Carpenter, Charisma 1970– (Charisma Hardy)

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CARPENTER, Charisma 1970
(Charisma Hardy)


Full name, Charisma Lee Carpenter (some sources say Charisma Rainly Carpenter); born July 23, 1970, in Las Vegas, NV; daughter of Don (a salesman) and Chris (a bird sanctuary worker) Carpenter; married Damian Hardy (an actor), October 5, 2002; children: Donovan Charles. Education: Attended Chula Vista School of the Creative and Performing Arts. Avocational Interests: Rollerblading, rock climbing, hiking, horseback riding, writing poetry, and sky diving.

Addresses: Agent Gersh Agency, 232 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager Carrabino Management, 100 N. Crescent Dr., Suite 300, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Foundation Management, 100 N. Crescent Dr., Suite 323, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Publicist PYR PR, 139 S. Beverly Dr., Suite 230, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actress. Appeared in numerous television commercial, including those for Long John Silver's, 1993, Spree Candy, 1999, and Secret AntiPerspirant; previously worked as a San Diego Chargers cheerleader, video store employee, waitress, aerobics instructor, and property manager.

Awards, Honors: Saturn Award nominations, best genre TV supporting actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 2000, best actress on television, 2001, best actress in a television series, 2003, best supporting actress in a television series, 2004, all for Angel.


Film Appearances:

Beth Sullivan, Josh Kirby Time Warrior: Chapter 1, Planet of the DinoKnights, 1995.

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

Timemaster, 1995.

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

Kim, The Groomsmen (also known as What Boys Like ), Visionbox Media Group, 2001.

Voice, Change Up (documentary; also known as Cambio ), 2002.

Television Appearances; Series:

Ashley Green, Malibu Shores, NBC, 1996.

Cordelia Chase, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer (also known as Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Series and Buffy ), The WB, 19971999.

Cordelia Chase, Angel (also known as Angel: The Series ), The WB, 19992004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Jane Grant, See Jane Date, ABC Family, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Herself, MTV Presents: Videos That Don't Suck, MTV, 1998.

The 1999 Teen Choice Awards, 1999.

Buffy's Back, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Sarah, Play Nice, UPN, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Wendie, "Air Buchanan," Baywatch, 1994.

Caterer, "Train of Fools," Boy Meets World, ABC, 1995.

Herself, The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show, syndicated, 1997, 1998.

Vibe, syndicated, 1998.

Voice of Simone, "Dinner for Four/Phoebe Skips," Hey Arnold! (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999.

Herself, The Howard Stern Radio Show, syndicated, 1999.

Herself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2001.

Herself, KTLA Morning News, 2001, 2003.

Jules, "Don't Fear the Reaper," Strange Frequency, VH1, 2001.

(In archive footage) Cordelia Chase, "Him," Buffy the Vampire Slayer, UPN, 2002.

Herself, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, ABC, 2003.

Serena Lockner, "Something Nervy," Miss Match, NBC, 2003.

Serena Lockner, "Santa, Baby," Miss Match, NBC, 2003.

Serena Lockner, "Divorce Happens," Miss Match, NBC, 2003.

Serena Lockner, "Back to School," Miss Match, NBC, 2003.

Cordelia Chase, "You're Welcome," Angel, The WB, 2004.

Emma Weber, "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep," The Division, Lifetime, 2004.

Also appeared in Pacific Blue, USA Network; as herself, Celebrity Undercover, MTV.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in No, No Nanette; Welcome Home, Soldier.


Video Games:

Voice of Cordelia Chase, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, Fox Interactive, 2002.



Entertainment Weekly, October 2, 1998, p. 55.

In Style, September 1, 1996, p. 293.

People Weekly, March 8, 1999, p. 79.

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