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Short Info

Date Of BirthJuly 23, 1970
SpouseDamian Hardy
MarkBirthmark on her jawline
FactShe's Cherokee, Irish, Scottish, and Spanish on her mother's side and French and German on her father's side.
PaymentsEarned $35,000 per episode from Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)

Charisma Carpenter was born on July 23, 1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her parents are Don and Christine Carpenter. She has two older brothers, Shane and Troy. Charisma attended Bishop Gorman High School, where she was a cheerleader and played softball. She then went on to study at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City.

Charisma’s first acting role was in the television movie “The Secrets of Lake Success” in 1993. She then landed the role of Cordelia Chase in the hit television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” in 1997. She also starred in the spin-off series “Angel” from 1999 to 2004. Some of her other notable television roles include “Veronica Mars” (2004-2005), “Greek” (2007-2008), and “The Lying Game” (2012-2013).

Charisma has also appeared in a number of films throughout her career. Some of her more notable film roles include “The Expendables” franchise (2010, 2012, 2014), “Sorority Row” (2009), and “The Expendables 3” (2014).

Charisma has been married twice. Her first marriage was to Damian Hardy from 2002 to 2007. She then married actor Damian O’Hare in 2014. The couple has one child together, a son named Donavan.

Charismatic and beautiful, Charisma Carpenter is a well-known actress who has starred in some of the most popular television shows and movies of the past two decades. With a net worth of $4 million, she is clearly doing something right.

General Info

Full NameCharisma Carpenter
Date Of BirthJuly 23, 1970
Height1.71 m


SpouseDamian Hardy
ChildrenDonovan Charles Hardy
ParentsDon Carpenter, Chris Carpenter
SiblingsTroy, Kenny


MoviesBound, The Expendables, The Expendables 2, Girl in Woods, House of Bones, Crash Site, See Jane Date, Voodoo Moon, Heaven's Door, Deadly Sibling Rivalry, A Trusted Man, What Boys Like, Relative Chaos, Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 2, the Human Pets, Psychosis, Josh Kirby, Time Warrior: Planet o...
TV ShowsThe Lying Game, Veronica Mars, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Malibu Shores, Buffy the Animated Series

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#Marks / Signs
1Birthmark on her jawline


Angel (1999)$50,000 (1999-2004)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)$35,000 per episode


1[on posing for Playboy] Posing in Playboy is more then just baring your body. It's about baring your soul. It's about finding joy, liberation, and warmth. I'm a very shy person, and I really came out of my shell during the shoot. At first, I was very nervous since I had only given birth less then a year before and just recently lost most of the weight I put on during my pregnancy. I insisted that my husband be present for the shoot so I would feel more comfortable in front the photographer and crew. By the time the two-day shoot was over, I was so relaxed and comfortable with displaying my nude body on the set that my husband was saying, "Honey, they're not shooting now. You can put your robe back on."
2With seven years of "Cordelia" [her character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and its spin-off, Angel (1999)], I can't help but think that she's imprinted on me and that acerbic tongue is just a part of who I am now.
3[on posing for Playboy] I wanted to get back to my old self. I wanted to feel desirable and sexy. So I thought, "What if I went full throttle?"
4[on playing "Kendall Casablancas" on Veronica Mars (2004)] The name is really spectacular. My manager was like, "It's the best name in prime time." I just laughed at him.
5My mom owned a retail store, so I had these hot satin pants. I was like Satan at my all-Christian school.
6[on her role as Cordelia in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)] I was a little turned off by the idea of doing another bitch. But my agent put it to me quite frankly, that you have to be known before you can be typecast.
7You can take the girl out of Vegas, but you can't take the Vegas out of the girl.
8Well, I can tell you what my goals are. I have a son now, so I want the half-hour sitcom lifestyle, where you can have a family and work. And then, during summer hiatus, I'd like to do a Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) or Wonder Woman (2009) or some movie like that.
9I 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. I just feel really in love with life and the life I've created with my family. So it works for me.
10I don't really see myself being a sex symbol at all.
11I'm a mixed breed and hope to live longer because of it.
12[in 2003, about Sarah Michelle Gellar winning the title role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)]. Initially I was disappointed, but while I didn't see it at the time, I know now I'm better suited to Cordelia . . . Moving from "Buffy" to [Angel (1999)] was great for me. On "Buffy" I wasn't all that high on the totem pole as far as responsibility and screen time. That all changed when I joined [David Boreanaz] in "Angel". The whole thing has been such a buzz.
13[6/30/03] Lots of doors have opened for me because of [Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997)] and [Angel (1999)], but, although I'm ambitious, I'm not going to just do anything simply because the money is good. If I can't love a project, then I'm not interested.
14[6/30/03\ 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.


