Sarah Wayne Callies Biography

Sarah Wayne Callies is an American actress famous for her role in the series ‘Prison Break.’ Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

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Birthday: June 1, 1977

Nationality: American

Famous: Actresses American Women

Age: 42 Years, 42 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Gemini

Born in: La Grange, Illinois, USA

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'9" (175 cm), 5'9" Females

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Spouse/Ex-: Josh Winterhalt (m. 2002)

father: David E. Callies

mother: Valerie Wayne

children: Keala Winterhalt, Oakes Wayne

U.S. State: Illinois

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education: Punahou School, Dartmouth College, National Theatre Conservatory

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Sarah Wayne Callies is an American actress famous for appearing in the role of Sara Tancredi in Fox’s drama series ‘Prison Break’ as well as of Lori Grimes in AMC's ‘The Walking Dead’. She is also known for her portrayals of detective Jane Porter and Katie Bowman in the shows ‘Tarzan’ and ‘Colony’ respectively. Callies has guest-starred in a number of other TV programs including ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’, ‘Dragnet’ and ‘Numb3rs’. On the big screen, the actress has worked in movies, such as ‘The Celestine Prophecy’, ‘Whisper’, ‘Lullaby for Pi’, ‘Black Gold’, ‘Black November’, ‘Into the Storm’ and ‘The Other Side of the Door’, to name a few. Callies’ contribution to the American entertainment industry has earned her a number of awards and honours. Her contribution to the series ‘The Walking Dead’ earned her the ‘Satellite Award’ under the category ‘Best Cast - Television Series’. Her performance in the same also brought her a nomination for Saturn Award and Scream Award respectively.

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  • Sarah Wayne Callies first appeared in an episode of ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ in 2003. She then appeared in an episode of ‘Dragnet’ and ‘Queens Supreme’. Soon after this, she played detective Jane Porter in the drama ‘Tarzan’. The actress then guest-starred as agent Kim Hall in the series ‘Numb3rs’ in 2005. The same year, she was also cast as Sara Tancredi in the drama series ‘Prison Break’.
  • Two years later, in 2007, Callies acted in four episodes of ‘Queens Supreme’. Around this time, she also did the flick ‘Whisper’. She then had a role in the television film ‘Prison Break: The Final Break’. In the year 2010, Callies portrayed the character of Lori Grimes in the series ‘The Walking Dead’. The same year, she appeared in the movie ‘Lullaby for Pi’.
  • After this, she got featured in the films ‘Black Gold’, ‘Faces in the Crowd’, ‘Black November’, ‘Into the Storm’ and ‘Pay the Ghost’. The actress then began playing the role of Katie Bowman in the series ‘Colony’ in 2016. A year later, she starred as Sara Tancredi in the TV movie ‘Resurrection: Prison Break’. She also acted in the film ‘This Is Your Death’ that year.
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Personal Life
  • Sarah Wayne Callies was born on June 1, 1977 in La Grange, Illinois, USA, to parents Valerie Wayne and David E. Callies. She attended Punahou School and while studying there, she participated in various school plays. Callies then enrolled at Dartmouth College in Hanover. She then continued her studies at National Theatre Conservatory from where she earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in the year 2002. The same year, she got married to Josh Winterhalt. Five years later, the couple had their daughter, Keala. They later on adopted a boy, Oakes Wayne, who was born in 2013.
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1. Into the Storm (2014)

  (Thriller, Action)

2. Whisper (2007)

  (Crime, Drama, Thriller, Horror)

3. Faces in the Crowd (2011)

  (Crime, Thriller, Mystery, Romance, Drama)

4. This Is Your Death (2017)


5. The Other Side of the Door (2016)


6. Pay the Ghost (2015)

  (Mystery, Thriller, Horror, Drama)

7. The Celestine Prophecy (2006)

  (Drama, Adventure)

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