Charisma Carpenter

Charisma Carpenter
Charisma Caprpenter was born on July 23rd, 1970 in Las Vegas Nevada. Which means she is approaching her 30's which is rather odd because she plays a 19 year old girl. And yes, Charisma is her real name, her parents named her after a bottle of Avon perfume from the 70's. Charisma fits her well but she wasn't so pleased as a child, she often felt she was cursed with the name but little did she know in 20 years it would be plastered all over a big network to promote itself.

Charisma wasn't forced into acting and the thought never crossed her mind. She was always a good looking teen in high school and she is very physically fit so if she even auditioned for a role earlier than she did she probably would've nailed it. Her first step into the acting world was when she moved to L.A, though she didn't exactly move there to be an actress. She was spotted while watressing by a commercial agent and then went in to be on over 20 commercials.

In 1995 she got her first real role as a guest star on Baywatch. Because Baywatch is such a big show with so many episodes, Charisma's appearance is often forgotten. After Baywatch she became a San Diego Charger cheerleader which was well fitting for her physical strengths. Then she went on to have a lead role in the short lived Spelling drama, Malibu Shores. There she played a much-like Cordelia character which she was very good at.

After the cancellation of Malibu Shores, Charisma went on to have a generous part in a series of sci-fi movies about Josh Kirby. These weren't very recognized movies but she did have an okay resume when it was time for her audition for Buffy. Bianca lawson (Kendra) was the first choice but she dropped out and the role went to Charisma, which was probably the best career opportunity that could've happened to her.

Buffy became a hit and Charisma became very famous. Cordelia was a big hit on Buffy and so much that they decided to give her more coverage in the upcoming Buffy spin-off, Angel. No movie roles rumoured yet, but Charisma is pretty sought-after because of her sharp acting skills and show-stopping looks.

Charisma Sites
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Acting Credits

Angel (1999) (tv)... Cordelia Chase

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-1999)... Cordelia Chase

Malibu Shores (1996) (tv)... Ashley Green

Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 6, Last Battle for the Universe (1996)... Beth Sullivan

Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 1, Planet of the Dino-Knights (1995)... Beth Sullivan

Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 2, the Human Pets (1995)... Beth Sullivan

Boy Meets World (12/15/1995)... Caterer in episode: Train of Fools

Baywatch (1995)... Wendie in episode: Air Buchanan


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