Charisma Carpenter Biography
Charisma Carpenter is an American actress and her performance as Cordelia Chase in the television series ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ and its spin-off ‘Angel’. Her role achieved her four Saturn Awards nominations.
Charisma Carpenter was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on 23rd July, 1970. She was named after an Avon perfume. Carpenter had been spotted by a commercial agent during her work as waiting tables in Los Angeles. Charisma starred in many theatre productions, such as “No, No, Nanette” and “Welcome Home, Soldier”. Her television debut was in an episode of Baywatch in 1994. Although she gave audition for the role title, she got cast as Cordelia Chase, a snooty and high school popular student. Her profile got a lift up when her fans and producers gave her the much bigger role as the same character in the spin off, ‘Angel’.
Carpenter can be seen in a plethora of “made-for-TV” and “direct-to-video movies” some of which include the sex comedy ‘What Boys Like’, the horror film ‘Voodoo Moon’ and the romantic comedies ‘See Jane Date ‘and’Relative Chaos’ on ABC Family. She has had a successful television career. Among her recent profile additions is the success of the movie, ‘The Expendables’ in which she starred with Sylvester Stallone.
Some of the entries in her TVgraphy are:
|Baywatch||1994||Guest star||Wendie Sanders|
|Boy Meets World||1995||Guest star||Caterer|
|Malibu Shores||1996||Regular||Ashley Green|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer||1997–1999||Regular (seasons 1–3)||Cordelia Chase|
|Hey Arnold!||1999||Guest star (voice)||Simone, a 6th grader|
|Angel||1999–2004||Regular (seasons 1–4), Special Guest Star (season 5)||Cordelia Chase|
|Strange Frequency||2001||Guest star||Jules|
|Miss Match||2003||Special guest star||Serena Lockner|
|Like Cats and Dogs||2004||Regular||Sarah|
|The Division||2004||Guest star||Emma Campbell|
|Charmed||2004||Guest star||Kyra the Seer|
|LAX||2004||Special guest star||Julie Random|
|Veronica Mars||2005–2006||Guest star||Kendall Casablancas|
|Back to You||2007||Guest star||Brooke Schimmel|
|Big Shots||2007||Recurring character||Heather/Janelle Johns|
|Greek||2007–2011||Recurring character||Tegan Walker|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||2009||Guest star||Mink|
|Legend of the Seeker||2009||Guest star||Trianna|
|Burn Notice||2011||Guest star||Nicki|
|Supernatural||2011||Special Guest Star||Maggie Stark|
|The Lying Game||2012||Recurring character||Annie Sewell|
Among her films we shall mention:
|Josh Kirby… Time Warrior!||1995–1996||Beth Sullivan|
|What Boys Like||2001||Kim|
|See Jane Date||2003||Jane Grant|
|Flirting with Danger||2006||Laura Clifford|
|Cheaters’ Club||2006||Linda Stern|
|House of Bones||2010||Heather Burton|
|Crash Site: A Family in Danger ||2011||Rita Sanders|
|Deadly Sibling Rivalry||2011||Janna/Callie|
|Human Factor||2011||Lori Stoltz|
|Haunted High||2011||Persia the Librarian|
|The Expendables 2||2012||Lacy|
She was ranked 31 in Askmen.com’s Top 99 Most Desirable Women in the year 2002. She returned on this list in 2005, this time ranked 44.
She married Damian Hardy on October 5, 2002. On 24th March 2003, the couple welcomed their son, Donovan Charles Hardy, into the world. The couple separated on July 3, 2008.