Sarah G. Buxton

Sarah Galbraith Buxton[1] (born March 23, 1965) is an American actress. She has appeared in films such as Lovelines (1984), The Sure Thing (1985) and Less Than Zero (1987), and well as guest starred in a number of television shows in early career. On television, Buxton is best known for playing female protagonist/heroine Annie Douglas Richards in the NBC soap opera Sunset Beach from 1997 to 1999. She later played soap villain, Morgan DeWitt, on The Bold and the Beautiful (2000–01, 2005).

Sarah G. Buxton
Sarah Galbraith Buxton

(1965-03-23) March 23, 1965 (age 55)
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)Shane Brolly (2006–present)


Buxton was a competitive gymnast in her youth, until being "discovered" at the grocery store when she was about 15.[2] In early 1980s, she began appearing on television and films. She guest-starred on Simon & Simon, 21 Jump Street, Who's the Boss?, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, China Beach and Walker, Texas Ranger. She also has appeared in a number of films, include Lovelines (1984), The Sure Thing (1985) and Less Than Zero (1987), Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever (1991), and Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead (1991).

Buxton is primarily known for her performance in the NBC daytime soap opera Sunset Beach, which aired from January 6, 1997 to December 31, 1999. Buxton was an original cast member and remained with the show for its entire run, playing the reformed Annie Douglas Richards opposite Lesley-Anne Down and Sam Behrens.[3][4] For her portrayal of Annie, Buxton was nominated in the category of "Outstanding heroine" at the 1998 Soap Opera Digest Awards.[5] Justine Elias of The New York Times said Buxton and Anne Down showed signs of "becoming a classic matchup of battling soap opera vixens" in the respective roles of Annie and Olivia.[6] Henry Mietkiewicz of the Toronto Star said that Annie "crowed gracelessly" during her scenes and opined that Buxton had a tendency to "shrilly overplay" Annie.[7]

After the demise of Sunset Beach, Buxton joined the cast of the CBS soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful.[8] She was regular from 2000 to 2001 as the less than sane villainess Morgan DeWitt,[2][9] and in 2005, she returned to that role. In addition, she played a minor character, porn star Crystal Chablis, on the soap opera Days of Our Lives in 2004.[10] After returning to The Bold and the Beautiful in March 2005 and signing a year-long contract, Buxton's run ended abruptly after just one month. In 2005, Buxton was considered for the coveted role of Carly Corinthos on General Hospital.

Buxton has appeared in the critically acclaimed films The Climb (1999) starring alongside John Hurt, and Little Children (2006). She also starred alongside Steven Seagal in the 2005 action film Today You Die, and has appeared in films Devil's Highway, Bedtime Stories, and Spread. On television, she has guest starred on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,[10] NYPD Blue, Criminal Minds and Glee.

Buxton's company TUTUblue markets UV-protective swimwear, which she pitched during the 7th season, episode 18 of Shark Tank.[11]

Personal lifeEdit

Buxton was born in Sacramento County, California. She lives in Beverly Hills with her husband, actor Shane Brolly. The couple married on November 27, 2006.[8] On December 20, 2006, Sarah gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy named Finn Michael Brolly.



Year Title Role Notes
1984 Sam's Son Cheerleader
1984 Lovelines Cathy
1985 The Sure Thing Sharon
1987 Less Than Zero Markie
1988 Rage Debbie
1989 Nightmare Beach Gail
1990 Instant Karma Kathy
1991 Rock 'n' Roll High School Forever Rita Mae
1991 Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead Tess
1991 Seeds of Tragedy Amy Television film
1991 Checkered Flag Concierge
1991 Pink Lightning Tookie Television film
1994 Fast Getaway II Patrice Direct-to-video
1994 Cityscrapes: Los Angeles Actress / Waitress
1996 Listen Krista Barron
1999 The Climb Ruth Langer
1999 Dirty Down Under... Up Here
2002 Drama Queen Angie Short film
2004 Sin's Kitchen Lou
2005 McBride: It's Murder, Madam Heather Bronson Television film
2005 Today You Die Agent Rachel Knowles
2005 Devil's Highway Woman
2006 Little Children Slutty Kay
2008 Japan Red's muse
2008 Bedtime Stories Hokey Pokey Woman
2009 Spread Helen


