Actress born July 23, 1970, best known as Cordelia Chase from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, as well as Jason Statham's girlfriend, Lacy, in The Expendables. She is reprising her role as Lacy from The Expendables for the movie The Expendables 2, which is set for release in 2012.
She also starred as Susan in the 2010 horror film Psychosis.
This actress provides examples of:
- Alliterative Name: Both she and her most well-known character have the initials C.C.
- Awesome McCoolname: "Charisma" means "compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others", making it a pretty awesome name for her.
- Dawson Casting: Not so much anymore but she was playing mid-twenty-somethings into her mid-thirties. She was a full decade older than her character on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.
- She played 25-year-old Kendall on Veronica Mars at 34.
- Embarrassing First Name: Named after a perfume; she's said in interviews that she hated her name growing up, and insisted on being called "Chrissy".
- Hot Mom
- Separated At Birth Casting: Her role as Sutton and Emma's birth mother on The Lying Game was supposed to be a secret but everyone figured it out due to Carpenter's uncanny resemblance to Alexandra Chando.
Notable television roles:
- Wendy Sanders on Baywatch (1 episode, 1994)
- Cordelia Chase on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel (1997-2004)
- Simone (voice) on Hey Arnold ("Phoebe Skips", 1995)
- Kira/The Seer on Charmed (3 episodes, 2004)
- Kendall Casablancas on Veronica Mars (2005-06)
- Tegan Walker on Greek (recurring character, 2007-11)
- Mink on CSI ("The Descent of Man", 2009)
- Trianna on Legend of the Seeker ("Marked", 2009)
- Nicki on Burn Notice ("Better Halves", 2011)
- Maggie Stark on Supernatural ("Shut Up, Dr. Phil", 2011)
- Annie "Rebecca" Sewell on The Lying Game (2012)