1Friends with David Boreanaz, Nicholas Brendon and James Marsters.
2She used to suffer from post traumatic stress disorder.
3Montreal, filming the Lifetime movie "White Silhouette" (the title may be changed to Flirting with Danger (2006)). [October 2005]
4Attended high school in Las Vegas with Kamar de los Reyes. She was a freshman when he was a junior.
5Ranked #9 on Wizard magazine's "Sexiest Women of TV" list (March 2008).
6Was discovered by a commercial agent while working as a waitress in Los Angeles to save for her college education.
7Has studied classical ballet since the age of 5, and pursued dancing as part of her high school curriculum, by commuting between Mexico and San Diego to take lessons at the School of Creative and Performing Arts.
8Currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her two Golden Retrievers.
9A fitness enthusiast, her outdoor interests include roller blading, rock climbing, hiking and sky diving.
10She speaks Spanish; however, she states that she's not fluent, despite being of Mexican ancestry and spending time living in Mexico as a child.
11Was in an unaired pilot called "Like Cats & Dogs".
12She has two half brothers, Troy and Kenny.
13She is good friends with her See Jane Date (2003) co-star Holly Marie Combs. In fact, it was their friendship that prompted her to play Kira on Charmed (1998).
14Her characters on both Angel (1999) and Charmed (1998) could see into the future.
15Her character, Cordelia Chase, whom she had played for years on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and Angel (1999), was killed off in the landmark 100th episode of Angel (1999). It was her final appearance on the series, with the exception of archival footage.
16After starring in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), Angel (1999), and guest-starring in episodes of Charmed (1998), she has become the face of supernatural dramas on The WB.
17The scars her character Cordelia got after a fall in Buffy are actually real. As a young child, she fell into a swimming pool that was under construction at her home, and was run through by a piece of rebar.
18Appears on the June 2004 cover of Playboy with a 10 page layout inside.
19The role of Delilah in The Faculty (1998) was written specifically for her, but she turned it down because it was too similar to her Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) character, Cordelia.
20Her guest spot on Lifetime's The Division (2001) as a young woman attacked by an undercover police officer eerily resembles a real life incident on August 15, 1991 in which Charisma, then 22, and two of her friends were attacked by an off-duty San Diego police officer and serial rapist in Torrey Pines State Beach in San Diego. Charisma escaped unharmed, although two of her friends were shot and seriously injured when they fought back. The police officer, Henry Hubbard Jr. was also shot in the attack, which led to his being identified and arrested. He was sentenced to 56-years in prison for several other rapes.
21She tries to sign only personalized autographs so her signature cannot be sold on EBay or elsewhere. She also refuses to sign her MAXIM, FHM, or other revealing photos.
22She held three state titles when she was thirteen years old and placed top five for a ballet routine at an international competition.
23Has a rosary tattoo on her left wrist.
24She's Cherokee, Irish, Scottish, and Spanish on her mother's side and French and German on her father's side.
25Will be reprising her role as Cordelia Chase in the 100th episode of Angel (1999). The show is currently in its fifth season without her, considering the Cordelia Chase character is in a coma. [November 2003]
26After 7 years playing Cordelia Chase, 3 years on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and 4 years on Angel (1999), Charisma was not invited back as a regular for Angel's fifth and final season. She agreed to return for the 100th episode although she wasn't asked until Sarah Michelle Gellar turned down the chance to guest star in the episode. [2003]
27Gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Donovan Charles Hardy, at 9:50 PM on March 24th 2003 at Cedar Sinai hospital in Beverly Hills.
28She has a tribal sun tattooed on her back.
29Auditioned for the role of Buffy on the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), but got the role of Cordelia after it was turned down by actress Bianca Lawson.
30Named by her mother after a brand of perfume
31Was a cheerleader for the San Diego Chargers' football team.
32Became good friends with Susan Ward after both were turned down for the role of Maggie Cory on the soap Another World (1964).




