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Sarah Wayne Callies

Sarah Wayne Callies
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Sarah Wayne Callies Biography

Starring in her first leading role on television, Sarah Wayne Callies plays Jane, the level-headed detective whose world is turned upside-down by the mysterious Tarzan. Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Callies is the daughter of two university professors. She placed a strong emphasis on education and balanced her schoolwork with her passion for the stage. In high school, she landed her first lead in a production of Shakespeare's As You Like It. After graduating from the Ivy League's Dartmouth College with an undergraduate emphasis in Feminist Studies and a Senior Fellowship in Indigenous Theology, she attended Denver's National Theatre Conservatory to pursue her love of acting and to complete her Masters of Fine Arts degree. Once finished with school, Callies moved to New York City and secured her first acting job on camera, a role opposite Oliver Platt in Queens Supreme. She has since appeared on Law and Order: SVU and Dragnet. During this time, she was also chosen as one of the new faces of L'Oral, and has been featured in an advertising campaign for the company. Callies will divide her time between New York City and Toronto. Still a Hawaiian at heart, she speaks basic Hawaiian and enjoys traditional Hawaiian music. Callies also likes dancing the Argentine tango and has taken up low-flying trapeze. When not working, she spends as much time as possible at home with her husband, playing chess and cooking. They also like to get outdoors and backpack. They have a cat and plan to welcome a puppy to their new home in Toronto.

Sarah Wayne Callies Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2011 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress on Television "The Walking Dead" (2010). Nominated

Sarah Wayne Callies Trivia

  • Graduated from Punahou High School in 1995 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Graduated from Dartmouth College (in Hanover, New Hampshire) in 1999 with an undergraduate emphasis in Feminist Studies and a Senior Fellowship in Indigenous Theology.
  • Her publicist is Jodi Gottlieb.
  • Graduated from Denver's National Theater Conservatory in 2002 with a Master of Fine Arts.
  • At age 30, she gave birth to her first child. Daughter, Keala, was born July 2007.


Sarah Wayne Callies Photos

  • Sarah Wayne Callies and Andrew Lincoln

    "The Walking Dead" Season 3 Premiere - Arrivals

  • Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Norman Reedus, Laurie Holden

    Comic-Con International: San Diego 2012 - Day 2 - "The Walking Dead" Panel

  • Andrew Lincoln and Sarah Wayne Callies

    Paley Fest 2011 Presents "Walking Dead" - Inside

  • Sarah Wayne Callies

    Spike TV's Scream 2010 Awards - Arrivals

  • Sarah Wayne Callies

    "The Walking Dead" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

  • Sarah Wayne Callies

    The Paley Center for Media Presents Prison Break

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