Birth Name: Sara Paxton
Birth Date: April 25th, 1988
Birth Place: Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
Sara Paxton is an accomplished young actress who has shown her striking versatility in feature films, on television and in music. She was recently seen in the well-received shocker The Last House on the Left, an update of the ’70s horror classic from Wes Craven, costarring Garret Dillahunt, Aaron Paul and Tony Goldwyn. Paxton showed off her comedic chops in the spoof Superhero Movie and the romantic comedy Sydney White, also starring Matt Long and Amanda Bynes. Additionally, Paxton is well known for playing the title role in family favorite Aquamarine, about a mermaid looking for love on land.
Soon to be released are director Jack Heller’s supernatural thriller Enter Nowhere, costarring Scott Eastwood and Shaun Sipos, and Ti West’s ghost story The Innkeepers, co-starring Pat Healy and Kelly McGillis, which made its premiere on the festival circuit earlier in the year. Paxton has just completed shooting the independent features Static and Liars All.
Other film credits include Sleepover, Liar Liar, Soldier, Music from Another Room and Haunted Lighthouse.
Since beginning her career at age six, Paxton has accumulated an impressive list of performances in commercials, television and features. In addition to being cast as a series regular on the WB’s coming-of-age sitcom “Greetings from Tucson” in 2002, Paxton has guest starred on series such as “CSI: Miami” and the cult hit “Action.”
More recently, Paxton was a series regular on the CW series “The Beautiful Life: TBL,” a short-lived drama about the competitive world of modeling. She starred in the powerful Lifetime movie “The Party Never Stops,” about a college freshman dealing with the problem of binge drinking. She was also seen in the very successful “Return to Halloweentown,” for Disney Channel.
Paxton played title character Darcy Fields in “Darcy’s Wild Life,” airing for two seasons on Discovery Kids and NBC Saturday mornings. For this role, she received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series. The video for Paxton’s single from the show’s soundtrack, “Take a Walk,” played in heavy rotation on Discovery Kids. She also guest-starred on Fox’s “Malcolm in the Middle” and NBC’s “Will & Grace.”
Paxton then played a recurring role as Jesse McCartney’s troubled girlfriend, Sarah Bordin, on the WB series “Summerland.”