• Sarah Wynter was born in Newcastle, Australia in 1973 and is known for her roles on 24, Windfall, and Flight of the Conchords.
• Her early life was marked by tragedy, and she moved to New York after high school to pursue an acting career.
• She has appeared in numerous television series and films, including Sex and the City, The 6th Day, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
• She is married to Dan Peres and has three children.
• She is active on social media, with over 5,300 followers on Instagram.

Known for movies

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SpouseDan Peres
FactHer grandmother, the late Joy Cummings, was the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Australia's first female Lord Mayor.

Who is Sarah Wynter?

Sarah Wynter was born in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia on 15 February 1973, so under the zodiac sign of Aquarius and holding Australian nationality – she is popular for her acting career, especially for her roles of Kate Warner in the “24” TV drama series, Beth in “Windfall” TV serial drama, and Keitha in “Flight of the Conchords” TV comedy drama.

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Early life and education

Sarah spent her early childhood in Newcastle with her parents Helen Cummings who works in the Newcastle registry of the Family Court of Australia, and who is also a writer, and Stuart Wynter, who was a physician, plus younger brother Brendan. Sarah’s grandmother, Joy Cummings, was one of the most popular women in Australia as she become the first Australia female Lord Mayor.

It was not much of an easy childhood for Sarah – her mother took her and her brother away from the violence of her father, who subsequently killed his second wife Raken, and Sarah’s half-sister Benatia before killing himself – this happened in 1984, when Sarah was 11 years old.

Sarah doesn’t talk much about the time she had spent in high school, as she was not very interested in spending time with her peers. Due to the tragedy which had occurred in her family, she became somewhat detached from the people in her high school, and nobody put pressure on her because they knew the situation.

After she matriculated, she completely focused on her acting career. and didn’t enroll at college.

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Career of an actress

Instead of studying, Sarah moved to New York City and took drama classes, as she was determined to pursue an acting career.

Sarah’s career was launched when she won a role in the “Sex and the City” TV series’ pilot episode – she played the first woman who had sex in the series. In the next couple of years, Sarah appeared in a couple of TV series, but nothing big until she landed a role in the second season of the “24” TV drama series – she was praised for her performance and was part of the nomination for the best performance by an ensemble in a drama series. She appeared in all 24 episodes of the second season while she also lend her voice for the “24: The Game” video game released for PC. Some of the other notable roles she has played include those in “The Dead Zone”, “Windfall”, “Flight of the Conchords”, “Blue Blood”, and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” TV series.

Besides TV series, Sarah has also appeared in numerous movies – her movie debut appearance was in “Species 2” , and she went on to appear in “The 6th Day” alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. Some of the other movies Sarah has appeared in include “Three Dollars”, “Dead Like Me: Life After Death”, and “Bride of the Wind”.

Personal life and relationships

Sarah is somewhat secretive when it comes to her love life, and she has only shared a couple of details regarding it. She seems to be a happily married woman today – it is not known how the two first met, but Sarah and Dan Peres exchanged their wedding vows 14 years ago on 20 August 2005. Dan works for “Details” magazine as their editor-in-chief.

The couple has three kids together – their son Oscar Dallas Wynter Peres was born on January 14 when Sarah was 34, and she then gave birth to twin sons Samuel and Julian Wynter Peres on 13 April 2011 when she was 38.

Sarah and Dan were rumored to have divorced several years back, when Sarah supposedly caught Dan cheating on her – rumors were spread across the internet, but neither Sarah nor Dan have addressed this matter, and they are certainly still married.

Hobbies and interests

Sarah is described as ‘a very nice and kind person’ – unsurprisingly, she’s stated how nothing can turn her off quicker than a man being unkind. She spoke of some of her past boyfriends and stated that she will often observe how a man treats a waiter and anybody else who he comes into contact with – she was once dating a man who yelled ‘get out of my face’ to a homeless person, which immediately meant they were not going out on a second date.

Sarah is said to be a big fan of the outdoors, as she is not the kind of person who could spend hours and hours just sitting at home. She was a bit sportive in the past, but has now limited her physical activities – she enjoys sitting on the beach, and is always keen to meet new people. She is a big animal lover, but being a mother of three she does not have much time to dedicate to a pet, which is why she doesn’t have one. She enjoys watching good movies, but now watches them mostly after the day is done and her kids are all asleep.

Appearance and net worth

In 2002, Sarah was ranked #81 in “Stuff” magazine’s list of “102 Sexiest Women in The World”. Sarah is currently 46 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall, weighs around 141lbs (64kgs), and her vital statistics are 35-27-36; she wears shoes size seven. Sarah doesn’t have any tattoos as she is not much of a fan.

