Sarah Wayne Callies Bio, Age, Kids, Husband, Prison Break, The Walking Dead

Prison Break star, Sarah Wayne Callies

Sarah Wayne Callies Biography

Sarah Wayne Callies is an actress from the United States of America who is popularly known for her starring roles in the series “The Walking Dead” as Lori Grimes and “Prison Break” as Dr. Sara Tancredi. She also appeared in “Colony” by USA Network as Katie Bowman and in “Council of Dads” on NBC as Robin Perry.


With a passion in acting from her young days, Callies participated in school plays while she attended the independent Punahou School. In college at Dartmouth College, Sarah was still involved in theatre as se also studied and later on joined the National Theatre Conservatory for a Master of Fine Arts degree which she obtained in 2002.

How old is Sarah Wayne Callies? – Age

The Prison Break star is 43 years old as of June 1, 2020. She was born in 1977 in La Grange, Illinois, United States.

Sarah Wayne Callies Parents – Family

Callies comes from the family of Valerie Wayne and David L. Callies. Both of her parents were professors at the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She is of German, Czech, and Jewish ancestry. Her family had moved and settled in Hawaii when she was one.

Who is Sarah Wayne Callies married to? – Husband

Since July 21, 2002, Callies has been married to American martial artist and instructor Josh Winterhalt. The couple met at Dartmouth College during their studies and soon began their relationship. After dating for sometime, they walked the aisle and got married.

Sarah Wayne Callies with her husband Josh Winterhalt
Sarah Wayne Callies with her husband Josh Winterhalt

Sarah Wayne Callies Children – Kids

Sarah Wayne and her husband are parents to two children. Their first-born, a daughter by the name Keala Winterhalt, was born in 2007. Their second child is adopted son Oakes Wayne who was born in 2013.

Sarah Wayne Callies Acting Career

Growing up in Hawaii, Callies moved to New York in 2003 to start her career in acting. Luckily, she landed her first role in the short-lived CBS show “Queens Supreme” as Kate O’Malley. Her first big role was in the film Tarzan as Detective Jane Porter.
Other appearances by Callies included being a guest on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NUMB3RS, and Dragnet.

In Prison Break

During the cast auditions for Fox’s Prison Break series, Callies showed up to audition for a role and is said to have been the first one the producers saw for the role of Sara Tancredi. She was given the role and went on to be become the first principal cast member of the series. She appeared in seasons 1 and 2 then in 4 and 5. She acted as the daughter of Frank Tancredi, the Governor, and the prison doctor at Fox River. As the series progresses, her character grows a liking towards the character of Michael Scofield (played by Wentworth Miller), aids his escape from prison and joins him on the run.

In The Walking Dead

Just before the start of the filming of the AMC horror series ‘The Walking Dead’, in 2010, Callies auditioned and got the role of Lori Grimes. She played her character from the beginning of season one to season three.

Sarah Wayne Callies Movies

♦ 2017 – The Show as Karina
♦ 2016 – The Other Side of the Door as Maria
♦ 2015 – Pay the Ghost as Kristen
♦ 2014 – Into the Storm as Allison Stone
♦ 2012 – Black November Kate Summers

♦ 2011 – Black Gold as Kate Summers
♦ 2011 – Faces in the Crowd as Francine
♦ 2011 – Foreverland as Fran
♦ 2010 – Lullaby for Pi as Josephine
♦ 2008 – Bittersweet as Robyn
♦ 2007 – Whisper as Roxanne
♦ 2006 – The Celestine Prophecy as Marjorie

Sarah Wayne Callies TV Shows

♦ 2020 – Council of Dads as Robin Perry
♦ 2019 – Unspeakable as Margaret Sanders
♦ 2018 – Letterkenny as Anita Dyck
♦ 2017 – The Long Road Home as Leann Volesky
♦ 2017 – Robot Chicken as the voice of Lori Grimes
♦ 2016–2018 – Colony as Katie Bowman
♦2010 – House as Julia in the episode: “Open and Shut”
♦ 2010 – Tangled as Chloe/Sally
♦ 2010–2013; 2018 – The Walking Dead as Lori Grimes in seasons 1 to 3
♦ 2009 – Prison Break: The Final Break as Sara Tancredi
♦ 2007 – Queens Supreme as Kate O’Malley
♦ 2005 – Numbers as Kim Hall

How much is Sarah Wayne Callies worth? – Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2020.