Sarah is the daughter of Carolyn, a homemaker and Ernest Clarke and engineer. She attended Indiana University where she studied Fine Arts and Italian. Her interest for acting began while studying her senior year in Bologna, Italy. When she returned to the States she began studying architectural photography and received free acting lessons in return for taking pictures of a cultural arts center.
Clarke studied acting at Circle in the Square Theatre School, Axis Theater Company, and The Willow Cabin Theatre Company. Her first television appearance was on a commercial for Volkswagen in 1999. The next year, she appeared in the short film Pas de deux, which earned her an award at the Brooklyn Film Festival.
Since then, she has obtained several minor roles on television. She was spotted on Ed and Sex and the City, but earned her fame for portraying the role of CTU agent Nina Myers on the hit series 24. Later on, she became a guest on the series House, following it up with an appearance on Life.
Branching out onto film, Clarke has had roles on All About George in 2000 and The Accident in 2001. She also earned fame for playing Renee Dwyer in the Twilight films. In 2009, she took on the leading role in the TNT series Trust Me. Ratings proved fatal for the outcome of the show, and it was cancelled after a season. After reprising her role on The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in 2010, the actress made appearances on the show Men of a Certain Age and the movie Below the Beltway.
A member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, she married Xander Berkeley on the 7th of September, 2002. The couple, who met at the set of 24, has a daughter named Olwyn Harper.
Spouse: Xander Berkeley (7 September 2002 - present)
She was the actress in the award-winning VW Jetta commercial, "Synchronicity."
Both she and her husband, actor Xander Berkeley, have played turncoat government agents who help terrorists attempt to kill the President of the United States. Clarke on the TV series "24" (2001), and Berkeley in the movie Air Force One (1997).
Attended Indiana University, where she studied Fine Arts and Italian.
She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was initiated into the Beta (Indiana) chapter in 1990.
Appeared with husband Xander Berkeley on "24" (2001) during the first two seasons, although they rarely shared a scene. They got married little less than two months before the premiere of season two.
Daughter Olwyn Harper was born on September 23rd 2006.
Her mother, Carolyn, is a homemaker and her father, Ernest Clarke, is an engineer.
Went to high school (John Burroughs High School in St. Louis) with Jon Hamm.
2011: Level Seven - Alex
2010: The Booth at the End (TV series) - Sister Carmel
2010: Bedrooms - Janet
2010: Eclipse - Renee
2010: Below the Beltway - Anne
2009-2010: Men of a Certain Age (TV series) - Dory
2009: Trust Me (TV series) - Erin McGuire
2008: Twilight - Renee Dwyer
2008: The Cleaner (TV series) - Lauren Keenan
2008: Wainy Days (TV series) - Rebecca
2007: Life (TV series) - Mary Ann Farmer
2007: The Colony - Olga
2007: Alibi - Sarah Winters
2006: The Lather Effect - Claire
2006: Commander in Chief (TV series) - Christine Chambers
2006: A House Divided - Jackie
2005: Las Vegas (TV series) - Olivia Duchey
2005: Psychic Driving - Selma
2005: House M.D. (TV series) - Carly Forlano 2005: Happy Endings - Diane
2001-2004: 24 (TV series) - Nina Myers
2004: Below the Belt - Company Spokesperson
2003: Karen Sisco (TV series) - Barbara Simmons
2003: Thirteen - Birdie
2003: The Third Date - Katrina
2002: Emmett's Mark - Sarah
2001: Ed (TV series) - Kara Parsons
2001: The Accident - Reeny
2000: Sex and the City (TV series) - Melinda Peters
2000: All About George - Catherine
2000: Pas de deux - The Clown