Year Title Role Notes
1983 Simon & Simon Diane Episode "Bon Voyage, Alonso"
1985 Otherworld Zeta Episode "Rock and Roll Suicide"
1986 Mr. Belvedere Bonnie Episode "The Spelling Bee"
1986 Easy Street Cornelia Episode "Demon Child '86"
1987 21 Jump Street Trina Episode "16 Blown to 35"
1987–1988 Rags to Riches Amy Hillerman Recurring role, 4 episodes
1988 Who's the Boss? Cory Episode "Nineteen Again"
1989 Freddy's Nightmares Roni Peterson Episode "Do Dreams Bleed?"
1990 Disneyland Karen Episode "Exile"
1990 Monsters Megan Episode "Perchance to Dream"
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Kimmy Episode "Knowledge Is Power"
1990 China Beach Dottie Episode "One Small Step"
1992 The Young Riders Celinda Episode "Song of Isaiah"
1995 Silk Stalkings Lauren Hamilton Episode "Champagne on Ice"
1995 Platypus Man Leslie Episode "Sweet Denial"
1995 Diagnosis Murder Spring Tatum Episode "Sea No Evil"
1995 Renegade Dominique Episode "Studs"
1996 Walker, Texas Ranger Jane / Tracy O'Neill Episode "Flashpoint"
1997 Baywatch Molly McCoy Episode "Bachelor of the Month"
1997–1999 Sunset Beach Annie Douglas Richards Series regular
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villaines – Daytime (1998)
2000–2001, 2005 The Bold and the Beautiful Morgan DeWitt Series regular
Nominated — Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villaines – Daytime (2001)
2003 NYPD Blue Carlotta Episode "Porn Free"
2004 Days of Our Lives Crystal Galore Recurring role, 22 episodes
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Wendy Garner / Lana Davis Episodes "Eleven Angry Jurors" and "Ch-Ch-Changes"
2009 CSI: Miami Carolyn Morrow Episode "Flight Risk"
2010 Criminal Minds Leslie Sanders Episode "Compromising Positions"
2012 Glee Mrs. Cross Episode "Glee, Actually"
2015 Hand of God Erika Episode "He So Loved"


  1. ^ "Sarah Buxton Biography (1965–)". Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b Nancy Imperiale Wellons (April 16, 2001). "`The Bold and the Beautiful's' Sarah Buxton is good when she's bad". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved February 15, 2010.
  3. ^ "STAR CLIP: SARAH BUXTON". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. August 5, 1997. Retrieved February 15, 2010.
  4. ^ "SUNSEST BEACH' LINES UP HOT YOUNG ACTORS". Chicago Tribune. October 31, 1996. Retrieved February 15, 2010.
  5. ^ Riggs, Thomas Riggs (2005). Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. (Detroit, Michigan.): Gale Group. pp. 54, 55. ISBN 0-7876-9033-3.
  6. ^ Elias, Justine (23 February 1997). "Establishing a Soap Is No Day at the Beach". The New York Times. (Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.). Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  7. ^ Mietkiewicz, Henry (14 January 1997). "Spelling-style gloss and glam come to daytime". Toronto Star. (Torstar). Retrieved 9 October 2011.
  8. ^ a b "About B&B: About the Actors - Sarah Buxton - The Bold and the Beautiful @". Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  9. ^ "SPUNKY BUXTON IS BOTH BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL". Orlando Sentinel. July 22, 2000. Retrieved February 15, 2010.
  10. ^ a b Daniel R. Coleridge (November 18, 2004). "Days' Diva Gender-Bends on CSI". TV Guide. Retrieved February 15, 2010.
  11. ^ "Soap Alum Sarah Buxton To Appear On 'Shark Tank'".

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