Sarah Clarke

Actress Sarah Clarke was born and raised in Missouri, the middle child of Carolyn and Ernest Clarke, an engineer. She has an older and younger brother. She was educated at John Burroughs School in St. Louis, Missouri, and went on to Indiana University to study Fine Arts and Italian. During Clarke's senior year at university she studied in Bologna, Italy, and it was here she began an interest in acting. When she came back to the USA, Clarke found work as an architectural photographer. The story goes that she got free acting lessons at an arts center, in exchange for taking photos for them. Clarke moved to New York and continued studying acting with various companies, including Circle in the Square Theatre School.

Clarke's screen debut came in a Volkswagen television commercial called "Synchronicity", which went on to win awards. She worked steadily in TV and film before earning her big break when she was cast as Nina Myers in the smash hit 24 (2001). It was while working on this that Clarke met her future husband, Xander Berkeley. Various roles have followed, notably as Renée, Bella Swan's mother in the hugely successful Twilight (2008) and its sequels.

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Cast Credits

Bosch (2014)
Starring as Eleanor Wish (8 episodes)
The Tomorrow People (2013)
Guest starring as Marla Jameson (11 episodes)
Nikita (2010)
Guest starring as Katya Udinov (2 episodes)
Covert Affairs (2010)
Guest starring as Lena Smith (10 episodes)
Trust Me (2009)
Starring as Erin McGuire
House (2004)
Guest starring as Carly Forlano
  • Episode 1x14: Control (Mar 15, 2005)
NCIS (2003)
Guest starring as FBI Special Agent Tess Monroe (2 episodes)
24 (2001)
Starring as Nina Myers (24 episodes)
Guest starring as Nina Myers (12 episodes)