Sara Paxton
Actress, singer, model
Sara Paxton
Sara Paxton is an American actress, model and singer. She grew up in California and began acting at an early age, appearing in many minor roles in both films and television shows, before coming to wider renown in 2004, after playing the title role in the series Darcy's Wild Life and Sarah Borden in Summerland. Paxton has also starred in the films Sleepover, Aquamarine, Return to Halloweentown, Sydney White, Superhero Movie, The Last House on the Left, and Shark Night 3D.
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Comment on Meet The Man Behind The Gender/Jewish/Everything Updated Remake Of Annie Hall by Dee
Heeb - almost 2 years
For future reference: Actors of fully Jewish background: -Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Julian Morris, Adam Brody, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Gabriel Macht, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lisa Kudrow, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Debra Messing, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Margarita Levieva, Elizabeth Berkley, Halston Sage, Seth Gabel, Skylar Astin, Mia Kirshner, Alden Ehrenreich, Eric Balfour, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy. Andrew Garfield is Jewish, too (though I don’t know if both of his parents are). Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers -Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave Franco, James Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, Emmy Rossum, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Connelly, S ...
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<em>Love & Air Sex</em>'s Ashley Bell and Michael Stahl-David Pair Stage and Screen in NYC
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Ashley Bell and Michael Stahl-David in Love &amp; Air Sex. Photo courtesy Tribeca Film Austin filmmaker, Bryan Poyser's third feature, Love &amp; Air Sex (formerly known as The Bounceback) -- following Dear Pillow and Lovers of Hate -- world premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival last March. Since then, the bawdy rom-com/bromance has been on a roll, introducing the festival circuit to the wonders of Air Sex (did you know there are World Championships?) and reminding them that Austin is at the center of the current indie-film zeitgeist. According to Variety, Poyser is "channeling such mid 90s relationship pics as Clerks and Swingers." (We couldn't agree more.) Currently available on VOD and digital platforms across the U.S. and Canada, Love &amp; Air Sex kicks off its theatrical Road Show in NYC this weekend. The film centers on two couples who can't decide whether they love each other, hate each other, or simply can't live without each other. Cathy (Ashley Bell, The Last E ...
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Creating the Sweet Valley High Cast of My Dreams
Huffington Post - about 3 years
SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't read Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later (I obviously have because I have no life) then don't continue unless you want some key plot twists revealed. Then again, you probably don't care about what happened "ten years later," and will never get around to this modern classic, so feel free to proceed. We've all probably heard that Diablo Cody is set to pen the film version of the iconic book series centered around the lives of the two identical, gleaming California blondes. There's a holdup though -- word on the street is that no director is attached to the project yet, which means the cast list hasn't been set. Because there is clear evidence to indicate that this movie could be a train-wreck (look no further than the abysmal Sweet Valley TV show) I feel compelled to not only cast this movie, but also to set a few standards for the wardrobe. I'm not quite sure if this version will be modernized to include current fashions, but I'm also not sure if ...
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'Show It To Me': Exclusive Clip from Raunchy SXSW Hit <i>The Bounceback</i> Features Sara Paxton
Huffington Post - over 3 years
(All images courtesy of the filmmakers) Austin filmmaker Bryan Poyser's third feature The Bounceback—following Dear Pillow and Lovers of Hate—world premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival back in March. Since then, the bawdy rom-com/bromance has been on a roll, introducing the festival circuit to the wonders of Air Sex (did you know there are World Championships?) and reminding them that Austin is at the center of the current indie-film zeitgeist. According to Variety, Poyser is "channeling such mid-'90s relationship pics as Clerks and Swingers." (We couldn't agree more.) In addition to debuting a brand-new clip from The Bounceback, we've also got an exclusive interview with Poyser himself, who holds nothing back about his rising star cast, upcoming plans for the film, and how you can get your very own Air Sex moniker. You know you want one. How do you describe The Bounceback to those who know nothing about it? Bryan Poyser: I tell people it's a raunchy romantic comedy abou ...
