With genuine talent and a captivating presence, Sarah Lancaster has been turning heads as one of Hollywood's ascending leading ladies. In fact, "Entertainment Weekly" included Lancaster in its "Must List," a barometer of all that is "smart, sexy, and reeking of power." This summer Lancaster will be spending some time opposite one of Hollywood’s leading men, Robert Downey Jr., as his soon to be ex-wife in the Warner Bros. and David Dobkin directed film, "The Judge."
As one of the stars of NBC's cult spy dramedy, "Chuck," Lancaster has seen her fair share of action. For five seasons, she has brought life to Dr. Ellie Bartkowski-Woodcomb, Chuck's overly protective sister who has required a fair amount of protection herself. To Ellie, Lancaster brings a captivating combination of warmth and sensibility that has made her a favorite among fans and critics alike.
Prior to her work on "Chuck," Lancaster attained the highly coveted female lead on ABC's JJ Abrams-produced series, "What About Brian." For two seasons as Marjorie, she was at the center of the show's love triangle, struggling to choose between her fiance, Adam (Matt Davis), and his best friend, Brian (Barry Watson). Lancaster previously recurred on the WB's acclaimed series "Everwood" as Madison, the babysitter turned pivotal love-interest to Gregory Smith's Ephram. She also delighted audiences with an arc on NBC's long-running sitcom "Scrubs" as Gift Shop Girl, Lisa, the object of Zach Braff's obsession. On the big screen, Lancaster played a love interest to Leonardo DiCaprio's character in "Catch Me If You Can," as well as the Indy Feature Film "The Good Doctor," opposite Orlando Bloom.
Lancaster was born in Overland Park, Kansas, where she grew up with her younger brother, Daniel. Her mother was a homemaker and her father was in real estate. It was her father's job that led the family to Mission Viejo, California, when Sarah was 10 years old. Soon after the move to Southern California, Lancaster began taking acting classes and landed a talent agent. Following a few months of commuting from Orange County to Los Angeles for auditions, she secured her first professional series regular role, starring as Rachel on "Saved by the Bell: The New Class."
Lancaster resides in Los Angeles with her husband and son. Her interests include traveling, reading, the arts, and staying fit with such activities such as tennis, hiking, and Pilates. She also lends her time to various charities and organizations including The Alzheimer's Foundation, the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Habitat for Humanity, and Operation Smile.