Charisma Carpenter

(Charisma Lee Carpenter)

Charisma Carpenter
Charisma Carpenter
  • Born: July 23, 1970
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actress

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Charisma Carpenter is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Cordelia Chase in the popular TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–1999) and its spin-off series Angel (1999–2004). She has also starred as Kyra on Charmed (2004), Kendall Casablancas on Veronica Mars (2005–2006), Rebecca Sewell on The Lying Game (2012–2013) and Lacy in The Expendables film series (2010–2012).

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Cause I was such a novice and thank God that Sarah was as seasoned as she was because she was really a great leader in that regard in the sense that she would communicate really well with the crew. Religion & God
I am a single mom and I'm the breadwinner and I have to work and I have to do these things and that's just the way it is. I don't think my son even knows any different. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I don't mind playing the same character, but if it's not well done, then I'm not interested.
I don't think that they know fully what's happening with Miss Match so therefore I don't know how many more if any, if the show's even gonna keep going.
I had been warned not to get on a motorcycle, sort of. I think there is a clause in most general basic contracts to keep yourself in one piece and not alter your looks without telling them first.
I had developed a sitcom with UPN, but it wasn't picked up.
I had my heart set on becoming an English teacher, but stumbled into acting after meeting a theatrical agent in my dad's restaurant in San Diego. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Families, Children & Parenting
I really wish I could sing so I could front a band, because that would be a dream come true, totally. I want to sing. Can't do it though.
I think essentially the meaning of life is probably the journey and not really any one thing or an outcome or a result. Life
I think essentially the meaning of life is probably the journey and not really any one thing or an outcome or a result. I think it's kinda the process and I think that if you can find happiness in the process then maybe that's it. Life ;Happiness & Unhappiness
I wrapped that Monday and started on my third episode for Miss Match on Thursday of that same week and we just wrapped yesterday cause it was split over the holiday.
I'm a mixed breed and hope to live longer because of it. Hope
It's been a difficult thing because some great opportunities have come and I've just been holding my breath and praying... I'm basically gambling hoping something will come along this season and if not, I don't know what the future holds. Future
Let me tell you, hitting 40 is not fun.
Most of the time I meet my trainer at the gym and we do a lot of everything: weights circuit with cardio, football drills, sprinting with weights on the treadmill. Time
My ex-husband and I, even though we're not together, we are 100 percent together in raising our kid. We communicate a lot and where I drop the ball and need him to pick it up or vice versa, he's there.
My heart is in television, just because it's been so good to me.
No, I'm a horrible singer, I'm awful.
Oh heck yeah, I totally would love to have a Phantom Dennis in real life. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
On 'Buffy' I wasn't all that high on the totem pole as far as responsibility and screen time. Time
So I begged, half way into season two, for them to let me cut my hair.
So, I'm happy to do that because it's a wonderful working relationship but I will be going out for pilot season for half hour work and that's the gamble I'm taking. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Social media is a double-edged sword. I've gotten in trouble for announcing, too soon, something that the network or the studio wanted to do, and it steals some of the thunder, so to speak.
Sometimes decisions get made and it ends up being God doing for you what you couldn't do for yourself. Religion & God
Sure, I'd take the responsibility of queen any day.
The road Cordelia has travelled, the journey she has taken up to now has been such a joy to play as an actress, because there have been so many chances to do so many different emotions.
There are so many heroes just walking around in everyday life. It blows me away. Life
There's a pretty good chance that you're going to go down when you're on a motorcycle or if you're sky diving or whatever, but that happened before I even got this job, and I haven't sky dived since.
This is funny because I just had a job over the summer for VH1, a project I did called Strange Frequency where I got to play a Goth rock band singer. Humor
Well, they know that I'm not very anxious to get into one hour again.
When I was first starting out, and I was less established, I was really concerned about being typecast.
When movie people go over into television, it's a little bit of a shock. It's much faster-paced. Everything is really last-minute. You won't know your schedule for the next episode until the last minute.
When you gain 50 pounds during pregnancy like I did, you fear that you'll never get back in shape.
You can take the girl out of Vegas, but you can't take the Vegas out of the girl.
You know, nothing is ever happily-ever-after. Ever.

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