Charisma Carpenter

Actor, Professional cheerleader, Aerobics instructor
One-time professional cheerleader and childhood beauty pageant contestant, Charisma Carpenter made it big by playing - not surprisingly - a beautiful high school cheerleader. After several years as Cordelia Chase on ... Read more »
Born: 07/22/1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Filmography

Actor (34)

Bound 2014 (Movie)

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Deadly Sibling Rivalry 2014 (Movie)

Janna/Callie (Actor)

Angel 1997 - 2004, 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blue Bloods 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Boy Meets World 1995 - 2003, 2005 - 2008, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1996 - 2003, 2006 - 2007, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Greek 1996 - 2003, 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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The Lying Game 2001 - 2002, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Veronica Mars 1996 - 2003, 2005 - 2008, 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

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Haunted High 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

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The Expendables 2 2012 (Movie)

Lacy (Actor)

Burn Notice 2011 (Tv Show)

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Supernatural 2011 (Tv Show)

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Crash Site 2010 (Movie)

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The Expendables 2010 (Movie)

Lacy (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2009 (Tv Show)

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Big Shots 2008 (Tv Show)

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Back to You 2007 (Tv Show)

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Charmed 2004 (Tv Show)

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LAX 2004 (Tv Show)

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The Division 2004 (Tv Show)

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What Boys Like 2004 (Movie)

Kim (Actor)

Miss Match 2003 (Tv Show)

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Buffy's Back 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Strange Frequency 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The 1999 Teen Choice Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Malibu Shores 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Cheater's Club (TV Show)

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Flirting With Danger (TV Show)

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House of Bones (TV Show)

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Legend of the Seeker (Tv Show)

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Relative Chaos (TV Show)

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See Jane Date (TV Show)

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Sons of Anarchy (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

One-time professional cheerleader and childhood beauty pageant contestant, Charisma Carpenter made it big by playing - not surprisingly - a beautiful high school cheerleader. After several years as Cordelia Chase on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (WB/UPN, 1997-2003), and further exploration of the character on "Angel" (WB, 1999-2004), Carpenter finally left the real "Buffyverse," but did not stray too far away from what made her famous in the first place.

Relationships

Don Carpenter

Father
Born c. 1943 divorced from Carpenter's mother in 1983 reconciled and remarried divorced a second time in 1996

Chris Carpenter

Mother
Born c. 1939 divorced from Carpenter's father in 1983 reconciled and remarried divorced again in 1996

Donavan Charles

Son
Born March 24, 2003 in Los Angeles father, Damian Hardy

Damian Hardy

Husband
Born c. 1969 together since 1997 married October 5, 2002 separated in November 2007

EDUCATION

School of the Creative and Performing Arts

San Diego , California
Attended while living in Mexico

Bonita High School

Bonita , California

Gorman High School

Las Vegas , Nevada
Catholic school

Chula Vista High School

Chula Vista , California 1988

Milestones

2010

Cast opposite Sylvester Stallone in "The Expendables," an 80s-style action adventure about a group of mercenaries who attempt to overthrow a South American dictator; film featured a Who's Who of action stars including Sylvester Stallone, Jet Li, and Arnol

2005

Recurring role as Kendall Casablancas, the trophy-wife stepmother in "Veronica Mars" (UPN)

2004

Recurring role as a psychic demon in the popular witch drama "Charmed" (WB)

1999

Reprised the role of Cordelia opposite David Boreanaz in the spin-off series "Angel" (The WB)

1997

Played Cordelia, a regular on The WB's popular supernatural series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

1996

Starred on Aaron Spelling's short-lived "Malibu Shores" (NBC)

1995

Guest starred on an episode of "Boy Meets World" (ABC)

1994

Had a guest role on an episode of "Baywatch" (syndicated)

1992

Moved to L.A.

1991

Worked as a San Diego Chargers cheerleader

1985

Moved with her family to Mexico at age 15

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada

Was "discovered" by a commercial agent while waiting tables in Los Angeles

Bonus Trivia

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Her unusual first name comes from a perfume her mother enjoyed.

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In 1991, during a midnight swim in San Diego, Carpenter and two male friends were accosted by a gunman. During a struggle, her two companions were wounded (but not critically). A police officer was ultimately charged and convicted of the crime and was sentenced to more than 50 years in prison. Carpenter declines to discuss the incident. - reported in People, March 8, 1999

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In 2004, Carpenter modeled nude for the June 2004 issue of Playboy magazine.

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