Since Sarah Wayne Callies did justice to her roles in Fox’s Prison Break as Dr. Sara Tancredi and AMC’s The Walking dead as Lori Grimes, her face has remained imprinted in the memories of movie lovers.
In addition to the aforementioned, the talented American actress has also won many hearts with her skills in playing detective Jane Porter in Tarzan and Katie Bowman in Colony. In fact, she has become one of Hollywood darlings despite the fact that her acting career only gained momentum in the early 2000s.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane on how her journey to fame began and what life is like for Sarah Wayne Callies.
The beautiful actress born on June 1, 1977, in La Grange, Illinois, seemingly had a perfect childhood, growing up with her parents – Valerie Wayne and David E. Callies, who are both professors at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.
Apparently, as a result of her parents’ job, Sarah and her family relocated to Honolulu, Hawaii when she was one. She picked interest in acting from an early age and would always take part in school plays while at Hawaiin Punahou School. Upon graduating from high school, she took her education further at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and later at National Theatre Conservatory where she bagged a Master of Fine Arts in 2002.
A year after getting her Masters, Sarah Wayne Callies stormed New York to pursue her acting career and it wasn’t long before she landed her first TV role in the CBS show Queens Supreme in 2003. Her debut starring role was in The WB’s Tarzan. While she has appeared in top-notch movies and shows like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Dragnet (2003), and NUMB3RS, the one that introduced her to the world is her portrayal as one of the lead characters – Sara Tancredi on the acclaimed Prison Break alongside Wentworth Miller.
However, after the first two seasons, her character was written out of the show in the dead season as a result of contract disputes but was brought back for the fourth season. The writers found a way to bring her character back to life after she was presumed dead. The series lasted from 2005 to 2017.
Her next big break came in 2010 when she was cast as Lori Grimes on the AMC horror/drama series The Walking Dead. Just like the story based on the titular comic-book series, Sarah’s character died after appearing in three seasons. Notwithstanding, the drama received positive reviews and became the highest-rated show in AMC’s history.
From 2010 to date, Sarah Wayne did not rest on her oars but continued to appear in movies and TV shows. Some of her offerings include feature films – Whisper and The Celestine Prophecy, Fox Television drama House. She also starred in Nigerian movie Black Gold in 2011 and Canadian thriller Faces in the Crowd in the same year. She starred in the thriller film Pay the Ghost in 2015 alongside Nicolas Cage. Her lead role as Katie Bowman in Colony ushered her back to Television in 2016.
With a few top-rated TV series under her belt, Sarah Wayne Callies has amassed a reasonable sum in her right as an actress. She has also been cast in a lot of high-grossing movies, as a result, she has an estimated net worth of $3 million. However, her salary has not been made public.
Who is Her Husband?
Sarah is happily married to her college sweetheart Josh Winterhalt. They got married on July 21, 2002, after meeting at Dartmouth. Their first child as a couple was a daughter named Keala born on July 20, 2007. They later adopted their second child, a son named Oakes Wayne born in 2013.
Sarah and her family are living happily without the usual Hollywood drama.
Height and Body Measurements
The actress possesses the kind of attractive figure that most women only wish for. She has a height of 1.74 m and weighs a perfect 60kg.
To further enhance her figure, she rocks body measurements – 34-25-35 inches. She wears a bra size of 32B, dress size of 4 and shoe size of 10. Also, her dark brown hair and piercing light brown eyes are more of her natural endowments.
Other Facts About Sarah Wayne Callies
- Both of her parents are well educated – Valerie Wayne (mother) and David E. Callies (father) are both professors at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Their fields are English and Law respectively.
- Her ethnicity is white and nationality is American. Her sun sign is Gemini.
- Sarah is also well-schooled, she went from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire to National Theatre Conservatory where she got a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2002.
- She has two children (daughter and son) with her husband Josh Winterhalt who she married in 2002.
- Sarah remained close friends with Prison Break co-star Wentworth Miller but on a mutual ground.