A blonde-haired screen beauty whose impossible golden locks wouldn't be out of place in a shampoo commercial and whose mischievous smile seems to shine right through the cameras, actress Sarah Carter is a model of conventional beauty; her perfect combination of talent and superior genes would make her as much a candidate for the cover of Vogue as a potential leading lady in Hollywood's biggest blockbusters. Though it wasn't until her teenage years that the budding actress from Winnipeg, Canada, began to exhibit an interest in show business, early roles in local productions of A Chorus Line and The Sound of Music gave testament that her talent was well in synch with her ambitions -- making prospects of stardom ever more likely as she continued to hone her skills. Of course, a background in speech and debate didn't hurt in helping the aspiring actress to appear comfortable and collected in front of a crowd, and after winning a nationwide monologue contest Carter was invited to Vancouver to meet some high-profile agents and casting directors. Television work was quick to follow, with a role as a crime fighting superhero in Los Luchadores marking her official small-screen debut. The eager starlet continued to find her footing as an actress with occasional roles in such popular television series as Undeclared, Boston Legal, and Smallville. And after appearing in such straight-to-video flicks as Wishmaster 3 and K-9: P.I., she could be seen in a substantial role in the high-profile Hollywood fright flick Final Destination 2. At this point, anyone following Carter's career could tell that it was on the upswing, and after appearing opposite Bill Paxton and Orlando Bloom in the 2004 crime drama Haven, she continued to climb the credits with roles in both Berkeley and the sorority house comedy Pledge This! In 2006 she landed a role on the TV series Shark, appearing on the program for two seasons. She followed that up with parts in Freak Dog, Misconceptions, and The Vow.
Biography by Jason Buchanan
- Trained as a dancer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
- Competed around the world as a member of the Canadian Debate Team during high school.
- Following graduation from high school, spent a year in the pre-college program at Neuchatel Junior College in Neuchatel, Switzerland.
- Discovered by a Vancouver casting director while performing a self-penned monologue inspired by the 1998 biopic Gia.
- Made her U.S. TV debut in a 2001 episode of the short-lived CBS series Wolf Lake.
- First film appearance was in the direct-to-video Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (2001); subsequent horror roles have included Final Destination 2 (2003) and Skinwalkers (2007).
- Breakthrough role came in 2006, when she was cast as Madeline Poe on Shark, a CBS crime drama that ran for two seasons.