It kept me out of trouble. On weekends, you'd wake up, go to the beach, go hiking, and by the time people in Iowa were drinking beer out of the back of a pickup truck, you were fast asleep.

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