Sara Paxton is an accomplished young actress who has shown her impressive versatility in feature films, on television and in music. Sara was most recently seen in theaters in “Shark Night 3D,” a thriller from veteran horror director David R. Ellis of the “Final Destination” franchise. Some of her most well-known work has been in a variety of genres, from starring in the thriller “The Last House on the Left,” an update of the ’70s horror classic from Wes Craven, to displaying her comedy chops in “Superhero Movie!,” a spoof of superhero movies, to appearing in the Universal comedy “Sydney White,” co-starring Matt Long and Amanda Bynes.
Sara is probably best known from the Fox comedy “Aquamarine,” in which she plays the title character, a mermaid who is looking for love—on land — opposite Jake McDorman and Emma Roberts. Sara also has appeared in the supernatural thriller “Enter Nowhere” on the film festival circuit and the indie ghost story “The Innkeepers,” currently in limited release and on VOD. The past year has been busy for her — she has completed three features, “Static,” “The Lowenfish Party” and “Liars All,” as well as a magical musical comedy, “Elixir,” for ABC Family.
Sara began her career at a very young age, first appearing in commercials and then transitioning to television and film. She appeared on the daytime soap “Passions” and has guest-starred on “Lizzie McGuire,” “CSI: Miami,” “Return to Halloweentown,” “Will and Grace,” “Pepper Dennis,” “Summerland,” “Malcolm in the Middle” and “Jonas.” Later, Paxton was cast in the lead role in the NBC/Discovery Kids series “Darcy’s Wild Life” and received a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2006 for her performance in the title role. Sara’s most recent television appearance was starring in the CW series “The Beautiful Life: TBL,” a drama about the competitive world of modeling.