Sarah Lancaster : Ellie Bartowski
Date Of Birth: February 12th, 1980 Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas
With talent and a captivating presence, Sarah Lancaster is quickly turning heads as one of Hollywood’s ascending young stars. In fact, Entertainment Weekly included Lancaster among its “2004 Must List,” a barometer of all that is “smart, sexy, and reeking of power.”
Lancaster most recently appeared in the one-hour dramedy, “What About Brian,” executive-produced by J.J. Abrams. She portrayed the character of Marjorie, who was in the middle of a love triangle between Brian (Barry Watson) and his best friend (Matthew Davis). Lancaster also garnered attention for her recurring role as Madison Kellner on the family drama series “Everwood.” She previously co-starred as the beautiful and ambitious blackjack dealer Veronica Harold, on the one-hour drama series, “dr. Vegas,” with Rob Lowe and Joe Pantoliano.
Lancaster had a memorable arc as Lisa, the attractive gift shop girl and love interest for Zach Braff’s character, on NBC’s hit comedy “Scrubs.” In addition, Lancaster had a recurring role on David E. Kelley’s “Boston Public,” where she played a snooty high school student running for prom queen.
In addition, Lancaster has guest-starred on such hit television series as “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Six Feet Under,” “That ’70s Show,” “7th Heaven” and “Dawson’s Creek. ”
On the big screen, Lancaster played a love interest to Leonardo DiCaprio’s character in “Catch Me If You Can.” “If you blink, you’ll miss me,” she is quick to offer, “but it was a valuable experience working with Steven Spielberg.”
Lancaster was born in Overland Park, Kansas, where she grew up with her younger brother, Daniel. Her mother, Barbara, was a homemaker, and her father, Michael, was in real estate. It was his 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 immediately 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.”
From the time Lancaster was in the eighth grade, she was tutored on set. After she wrapped production on the series, Lancaster, who had been taking college courses at University of California at Irvine to expedite her high school graduation, made the official move to Los Angeles to further pursue her acting career.
Lancaster currently resides in Los Angeles with her two cats. Her interests include art, reading, ballet, working out (especially Pilates) and traveling.