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Sarah Drew is an American actress, most celebrated for her role as Hannah Rogers in The WB's hit drama Everwood. A newcomer to the public eye, Drew's previous roles have included the voice of Stacy Rowe on MTV's animated series Daria, Mary Helen in the 2003 movie Radio and a guest starring role in the television series Wonderfalls.

Drew was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and raised in Stony Brook, New York on Long Island; her second cousin is actor Benjamin McKenzie. She began acting in school plays, community theatre and summerstock. She knew from a very early age that her passion for acting would lead to a successful career in the field. In 1995, while still in high school, Drew lent her voice to the animated television series Daria, playing the character Stacy Rowe. She also voiced that same character in the Daria animated television movies Is It Fall Yet? and Is It College Yet?

In 2001, Drew got her big break during her professional stage debut as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, New Jersey. She made her Broadway debut in 2003 in Vincent In Brixton, which later took her to London's West End. She made the move to television with a guest-starring role in the series Wonderfalls, and was most recently seen in the feature film Radio, starring Cuba Gooding Jr.

In her spare time, Drew likes to spend time with family and friends. She describes herself as a people person and enjoys meeting new people and developing friendships. During her summer hiatus from Everwood, Drew and her husband, Peter Lanfer, spent a week in Martha's Vineyard volunteering at Focus, a Christian camp geared toward high school and college students.

Drew received a Bachelor's degree in Drama from the University of Virginia in 2002. When she is not filming Everwood in Salt Lake City, Utah, she resides in Los Angeles with her husband.

Article text released under CC-BY-SA. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Sarah Drew" (09-Mar-2006)


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