Jun. 1st, 1977
La Grange, Illinois, USA
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Sarah Anne Wayne Callies (born June 1, 1977) is an American actress who is best known for her roles as Sara Tancredi in the Fox television series Prison Break and Lori Grimes in AMC's The Walking Dead.
Born in La Grange, Illinois and moved to Honolulu, Hawaii with her family when she was one. Her parents are professors at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Throughout her youth, she expressed an interest in acting through participating in various school plays at the independent Punahou School. After graduating from high school, she entered Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. In conjunction with her studies, she continued her involvement in theatre. She continued her education at Denver's National Theater Conservatory, where she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in 2002.
She currently stars in the breakout hit FOX series Prison Break (2005) as prison doctor Sara Tancredi. 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), Numb3rs (2005) and Dragnet (2003). She stars in two upcoming film projects in 2006, Stewart Hendler's Whisper (2007) for Universal Pictures and Barnet Bain's independent, The Celestine Prophecy (2006).
Callies married Josh Winterhalt (July 21, 2002) whom she met at Dartmouth College. Winterhalt is a martial arts teacher. On January 23, 2007, her publicist announced that the couple were expecting their first child. Callies gave birth to a girl, Keala Winterhalt (b. July 2007).
She is close friends with Prison Break co-star 'Wentworth Miller", saying "I have the great privilege of working opposite someone who is also a great friend. That's something that makes my work easier, it makes my time on set more fun and I think it makes the work better". She was voted one of Maxim's "The Hottest Women of Fall TV '08".
In 2015, she co-starred with 'Nicolas Cage', in Uli Edel's thriller film Pay the Ghost. In 2016, she returned to television in the lead role of Katie Bowman in Colony.
- Graduated from Denver's National Theater Conservatory in 2002 with a Master of Fine Arts.
- 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 Punahou High School in 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
- At age 30, she gave birth to her first child. Daughter, Keala, was born July 2007.
- Her publicist is 'Jodi Gottlieb' (qv).