According to authoritative sources, her current net worth is estimated to be more than $500,000 as of mid-2019, and doesn’t seem to be rising, as Sarah’s last credited role was in season 18 of the TV series “Law and Order – Special Victims Unit” in 2017.

Social media presence

Sarah is quite active on several popular social media platforms but doesn’t seem to have many followers. She launched her Twitter account in November 2012 and has gathered nearly 2,500 followers, and tweeted more than 4,400 times. Her Instagram account is followed by over 5,300 people while she has uploaded more than 950 pictures onto it – Sarah also has a Facebook page, but seems to be using it just to keep in touch with her friends and family.

General Info

Full NameSarah Wynter
Height1.73 m


SpouseDan Peres
ChildrenOscar Dallas Wynter Peres, Julian Wynter Peres, Samuel Wynter Peres
ParentsStuart Wynter, Helen Cummings


NominationsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
MoviesSpecies II, Lost Souls, The 6th Day, Race Against Time, Bride of the Wind, Coastlines, Moving August, DysEnchanted, Shooting Livien, Three Dollars, Circadian Rhythm, Dead like Me: Life After Death, Worst Friends, L.A. Dicks Agency, Goliath
TV Shows24, The Dead Zone, Windfall, The City, Goliath

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1Gave birth to twin sons (her 2nd & 3rd children) at age 38, Samuel Wynter Peres & Julian Wynter Peres on April 13, 2011. Children's father is her husband, Dan Peres.
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 34, a son Oscar Dallas Wynter Peres on January 14, 2008. Child's father is her husband, Dan Peres.
3(August 20, 2005) Married her longtime boyfriend Dan Peres following a 6-month-long engagement.
4Performed a memorable lap dance on the June 14, 2006 episode of Last Call with Carson Daly (2002).
5Lives in New York City with her husband, Dan Peres.
6[February 2005] Engaged to "Details" magazine editor-in-chief Dan Peres.
7Ranked #81 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002)
8Her grandmother, the late Joy Cummings, was the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Australia's first female Lord Mayor.




Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2017TV SeriesDr. Nicole Keller
Goliath2016TV SeriesGina Larson / Gina
American Odyssey2015TV SeriesSarah Decker
Worst Friends2014Linda
Satisfaction2014TV SeriesVivian
The Good Wife2014TV SeriesCarol Mercer
Elementary2013TV SeriesBeth Roney
Californication2013TV SeriesAtticus's Wife
Blue Bloods2013TV SeriesWhitney Robshaw
Person of Interest2012TV SeriesJordan Hester
Army Wives2010TV SeriesAnne Perkins
Damages2010TV SeriesSecurity Specialist
Cutthroat2010TV MovieSophia
White Collar2009TV SeriesAlisha Teagan
Flight of the Conchords2009TV SeriesKeitha
Dead Like Me: Life After Death2009VideoDaisy
Abducted: Fugitive for Love2007TV MovieMelanie Stone
Windfall2006TV SeriesBeth Walsh
24: The Game2006Video GameKate Warner (voice)
Circadian Rhythm2005Eva
L.A. Dicks2005Hope Taylor
The Dead Zone2004-2005TV SeriesRebecca Caldwell
Three Dollars2005Amanda
Shooting Livien2005Emi Jackson
DysEnchanted2004ShortSleeping Beauty
242002-2003TV SeriesKate Warner
Moving August2002Michelle Kelly
Coastlines2002Ann Lockhart
Bride of the Wind2001Alma Mahler
The 6th Day2000Talia Elsworth
Lost Souls2000Claire Van Owen
Farewell, My Love2000Natalya
Race Against Time2000TV MovieAlex
Molly1999Julie McKay
NightMan1999TV SeriesAurora
Sex and the City1998TV SeriesElizabeth
Species II1998Melissa
The City1995TV SeriesCatherine (1997)


The 6th Day: The Future Is Coming2000Video documentary short thanks


Back from the Dead: Resurrecting 'Dead Like Me'2009Video documentary shortHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2006TV Series
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2004TV SeriesHerself
The Bronx Bunny Show2003TV SeriesHerself
Pure 242003TV Series documentaryHerself
24: Access All Areas2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Greeks on the Roof2003TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2003TV SeriesHerself
On the 6th Day2001Video documentaryHerself / Talia Elsworth
The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2001TV SpecialHerself
The 6th Day: The Future Is Coming2000Video documentary shortHerself / Talia Elsworth


Nominated Awards

2003Cinescape Genre Face of the Future AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USAFemale24 (2001)
2003ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series24 (2001)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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