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Headed To SXSW
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"Before Midnight," "Don Jon's Addiction," "Upstream Color," Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" and news from John Sayles, Joe Swanberg, David Gordon Green and Jeff Nichols will screen at the 2013 South By Southwest Film Festival. Those films join the previously announced premieres of the Steve Carell comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" and the horror reboot "Evil Dead" on the SXSW lineup. “It’s an incredible privilege to sift through so much exciting work, and every year brings new surprises. Though trends emerge after the fact, not consciously while we’re programming, much of this year’s program embraces love and the need/search/desire for connection,” Janet Pierson, SXSW Film Conference and Festival Producer, said in a statement. “Many films reflect importantly on our culture and include intimate looks at iconic figures, and we’re lucky to have a plethora of hugely entertaining and audience pleasing films. Even more thrilling is the opportunity to support so m ...
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Saturday's TV Highlights: 'How to Be a Gentleman' on CBS
LATimes - over 4 years
Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 27 - June 2 in PDF format TV listings for the week of May 27 - June 2 in PDF format are also available here This week's TV Movies LIFE LESSONS are in store as the comedy “How to Be a Gentleman” returns at 8 and 8:30 p.m. on CBS. With Kevin Dillon and David Hornsby. SERIES The Firm: Mitch (Josh Lucas) discovers that his newest client, a young woman facing solicitation charges, has a dangerous secret. Molly Parker and Natasha Calis also star in this new episode (9 p.m. NBC). A second new episode follows at 10 p.m. 24/7 Pacquiao/Bradley: In anticipation of their June 9 pay-per-view boxing match in Las Vegas, Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao and challenger Timothy Bradley Jr. are the subjects of this installment of the sports documentary series (9 p.m. CNN; 9:30 p.m. HBO). MOVIES Flags of Our Fathers: The story of the American flag raising on Iwo Jima is recalled by director Clint Eastwood in this 2006 dra ...
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A tale of endangered “Innkeepers”
Heave Media - almost 5 years
Ti West’s first film The House of the Devil served two primary purposes: to introduce a distinctive, inarguably talented new voice into the genre scene, and to prove that you can in fact make a horror movie that’s only buildup with next to no payoff or resolution. With The Innkeepers, West’s second full-length feature, he’s improved by massive leaps, and made a throwback horror film that recalls some of the best from the original Hammer Studios while also displaying the patience that’s already become West’s trademark. The Yankee Pedlar Inn is closing. Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy) are twentysomething employees tasked with seeing the last handful of guests make their way out on the final weekend before everything shuts down. Luke is interested in paranormal activity, and runs a crudely designed website about the various haunted encounters he’s had in the Pedlar. Claire has become interested in pursuing the possible ghosts as well, and so the two pass their nights in shifts ...
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'The Innkeepers', 'Contraband,' And More: This Week On Video
MTV News - almost 5 years
In The Video Score today, we have a throw back to when horror movies were actually scary, one of last year's most celebrated film debuts from a writer-director, and that movie Halle Berry did about sharks. We're breaking down the week's major Blu-ray and DVD releases all for you below! Pick of the Week "The Innkeepers" (2011) Director: Ti West Cast: Sara Paxton, Pat Healy, Alsion Bartlett Story: A pair of self-styled ghost chasers hunt for spirits in a run-down New England inn in this subtle thriller from director Ti West. The Yankee Pedlar Inn is a hotel in Torrington, CT, that's been welcoming guests for over a hundred years. However, not many have been stopping by lately, and the owners have chosen to shut it down. In the Yankee Pedlar's last weeks of operation, the staff have been reduced to just two people, Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy). Neither one is especially interested in hotel management, but they're both students of the supernatural: They've come to the Yan ...
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DVD Review and Contest: The Innkeepers
Movie Viral - almost 5 years
The indie horror film The Innkeepers had a limited theatrical run this past February after debuting in last year’s SXSW Film Festival. The film is available tomorrow on DVD and Blu-ray, and we have our review after the break. Also find out how you can receive our specially packaged copy of the DVD. The Yankee Pedlar Inn has a torrid history. Over 100 years ago, a soon-to-be bride hung herself in her room after her groom stood her up. The owners tried to cover up the suicide, and the bride’s ghost has been haunting the hotel ever since. Claire (Sara Paxton) and Luke (Pat Healy) are working the final weekend before the Yankee Pedlar closes for good, and when the two go looking for the ghost, they get more than they bargained for. The Innkeepers is your typical disappointing horror film that builds up tension with little pay-off (i.e. Paranormal Activity). The pace is crawling at best until a frenetic ending that doesn’t make much sense. In fact, not much is explained in the film, ...
