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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 16 February 1972St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Birth NameSarah Lively Clarke
Nickname Creathon
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Actress Sarah Clarke was born and raised in Missouri, the middle child of Carolyn and Ernest Clarke, an engineer. She has an older and younger brother. She was educated at John Burroughs School in St. Louis, Missouri, and went on to Indiana University to study Fine Arts and Italian. During Clarke's senior year at university she studied in Bologna, Italy, and it was here she began an interest in acting. When she came back to the USA, Clarke found work as an architectural photographer. The story goes that she got free acting lessons at an arts center, in exchange for taking photos for them. Clarke moved to New York and continued studying acting with various companies, including Circle in the Square Theatre School.

Clarke's screen debut came in a Volkswagen television commercial called "Synchronicity", which went on to win awards. She worked steadily in TV and film before earning her big break when she was cast as Nina Myers in the smash hit 24 (2001). It was while working on this that Clarke met her future husband, Xander Berkeley. Various roles have followed, notably as Renée, Bella Swan's mother in the hugely successful Twilight (2008) and its sequels.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Xander Berkeley (7 September 2002 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (12)

She was the actress in the award-winning VW Jetta commercial, "Synchronicity."
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, she began acting in the theatre while working as an architectural photographer. In her first short film, Pas de deux (2000), she won an Outstanding Performance award at the Brooklyn Film Festival.
Both she and her husband, actor Xander Berkeley, have played turncoat government agents who help terrorists attempt to kill the President of the United States. Clarke on the TV series 24 (2001), and Berkeley in the movie Air Force One (1997).
In one of her guest appearances on 24 (2001), Clarke's character, Nina's (fake) passport picture is brought up on a screen during a CTU meeting, and the name next to the picture reads "Sarah Berkeley," Clarke's married name. The information shown on the passport, however, is not Clarke's real information (birthdate, etc).
Attended Indiana University, where she studied Fine Arts and Italian.
She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was initiated into the Beta (Indiana) chapter in 1990.
Appeared with husband Xander Berkeley on 24 (2001) during the first two seasons, although they rarely shared a scene. They got married little less than two months before the premiere of season two.
Daughter Olwyn Harper was born on September 23rd 2006.
Her mother, Carolyn, is a homemaker and her father, Ernest Clarke, is an engineer.
Went to high school (John Burroughs High School in St. Louis) with Jon Hamm.
Daughter Rowan was born in 2010.
Good friends with Reiko Aylesworth.

Personal Quotes (1)

I love Xander's voice so much that I listen to his voice mails over and over.

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