Sarah Carter

Not to be confused with Sara Carter.
Sarah Carter

Carter at the Falling Skies Panel
MCM London Comic Con 2013
Born Sarah Sanguin Carter
(1980-10-30) October 30, 1980
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2000–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

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. 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, 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, a fighter who enters a martial arts contest. The following year she also starred in the film Killing Zelda Sparks as Zelda Sparks.

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. In 2009 she also appeared in three episodes of CSI: NY, as the character Haylen Becall, a forensic school graduate.[3][4]

Carter became 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. On the heels of Falling Skies airing its series finale, Carter booked a recurring arc on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 as a potential love interest to Steve McGarrett.[5]

Music career

Carter released a solo album Before Three in December 2009.

She is part of the duo SanguinDrake, founded in 2010.[6] 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 who 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.[7] She has also hiked the West Coast Trail.

Film & TV


Year Film Role Notes
2001 Mindstorm Rayanna Armitage
2002 K-9: P.I. Babe Video
2003 Final Destination 2 Shaina McKlank
2004 Haven Chanel
2005 Berkeley Alice
2006 Skinwalkers Katherine
2006 DOA: Dead or Alive Helena Douglas
2006 Pledge This! Kristen Haas
2007 Killing Zelda Sparks Zelda Sparks
2009 Red Mist Kim
2009 Misconceptions Lucy
2010 The Guru and The Gypsy Maggie Turner
2011 Marathoners Willow Hill Short film
2012 The Vow Diane
2012 Tripping Tommy Maggie
2014 Guardian Paquita
2014 One Starry Christmas Holly Jensen


Year Show Role Notes
2000 Cold Squad Libby Logan Episode: "Root Cause"
2001 The Immortal Ellie Episode: "The Good Squire"
2001 Los Luchadores Maria Valentine Main role
2001 Trapped Claire Thorensen TV movie
2001 Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell Melissa Bell Video
2001 Wolf Lake Brianna Episode: "The Changing"
2001 Dark Angel Katarina Episode: "Boo"
2002 Undeclared Evie Episode: "The Perfect Date"
2002 The Sausage Factory Valerie Episode: "Hang Ups"
2003 Black Sash Allie Bennett 8 episodes
2003 The Twilight Zone Amber Episode: "Sunrise"
2003 A Date with Darkness Sarah TV movie
2004–05 Smallville Alicia Baker 3 episodes: "Obsession" (3.14), "Unsafe" (4.11), "Pariah" (4.12)
2005 Boston Legal Tracey Green Episode: "It Girls and Beyond"
2005 Entourage Cassie Episode: "The Sundance Kids"
2005 Numb3rs Nadine Hodges 3 episodes
2006–08 Shark Madeleine Poe 38 episodes
2008 Confessions of a Go-Go Girl Angela Lucas TV movie
2008 Dirty Sexy Money Wrenn Darcy 2 Episodes
2008 The Cleaner Liz Episode: "Standing Eight"
2009 CSI: NY Haylen Becall 3 episodes
2010 White Collar Pierce Episode: "Home Invasion"
2011 Salem Falls Addie Peabody TV movie
2011–2015 Falling Skies Margaret "Maggie" May Series regular, 39 episodes
2013 The Toyman Killer Kate Kovic TV movie
2015 Rogue DEA Agent Harper Deakins TV Series
2015 Hawaii Five-0 Lynn Downey 3 episodes


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Sarah Carter Interview - AskMen".
  2. "Artist Conversations with Noa Azoulay-Sclater. Episode 1: Sarah Carter".
  3. Matt Mitovich (July 17, 2009). "CSI: NY Adds Sarah Carter to Its Ranks". TV Guide. Retrieved 2015-07-26.
  4. "Epilogue". CSI: New York. Season 6. Episode 1. September 23, 2009.
  5. Matt Mitovich (September 1, 2015). "Hawaii Five-0 Casts Sarah Carter as Steve's GF — What About Catherine?". Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  6. "About ...". SanguinDrake. Archived from the original on October 28, 2011. Retrieved May 5, 2012.
  7. "LAist Interview: Sarah Carter: LAist". June 20, 2008.

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