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MCC Students Take Back the Night
Cary Patch - almost 5 years
McHenry County College (MCC) will host “Take Back the Night,” a domestic violence and sexual assault awareness event, sponsored by Student Peace Action Network (SPAN) and Student Life, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. The public is invited to join MCC students in illuminating the darkness surrounding sexual violence in the MCC Commons area in Building B. Guest speakers Erin Williams of VOICE and Sarah Payton of Turning Point will talk to participants at 6:30 p.m. in the Luecht Conference Center, followed by a march to the MCC Peace Pole outside the cafeteria. A special vigil will conclude the event with people holding glow sticks. An informational resource fair is also featured. All are welcome to join this free event. For more information, contact MCC Student Life at (815) 455-8772 or email MCCspan@gmail.com.
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Sara Paxton Talks About Spooky Occurrences On The Set Of The Innkeepers
Cinema Blend - about 5 years
Plus more from our one-on-one interview.
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Sara Paxton Gets Off To A Flying Start On 'The Late Late Show'
Huffington Post - about 5 years
Actress <a class="fplink fp-247886" href="/sara+paxton+1">Sara Paxton</a> ("The Innkeepers") made her late night talk show debut on "The Late Late Show" (Weeknights, 12:37 a.m. EST on CBS) Thursday, and...
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Keepin' It Reel, Episode 151
IGN Entertainment - about 5 years
The Innkeepers' Sara Paxton swings by for a chat. Plus, the latest buzz on Trek, Avengers, 007, Akira and more.
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Sara Paxton Keen to Meet 'Uncle Bill'
Female First - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-247886" href="/sara+paxton">Sara Paxton</a> is keen to meet her namesake <a class="fplink fp-31551" href="/bill+paxton">Bill Paxton</a> after learning he's a distant relative. The Last House on the Left star always noticed a family s...
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MOVIE REVIEW | 'SHARK NIGHT 3D'; Huge Teeth and Teenie-Weenie Bikinis
NYTimes - over 5 years
Shark movies are irresistible to Hollywood for many reasons, not the least being their limitless hospitality to close-ups of thrashing, bodacious young women wearing wet bikinis. Even in that sense, however, ''Shark Night 3D'' disappoints, despite its director's frequent attention to below-the-waist activity. Featuring the familiar bunch of
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Shark Night 3D (2011) - Dread Central
Google News - over 5 years
After setting off with a group of college friends for a relaxing weekend away from school, Sara (Sara Paxton) and the gang quickly strip down to their swimsuits and start boozing it up on the water near our heroine&#39;s island lake house. ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sara Paxton
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 27
    In April 2016, it was announced that Paxton had joined the cast of David Lynch's 2017 Twin Peaks revival.
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    In 2016, it was announced that Paxton was cast in David Lynch's 2017 Twin Peaks series.
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  • 2013
    Age 24
    She then played Mirabella on the ABC Family movie Lovestruck: The Musical in 2013.
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  • 2011
    Age 22
    Paxton also starred in the 2011 movie Shark Night.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2007
    Age 18
    Paxton was signed to a record deal with Epic Records during the time she was cast in Aquamarine. Her debut music CD, The Ups and Downs, featuring the titled single "Here We Go Again", is due for release by Epic at some point "in the future"; as of March 2007, Paxton has not completed work on it.
    More Details Hide Details She has described the sound as "pop/rock. It is believed Paxton's debut album has been shelved and she has no plans to continue her music career as she has not made any announcement of any plans to further her career in the music industry." Paxton has credited her Jewish religion for feeling "very connected" to her family, who keep her "grounded" and are "always number one" in her life. She did not have a Bat Mitzvah because she was busy filming, though she has said that she "wanted to one so bad".
    She next starred in Superhero Movie, a parody on superhero films which began filming in September 2007 and was released on March 28, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details She provided backing vocals on her co-star Drake Bell's theme song for the movie Superhero! Song. Paxton starred in the remake of The Last House on the Left, playing the lead female character, Mari. The film opened March 13, 2009. Her next film may be Gravy, a horror-comedy with Jena Malone and Winona Ryder. Paxton starred in the CW drama series The Beautiful Life alongside Corbin Bleu, Mischa Barton and Elle Macpherson. The show premiered on September 16, 2009, but was cancelled after 2 episodes. It was later aired online on YouTube. Paxton next co-starred with Scott Eastwood in the thriller Enter Nowhere, and also played one of the lead roles in the Ti West film The Innkeepers.
