Ever 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.
The talented American actress has also won many hearts with her skills as detective Jane Porter in Tarzan and Katie Bowman in Colony. In fact, she has become one of Hollywood’s darlings, although her acting career only gained momentum in the early 2000s.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane, how her journey to fame began and what life is like for Sarah Wayne Callies.
The beautiful actress, born June 1, 1977, in La Grange, Illinois, apparently had a perfect childhood and grew up with her parents – Valerie Wayne and David E. Callies, both professors at the University of Hawaii, Manoa.
Apparently, because of her parents’ job, Sarah and her family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii, when she was still one. She became interested in acting at an early age and always attended school performances during her time at the Hawaiin-Punahou School. After graduating from high school, she continued her education at Dartmouth College in Hannover, New Hampshire, and later at the National Theatre Conservatory, where she received a Master of Fine Arts degree in 2002.
A year after her Master’s degree, Sarah Wayne Callies stormed to New York to continue her acting career, and it wasn’t long before she got her first television role on the CBS show Queens Supreme in 2003. She made her debut as the leading actress in The WB’s Tarzan. At the same time, she appeared in top films and shows such as Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Dragnet (2003) and NUMB3RS, her portrayal of one of the main characters – Sara Tancredi at the acclaimed Prison Break alongside Wentworth Miller – is the one that introduced her to the world.
After the first two seasons, however, her character was written out of the series due to contract disputes in the dead season but was brought back for the fourth season. The authors found a way to bring her character back to life after she was thought to be dead. The series lasted from 2005 to 2017.
Her next big break came in 2010 when she was cast as Lori Grimes in the AMC horror/drama series The Walking Dead. Like the story based on the comic title series, Sarah’s character died after appearing in three seasons. Despite this, the drama received positive reviews and became the highest-rated series in AMC’s history.
From 2010 to the present day, Sarah Wayne has not rested at the helm but has continued to appear in films and television shows. Some of her credits include feature films – Whisper and The Celestine Prophecy, Fox Television Drama House. She also starred in the Nigerian film Black Gold in 2011 and in the Canadian thriller Faces in the Crowd in the same year. In the thriller film Pay the Ghost she starred in 2015 together with Nicolas Cage. Her leading role as Katie Bowman in Colony led her back to television in 2016.
Sarah Wayne Callies has amassed a considerable amount of money as an actress with several high-profile television series. She has also starred in many high-profile movies, so her net worth is estimated at $3 million. However, her salary has not been published.
Who is Her Husband?
Sarah is happily married to her college sweetheart Josh Winterhalter. They were married on July 21, 2002, after a meeting at Dartmouth. Their first child as a couple was a daughter named Keala, born on July 20, 2007. Later they adopted their second child, a son born in 2013 named Oakes Wayne.
Sarah and her family live happily without the usual Hollywood drama.
Height and Body Measurements
The actress has the kind of attractive figure that most women only wish for. She is 1.74 m tall and weighs a perfect 60 kg.
To show off her figure even better, she swings her body measurements to – 34-25-35 inches. She wears a bra size of 32B, dress size 4 and shoe size 10, and her dark brown hair and piercing light brown eyes are more of her natural talent.
Other Facts About Sarah Wayne Callies
- Both her parents are well educated – Valerie Wayne (mother) and David E. Callies (father) are both professors at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Their areas of expertise are English and law.
- Their ethnic background is white and their nationality is American. Their sun sign is Gemini.
- Sarah is also well educated, she went from Dartmouth College in Hannover, New Hampshire, to the National Theatre Conservatory, where she received a Master of Fine Arts in 2002.
- She has two children (daughter and son) with her husband Josh Winterhalt, whom she married in 2002.
- Sarah remained close friends with Prison Break co-star Wentworth Miller but on common ground.