Sarah Wayne Callies is an American actress who is known for playing tough female characters on the silver screen. She has the unique talent to bring all her characters alive with her strong acting skills. She was born on June 1, 1977 to parents Valerie Wayne and David E Callies. La Grange, Illinois is her birthplace.
Professional Life of the Actress
Sarah Wayne Callies has been keen on acting throughout her school life where she used to take part in plays, etc. During her college too she was involved in theatre. After completing her education, Callies got an opportunity in a TV show called “Queens Supreme.”
Several guest appearances followed later, after which Callies got a major role on Fox’s “Prison Break.” After enacting the role of the famous character Sara Tancredi in the first two seasons, the character was bid adieu in the 3rd season. However, Callies’ fans wanted to see her back and so the character was brought again in the 4th season.
Callies showcased her talent in a couple of feature films and an independent film too. She also tried her luck by getting involved in her first screenplay for a children’s book which was an adaptation of Campbell Geeslin’s Elena’s Serenade.
Callies also acted in a Nigerian movie and had a lead role in a Canadian thriller and a Nicolas Cage’s movie. She returned to the television industry in 2016 with “Colony.”
Some notable films from Callies’ career are:
–This is your Death – Premiered at the SXSW film festival.
–Into the Storm
–The Other Side of the Door
–Pay the Ghost
–Black November – This is the only film to be screened at the United Nations General Assembly.
–Lullaby for Pi
Her Family Details
Sarah Wayne Callies is the daughter of 2 professors. Her father David E Callies is a law professor and her mother, Valerie Wayne is an English professor at the University of Hawaii. After bereavement in the family, she and her parents moved to the city of Honolulu in Hawaii, in the year 1978.
Sarah Wayne Callies had a knack for acting since childhood. She used to perform at school plays and continued to be in the theatre at the college level. She studied at the National Theatre Conservatory and secured a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2002.
In 2003, she stepped into New York. The first TV role came her way in “Queens Supreme” and followed it up with “Tarzan” as Detective Jane Porter.
She had memorable roles in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Dragnet”, and “NUMB3RS.” Then she came in “Prison Break,” which changed the course of life for Callies.
Callies had an important role to play in “The Walking Dead” as Lori Grimes, in all the 3 seasons of the drama series. Then she came in “Whisper” and “The Celestine Prophecy.”
Sarah Wayne Callies was cast in the television drama “House”, a Nigerian movie “Black Gold,” a Canadian thriller, “Faces in the Crowd.”
The actress’ love and passion for theatre brought her back with “Pay the Ghost” and she again came to TV a couple of years back, with “Colony.” One of her latest series is “The Long Road Home.”
Personal Life of the Actress
Sarah Wayne Callies met her future husband, Josh Winterhalt, during her graduation days from Dartmouth College. Winterhalt is a martial arts teacher. They both got married July 2002 and in the year 2007, they announced the news of their first child. The couple welcomed their daughter Keala Wayne Winterhalt and went on to adopt a boy called, Oakes Wayne in 2013.