Charisma Carpenter

Charisma Carpenter

179 Fans
Age
43
Birthday
Jul. 23rd, 1970
Born in
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Height
5' 7 1/2"

Charisma Carpenter's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Show
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Angel TV Show
Angel
GRΣΣK TV Show
GRΣΣK
Malibu Shores TV Show
Malibu Shores
Josh Kirby: Time Warrior TV Show
Josh Kirby: Time Warrior
 

Main Movie Roles

2010 - The Expendables

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Ann Rebecca Sewell
20
Kendall Casablancas
12
Serena Lockner
4
The Seer
3
Janelle Johns
2
Maggie Stark
1
Nicki Skyler
1
Brooke Schimmel
1
Wendie Sanders
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Born July 23, 1970, in Las Vegas, Charisma Carpenter was named after an Avon perfume (a fact that did not sit well with her). She studied classical ballet from age five. Her family moved around often. As a youngster, she entered many local beauty contests. Charisma attended Gorman High School in Las Vegas. At 15, the family moved to Rosarita City, Mexico, and then to Bonita (a suburb of San Diego) where she attended Bonita High. Charisma finally transferred to Chula Vista School of Creative and Performing Arts, where she graduated in 1988. In high school(s), she was a cheerleader, and did the typical teen things: sneaking out and having boys over when mom wasn't home. Charisma's nature tends to be pensive, which some classmates unfortunately misinterpreted as being snooty. After graduating, she traveled throughout Europe, then went on to college. She also worked as an aerobics instructor and in property management. In 1991, Charisma was a cheerleader for the San Diego Chargers. In 1992, she moved to Los Angeles. She audited classes at Playhouse West and was cast in over 20 major commercials, including doing a long stint for Secret. Charisma was in a number of theater productions, such as "No, No, Nanette" and "Welcome Home, Soldier." This tall (5'7") beauty with the striking looks, brunette hair with chestnut highlights, and hazel eyes was a natural for TV; she started in an episode of "Baywatch" (1989) in October, 1994. Because of that appearance, Aaron Spelling personally auditioned her for the role of Ashley in "Malibu Shores" (1996), which had a brief run from March to June of 1996. Despite the short run, TV Guide noticed her and said she was beguiling and had the most fleshed-out character on the show. Charisma auditioned for the title role in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997) but wound up being cast as Cordelia, instead. She had doubts about this and did not want to play a bitchy character again, but her agent reminded her that she couldn't be typecast until people knew her. Originally intended as a temporary character, to be a thorn in Buffy's side, Charisma's role was popular enough that she became a regular in the second season. She is quick to point out she is nothing like her TV persona, noting, "People might think I'm this awful person, but I'm not--I'm a nice girl". Fans and producers liked the character enough that she was transferred to a bigger role on the spin-off series "Angel" (1999). A long career in TV now seems assured for Charisma. Her hobbies include horseback riding, roller blading, hiking and rock climbing (for her 26th birthday, she had gone skydiving. When the folks at WB heard about this, they made her sign a clause that she would refrain from that for the length of her contract). She has prudently switched to writing poetry instead. Her favorite color is yellow (mine too, it's so bright and cheerful). For Charisma, life is good. And, as a former Las Vegas lounge performer, she comments that dancing is easy, acting is not. She also notes, "You can take the girl out of Vegas, but you can't take Vegas out of the girl".


TRIVIA:
  • She held three state titles when she was thirteen years old and placed top five for a ballet routine at an international competition.
  • Was discovered by a commercial agent while working as a waitress in Los Angeles to save for her college education.
  • Named by her mother after a brand of perfume
  • Gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Donovan Charles Hardy, at 9:50 PM on March 24th 2003 at Cedar Sinai hospital in Beverly Hills.
  • Her character, Cordelia Chase, whom she had played for years on _"Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (1997)_ (qv) and _"Angel" (1999)_ (qv), was killed off in the landmark 100th episode of _"Angel" (1999)_ (qv). It was her final appearance on the series, with the exception of archival footage.
  • The scars her character Cordelia got after a fall in Buffy are actually real. As a young child, she fell into a swimming pool that was under construction at her home, and was run through by a piece of rebar.
  • Became good friends with 'Susan Ward (I)' (qv) after both were turned down for the role of Maggie Cory on the soap _"Another World" (1964)_ (qv).
  • Will be reprising her role as Cordelia Chase in the 100th episode of _"Angel" (1999)_ (qv). The show is currently in its fifth season without her, considering the Cordelia Chase character is in a coma. [November 2003]


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