Sarah Wayne Callies is an actress probably best known for her rolesin “The Walking Dead” and “Prison Break.” Most recently, she was cast in the Nicolas Cage starrer “Pay the Ghost.” She was voted one of Maxim’s The Hottest Women of Fall TV 2008.
Though born in Illinois, Sarah Wayne Callies was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, the daughter of university professors. It’s no surprise then that she can speak Hawaiian and likes Hawaiian music. As for growing up on the island, she said, “It kept me out of trouble. On weekends, you’d wake up, go to the beach, go hiking, and by the time people in Iowa were drinking beer out of the back of a pickup truck, you were fast asleep.”
Sarah Wayne Callies graduated from Punahou High School in 1995 and later attended Dartmouth College with an undergraduate emphasis in Feminist Studies. Afterwards, she went to Denver’s National Theater Conservatory and graduated in 2002 with a Master of Fine Arts.
She described her first acting experience as “magic. I realized that we can create worlds with our imaginations, and that we can explore what it means to be human by putting ourselves into the lives of other people. It was transcendent to me.... I’d never felt more free or more passionate about anything. That said, I was a kid, and probably wasn't very good! The techniques and the skills to bring a person to life took time, experience, and training.... but god I still love it so much.”
Her first starring role was on The CW’s “Tarzan.” But she rose to fame on “The Walking Dead.” As for her character’s death, Sarah Wayne Callies said on reddit, “I was happy Lori lived as long as she did... you never know on a show like that, particularly when you know she dies in the series. I thought her death was done so beautifully, the way they wrote it....”
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As for her time and experience on “The Walking Dead,” she said she is filled with “Gratitude. Gratitude, gratitude and more gratitude. I think it’s one of the best jobs I’ve ever had and we were able to really learn from each other as actors and as crew and as writers and directors."
Sarah Wayne Callies defines happiness as “my porch at sunset with my children and husband, a home cooked meal on the picnic table and friends on their way over to share it.”
She’s also a hot MILF. She gave birth to a daughter in 2007. Her character on “Prison Break” was written out of the show’s third season because of her pregnancy.
Sarah Wayne Callies resides in Los Angeles, California and she is married.