Charisma Carpenter

Charisma Carpenter

  • Highest Rated: 100% Mail Order Monster (2018)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% What Boys Like (2004)
  • Birthday: Jul 23, 1970
  • Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Though Charisma Carpenter refers to her first name as an "absolute curse" (it was derived from an ill-conceived Avon perfume line), it certainly hasn't proved detrimental to her career. Born in Las Vegas, NV, Carpenter had exhibited an interest in the performing arts by the age of five, when she began studying classical ballet. Though her family moved to Mexico in 1985, the fast-paced, entertainment-laden Las Vegas atmosphere had already had a profound effect on a then 15-year-old Charisma -- so much so that she embarked on an hour-long, daily commute to San Diego, where she attended the prestigious School of the Performing Arts.Carpenter had somewhat drastically changed her career plans after her graduation, when she moved to San Diego and took on a series of odd jobs, ranging from a video clerk to a member of the San Diego Chargers' cheerleading squad, in hopes of funding a college education. The non-aspiring actress was hoping to become an English teacher. To the eventual delight of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans nationwide, however, this wasn't to be. While waiting tables on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, Carpenter was discovered by a commercial agent who promptly recommended she continue attending acting school. Her penchant for show business piqued once again, Carpenter decided to test her chops at the reputable Playhouse West, where she spent 18 months honing her skills. While there, Carpenter appeared in series of commercials, though her first true television role wouldn't occur until much later, in 1995, when she made a guest appearance on Baywatch.Seven long years after dedicating herself to acting, Carpenter managed to land a starring role on prime-time soap guru Aaron Spelling's Malibu Shores opposite Keri Russell. The show, however, was short-lived, and Carpenter was once again left with no solid job of which to speak, despite sporadic appearances on Boy Meets World and Pacific Blue. In 1997, Carpenter's agent found the then very much aspiring actress two separate auditions for a role the same show: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a teen-oriented horror comedy series based on 1992's much less successful movie of the same name. One of the auditions was for Buffy, the intrepid vampire slayer, while the other was for Cordelia Chase, snooty high school student extraordinaire. As fate would have it, Sarah Michelle Gellar would win the part of Buffy, while Carpenter would ignite many an Internet fan site as Cordelia. So popular was her role that in 1999, when the Buffy spin-off Angel was launched, Carpenter was able to continue and expand the role.Though the series couldn't last forever, Carpenter continued to act after its cancellation. In 2004, she starred in What Boys Like, a sex comedy directed by Lawrence Gay, and played a reoccurring role in NBC's short-lived Alicia Silverstone vehicle Miss Match. Carpenter remained active the mid-2000s, and continued to find success playing characters with some sort of supernatural ability (as indicated by her appearances on the television shows Charmed and Supernatural). The actress played the girlfriend of a mercenary (Jason Statham) in 2010's The Expendables, and reprised the role for The Expendables 2 (2012). Off screen, Carpenter enjoys a variety of outdoor activities -- rock climbing, horseback riding, biking, and rollerblading, to name a few -- and spending time with her son.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Pegasus: Pony with a Broken Wing Actor 2019
100% Mail Order Monster Sydney Hart 2018
No Score Yet The Griddle House Mae-Bee 2018
No Score Yet Girl in Woods Momma 2016
No Score Yet My Mom Robs Banks Anne Harding Producer 2016
No Score Yet Mommy's Secret Actor Producer 2016
No Score Yet A Horse Tale Samantha Harrison 2015
No Score Yet Bound Michelle Milan 2015
No Score Yet Haunted High (Ghost Quake) Librarian 2012
68% The Expendables 2 Lacy $85.1M 2012
No Score Yet Doorway to Heaven (Heaven's Door) Actor 2012
No Score Yet A Trusted Man Sonia Patton 2011
No Score Yet Crash Site Actor 2011
No Score Yet Deadly Sibling Rivalry Actor 2011
No Score Yet Psychosis Susan Golden 2010
42% The Expendables Lacy $103M 2010
No Score Yet House of Bones Heather Burton 2009
No Score Yet Relative Chaos Katherine 2006
No Score Yet Cheaters' Club Linda 2006
No Score Yet Flirting with Danger Laura Clifford 2006
No Score Yet Voodoo Moon Heather 2005
0% What Boys Like Kim 2004
No Score Yet Like Cats and Dogs Actor 2004
No Score Yet See Jane Date Jane 2003
No Score Yet Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 2, the Human Pets Beth Sullivan 1995
No Score Yet Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 1, Planet of the Dino-Knights Beth Sullivan 1995

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

0% Pandora
2019
  • 2019
25% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
2016-2017
Dani Gates
  • 2017
No Score Yet Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry
2016
Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2016
87% Lucifer
2016
Jamie Lee Adrienne
  • 2016
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
2014
  • 2016
  • 2015
75% Scream Queens
2015-2016
Mrs. Herfmann
  • 2015
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
Marianne Romano
  • 2013
83% The Lying Game
2011-2013
Rebecca Sewell
  • 2013
  • 2012
88% Burn Notice
2007-2013
Nicki
  • 2011
88% Supernatural
2005
Maggie Stark
  • 2011
75% Greek
2007-2011
Tegan Walker Tegan
  • 2011
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Mink
  • 2009
42% Legend of the Seeker
2008-2010
Triana
  • 2009
6% Big Shots
2007-2008
Heather Janelle
  • 2008
40% Back to You
2007-2008
Brooke
  • 2007
92% Veronica Mars
2004-2007
Kendall Casablancas
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
The Seer Seer
  • 2004
88% Angel
1999-2004
Cordelia Chase Cordelia
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
81% Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
Cordelia Chase
  • 2001
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997
22% Malibu Shores
1996
Ashley Green
  • 1996
No Score Yet Boy Meets World
1993-2000
Caterer
  • 1995
No Score Yet Baywatch
1989-2001
Wendie
  • 1994

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