Sarah Wayne Callies was born on 1 june 1977, in La Grange, Illinois, and was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, the daughter of Valerie Wayne, an professor of English, and David E. Callies, a law professor. She graduated from Dartmouth College and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Denver's National Theatre Conservatory in 2002. In 2003 Callies moved to New York and then started her first television project. She is best known for her roles of Sara Tancredi in Fox'sPrison Break (2005) and Lori Grimes in AMC's The Walking Dead (2010). On July 21, 2002, Callies married Josh Winterhalt, Winterhalt is a martial arts teacher.