Who is Halston Sage?
Halston Jeann Schrage, better known by her stage name Halston Sage, is a popular American actress and model. Born in Los Angeles, Sage entered the world of modelling early in her life when she was just 14. Soon, she went on to bag the role of Grace King in the Nickelodeon TV series for teens ‘How to Rock’. Prior to this, she was a competitive equestrian as well. However, her love for acting took precedence when she auditioned for ‘How to Rock’, which went on to become a huge commercial success. Thereafter, she worked in a number of movies and TV series in the next couple of years. Her brief appearance in the controversial movie ‘The Bling Ring’ was noticed and appreciated. She achieved mainstream popularity for role of Lacey Pemberton in the hit movie ‘Paper Towns’ and as Amber Fitch in thriller series ‘Crisis’. Her other prominent appearances include her role as Lt. Alara Kitan in the Star Trek prequel ‘The Orville’ and as Lindsay Edgecomb in ‘Before I Fall’. Apart from film and television, Sage has appeared for a couple of music videos as well. Currently, she is working on several films that are lined up for release in 2019.
Childhood & Early Life
Halson Sage was born on May 10, 1993 in Los Angeles, California, to Lenny and Tema Schrage, in a Jewish household. She has two younger siblings, Max and Kate. .
Sage started modeling early in her career and was an accomplished model when she was just 14. At the same time, she excelled at equestrian events in school and was also an editor for her school newspaper.
Sage loved acting even as a young child and often acted in school plays. She also wrote short stories. During high school, she decided to become a professional actor and started auditioning.
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Halson Sage first came to the limelight when she was cast as Grace King in the Nickelodeon TV series ‘How to Rock’. As she was among the main characters in the show, she made an appearance in 25 episodes in 2012. The show ran for a single season and was a commercial success.
In 2012, her other appearances included Sadie in the TV series ‘Victorious’, a guest star in ‘Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures’, and as Briana in the teen drama movie ‘The First Time’. She was also a panelist for four episodes of the child game show ‘Figure It Out’.
In 2013, she appeared alongside Emma Watson in the Sofia Coppola directed film ‘The Bling Ring’ as Amanda. Though a minor role, the movie’s star-studded cast ensured it was well covered by the media. She also starred in the movie ‘Grown Ups 2’ alongside Adam Sandler and Chris Rock.
In 2014, she was seen in the movie ‘Poker Night’ (2014) and starred alongside Zac Efron and Seth Rogen in the comedy film ‘Neighbors’ She was a nominee along with Rose Bryne for the MTV Movie Award for best kiss in the movie ‘Neighbors’.
Sage was roped in to play the lead character of Amber Fitch in the American drama series ‘Crisis’ in 2014. The short-lived NCB thriller show earned her critical acclaim. She acted alongside Dermot Mulroney, Lance Gross, Rachael Taylor, and Joshua Erenberg, among others.
In 2015, Sage played Lacey Pemberton, the female protagonist’s best friend, in the film adaptation of ‘Paper Towns.’ The movie was directed by Jake Schreier and starred Cara Delevigne and Nat Wolff. The film was both commercially and critically successful.
Her other appearances in 2015 include the movie ‘Goosebumps’ where she starred opposite Jack Black. She played the role of Kendall in ‘Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse’. Both movies were with big production houses, which garnered her more credibility and fame. She also made an appearance in the music video for ‘Loving You Easy’ by the Zac Brown Band.
She began shooting for the science fiction series, ‘The Orville’, in 2016. Sage played the recurring character of Alara Kitan. Created by Seth MacFarlane, Sage’s role was that of Lieutenant Alara Kitan, who is Orville's young chief of security. The show, though popular, was not critically successful but was renewed for a second season.
In 2017, she was roped in to play Lindsay Edgecomb in the movie ‘Before I Fall’ opposite Zoey Deutch. She was also seen as Tasha in the dramatic comedy ‘People You May Know’ in the same year.
Sage was cast in the lead role for the Netflix film ‘You Get Me’. Originally released at the LA Film Festival in June 2017, the movie was directed by Brent Bonacorso and included other stars like Bella Thorne and Taylor John Smith.
She is currently working on her upcoming film titled ‘The Last Summer’. The movie is a romantic comedy directed by William Bindley and stars actors such as Jacob Latimore, KJ Apa, Maia Mitchell and Tyler Posey. It will be distributed by Netflix in 2019.
Halston Sage’s most defining role was her character as Grace King for the Nickelodeon TV series ‘How to Rock.’ She appeared in 25 episodes for the teen sitcom in 2012. This served as her launchpad to a career in the entertainment industry.
Sage also played a leading role in the science fiction drama ‘The Orville’, which was framed as a prequel to ‘Star Trek’. She played the role of Lieutenant Alara Kitan and appeared in all episodes of the series. The show was popular with ‘Star Trek’ fans and has been renewed for a second season.
Personal Life & Legacy
Halston Sage was in a relationship with James Maslow from 2012 to 2015. The couple meet each other on the sets of ‘How to Rock’ and started dating early in 2012. However, they decided to break up amicably in 2015. They continue to remain good friends.
In 2015, Sage was rumored to be dating her ‘Neighbors’ co-star Zac Efron. Their onscreen chemistry sparked off rumors of a relationship, but neither Sage nor Efron confirmed anything but rumors suggest that they broke up within a month of dating each other.
In September 2018, Halston posted a photograph of cuddling up with Charlie Puth, the singer and musician. The media had long speculated the relationship between the two, and the uncaptioned photograph confirmed the news. However, neither Sage nor Puth has commented on their relationship.
Sage loves listening to the radio, and her favorite musicians while growing up were Jack Johnson and John Mayer. Her current favorite music to listen to is the soundtrack of ‘La La Land’.