“24” Kate Warner
Moving to New York City at age 17, Aussie actress Sarah Wynter hit the big screen as a Russian assassin named Talia Elsworth in the Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi thriller “The 6th Day” (2000). She later garnered more recognition while playing Kate Warner (2002-2003), Kiefer Sutherland's romantic interest, on the Fox critically-acclaimed series, "24."
Meanwhile, Wynter has starred in the films "Let It Be Me" (1995), "Species II" (1998), "Lost Souls" (2000), "Bride of the Wind" (2001) and "Coastlines" (2002). The actress who appeared in the pilot episode of HBO's "Sex and the City" has also starred in the TV series "The Dead Zone" and "Windfall." She will next be seen as Daisy Adair in an upcoming straight-to-DVD movie version of Showtime comedy-drama series, “Dead Like Me.”
The 5' 8" screen beauty, who appeared on print ads, posters and billboards for The Gap, was one of Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002) and Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002." She is currently expecting her first child with husband Dan Peres, editor-in-chief of “Details” magazine.
Lord Mayor's Granddaughter
Childhood and Family:
Granddaughter of the late Joy Cummings, former Lord Mayor of Newcastle and Australia's first female Lord Mayor, Sarah Wynter was born on February 15, 1973, in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Her parents are Helen Wiliams and Dr. Stuart Wynter, who later killed his second wife and daughter, then committed suicide on March 11, 1984. Sarah has one younger brother named Brendan Wynter.
At age 17, Sarah left Australia to study drama in New York City, New York. She would later return to her home country on August 20, 2005, to marry Dan Peres, editor-in-chief of “Details” magazine, in Sydney. She currently lives in Baltimore with her husband and is expecting their first child due early in 2008.
Bride of the Wind
A native of Newcastle, Australia, Sarah Wynter traveled to New York City at age 17 to study drama. After appearing in a number of off-Broadway productions, she made her television debut in the made-for-television movie "Back Home," starring Hayley Mills.
In the mid 1990s, Wynter made her screen debut in writer/director Eleanor Bergstein's musical romantic drama “Let It Be Me” (1995), starring Campbell Scott and Jennifer Beals. She followed it up with a small role as Melissa, the girlfriend of Justin Lazard's character who died after being impregnated by him and produced another alien child, in Peter Medak's sequel to the 1995 film "Species II" (1998; starring Natasha Henstridge). Meanwhile, on the small screen, Wynter was spotted as a guest in the television pilot for HBO's popular romantic comedy series "Sex and the City."
The new millennium provided Wynter first big break. She snagged a female lead role as a Russian assassin in Roger Spottiswoode's actioner/thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, "The 6th Day," which earned her a Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award nomination from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.
Afterwards, Wynter went to play Ben Chaplin's girlfriend in Janusz Kaminski's horror/thriller "Lost Souls" (2000), which also stars Winona Ryder. She also starred opposite Eric Roberts in the thriller TV movie "Race Against Time" (2000), as blonde bombshell bounty huntress Alex.
More film roles rolled in. Wynter starred alongside Gabrielle Fitzpatrick in Randall Fontana's independent action/thriller "Farewell, My Love" (2001), as a Russian assassin named Natalya. She also portrayed Alma Mahler, the beautiful, intelligent and talented composer in turn-of-the-century Vienna who was the wife of composer Gustav Mahler, architect Walter Gropius, and novelist Franz Werfel, as well as mistress to the painter Oskar Kokoschka, in Academy Award-nominee Bruce Beresford’s biopic "Bride of the Wind" (2001), alongside Vincent Perez and Jonathan Pryce.
2002 gave another big break for Wynter. At that year, she was cast as Kate Warner, Kiefer Sutherland's romantic interest, on the Fox Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning series, "24." She was the main cast in the show's second season and became recurring in its third season. Her performance received Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award nomination from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Meanwhile, she appeared on print ads, posters and billboards for The Gap.
After departing from “24,” Wynter played the recurring role of Rebecca Caldwell (2004-2005), a child psychiatrist and Johnny's (played by Anthony Michael Hall) girlfriend, on USA Network's science fiction/suspense series based on characters from the Stephen King's 1979 novel, "The Dead Zone."
In 2006, Wynter played the lead role of florist Beth Walsh, one of a group of friends who shared a lottery jackpot, on NBC's short-lived drama series "Windfall," alongside Luke Perry and Jason Gedrick. That same year, she also acted opposite Timothy Olyphant, playing his old flame who marries his best friend and local sheriff (played by Josh Brolin), in writer/director Victor Nunez' romantic drama/thriller "Coastlines" (lensed 2001). Additionally, she performed a memorable lap dance on the June 14, 2006 episode of late night NBC talk show "Last Call with Carson Daly."
Recently, in 2007, Wynter starred as a former swimming instructor who falls for her captor (played by Andrew W. Walker) on Lifetime's action/drama/thriller movie, "Abducted: Fugitive for Love." She is currently in New York rehearsing for her starring role in Broadway play, “The Rise of Dorothy Hale,” and filming the new, straight-to-DVD movie version of Showtime comedy-drama series, “Dead Like Me,” as Daisy Adair, the spoiled actress who often tells stories about her (alleged) sexual escapades with classic film stars.