Born and raised in San Diego, Sarah Roemer got her start in modeling at age 15 after being spotted at a local 7-Eleven. She modeled for CCS catalogs and in 2004 graced the cover of Sportswear International fashion magazine. Roemer, who relocated to New York at age 17, did not try her hand at acting until she arrived in Los Angeles, where she is currently signed with LA Models.
In 2006, at age 22, Roemer landed her first acting job playing the small role of Rachel in the dark independent comedy “Wristcutters: A Love Story,” which was directed and scripted by Goran Dukic. Debuting at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2006, where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in the Dramatic category, the movie went on to become a cult hit abroad and won the prestigious Best Feature at the 2006 Gen Art Film Festival in New York. The film continued to pick up the Best First Feature and the Best First Screenplay nominations at the 2007 Independent Spirit Awards, as well as the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film and the Audience Award for Best Feature at the 2007 Wisconsin Film Festival and the Ashland Independent Film Festival, respectively. Later that same year, Roemer received a supporting role in the Columbia Pictures-produced “The Grudge 2,” the installment to the popular 2004 horror flick starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. Under the direction of Takashi Shimizu, she portrayed a teenager from Chicago named Lacey.
2007 saw Roemer pose for Maxim Magazine and featured in the spring issue of Nylon Guys magazine in an article called “Model Behavior.” Her acting career gained a significant boost when she got a costarring role, opposite Shia LeBeouf and Carrie-Anne Moss, in the D.J. Caruso-directed thriller “Disturbia” (2007). Playing Ashley, the new girl in the neighborhood who gets pulled into attempting to catch a serial killer, she shared an MTV Movie nomination for Best Kiss with LeBeouf. Thanks to the film’s success at the box office, where it impressively grossed $22 million in its opening weekend, Roemer subsequently emerged as a hot commodity.
After working with big names like Kurt Russell, Virginia Madsen and Kristen Stewart in the 16-minute drama “Cutlass” (2007), directed and written by Oscar nominated actress Kate Hudson, Roemer got her next major role in “The Golden Door,” a 2008 romantic comedy directed by David M. Rosenthal. As Scarlett Dowling, she starred in the movie opposite Joseph Cross, Snoop Dogg, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Mimi Roger as Meredith. Roemer returned to the horror genre with Hyde Park Entertainment’s “Asylum” (2008), which went straight to video release. In the movie she portrayed Madison, a college student who finds out that her dorm was once an insane asylum.
“I think I’m focusing on not doing a horror movie after this, but it’s been fun. Each project has been an entirely different experience.” Sarah Roemer
25-year-old Roemer recently completed shooting “Fired Up” (2009), which was directed by Will Gluck and written by Freedom Jones. A coming of age comedy about two guys in high school, the film casts Roemer as head cheerleader Carly. She will star also with Elisabeth Shue in the Katherine Brooks drama “Waking Madison” (2009), in which they play Madison Walker and Dr. Elizabeth Barnes, respectively, and play a character named Andy in “Hachiko: A Dog’s Story” (2009), a drama based on the true story of a college professor’s alliance with the derelict dog he takes into his home. Also starring in the film are Richard Gere, Joan Allen and Jason Alexander.