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Funny In Failure

Feb 26, 2024

Sarah Wayne Callies is an actor, writer and director. She is perhaps best known for starring in multiple hit television series playing iconic roles such as as Lori Grimes in The Walking Dead, Dr. Sara Tancredi in Prison Break, Kate Bowman in Colony.

Sarah recently launched her podcast “Prison Breaking” which she co-hosts with Paul Adelstein - a rewatch podcast for Fox’s, “Prison Break”. This season, she is set to direct another episode of the CBS hit “Fire Country” and her first episode of NBC’s The Irrational. Last year, Sarah starred in the ABC series “The Company You Keep” alongside Milo Ventimiglia. Prior to that, Sarah starred in the NBC series “Council Of Dads,” which is currently available on NBC’s website, Peacock, and Hulu.

​She has also starred in the critically acclaimed NatGeo limited series, “The Long Road Home'' based on the Martha Raddatz book of the same name. She also starred in the SundanceTV/CBC limited series, “Unspeakable,” where Sarah leapt into directing, having directed an episode of the limited series, “Unspeakable,” as well as an episode of the final season of “Colony.” Since then, Sarah has directed for “The Good Doctor,” “Firefly Lane,” “Family Law,” and most recently, “Fire Country.” As a writer, Sarah has several screenplays in development with various motion picture entities. ​

​As a film actress, Sarah has appeared in Giancarlo Esposito’s “This Is Your Death,” opposite Josh Duhamel and Famke Jannsen, Warner Brothers’ and Broken Road’s geo-thriller, “Into the Storm,” Voltage Pictures’ “Pay the Ghost” opposite Nicolas Cage, “Black November'' opposite Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger, and 20th Century Fox’s “The Other Side of the Door.” Continuing her passion for storytelling, Sarah is the writer, director, and voice of the science fiction, post-apocalyptic scripted podcast “Aftershock” whose second season recently launched in August from iHeartRadio.

We chat about, integrity, taking a break, happiness, Prison Break and her new podcast, community, motivation, talking up + those in power, directing, advice from casting directors, + plenty more!

The video footage of this entire chat is now out as well (one day after release)! So check them out on YouTube under Michael Kahan

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