Sara Downing was born in Washington D.C. then moved around quite a bit, from Los Angeles to Virginia, to San Francisco, then to Boise, Idaho. She started acting at the early age of 7 in Shakespeare festivals and local plays. In 11th grade she met a model scout and soon after meeting her went to IMTA and won model of the year, she immediately left for New York with Ford modeling agency. In New York she landed her first acting job, a Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes commercial, then she took off to model around the world. On her way to Japan in 1999, she stopped off in LA for a couple of days and auditioned for a film called Never been Kissed, then left for Japan. Soon after she got to Japan she got a callback to meet with Drew Barrymore and flew back to LA immediately. She got the job. With that, she decided to move to LA and start working on that coast. She guest-starred in Boy Meets World, Titus, The Army show, then she started a film called Wishcraft. While filming this movie she got a recurring role on the show Roswell as the alien “Courtney”. She filmed both projects simultaneously. While still filming Roswell, she was cast in a new WB show from the writers and producers of High Fidelity and Gross Pointe Blank called Dead Last, in which she played a rocker named “Jane Cahill”. When Dead Last had completed shooting 13 episodes she flew to Bulgaria to film two movies back to back, one of them, Hard Cash, also starred Val Kilmer, Christian Slater and Daryl Hannah. Upon returning home she took some time off and traveled around the U.S. with some friends. When she got back she flew to West Virginia to star in an independent film called Burning Annie, a college age comedy in which she played the “Annie” role of “Julie”. When she finished filming she booked a guest-starring role on Smallville as “Jessie Brooks” in the memorable episode when Clark Kent goes bad. Then went on to Toolbox Murders, directed by Tobe Hooper who directed the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. She played “Saffron Kirby” the druggie rocker neighbor who “hangs around her apartment.” She just finished an independent film shot in Tennessee which is currently untitled. She played the lead character Kate Bender, a smart sexy con artist. The story took place in 1948 in which she plays opposite John Savage, Jeremy London, Max Kasch and Billy Burke.
Horror, Mystery, Thriller