Sarah Sanguin Carter (born October 30, 1980) is a Canadian actress. She is known for her recurring role as Alicia Baker in the superhero series Smallville (2004–2005) and main role as Maggie in the TNT science fiction series Falling Skies (2011–2015).

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Carter at the Falling Skies Panel
MCM London Comic Con 2013
Sarah Sanguin Carter

(1980-10-30) October 30, 1980 (age 39)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Years active2000–present
Kevin Barth (m. 2014)

Early lifeEdit

Carter was born in Toronto and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She attended Balmoral Hall School where she was a dancer and took part in school plays including The Wizard of Oz, in which she played Dorothy. She was in the prestigious Royal Winnipeg Ballet.[1] Carter was also on the debate team and named one of the top three public speakers in the world.[1][2] She competed in various countries including Austria, England, and Argentina.

After graduating high school, Carter moved to Switzerland where she studied fine arts at Neuchâtel Junior College for one year.[1] She subsequently attended Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto.[citation needed] At some point, Carter took time off from acting, spending time in India and Cuba, where she worked in an orphanage.[1]


Carter's early television career included appearances in Wolf Lake, Dark Angel, and Undeclared, and she was also cast in minor screen roles in Final Destination 2 and Mindstorm, where she appeared alongside Eric Roberts, Michael Ironside, and Antonio Sabato Jr.

She also appeared in the music video for the song Somewhere Out There by Our Lady Peace as the girl climbing the stereo tower.

Carter first appeared as a major character in a television role in 2003 when she played Allie Bennett in Black Sash, and the following year she also appeared in three episodes of Smallville, in which she played fan favorite Alicia Baker, who has a romantic relationship with Clark Kent.

In 2006, Carter starred in the film DOA: Dead or Alive, playing the character Helena Douglas, a fighter who enters a martial arts contest. The following year, she also starred in the film Killing Zelda Sparks as Zelda Sparks.

Her later television career has included playing the character Madeline Poe, a rookie prosecutor in Shark between 2006 and 2008, appearing in all 38 episodes of the series. In 2009, she also appeared in three episodes of CSI: NY, as the character Haylen Becall, a forensic school graduate.[3][4]

Carter became a regular character, Maggie, on the TNT series Falling Skies, which debuted in June 2011. An apocalyptic alien invasion story, season 2 began on June 17, 2012 and concluded on August 19, 2012. Season 3 premiered June 9, 2013. On the heels of Falling Skies airing its series finale in 2015, Carter booked a recurring arc on CBS’ Hawaii Five-0 as a potential love interest to Steve McGarrett.[5]

Music careerEdit

Carter released a solo album, Before Three, in December 2009.

She is part of the duo SanguinDrake, founded in 2010.[6] As of December 2012, the band has released four self-produced music videos on their website. On May 12, 2012, SanguinDrake released their first album Pretty Tricks.

Personal lifeEdit

Since 2014, Carter has been married to Kevin Barth.[7] Their daughter, Alice Carter, was born in September 2017.[7][8]


On June 19, 2011, Carter was one of thirty-five climbers who scaled Mount Shasta to raise money for the Breast Cancer Fund, for which she is a spokesperson. Her mother and aunt have both had breast cancer.[9] She has also hiked the West Coast Trail.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Mindstorm Rayanna Armitage
2001 Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell Melissa Bell Direct-to-video film
2002 K-9: P.I. Babe Direct-to-video film
2003 Final Destination 2 Shaina McKlank
2004 Haven Chanel
2005 Berkeley Alice
2006 Skinwalkers Katherine
2006 DOA: Dead or Alive Helena Douglas
2006 Pledge This! Kristen Haas
2007 Killing Zelda Sparks Zelda Sparks
2009 Red Mist Kim
2009 Misconceptions Lucy
2010 The Guru and The Gypsy Maggie Turner
2012 The Vow Diane
2012 Tripping Tommy Maggie
2014 Guardian Paquita
2014 One Starry Christmas Holly Jensen
2015 Buried Secrets Sarah Winters
2017 Business Ethics Veronica


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Cold Squad Libby Logan Episode: "Root Cause"
2001 The Immortal Ellie Episode: "The Good Squire"
2001 Los Luchadores Maria Valentine Main role (season 1)
2001 Trapped Claire Thorensen Television film
2001 Wolf Lake Brianna Episode: "The Changing"
2001 Dark Angel Katarina Episode: "Boo"
2002 Undeclared Evie Episode: "The Perfect Date"
2002 The Sausage Factory Valerie Episode: "Hang Ups"
2003 Black Sash Allie Bennett Main role (season 1)
2003 The Twilight Zone Amber Episode: "Sunrise"
2003 A Date with Darkness Sarah Television film
2004–2005 Smallville Alicia Baker Episodes: "Obsession", "Unsafe", "Pariah"
2005 Boston Legal Tracey Green Episode: "It Girls and Beyond"
2005 Entourage Cassie Episode: "The Sundance Kids"
2005 Numb3rs Nadine Hodges 3 episodes
2006–2008 Shark Madeleine Poe Main role (seasons 1–2)
2008 Confessions of a Go-Go Girl Angela Lucas Television film
2008 Dirty Sexy Money Wrenn Darcy 2 episodes
2008 The Cleaner Liz Episode: "Standing Eight"
2009 CSI: NY Haylen Becall 3 episodes
2010 White Collar Pierce Episode: "Home Invasion"
2011 Salem Falls Addie Peabody Television film
2011–2015 Falling Skies Margaret "Maggie" May Main role (seasons 1–5)
2013 The Toyman Killer Kate Kovic Television film
2015 Rogue DEA Agent Harper Deakins Main role (season 3)
2015 Hawaii Five-0 Lynn Downey 4 episodes
2018 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Lilah Finch Episode: "Accredo"
2019 The Flash Grace Gibbons / Cicada II 6 episodes

Awards and nominationsEdit


Year Award Category Work Result Refs
2019 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Villain The Flash Nominated [10]


  1. ^ a b c d "Sarah Carter Interview - AskMen". Archived from the original on 2012-12-11.
  2. ^ "Artist Conversations with Noa Azoulay-Sclater. Episode 1: Sarah Carter".
  3. ^ Matt Mitovich (July 17, 2009). "CSI: NY Adds Sarah Carter to Its Ranks". TV Guide. Retrieved 2015-07-26.
  4. ^ "Epilogue". CSI: New York. Season 6. Episode 1. September 23, 2009.
  5. ^ Matt Mitovich (September 1, 2015). "Hawaii Five-0 Casts Sarah Carter as Steve's GF — What About Catherine?". Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  6. ^ "About ..." SanguinDrake. Archived from the original on October 28, 2011. Retrieved May 5, 2012.
  7. ^ a b "Sarah Carter - Biography". IMDb.
  8. ^ sarah_carter_oxox. Instagram. September 2, 2017.
  9. ^ "LAist Interview: Sarah Carter: LAist". June 20, 2008. Archived from the original on July 5, 2013.
  10. ^ Todisco, Eric (August 11, 2019). "Teen Choice Awards 2019: See the Complete List of Winners". People. Archived from the original on August 12, 2019. Retrieved August 12, 2019.

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