Sarah Wayne Callies is an American actress best known for her starring television roles as Dr. Sara Tancredi in Prison Break and as Lori Grimes in The Walking Dead.
Callies moved to Honolulu, Hawaii with her family when she was one. Throughout her youth, she expressed an interest in acting through participating in various school plays at Punahou School.
While her parents are professors at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, Callies did not follow in their footsteps. Instead, she chose to pursue a career in acting.
After graduating from high school, she entered Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. In conjunction with her studies, she continued her involvement in theatre.
She continued her education at Denver's National Theater Conservatory where she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in 2002.
Callies' first role on television was as Kate O'Malley, a recurring role on Queens Supreme. Her first starring role was as Detective Jane Porter on Tarzan, a short-lived Warner Bros. television series.
After making various guest appearances on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Dragnet and NUMB3RS, Callies landed a starring role on Prison Break as Dr. Sara Tancredi.
She has also starred in two feature films - Universal Pictures' Whisper and an independent, The Celestine Prophecy.
On June 21, 2002, Callies married Josh Winterhalt, whom she met at Dartmouth College. Winterhalt is a martial arts teacher.
In July 2007, Callies and her husband welcomed a baby girl, Keala Winterhalt.