What can you tell me about the actress who plays Maggie on “Falling Skies”?
—Caren Hanson, Pocatello, Idaho
Sarah Sanguine Carter, 32, is Canadian—born in Toronto, but raised in Winnipeg. She attended Balmoral Hall School, where she was on the debate team and was also a member of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
“Being Canadian and from Winnipeg, I have the spirit of a dreamer because of the cold, and being in the basement thinking of possibilities of where else I could be in the world,” she says.
Following her high school graduation, Carter studied fine arts in Switzerland for a year before returning to Canada, where she attended Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto.
While at Ryerson, Carter performed in productions of Chekhov’s “The Seagull” and Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” as well as the two-person play “Dutchman.”
In addition to TNT’s “Falling Skies,” she starred as a series regular on “Shark,” and has guest starred on “Boston Legal,” “Smallville,” “Entourage,” “Numb3rs,” “Dirty Sexy Money,” “CSI: NY,” “White Collar,” “Black Slash,” “Dark Angel” and “Undeclared.”
Her movie credits include “The Vow” and the indie films “Haven,” “Killing Zelda Sparks,” “Berkeley” and “Final Destination II.”
Additionally, Carter is a singer/songwriter who named her band SanguinDrake after her birth name. “Sanguin,” she says, “means passion, hope, optimism.” SanguinDrake released its first album, “Pretty Tricks,” last year.
Carter is reprising her role as Maggie in the third season of “Falling Skies,” and says viewers will “see some real change in Maggie in the second half of the season. She reverts back to a more hardened survival place, which was great to play.”