After a number of small roles on various television shows, Hawaiian-raised actress Sarah Wayne Callies gained prominence in 2005 as one of the leads on Fox's hit drama Prison Break. She parlayed the show's success into supporting roles in the feature adaptation of The Celestine Prophecy (2006) and the thriller Whisper (2007), as well as a starring role on the series Walking Dead.
Biography by Matthew Tobey
- Born in Illinois, but raised in Honolulu, HI; speaks basic Hawaiian.
- Interest in acting began as a child and appeared in a high school production of Shakespeare's As You Like It.
- Studied acting at the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver and earned an MFA in 2002.
- Picked as one of L'Oreal’s new faces in 2003.
- In 2003, had roles on two short-lived series, Queens Supreme and Tarzan.
- Though her role as Dr. Sara Tancredi on Prison Break was written off at the end of season two, overwhelming fan response prompted the show to bring her back in season four.