Sarah Butler

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Sarah Butler

Sarah Butler at the premiere of I Spit on Your Grave
Born(1985-02-11) February 11, 1985 (age 27)
Puyallup, Washington, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2004–present
 
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Sarah Butler

Sarah Butler at the premiere of I Spit on Your Grave
Born(1985-02-11) February 11, 1985 (age 27)
Puyallup, Washington, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2004–present

Sarah Butler (born February 11, 1985) is an American actress. She starred in the 2010 film I Spit on Your Grave, a remake of the controversial 1978 film of the same title.[1]

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Biography

A native of Puyallup, Washington, Butler was interested in the arts while growing up; she sang in choirs, entered singing competitions, and performed in high school and community theatre. She relocated to Los Angeles to study theatre at the University of Southern California, and then played Belle, the princess in Beauty and the Beast, for a year and a half at Disneyland. She dropped out of college, focused on finding a talent agent, and began auditioning for work in television and film.[2]

Butler guest-starred on the television series CSI: Miami and CSI: NY.[1] She was cast in the film A Couple of White Chicks at the Hair Dresser and the 2008 Syfy TV horror film Flu Bird Horror.[3] She had a role that year on the web series Luke 11:17, directed by Don Stark.[4] She also had a recurring role on the web series I <3 Vampires.[5]

Butler won the lead in the 2010 rape and revenge thriller, I Spit on Your Grave, a remake of the 1978 cult film of the same title. Although initially put off by the film's nudity and violence, the film's strong character arc and "feminist edge" helped convince her to take the role.[6] Butler starred as Jennifer Hills, a novelist who is brutally gang raped while staying at a cabin in the woods; her character then seeks revenge on her rapists. Directed by Steven R. Monroe, the film was released on October 8, 2010.[1]

Butler began filming the psychological thriller, The Stranger Inside, alongside Estella Warren and William Baldwin in Mallorca, Spain in November 2011. The film was also scheduled to shoot in Copenhagen, Denmark and New York City.[7] She joined the cast of the independent feature Treachery, starring Michael Biehn, which began filming in Los Angeles in June 2012.[8]

Filmography

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2007A Couple of White Chicks at the Hair Dresser
2008Flu Bird HorrorEvaTelevision film
2010I Spit on Your GraveJennifer Hills
2012The Philly KidAmy
2012The Stranger InsideSarah
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2004Love's a TripContestant
2008Luke 11:17SandyWeb series
2008CSI: MiamiKim Walderman
2009CSI: NYAlison Redman
2009–2010I <3 VampiresPaigeWeb series

References

  1. ^ a b c Truitt, Brian (October 8, 2010). "Sarah Butler runs emotional and physical gauntlet for ‘I Spit on Your Grave’". USA Weekend. http://whosnews.usaweekend.com/2010/10/sarah-butler-runs-emotional-and-physical-gauntlet-for-%E2%80%98i-spit-on-your-grave%E2%80%99/. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
  2. ^ Vanairsdale, S. T. (October 4, 2010). "The Verge: Sarah Butler Takes on the Notorious I Spit on Your Grave". Movieline. http://www.movieline.com/2010/10/the-verge-sarah-butler-takes-on-the-notorious-i-spit-on-your-grave.php. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
  3. ^ "Sarah Butler Pictures at the Premiere Of "I Spit On Your Grave"". Zimbio. October 14, 2010. http://www.zimbio.com/Sarah+Butler/articles/7tqDQLJSTJD/Sarah+Butler+Pictures+Premiere+Spit+Grave. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
  4. ^ Hustvedt, Marc (September 22, 2008). "‘Luke 11:17′ is a Steamy Trip to Dark Side". Tubefilter News. http://news.tubefilter.tv/2008/09/22/luke-1117-is-a-steamy-trip-to-dark-side/. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
  5. ^ Truitt, Brian (October 16, 2010). "Screaming sirens: Meet Danielle Harris and Sarah Butler". USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2010-10-16-horror-girls_N.htm. Retrieved October 16, 2010.
  6. ^ Volmers, Eric (October 1, 2010). "'Wuss' actress Sarah Butler turns bad in remake of Spit on Your Grave". Calgary Herald. http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Wuss+actress+Sarah+Butler+turns+remake+Spit+Your+Grave/3607007/story.html. Retrieved October 15, 2010.
  7. ^ SeanD (November 18, 2011). "Exclusive: I Spit on Your Grave's Sarah Butler to Appear in The Stranger Inside". Dread Central. http://www.dreadcentral.com/news/48882/exclusive-i-spit-your-graves-sarah-butler-appear-stranger-inside. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  8. ^ McNary, Dave (May 3, 2012). "Thesps line up for indie 'Treachery'". Variety. http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118053488. Retrieved May 3, 2012.

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