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  Sarah Wayne Callies
Sarah callies
Portrays Lori Grimes
Occupation Actress
Born Sarah Anne Callies
June 1, 1977
La Grange, Illinois, USA
Age 37
Years Active 2003-Present
Gender Female
Hair Brown
Ethnicity Caucasian-American
Spouse Josh Winterhalt
Also Known For Dr. Sara Tancredi in "Prison Break" (2005)
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Sarah Wayne Callies is an American actress who portrayed Lori Grimes in The Walking Dead.


Sarah was born in Illinois, but was raised from the age of one in Honolulu, Hawaii. The daughter of two university professors, she is an academic herself, having graduated from Dartmouth College and receiving a Master of Fine Arts degree from Denver's National Theater Conservatory.


Sarah has appeared in numerous counts of movies, such as:

  • The Celestine Prophecy as Marjorie
  • Whisper as Roxanne
  • Bittersweet as Robyn
  • Lullaby for Pi as Josephine
  • Black Gold as Kate Summers
  • Faces in the Crowd as Fracine
  • Foreverland as Fran
  • Black November as Kate Summers
  • Into the Storm as Allison Stone

Sarah has also appeared in numerous counts TV Series, such as:

  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Jenny Rochester
  • Dragnet as Kathryn 'Kate' Randall
  • Queens Supreme as Kate O'Malley
  • Tarzan as Officer Jane Porter
  • The Secret Service as Laura Kelly
  • Numb3rs as Agent Kim Hall
  • Prison Break as Dr. Sara Tancredi
  • House as Julia
  • Tangled as Chloe / Sally


  • Satellite Award for Best Cast - Television Series (The Walking Dead) in 2012, alongside her cast mates and staffs.


  • Sarah Wayne Callies was in favor of Lori dying the same way the character died in the Comic Series. In an interview she stated, "I argued that it was necessary to kill Lori and I feel very strongly that for all of the other deviations we may have from the comic book, killing Lori does something to Rick that is vital for the story and can't be done any other way." [1]
  • Sarah's husband, Josh Winterhalt, is a martial arts instructor. They have one daughter, Keala, who was born in 2007.
  • Sarah flew out to set (via helicopter) just to reprise her role in "Home".
  • In her mvoie, entitled; "Into The Storm". One of the character commented the aftermath of a tornado rampage looks like a zombie apocalypse. referring to her work as Lori Grimes, in AMC's the Walking Dead.


  1. Lesley Goldberg 'The Walking Dead's' Sarah Wayne Callies: Lori 'Has To Die' The Hollywood Reporter (June 20th, 2012)

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