In a career that has spanned more than two decades, Sarah Lancaster has made a name for herself most notably in TV shows such as Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Chuck, What About Brian, Lovers Lane and more. In recent years, she has been gaining momentum on the big screen as well with films like The Terror of Hallow’s Eve, and The Stray.
While the light has always shone on her professional life, here is a look into her private life and husband.
Sarah Lancaster’s Early life and Career
Sarah Lancaster was born on February 12, 1980, in Overland Park, Kansas to a real estate developer father named Michael and a homemaker mother named Barbara. She grew up alongside her younger brother who is named Daniel.
When she was 10 years old, her father got a job in Mission Viejo, California which caused the family to relocate. While schooling in California, Sarah developed an interest in acting and began to take acting lessons at California’s Actors Workshop.
Fast forward to her eighth grade, Saraj Lancaster landed a talent agent and was shuttling between Orange County and Los Angeles where she was auditioning for roles. Channelling all her energy towards acting, Sarah began receiving tutoring on set.
With the help of her agent, she got her start at professional acting with the role of Rachel Meyers in the NBC series Saved by the Bell: The New Class.
Though the initial plan was for her to appear as a guest in the first season, Sarah’s excellent portrayal of the character saw it develop into a main role that would last all through to the show’s fourth season in 1996.
Simultaneously, while portraying her Save By The Bell character, Sarah enrolled at the University of California, Irvine in order to quicken her high school graduation.
After leaving Save The Bell, Sarah Lancaster got guest roles in a number of TV shows until 1999 when she made her film debut in the independent slasher film, Lovers Lane. That same year, she also appeared in the TV film Michael Landon, the Father I Knew.
Also in 1999, Sarah landed the main role of Liz in the anthology TV series Undressed. In 2002, She got a big leap in her career when she appeared in Steven Spielberg’s biographical crime film Catch Me If You Can which starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Though her role was small, Sarah has said that it was a “valuable experience” to work with the renowned filmmaker.
She then appeared in a string of TV shows from That ’70s Show to Scrubs, and then CSI. Her next major role in the small screen came in Chuck where she portrayed Ellie Bartowski Woodcomb. In 2014, she had a recurring role in Witches of East End.
Sarah has had major roles in a handful of TV series that have been very successful. While earnings for her gigs have not been made public, actresses of her caliber are well worth millions of dollars. From our findings, Sarah Lancaster’s net worth is estimated at $2 million.
Sarah Lancaster’s Husband
Sarah is a married woman. In January 2011, she tied the knot with a certain Mathew Jacobs, an attorney whom she had been dating for two years.
Born in Michigan and brought up in Florida, Jacobs went to the University of South Florida from where he studied Political Science and minored in Environmental Science and Policy. He then went to the University Of Maryland Carey School Of Law where he got his Juris Doctor.
For over a decade, he has worked with celebrities, offering them advice bordering on finances, formations, and much more. He has also worked with a number of large firms in New York City. As it stands, he is a Partner with the Pretrial Team and Employment Team.
Their Wedding and Family Life
According to People Magazine’s sources, their wedding was a small one held in Southern California. For her big day, Sarah wore a gown made by Amsale. Her “something old, something borrowed…” included her grandmother’s gold mesh heirloom bracelet (engraved with her grandparent’s wedding date courtesy of her parents) as well as her mom’s pearl earrings.
Her husband Mathews also had on something from the past – his grandfather’s three-piece wedding suit way back from the 1960s.
After their wedding, Sarah and her husband issued a statement describing how their wedding weekend went perfectly.
Adding more excitement to the wedding was the fact that Sarah Lancaster was with child. On 29th June 2011, she welcomed a baby boy Oliver Michael Jacobs. However, the news remained with them until a rep gave it away later in September of the same year.
The couple waited for about 6 years before welcoming their second child. A son named Julian Turks Jacobs who was born on January 28, 2017. The family lives in Los Angeles California.