Sabrina Lloyd

Sabrina Anne Lloyd (born November 20, 1970) is an American retired film and television actress. She is known for portraying Wade Welles in the science fiction series Sliders, Natalie Hurley in the ABC sitcom Sports Night and Kelly in Father Hood (1993).

Sabrina Anne Lloyd
Born (1970-11-20) November 20, 1970 (age 51)
Years active1988–2013
Ross Smith
(m. 1997)

Early lifeEdit

Sabrina Lloyd was born in Fairfax County, Virginia, and raised in Mount Dora, Florida.[citation needed] She is the daughter of Judy Lloyd, who managed a title insurance company in Lake Mary. At age 12, she began her acting career in the role of Pepper[2] in a Mount Dora production of Annie.

When she was in the 10th grade she participated in a student exchange program that allowed her to spend a year in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.[3] While there, she was a full-time student at Pine Rivers High School.[citation needed] She graduated from Lake Mary High School in 1989.[2]


Returning to the United States, Lloyd continued to perform in local theater such as the Baystreet Players in Eustis and the Ice House Theater in Mount Dora, appearing in productions of Grease, Crimes of the Heart, and The Wizard of Oz.[citation needed] Lloyd moved to New York when she was 18 to pursue a film career. Her earliest work there was in industrial training films and TV commercials, including one for Eastpak backpacks.[3] She made a guest appearance on an episode of Law & Order called "Intolerance". She signed with a new talent agent and started getting more roles in TV and film.

Her first important role in feature films was in Chain of Desire, and this was followed by her first starring role in Father Hood with Patrick Swayze.[3] She appeared in the 1993 music video for the song "Iris" by The Breeders. Lloyd also made appearances on television, starring in the TV movies The Coming Out of Heidi Leiter, an episode of Lifestories: Families in Crisis and Love Off Limits.

In 1995, Lloyd played Wade Welles, one of the original four characters in the sci-fi TV show Sliders.[4]: 981  In 1997, the show was picked up by the Sci Fi Channel, but Lloyd's contract was not renewed.[5] She quickly landed a co-starring role as senior associate producer Natalie Hurley in the ABC sitcom Sports Night.[4]: 1006 

In 2005, she starred as Terry Lake on the television show Numb3rs,[4] but she left after the first season. In 2008, Lloyd was the lead actress in the independent film Universal Signs.

Personal lifeEdit

Outside of her acting career, she writes and records original music with her guitar. She has two cats named Lucy and Theodore and was a vegetarian for six years during the 1990s.[1][6] In 2010, Lloyd studied creative writing at Columbia University.[7]

In April 1997, Lloyd married Ross Smith.[1] They lived in Uganda for two years (2009–2010), and adopted a little girl while living there. They moved to Italy and lived in Rome for four years, where they had a son, and subsequently relocated to Vancouver Island. Lloyd is retired from acting.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Chain of Desire Melissa
1992 That Night Jeanette
1993 Father Hood Kelly Charles
2001 On Edge Becky Brooks
2001 Wanderlust Amanda
2003 Dopamine Sarah McCaulley
2004 Something for Henry Anna Short
2004 The Breakup Artist Kara
2005 The Girl from Monday Cecile
2005 Charlie's Party Sarah
2006 The Last Request Cathy
2007 Racing Daylight Vicky Palmer / Helly
2008 Universal Signs Mary
2010 Hello Lonesome Debbie
2013 The Pretty One Edith


Year Title Role Notes
1988 Superboy Betsy "Bringing Down the House"
1989 The New Leave It to Beaver Molly "Shortcuts"
1992 Law & Order Kate 'Katie' Silver "Intolerance"
1993 CBS Schoolbreak Special Sarah Thompson "Love Off Limits"
1994 Lifestories: Families in Crisis Heidi Leiter "More Than Friends: The Coming Out of Heidi Leiter"
1995–99 Sliders Wade Welles Main role
1998–00 Sports Night Natalie Hurley Main role
2000 Madigan Men Wendy Lipton Main role
2002 Couples Annie TV film
2003 Ed Frankie Hector Recurring role
2004 My Sexiest Mistake Amy TV film
2004 DeMarco Affairs Jessica DeMarco TV film
2005 Numb3rs Terry Lake Main role (1st season only)
2008 Wainy Days Molly "Molly"


  1. ^ a b c "Sabrina Lloyd – 07 May 97". Earth 62. May 7, 1997. Archived from the original on October 23, 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-18 – via
  2. ^ a b Vosburgh, Mark (August 22, 1993). "One road to stardom -- via Lake County". The Orlando Sentinel. p. D 1. Retrieved January 26, 2021 – via
  3. ^ a b c "Trip to Australia gave glimpse of big-city life". The Orlando Sentinel. August 22, 1993. p. D 7. Retrieved January 26, 2021 – via
  4. ^ a b c Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 775. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  5. ^ Ashurst, Sam (2018-03-07). "Sliders: Where Are They Now?". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2021-02-17.
  6. ^ "Sabrina Lloyd Chat – 19 Oct 00". Earth 62. October 19, 2000. Archived from the original on October 30, 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-18 – via
  7. ^ Ordona, Michael (June 17, 2010). "Say 'Hello' again". The Los Angeles Times. p. D 3. Retrieved January 26, 2021 – via
  8. ^ "Living With Kids: Sabrina Lloyd". Design Mom. 6 May 2020.

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