- Date of Birth:
- June 1, 1977
- 5' 9"
- La Grange
Sarah Wayne Callies (born Sarah Anne Wayne Callies in La Grange, Illinois on June 1, 1977) is an American actress. Sarah moved to New York in 2003 and then quickly landed her first television role as Kate O’Malley, a recurring part on the short-lived CBS show Queens Supreme. Her first starring role however was as Detective Jane Porter on The WB’s Tarzan. Throughout the beginning of Sarah’s career, she also made various guest appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Dragnet (2003), and NUMB3RS. Sarah caught a break when she gained a starring role on Fox’s Prison Break as Sara Tancredi. Her role lasted from 2005 to 2009 after she left due to contract disputes. However, in March 2008, it was revealed that the character of Sara is still alive and would return in Season 4 of Prison Break. But it wasn’t until 2010 that Sarah was cast in her biggest role to date — playing the main character, Lori Grimes, on the AMC horror/drama series The Walking Dead. After convincing the show’s writers to kill her character, because that is what had occurred in the comic book version, Sarah left The Walking Dead in 2013. She currently plays Katie Bowman in the science fiction television series drama, Colony.
Best Known For:
Sarah Wayne Callies is best known for her portrayals of Sara Tancredi in Fox’s Prison Break and Lori Grimes in AMC’s The Walking Dead.
Sarah Wayne Callies married Josh Winterhalt, a martial arts teacher, on July 21, 2002. The couple met at Dartmouth College. In July 2007, Sarah gave birth to their daughter, Keala Winterhalt. A year later, in 2008, Sarah was voted one of Maxim’s “The Hottest Women of Fall TV ’08.”