Date of Birth
25 December 1988, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
5' 7" (1.7 m)
Sara Paxton was born in Woodland Hills, California. At a young age she began acting in television commercials.
She was cast in her first film at the age of 8 as a child at school and at the party in Liar Liar (1997). Her first major television series role was on the WB's Greetings from Tucson (2002). She filmed Sleepover (2004) in fall 2003 (released July 9, 2004), was in Aquamarine (2006) with Julia Roberts' niece, Emma Roberts. Her movie Return to Halloweentown (2006) opened on October 20, 2006. She has also starred in television shows such as SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) and Malcolm in the Middle (2000). She had a recurring TV role on the WB's Summerland (2004).
Sara Paxton graduated from El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills in 2006 and is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Sara's mother, is from Monterrey, Mexico. Sara's father, who was born in Los Angeles, and has Irish, Scottish, English, and remote French, ancestry, converted to Judaism.
Biggest inspirations are Goldie Hawn and Reese Witherspoon. Paxton would like to appear alongside both in a film.
Seventh cousin of actor Bill Paxton.
Her mother, Lucia, is a dentist and her father, Steve, is a businessman.
Her music debut CD, "The Ups and Downs", will be released in 2007.
Is good friends with Miriam McDonald and Shenae Grimes-Beech.
Her name was listed in the "special thanks" column on her Aquamarine (2006) co-star Emma Roberts' debut album "Emma Roberts Unfabulous and More".
Ranked #44 on interview magazines Hollywood faces to watch "future stars of tomorrow".
Was a model.
Attended El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills.
She close friends with Corbin Bleu, Mischa Barton, Ashley Madekwe,Benjamin Hollingsworth and Nico Tortorella.
She dyed her hair brown for her role of Marnie Piper in Return to Halloweentown (2006).
She has a dog named Jenny, a Chihuahua puppy named Coco Chanel, and another Chihuahua named Bella.
She loves playing video games.
Is good friends with Aly Michalka, AJ Michalka, Julia Chantrey and Brie Larson.
She has two new dogs named Frankie and Bubs.
Her favorite movies are Some Like It Hot (1959), Overboard (1987), Gone with the Wind (1939), Billy Madison (1995), Zoolander (2001), and Little Miss Sunshine (2006).
First acting coach and manager was Amy Lyndon.
Is best friends with Nina Dobrev and Matt Lanter.
Has studied under acclaimed booking coach Amy Lyndon.
In school, Sara played the flute in band. She was a member of her high school's marching band.
In 2012 Sara released her song "Kiss Me Like You Mean It" through SoundCloud.
I listen to all kinds of music. But people are really actually surprised to find out that I'm like a really big classic rock fan. Like The Rolling Stones are my favorite band. And when I was little, my mom had to inform me that John Lennon was dead. I didn't know that. I thought they were like a current group when I was in fourth grade. My mom was like, "Honey, I just want you to know, there's other music out there. There's Britney Spears! And *NSYNC! And John Lennon is dead". I was like, "Noooo!" And then I was like, "They're old? No!" But I still love 'em.
(On being compared to Alexis Bledel) I have been getting that all the time ever since Gilmore Girls (2000) came out. I have been chased down the street before with people yelling, "Alexis, Alexis, you're blonde now!" And I'm like, "No, my name is Sara and I've always been blonde!".