Apr. 25th, 1988
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Sara Paxton (born April 25, 1988) is an American actress, model and singer. She grew up in California and began acting at an early age, appearing in many minor roles in both films and television shows, before coming to wider renown in 2004, after playing the title role in the series Darcy's Wild Life and Sarah Borden in Summerland. Paxton has also starred in the films Sydney White, Superhero Movie, The Last House on the Left, Shark Night 3D, and Lovestruck: The Musical.
Paxton was cast in her first film at the age of 8 as a child at school and at the party in Liar Liar. Her first major television series role was on the WB's Greetings From Tucson. She filmed Sleepover in fall 2003 (released July 9, 2004) was in Aquamarine with Julia Roberts' niece, Emma Roberts. Her newest movie Return to Halloweentown opened on October 20, 2006. She has also starred in television shows such as Spongebob Squarepants and Malcolm in the Middle.
Paxton, an only child, was born in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, to what she has described as "a very mixed family". Her father, Steve, is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent, and is distantly related to actor 'Bill Paxton'. Her mother, Lucia, was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and raised in Ciudad Acuña. Paxton's mother is Jewish and Paxton's father converted to Judaism upon marrying her mother. Both her parents are dentists.
During her childhood, Paxton put on shows and wanted to perform, sometimes dressing up in costume and coming to school as a particular character. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley, choosing to attend a public high school instead of accepting home-schooling. Paxton graduated from El Camino Real High School in May 2006 and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Paxton has said that attending college is "very important" to her because "it is important to expand your mind". In 2006, Paxton applied to the University of Southern California's film studies program. She has noted that she would like to major in business administration with a minor in history (as she is a "history fanatic") and to start a production company.
- Her name was listed in the "special thanks" column on her Aquamarine co-star Emma Roberts' debut album "Emma Roberts Unfabulous and More".
- Is good friends with Miriam McDonald and Shenae Grimes.
- Biggest inspirations are Goldie Hawn and Reese Witherspoon. Paxton would like to appear alongside both in a film
- Sara's mother is Jewish and her father converted to Judaism upon marrying her mother.
- Her mother is a dentist and her father is a businessman
- Her mother is Mexican.
- Attended El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills.
- Is an only child.