Best Of 2004

Best Local Girl Made Good: Sarah Clarke

You know Sarah Clarke as Nina Myers on 24, and you were devastated when she was killed off in the third season. But you may not know the rest of this 33-year-old Ladue native's résumé, which includes a supporting role in last year's sleeper thirteen and a Screen Actors Guild Emerging Actor Award at last year's St. Louis International Film Festival. But the best is yet to come, as she stars in the recently filmed indie powerhouse Happy Endings as -- get this -- Laura Dern's girlfriend. Though she now lives in California with her husband, veteran actor and ex-24er Xander Berkeley, and pals around with Alexandra Kerry, Clarke hasn't forgotten the Lou. Besides her appearance at SLIFF, she had a role in local filmmaker Amy K. Barrett's The Third Date last year and has promised that another collaboration between the two is on the horizon.

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