Sara Paxton is an American-born television and film actress, model, and musician. As a teenager, Paxton made her acting breakthrough as the main character in the family comedy Darcy’s Wild Life (2004-06). She later starred alongside Emma Roberts and JoJo in the teen fantasy film Aquamarine (2006).
The talented actress also starred in Disney’s Return to Halloweentown (2006) and starred in the comedy Superhero Movie (2008) alongside Drake Bell, Kevin Hart, and Regina Hall. Paxton is also known for her role in the 2009 horror movie The Last House on the Left, in which she starred as Mari Collingwood. Since 1999, Sara Paxton has lent her voice to several characters in the popular animated sitcom SpongeBob SquarePants.
Who Is Sara Paxton?
Sara Paxton was born on April 25, 1988, in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, the daughter of Lucia and Steve Paxton. The young Paxton grew up in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California. Instead of being home-schooled, she chose to study at El Camino Real High, a public high school in the Woodland Hills area of the San Fernando Valley. She graduated from high school in June 2006. Paxton’s plans to attend college at that time were delayed due to her very busy acting career.
Sara Paxton’s acting career began at a very young age when she appeared in television commercials, television shows, and also in musical theater. She made her feature film debut in 1997 in the comedy hit Liar Liar. This was followed in the late 90s and into the 2000s by other television and film roles. She appeared in guest roles in the soap opera Passions (1999) and also in the forensic crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2002). She also had recurring roles in the sitcom Greetings from Tucson (2002-03) and in the drama series Summerland (2004).
Sara Paxton’s previous acting achievements on the big screen include Disney’s comedy Hounded (2001) alongside Tahj Mowry, Craig Kirkwood, and Shia LaBeouf. She also appeared in the short film Haunted Lighthouse (2003) and the teen comedy Sleepover (2004). Also in 2004, Paxton achieved her groundbreaking role in the American-Canadian series Darcy’s Wild Life. The talented actress played the lead role in Darcy Field for the entire 2 seasons of the series, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award as an outstanding actress in a children’s series in 2006.
When Darcy’s Wild Life ended in 2006, Sara Paxton was given leading roles in the telemovies Return Halloweentown (2006), The Party Never Ends Diary of a Drunken Fellow (2007), and Blue-Eyed Butcher (2012). On the big screen, Paxton appeared alongside Amanda Bynes in the teen comedy Sydney White (2007). She also starred in the horror movies The Innkeepers (2011) and Shark Night (2011).
Sara Paxton also has a guest role in the drama series How to Get Away with Murder (2014). In 2016 she had a recurring role as Alicia Barnes in the detective drama series Murder in the First. In 2017 she made a guest appearance in the revival of the horror drama series Twin Peaks.
Sara Paxton is the only child of her parents. Her mother, Lucia (née Menchaca Zuckerman) was born in Mexico to Dutch Jewish parents. She is a dentist. Her father Steve Paxton is a businessman. He is of English, Irish, Scottish, and a tiny degree of French descent. He converted to Judaism when he married Paxton’s mother.
Her family has close ties to Judaism. However, Sara Paxton missed the Jewish bat mitzvah ritual for girls due to her busy acting career.
It seems that the talented Hollywood star may be single at the moment, as she has not been associated with anyone lately. However, she has never lacked relationship options. Before that, she was in a relationship with her actor colleague and model Nico Tortorella. Their relationship lasted from 2009 to 2012, and Tortorella now identifies herself as pansexual, “emotionally fluid” and polyamorous.
Before her long-standing relationship with Tortorella Sara Paxton was also connected with the actor-producer and singer Lucas Grabeel. As a teenager, Paxton had a short-lived relationship with her actor-singer colleague Jesse McCartney, who was her co-star in the drama series Summerland.
Height And Other Body Measurements
Sara Paxton became a household name in Hollywood in her early teens. Over the years, she has managed to maintain her ageless look combined with a great physique that can make even teenage girls green with envy.
Sara Paxton is 170 cm (5 feet 7 inches) tall and has an average body weight of 53 kg (117 lbs). Her body statistic is 34-24-35 inches (86-61-89 cm). Her eyes are green and over the years she has retained her characteristic blonde hair color.