This week we show some greatly deserved appreciation for the beauty and talent of television actress Sarah Lancaster.
Sarah is best known for her long-running roles as Rachel in the NBC series Saved by the Bell: The New Class and Ellie Bartowski in the NBC comedy-spy series Chuck, as well as playing Madison Kellner on The WB’s Everwood and Marjorie in ABC’s TV series What About Brian. Oh and we almost forgot! Sarah also played “Lisa the gift shop girl” , one of many objects of temporary affection for Zach Braff’s J.D. on ABC’s hit Scrubs.
Lancaster was born and raised in Overland Park, Kansas, with a younger brother, Daniel. As a teenager, her parents, Barbara and Michael, relocated to Mission Viejo, California, where Sarah took up film/TV acting classes with R. J. Adams at The Actors Workshop.
Her skill impressed a talent agent, who helped the then eighth grader to secure her first series-regular role on Saved by the Bell: The New Class in 1993. During this time, she was tutored on the studio’s set and took college courses at the University of California, Irvine to expedite her
graduation from high school, after which she moved full time to Los Angeles, CA to further her acting career.
Having starred as Sarah Bartowski on the NBC spy-dramedy Chuck for the past 5 years Sarah has also guest-starred on such hit television series as the top-rated ”CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” (2000) for CBS, HBO’s critically acclaimed”Six Feet Under” (2001), Fox’s ”That ’70s Show” (1998) and The WB’s ”7th Heaven” (1996) and ”Dawson’s Creek” (1998). She also appeared in the CBS movie Michael Landon, the Father I Knew (1999) (TV), in the role of “Leslie Landon”.
For the big screen, Lancaster played a love interest to Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in DreamWorks’ Catch Me If You Can (2002). “If you blink, you’ll miss me”, Sarah is quick to offer, “but it was a valuable experience working with Steven Spielberg”.
She garnered attention recently for her recurring role as college student “Madison Kellner” on The WB’s engrossing family drama series, “Everwood” (2002) for Warner Bros. Television. She played the rock-band-fronting babysitter and love-interest to Gregory Smith’s 16-year-old character, “Ephram Brown”. Lancaster previously had a memorable arc as “Lisa”, the hot gift shop girl and love interest for Zach Braff’s character, on NBC’s hit comedy”Scrubs” (2001). In addition, Lancaster had a recurring role for FOX on David E. Kelley’s ”Boston Public” (2000), where she played a snooty high school student running for prom queen.
Eyes: Light Brown
Why: Television, Movies
Where: CHUCK, Scrubs, Everwood
RF: 95% LF: 91% PF: NA HF: NA AVG: 93.5%
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