Felo De Se2016announcedMegan
The Griddle Housepost-productionMae-Bee
Lucifer2016TV SeriesJamie Lee Adrienne
Girl in Woods2016Momma
Street Level: Behind the Scenes Featurrette2016TV SeriesSydney
Chicago P.D.2016TV SeriesBrianna Logan
Street Level2015Sydney
A Horse Tale2015Samantha
Scream Queens2015TV SeriesMrs. Herfmann
Bound2015/IMichelle Mulan
Sons of Anarchy2014TV SeriesCarol
Blue Bloods2013TV SeriesMarianne Romano
Heaven's Door2013Julie Taylor
The Lying Game2012-2013TV SeriesRebecca Sewell Rybak Rebecca Sewell
Haunted High2012TV MovieLibrarian
The Expendables 22012Lacy
Supernatural2011TV SeriesMaggie Stark
A Trusted Man2011TV MovieSonia Paston
Burn Notice2011TV SeriesNicki Skyler
Crash Site2011Rita Saunders
Deadly Sibling Rivalry2011TV MovieJanna / Callie
Greek2007-2011TV SeriesTegan Walker
The Chamberland Sisters2011TV MovieKara Chamberland
The Expendables2010Lacy
House of Bones2010TV MovieHeather Burton
Legend of the Seeker2009TV SeriesTriana
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2009TV SeriesMink
Big Shots2008TV SeriesJanelle Johns
Back to You2007TV SeriesBrooke Schimmel
Veronica Mars2005-2006TV SeriesKendall Casablancas
Relative Chaos2006TV MovieKatherine
Cheaters' Club2006TV MovieLinda Stern
Voodoo Moon2006TV MovieHeather
Flirting with Danger2006TV MovieLaura Clifford
Charmed2004TV SeriesThe Seer / Kira
LAX2004TV SeriesJulie Random
Like Cats and Dogs2004TV MovieSarah Hayes
The Division2004TV SeriesEmma Campbell
Angel1999-2004TV SeriesCordelia Chase
See Jane Date2003TV MovieJane Grant
What Boys Like2003Kim
Miss Match2003TV SeriesSerena Lockner
Buffy the Vampire Slayer2002Video GameCordelia Chase (voice)
Strange Frequency2001TV SeriesJules
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1996-1999TV SeriesCordelia Chase
Hey Arnold!1999TV SeriesSimone
Malibu Shores1996TV SeriesAshley Green
Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 6, Last Battle for the Universe1996VideoBeth Sullivan
Boy Meets World1995TV SeriesCaterer
Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 2, the Human Pets1995VideoBeth Sullivan
Josh Kirby... Time Warrior: Chapter 1, Planet of the Dino-Knights1995VideoBeth Sullivan
Baywatch1994TV SeriesWendie Sanders


Surviving EvilTV Series co-executive producer - 9 episodes, 2015 consulting producer - 2 episodes, 2014


Angel2001TV Series performer - 1 episode
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1997TV Series performer - 1 episode


Change Up2002Documentary voice-over


Standpoint2009Short special thanks
'Angel': Season 3 Overview2004Video documentary special thanks
Darla: Deliver Us from Evil2004Video short documentary special thanks


Hollywood Medium2016TV SeriesHerself
Surviving Evil2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Host
The Real2014TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Katie2013TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself
Fighters Only Mixed Martial Arts Awards 20102010TV SpecialHerself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Inferno: The Making of 'The Expendables'2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2001-2004TV SeriesHerself
'Angel': Season 3 Overview2004Video documentaryHerself
Darla: Deliver Us from Evil2004Video short documentaryHerself
KTLA Morning News2001-2003TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003TV SeriesHerself
'Buffy': Season 3 Overview2003Video documentary shortHerself
'Buffy': Season 2 Overview2002Video documentary shortHerself
Celebrity Undercover2001TV SeriesHerself
The Teen Choice Awards 19991999TV SpecialHerself
The Howard Stern Radio Show1999TV SeriesHerself
MTV Presents: Videos That Don't Suck1998TV SpecialHerself
Vibe1998TV SeriesHerself
The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show1997-1998TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Great TV Mistakes2010TV Movie documentaryCordelia Chase (uncredited)
Greek Uncovered2008TV Series documentary shortTegan Walker
Veronica Mars2006TV SeriesKendall Casablancas
Malice in Wonderland: Wolfram & Hart2004Video documentary shortCordelia Chase (uncredited)
Angel2004TV SeriesCordelia Chase
'Angel': Season One2003Video documentary shortCordelia Chase (uncredited)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer2002TV SeriesCordelia Chase


Nominated Awards

2004Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actress in a Television SeriesAngel (1999)
2003Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actress in a Television SeriesAngel (1999)
2001Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actress on TelevisionAngel (1999)
2000Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Genre TV Supporting ActressAngel (1999)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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