Sarah Wright is an American actor and former model, also known for her performance as the gorgeous and fashionable wife of Tom Cruise in 'American Made.' She was destined to be an actor. However, she started as a model. Sarah has also had a stint as a singer in her native place, Kentucky. Sarah also traveled to Europe and then moved to Chicago, where her career as an actor began. She started her acting career with a recurring character in the series 'Quintuplets.' Subsequently, she appeared in several TV series and made her film debut, too. Sarah had recurring roles in series such as '7th Heaven,' 'Parks and Recreation,' and 'Mad Love.' She was a series regular in 'Marry Me.' Sarah is an entrepreneur, too, and co-owns a parenting website and a children skincare range.
Childhood & Early Life
Sarah was born Sarah Fay Wright, on September 28, 1983, in Louisville, Kentucky, US, to Robert and Debbie.
Sarah attended 'LeGrande Elementary' and then joined the 'Hart County High School.' She later resumed her high-school term in Louisville. Sarah also attended 'Seneca High School' in Kentucky, where she performed with 'The Kentucky Ambassadors of Music.'
Sarah was in her early 20s when she joined the 'University of California, Los Angeles’ (UCLA), where she studied horticulture and children's book writing.
As a child, Sarah was associated with a local drama club. At the age of 14, she became a model and took up some assignments, too. However, Sarah's big break arrived when the organizers of the 1999 'Mossimo' model search contest scouted her.
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Sarah made her acting debut through TV, with the regular role of the bubbly and kind ‘Paige Chase’ in the 'Fox' sitcom 'Quintuplets' (2004–2005). The series was based on parenting teenage quintuplets, and ‘Paige’ was depicted an attractive and self-conscious girl.
In 2005, Sarah made single-episode appearances as ‘Sara Jennings’ in the 'CBS' police-procedural drama 'CSI: Miami' and ‘Vicki ‘in the 'Fox' sitcom 'Malcolm in the Middle.' The following year, she starred as series regular ‘Lizzy’ in the first season of the 'Fox' sitcom 'The Loop.'
Sarah was cast as ‘Jane,’ best friend of the character ‘Margaret’ (played by Andrea Morris), in 18 episodes (2006–2007) of the eleventh season of 'The CW' drama '7th Heaven.'
Sarah was one of the three leads, ‘Lauren McDonald,’ a high-school star volleyball player, in the 2006 sports drama 'All You've Got.' In 2008, she appeared in three comedy movies, as ‘Lavender’ in 'Wieners' (credited as “Sarah Mason”), as ‘Ashley’ in 'The House Bunny,’ and as ‘Stacey’ in 'Surfer, Dude.’ She was as also seen as ‘Ashley’ in the Demi Moore-directed coming-of-age short film 'Streak.' (2008).
She appeared as ‘Sarah Mason,’ one of the one-night-stand partners of Patrick Dempsey’s character, in the 2008 romantic comedy 'Made of Honor.'
In 2011, Sarah began her stint as the recurring character (seven episodes) ‘Tiffany McDermott’ in the 'CBS' mid-season replacement sitcom 'Mad Love' and had a small recurring role (five episodes) as ‘Millicent Gergich’ in the 'NBC' sitcom 'Parks and Recreation.'
In 2012, Sarah appeared as ‘Jenny’ in the film 'Touchback' and had a brief role as ‘Tera’ in the romantic comedy 'Celeste and Jesse Forever.' She played ‘Nicole,’ ‘Jeff's (played by Justin Chon) attractive friend, in the 2013 comedy '21 & Over.' She had a starring role as ‘Denise’ in the 2014 comedy movie 'Walk of Shame.'
Sarah played ‘Molly’ in three episodes of the 'TBS' sitcom 'Men at Work' (2013) and ‘Laura’ in the 'ABC' sitcom 'Mixology' (2014). She was cast as the regular character ‘Dennah’ in the short-lived 'NBC' sitcom 'Marry Me.' ‘Dennah’ was portrayed as a pre-school teacher and the single best friend of the lead character, ‘Annie’ (Casey Wilson), with a stubborn "take it or leave it" attitude toward marriage.
In 2017, Sarah guest-appeared in the 'Netflix' comedy series 'Lady Dynamite.' She co-starred with Tom Cruise, as his on-screen wife ‘Lucy Seal,’ in the biographical black comedy 'American Made.' The character later became Sarah's career milestone.
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Sarah has been signed to 'Ford Models' of Los Angeles.
In 2016, Sarah and her actor friend Teresa Palmer launched 'Your Zen Mama,' an online parenting community. She also co-owns 'Bare Essential Organics,' an organic skincare line for babies, with Anna Schafer, her friend and colleague.
Family & Personal Life
Sarah's father was a preacher. She was 5 months pregnant when he died. Her younger brother, Samuel, is a ‘US Marine’ who has previously served in Iraq.
Sarah was married to A. J. Mason from 2005 until their divorce in 2006. She then married her 'The Loop' co-star Eric Christian Olsen on June 23, 2012, following an 8-month-long engagement. The wedding was held near Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Sarah and Eric had met on the set of 'The Loop' and had then dated for about 5 years. He proposed marriage to her in Punta Mita, Mexico. The two announced their engagement in an episode of 'The Talk.'
On August 16, 2013, following 17 hours of active labor at home, Sarah delivered her first child, her son, Wyatt Oliver Olsen. Her daughter, Esmé Olivia Olsen, was born on August 9, 2016.
Sarah and Eric own a vacation home near Jackson Hole that they showed in an episode (2015) of the 'HGTV' reality show 'House Hunters.'
Sarah donates one percent of the profits earned through her bay skincare range to charity. Sarah and Eric have partnered with the fashion label 'ABLE ' and sold scarves made by women in Ethiopia, thus providing them employment.
The 1996 comedy 'Bottle Rocket' is one of Sarah's all-time favorite comedy movies.