Big Bounce's Femme Fatale
Daughter of renowned musician David Foster, Sara Foster rose to popularity while portraying the role of femme fatale Nancy Hayes in George Armitage's The Big Bounce (2004) and starring in Angela Robinson's D.E.B.S (2005). Model-turned-actress Sara was also known as the host for the brief-running show, Entertainment Tonight spin-off, ET, on MTV.
Blonde-haired, blue-eyed Foster, who stands at 5' 10" inches tall, was reported to be engaged to actor Ashley Hamilton in 2000. She also was once involved with Aviator star Leonardo DiCaprio after his split with supermodel girlfriend Gisele Bundchen.
Childhood and Family:
First model, second actress and TV host, Sara Foster was born on August 2, 1981. She is the daughter of well-known composer and producer David Foster (born in 1950). She has a stepmother, Linda Thompson (of TV's Hee Haw).
Sara Foster initiated her entertainment career by being a model for several fashion companies including Guess and Tommy Hilfiger. She has also posed for fashion and women magazines like GQ and Glamour. In 2004, Sara landed her big screen role when film director George Armitage cast her in the role of Nancy Hayes, a 19-year-old seductress, in his adaptation of Elmore Leonard's crime-comedy novel, The Big Bounce. In the film, Sara shared the screen with such gifted actors as Owen Wilson, Charlie Sheen and Morgan Freeman. When asked about her role in The Big Bounce, Sara replied, "Um, it was awesome! It was fun to be the only girl with all these awesome men. It was great. It might have been a little bit easier in the beginning if I had have had [more females] cause Bebe Neuwirth didn't really come in towards the end, so I was doing most of the heavy lifting for us females."
In the same year Sara nabbed another role for the big screen. She won the role of class president Amy, in Angela Robinson's action-comedy feature film, D.E.B.S., a spoof of the Charlie's Angels format, which debuted at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Sara teamed with Jordana Brewster, Devon Aoki and Jill Ritchie to portray a group of schoolgirls who were prepared by a secret government agency to become the next associates of the elite national-defense group D.E.B.S.
"D.E.B.S." is crazy. People are going to come out of it saying that it felt like a little bit of a "Charlie's Angels" spoof. It's a group of girls who become part of a secret society. They take a secret test, which is in the back of the S.A.T., and it measures your ability to lie, cheat, steal and my character has the perfect score. We're out to catch this diamond thief, played by Jordana Brewster, who is a wonderful actress. Michael Clarke Duncan is also our ringleader.
"We're all in schoolgirl uniforms so it's very funny." Sara Foster.
Sara has appeared several times on television. She was recently the host of the MTV/Paramount popular ET (Entertainment Tonight) on MTV and guest starred on an episode of Scott Rosenberg's Showtime sitcom, Going to California. She also appeared in the Backstreet Boys' music video titled Shape of My Heart.
Sara's other small screen appearances including an episode of Entourage (in August 2004) and in the Unbearable episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.