Sarah Henrickson

played by Amanda Seyfried

As Bill's oldest child, Sarah Henrickson has seen a lot of changes occur in her family...

Character Bio

As Bill's oldest child, Sarah Henrickson has seen a lot of changes occur in her family. Growing up she was called upon to perform many of the same duties as her father's sister-wives, including cooking and babysitting, and she has, in turn, learned about many of the burdens and stresses of polygamy. Sarah met and married Scott, another former Mormon, and relocated to Portland with him to live a life of normalcy.


With her many notable film and television roles, Amanda Seyfried has quickly established herself as a breakout star.

Seyfried is best known for her starring role in the Universal Pictures hit film 'Mamma Mia!' Seyfried highlights her vocal skills as "Sophie" the daughter of "Donna" (Meryl Streep). The film, directed by Phyllida Lloyd, was released in July 2008 and has grossed more than $600 million internationally.

Seyfried will next star opposite Channing Tatum in an adaptation of the Nicolas Sparks ('The Notebook') bestseller 'Dear John.' In the film, she plays a young woman who meets and falls in love with a soldier (Channing Tatum) while he's on leave. Lasse Hallstrom ('The Cider House Rules,' 'Chocolat') directed from a script by Jamie Linden. The film will be released by Sony Screen Gems in February 2010.

In 2010, Seyfried will also star in 'Chloe,' an Atom Egoyan-directed thriller where she stars with Julianne Moore and Liam Neeson. Seyfried plays an escort ("Chloe") hired by a successful doctor (Moore) to test her husband's fidelity. The film is written by Erin Cressida Wilson and is produced by Ivan Reitman.

In 2009, Seyfried starred in the Fox Film 'Jennifer's Body.' In the film written by Diablo Cody ('Juno'), Seyfried plays "Needy," the best friend of "Jennifer," (Megan Fox) a possessed cheerleader who begins killing boys in a small town.

She recently wrapped production on the Summit film, 'Letters to Juliet,' in which she plays a young American who travels to Verona, Italy to answer letters people write to the fictional Juliet of 'Romeo and Juliet' fame. The film is directed by Gary Winick ('Bride Wars,' '13 Going On 30') and stars Vanessa Redgrave, and Gael Garcia Bernal.

A Pennsylvania native, Seyfried started her career by modeling at the age of 11. She soon turned to acting and landed her first contract role in 2000 as Lucy Montgomery on 'As the World Turns.' In 2002, 'All My Children' signed her to the contract role of Joni Stafford.

Her big break, though, was in 2004's 'Mean Girls,' the Lorne Michaels/Tina Fey/Paramount film where she co-starred with Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams. Together they won the Best On-Screen Team Award at the MTV Movie Awards.

In 2005, Seyfried starred in the Sundance Film Festival favorite 'Nine Lives.' Written and directed by Rodrigo Garcia, the film also starred Sissy Spacek, Glenn Close, Holly Hunter, Robin Wright Penn and Dakota Fanning.

In 2006, she appeared in 'Alpha Dog,' directed by Nick Cassavetes, and starring Justin Timberlake, Sharon Stone, Emile Hirsch, and Bruce Willis. She followed this with 'American Gun,' starring Donald Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, and Marcia Gay Harden.

Amanda currently divides her time between Los Angeles and New York.

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