Sarah Carter

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Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter 2013.jpg
Carter at the 2013 MCMComicCon
BornSarah Sanguin Carter
(1980-10-30) October 30, 1980 (age 34)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2000-present
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Not to be confused with Sara Carter.
Sarah Carter
Sarah Carter 2013.jpg
Carter at the 2013 MCMComicCon
BornSarah Sanguin Carter
(1980-10-30) October 30, 1980 (age 34)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2000-present

Sarah Sanguin Carter (born October 30, 1980) is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Maggie in the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies.

Early life and education[edit]

Carter was born in Toronto and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She attended Balmoral Hall School where she was a dancer and took part in school plays including The Wizard of Oz, in which she played Dorothy. She was in the prestigious Royal Winnipeg Ballet.[1] Carter was also on the debate team and named one of the top three public speakers in the world.[1][2] She competed in various countries including Austria, England and Argentina.

After graduating high school, Carter moved to Switzerland where she studied fine arts at Neuchâtel Junior College for one year.[1] She subsequently attended Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto.[citation needed] At some point Carter took time off from acting, spending time in India and Cuba, where she worked in an orphanage.[1]


Carter's early television career included appearances in Wolf Lake, Dark Angel, and Undeclared,[3] and she was also cast in minor screen roles in Final Destination 2 and Mindstorm, where she appeared alongside Eric Roberts, Michael Ironside, and Antonio Sabato Jr.

Carter first appeared as a major character in a television role in 2003 when she played Allie Bennett in Black Sash and the following year she also appeared in three episodes of Smallville, she played fan favorite Alicia Baker, who has a romantic relationship with Clark Kent.

In 2006, Carter starred in the film DOA: Dead or Alive, playing the character Helena Douglas,[4] a fighter who enters a martial arts contest. The following year she also starred in the film Killing Zelda Sparks as Zelda Sparks.[5]

Carter's later television career has included playing the character Madeline Poe, a rookie prosecutor in Shark between 2006 and 2008, appearing in all 38 episodes of the series.[6] In 2009 she also appeared in three episodes of CSI: NY, as the character Haylen Becall, a forensic school graduate.[7][8][9]

More recently, Carter has become a regular character, Maggie, on the TNT series Falling Skies, which debuted in June 2011. An apocalyptic alien invasion story, season 2 began on June 17, 2012 and concluded on August 19, 2012. Season 3 premiered June 9, 2013.

Music career[edit]

Carter released a solo album Before Three in December 2009.

She is part of the duo SanguinDrake, founded in 2010.[10] To date (December 2012) the band has released four self-produced music videos on their website. On May 12, 2012 Sanguindrake released their first album Pretty Tricks.


On June 19, 2011, Carter was one of thirty-five climbers that scaled Mount Shasta to raise money for the Breast Cancer Fund, for which she is a spokesperson. Her mother and aunt have both had breast cancer.[11] She has also hiked the West Coast Trail.



2001MindstormRayanna Armitage
2002K-9: P.I.BabeVideo
2003Final Destination 2Shaina
2006DOA: Dead or AliveHelena Douglas
2006Pledge This!Kristen Haas
2007Killing Zelda SparksZelda Sparks
2009Red MistKim
2010The Guru and The GypsyMaggie Turner
2011MarathonersWillow HillShort film
2012The VowDiane
2012Tripping TommyMaggie
2014One starry christmasHolly Jensen


2000Cold SquadLibby LoganEpisode: "Root Cause"
2001The ImmortalEllieEpisode: "The Good Squire"
2001Los LuchadoresMaria Valentine4 episodes
2001TrappedClaire ThorensenTV movie
2001Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of HellMelissa BellVideo
2001Wolf LakeBriannaEpisode: "The Changing"
2001Dark AngelKatarinaEpisode: "Boo"
2002UndeclaredEvieEpisode: "The Perfect Date"
2002The Sausage FactoryValerieEpisode: "Hang Ups"
2003Black SashAllie Bennett8 episodes
2003The Twilight ZoneAmberEpisode: "Sunrise"
2003A Date with DarknessSarahTV movie
2004–05SmallvilleAlicia Baker3 episodes: "Obsession" (3.14), "Unsafe" (4.11), "Pariah" (4.12)
2005Boston LegalTracey GreenEpisode: "It Girls and Beyond"
2005EntourageCassieEpisode: "The Sundance Kids"
2005Numb3rsNadine Hodges3 episodes
2006–08SharkMadeleine Poe38 episodes
2008Confessions of a Go-Go GirlAngela LucasTV movie
2008Dirty Sexy MoneyWrenn Darcy2 Episodes
2008The CleanerLizEpisode: "Standing Eight"
2009CSI: NYHaylen Becall3 episodes
2010White CollarPierceEpisode: "Home Invasion"
2011Salem FallsAddie PeabodyTV movie
2011–presentFalling SkiesMargaret "Maggie" MaySeries regular, 39 episodes
2013The Toyman KillerKate KovicTV movie


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