Sarah Christine Roemer is an American actress and model best known for her roles in “Disturbia,” “Asylum,” “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale,” and “Fired Up!” She began modeling at the age of 15 after being spotted drinking coffee at a 7-Eleven. In the course of her modeling career, she posed for numerous periodicals, including the international men’s magazine “Maxim.” She also appeared on the cover of the quarterly dog-centric publication Modern Dog. She began acting in the mid-2000s and won her first role in ‘Wristcutters: A Love Story, an American black-comedy romance road film. She furthered her career by starring in Paramount Pictures’ thriller picture, ‘Disturbia’. Her next film, ‘The Grudge 2’, was an American supernatural horror film that brought her recognition. She subsequently starred in other films, including ‘The Con Artist,’ ‘Waking Madison,’ ‘Locked In,’ and ‘Falling Up.’ She also ventured into television and flourished by showcasing her talents in programs such as “The Event” and “Chosen.” She is happily married to her “Chosen” co-star Chad Michael Murray and has two children, a boy, and a daughter.
Youth and Early Life
Sarah was born on August 28, 1984, in San Diego, California, United States to a middle-class family. Her ancestry includes German, English, Scottish, and Northern Irish.
She attended San Diego’s Horizon Junior & Senior High School. At the age of 15, while she was still in school, a modeling agent observed her drinking coffee at a nearby 7-Eleven, which led to her recruitment by a modeling agency.
This was the beginning of her career in the entertainment industry.
At the age of 17, she left her hometown for New York.
Sarah Roemer’s Career
In the summer 2004 issue of Sportswear International, she was featured as the cover model.
According to Roemer, she began acting in 2005 after an agent presented her with an opportunity in a coffee shop.
In addition to Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon, and Shea Whigham, her debut role was that of Rachel in the American black-comedy romance road film Wristcutters: A Love Story. The film made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2006, and was subsequently released in the United States on October 19, 2007.
She subsequently portrayed Lacey Kimble, a high school student, and cheerleader, in the sequel to the American supernatural horror film ‘The Grudge’ (2004). The October 13, 2006 release of “The Grudge 2” was met with unfavorable reviews from critics but was an economic success, grossing $70.7 million at the box office.
The horror-thriller ‘Disturbia,’ directed by D. J. Caruso and released on April 13, 2007, was an even greater commercial success and debuted at the top of the box office in its first week.
In ‘Disturbia,’ she portrayed Ashley Carlson alongside Shia LaBeouf, Carrie-Anne Moss, and David Morse. In addition to earning $117.8 million at the box office, the film received praise from reviewers, which boosted Roemer’s reputation as an actor.
In 2007, she portrayed Eve in “Cutlass,” a short drama film written and directed by Kate Hudson and published on October 16. Dakota Fanning, Virginia Madsen, and Kristen Stewart also starred in the film.
In 2007, she was featured in “Maxim” magazine. In the same year, she was featured in an edition of ‘Natural Health’ magazine under the article ‘So-easy summer beauty’ by Beauty and Fashion Editor Megan O’Connell. She also appeared in the spring 2007 issue of ‘Nylon Guys magazine, in the piece titled ‘Model Behavior.’
In July 2008, she portrayed Madison in the direct-to-DVD release of the American horror-thriller Asylum, directed by David Ellis. The picture, which also stars Jake Muxworthy, Ellen Hollman, and Travis Van Winkle, received predominantly unfavorable reviews from critics.
Then, on February 20, 2009, she starred in the teen comedy film “Fired Up” directed by Will Gluck. This picture similarly failed to win critical acclaim and subsequently underperformed at the box office. Then, she appeared on the cover of “Modern Dog” with her dogs, Dylan and Clyde.
The British-American drama film ‘Hachi: A Dog’s Tale’ was a remake of the 1987 Japanese film ‘Hachik Monogatari’, which was based on the true story of a devoted Akita Inu. She portrayed Andy Wilson opposite Richard Gere and Joan Allen in the film.
The premiere of ‘Hachi: A Dog’s Tale’ took place on June 13, 2009, at the Seattle International Film Festival, and the film has since been released in over 25 countries. It received largely positive reviews from critics and was a commercial success, generating $46.7 million globally.
David Cook, the winner of the seventh season of American Idol, released the song “Come Back To Me” as a single in 2009. She appeared in the music video for the song. The song appeared on his debut studio album, titled “David Cook” (2008).
The romantic comedy “Falling Up” was released on September 29, 2009, in Australia and on January 5, 2010, in the United States. This independent film, in which she portrayed Scarlett Dowling with Joseph Cross and Snoop Dogg, earned mixed reviews from critics.
Next, she portrayed Emma Sawyer in “Locked In,” an independent drama-thriller film directed by Suri Krishnamma. The premiere of the film took place at the Boston Film Festival on September 17, 2010. Roemer also served as the film’s associate producer.
Roemer made her television debut as Leila Buchanan in ‘The Event,’ an American thriller mystery sci-fi television series, after establishing herself on the big screen in a variety of cinematic genres. The series, which aired on NBC from September 20, 2010, through May 23, 2011, attracted a respectable audience.
Then, on November 25, 2010, she portrayed Kristen in the independent romantic comedy film The Con Artist. The film, which also starred Donald Sutherland, Rebecca Romijn, and Rossif Sutherland, was subsequently released on DVD on June 14, 2011.
Madison Walker was portrayed by Roemer in the July 12, 2011, direct-to-DVD independent drama-thriller film ‘Waking Madison’, which was written and directed by Katherine Brooks. Earlier that year, on May 2 at the Newport Beach Film Festival in Costa Mesa, California, the film debuted.
In the American action-thriller television and web series ‘Chosen,’ she portrays Avery Sharp. From January 17, 2013 until April 15, 2014, the series broadcast on Crackle, an online video streaming service, for three seasons totaling 18 episodes.
Her other screen appearances include the 2015 short film “The Girlfriend Game,” the 2015 and 2016 films “The App” and “Manhattan Undying,” and the 2011 and 2012 television series “Hawaii Five-0” and “Daybreak” (2012).
Sarah’s Personal Life
Chad Michael Murray, an American actor, writer, spokesman, and former fashion model who co-starred with her on the television series ‘Chosen’, became her boyfriend in 2014. In January 2015, news of their marriage was announced.
Chad and Sarah received their first child, a male, on May 31, 2015, followed by a daughter in March 2017.
Estimated Net Worth
American actress and model Sarah Roemer has a net worth of $2 million. Sarah Roemer was born in August 1984 in San Diego, California. In 2000, she began modeling after being noticed at a 7-Eleven. She made her debut in feature films in 2006, playing Rachel in Wristcutters: A Love Story and Lacey in The Grudge 2.