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Charisma Carpenter

Highest Rated:   66% The Expendables 2 (2012)
Lowest Rated:   0% What Boys Like (2004)
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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 Girl in Woods
  • Momma
2016
No Score Yet Mommy's Secret
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet A Horse Tale
  • Samantha Harrison
2015
No Score Yet Bound
  • Michelle Milan
2015
No Score Yet A Horse Tail
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Haunted High (Ghost Quake)
  • Librarian
2012
66% The Expendables 2
  • Lacy
$85.1M 2012
No Score Yet Doorway to Heaven (Heaven's Door)
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Crash Site
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Deadly Sibling Rivalry
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Psychosis
  • Susan Golden
2010
41% 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
20% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders
2016
  • Dani Gates
  • 2017
75% Lucifer
2016
  • Jamie Lee Adrienne
  • 2016
No Score Yet Chicago P.D.
2014
  • Actor
  • 2016
  • 2015
76% Scream Queens
2015
  • Mrs. Herfmann
  • 2015
No Score Yet Blue Bloods
2010
  • Marianne Romano
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Lying Game
2011-2013
  • Rebecca Sewell
  • 2013
  • 2012
89% Burn Notice
2007-2013
  • Nicki
  • 2011
92% Supernatural
2005
  • Maggie Stark
  • 2011
No Score Yet Greek
2007-2011
  • Tegan Walker Tegan
  • 2011
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Mink
  • 2009
No Score Yet Legend of the Seeker
2008-2010
  • Triana
  • 2009
97% Veronica Mars
2004-2007
  • Kendall Casablancas
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
  • The Seer Seer
  • 2004
No Score Yet Buffy the Vampire Slayer
1997-2003
  • Cordelia Chase
  • 2001
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997

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