    Paxton's next film role was in Sydney White, a college-set comedy starring Amanda Bynes and Matt Long; filming began on February 12, 2007 in Orlando, Florida and the movie was released on September 21, 2007.
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  • 2006
    Age 17
    During the summer and early fall of 2006, Paxton filmed The Party Never Stops: Diary of a Binge Drinker, a Lifetime Television film, in Vancouver Island.
    More Details Hide Details In the film, she plays Jessie, a college student who falls victim to binge drinking. Paxton has described it as "very different" from her previous roles, and has specified that she was looking for a role that would be a "challenge". The film aired in March 2007.
    Paxton hosted The Secret Life of Water, the first episode of the series Planet H2O, which premiered in April 2006 on public television stations.
    More Details Hide Details In May of the same year, she made an appearance on the television series Pepper Dennis, playing a teen actress. Paxton, who sees herself as an "evolving actress," then appeared in Return to Halloweentown, replacing Kimberly J. Brown in the fourth installment in Disney Channel's Halloweentown series; she dyed her hair brown for the role. The film aired on October 20, 2006.
  • 2004
    Age 15
    Paxton recorded a song for the film's soundtrack titled "Connected", an English version of the Mexican group RBD's song Tenerte y Quererte from their 2004 album Rebelde.
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    Paxton was subsequently cast in the lead role of the Discovery Kids television series, Darcy's Wild Life, playing Darcy Fields, a girl who works at a rural veterinary; the series was filmed on a farm in Toronto and aired from 2004 to 2006, often featuring Paxton's music track, "Take a Walk".
    More Details Hide Details Paxton received an Emmy nomination for the role in 2006. In 2005, Paxton spent three months working on the Florida-themed Aquamarine, in which she played a mermaid, opposite Emma Roberts and JoJo, whom she befriended while filming. Paxton has said that she felt a sense of "female empowerment" while on set because "almost everyone" on set was female. The film opened on March 3, 2006 and grossed approximately $7.5 million in its opening weekend. Reviewers of the film compared Paxton, whose inspiration is Goldie Hawn, to actress Reese Witherspoon, saying that she has an "infectious, nutty energy."
    Paxton's first major role was in the teen film Sleepover, which opened in July 2004 to negative reviews and low box office revenue; during the same summer season, she appeared in several episodes of the series, Summerland, playing Sarah Borden, a mentally troubled teen who experimented with drugs and sex with Jesse McCartney's character.
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  • 2003
    Age 14
    In 2003, Paxton starred in R. L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse, a short 3-D film attraction that still plays at several theme parks across the United States.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared as Lana on CSI: Miami and as Marnie Piper in Return to Halloweentown.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1997
    Age 8
    Her first film role was a small role in the 1997 Jim Carrey comedy, Liar Liar.
    More Details Hide Details During the late 1990s and early 2000s, she appeared in a number of television and film roles, including a role on the soap opera Passions, regular roles on the series Greetings from Tucson and Action, and a guest starring role on the Disney Channel show, Lizzie McGuire starring Hilary Duff playing an ex-president of Lizzie's school.
  • 1988
    Born
    Sara Paxton, an only child, was born on April 25, 1988 in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, to what she has described as "a very mixed family".
    More Details Hide Details Her father, Steve, is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent, and is distantly related to actor Bill Paxton. Her mother, Lucia, was born in Monterrey, Mexico, and raised in Ciudad Acuña. Sara's mother was born Jewish and Sara's father converted to Judaism upon marrying her mother. Both her parents are dentists. During her childhood, Paxton put on shows and wanted to perform, sometimes dressing up in costume and coming to school as a particular character. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley, choosing to attend a public high school instead of accepting home-schooling. Paxton graduated from El Camino Real High School in June 2006. Paxton has said that attending college was "very important" to her because "it is important to expand your mind." In 2006, Paxton applied to the University of Southern California's film studies program. She has noted that she would like to major in business administration with a minor in history (as she is a "history fanatic") and to start a production company. Paxton delayed plans to attend college, because every time she lined up a class schedule she was offered another movie. In a 2009 interview with TeenHollywood, Paxton indicated that she had been accepted to several schools and almost attended New York University, but she made the decision not to go and had no immediate plans of attending college.
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