Throughout her career, Sarah Wayne Callies has moved between television, film and theatre with ease, quickly establishing herself as a talent to watch.
Callies is best known for her role as Dr. Sarah Tancredi in the dramatic action-packed FOX series Prison Break. A worldwide success, Prison Break received the 2006 People’s Choice® Award for Favorite New Television Drama and was nominated for a 2006 Golden Globe® Award for Best Dramatic Television Series. Her extensive television credits include the role of Jane in the WB series Tarzan, from director David Nutter and executive producer Laura Ziskin; a recurring role on CBS’ Queens Supreme, starring Oliver Platt and produced by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas. Last fall, Callies co-produced and starred in the CBC pilot Tangled directed by Bronwyn Hughes.
Callies recently wrapped production on the feature film Foreverland, which she stars opposite Juliette Lewis and Thomas Dekker. She also stars opposite Milla Jovovich in the feature thriller Faces in the Crowd, about a woman with face-blindness trying to stop a serial killer. Previous to this she starred opposite Rupert Friend and Forrest Whitaker in Lullaby for Pi, for which she also wrote and performed a song for the soundtrack. Callies also starred as the female lead in the feature adaptation of James Redfield’s international best-selling novel, The Celestine Prophecy.
Callies earned an MFA in classical acting from the National Theatre Conservatory and appeared in several main-stage productions with the Denver Center Theatre Company. Her undergraduate work includes a BA in Drama from Dartmouth College, with a minor in Women’s Studies and a Senior Fellowship in Indigenous Theology.