About Charisma Carpenter


Charisma Carpenter, who is best known for portraying the character of Cordelia Chase in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” from 1977 to 1999, is an American actress. She has been active in the film industry since 1994. She is also known for playing this character in “Angel” from 1999 to 2004. With this, she has starred in films and TV series like “Charmed,” “Veronica Mars,” “The Lying Game,” and “The Expendables” film series.

Quick Info
Full nameCharisma Carpenter
Date of BirthJuly 23, 1970
Birth PlaceLas Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Parent(s)Christine and Don Carpenter
Spouse(s)Damian Hardy
​​(m. 2002; div. 2008)
Net WorthUS $5 million

Charisma’s Early Life and Bio


Charisma Carpenter was born to Christine and Don Carpenter on July 23, 1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her mother worked as a bird sanctuary worker, and her father worked as a salesman. When she lived in Las Vegas as a child, she went to Bishop Gorman High School. At the age of 15, after her parents moved to San Diego, she studied at Bonita Vista High School. She also went to Chula Vista School of the Creative Performing Arts.

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Upon graduation, she went on a tour to Europe, and after the end of the tour, she worked as a store clerk in San Diego. With it, she was also an aerobic instructor and a property manager. In 1991, a serial rapist and a former cop named Henry Hubbard Jr. attacked them and held them at gunpoint. They were shot but thankfully survived. Henry was later arrested and sentenced to 56 years. 


Professional Career


Charisma Carpenter made her TV debut in 1994 with “Baywatch,” in which she appeared as Wendie Sanders in an episode. A year later, she played the role of a caterer in an episode of “Boy Meets World.” She played the leading role of Ashley Green in “Malibu Shores” in 1996. From 1997 to 1999, she acted in the part of Cordelia Chase for three seasons. From 1999 to 2004, she acted as Cordelia Chase for four seasons of “Angel.” She made a guest appearance in its 5th season. She voiced Jules in an episode of “Strange Frequency” in 2001.

In 2003, she acted in the role of Jane Grant in the TV film titled “See Jane Date” and acted as Serena Lockner in 4 episodes of “Miss Match.” In 2004, she acted as Emma Campbell in an episode of “The Division.” The same year, she acted in “Like Cats and Dogs,” “LAX,” and “Charmed.” From 2005 to 2006, she played the recurring role of Kendall Casablancas in seasons 2 and 3 of “Veronica Mars.” In 2006, she acted in “Flirting with Danger” as Laura Clifford, as Heather in “Voodoo Moon,” Linda Stern in “Cheaters’ Club,” and as Katherine in “Relative Chaos.” She acted as Tegan Walker in 4 episodes of “Greek” from 2007 to 2009 and 2011.

In 2008, Charisma Carpenter acted in the role of Janelle Johns in an episode of “Big Shots.” In 2009, she played Triana in “Legend of the Seeker” and the part of Mink in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” The same year, she acted as Tirana in “Legend of the Seeker.” In 2010, she acted as Heather Burton in the TV film titled “House of Bones.”

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In 2011, she acted in three TV films, namely, “Crash Site: A Family in Danger,” “Deadly Sibling Rivalry,” and “A Trusted Man.” From 2012 to 2017, she acted in roles like Rebecca Sewell in “The Lying Game,” Carolin “Sons of Anarchy,” Mrs. Herrmann in “Scream Queens,” Anne Harding in “Mommy’s Secret” and Miss Gates in “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” to name a few. In 2019, she acted in the role of Jacqueline in “No Good Luck” and as Eve in “Pandora.” 

In 1995, Charisma Carpenter made her film debut with the film “Josh Kirby… Time Warrior!” in which she played the character of Beth Sullivan. She reprised this role for Chapter 2 and Chapter 6 of the film in 1995 and 1996. In 2003, Charisma acted as Kim in the movie titled “What Boys Like.” 7 years later, in 2010, Charisma played Susan Golden in “Psychosis.” She appeared in the role of Lacy in “The Expendables” in 2010. She reprised this role two years later, in 2012, for the sequel titled “The Expendables 2”.

In 2012, she played Julie in “Heaven’s Door.” In 2015, she made appearances in two films: “Bound” and “Street Level.” In 2018, she acted as Sydney Hart in “Mail Order Monster” and Mae-Bee in “The Griddle House.” In 2019, she acted as Melanie Kilian in “Pegasus: Pony With a Broken Wing.” 


Personal Life: Husband


Damian Hardy and Charisma Carpenter got married on October 5 in 2020. They got married in Las Vegas, and in 2003, she gave birth to their first child. It was a boy, and they named him Donovan Charles Hardy. Damian and Carpenter split up in 2007 and divorced on July 8 in 2008. 

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Height, Weight, and Age


Charisma Carpenter stands 1.7 meters tall and weighs approximately 62 kg. As of September 2020, she is 50 years old.


Social Media presence


Charisma Carpenter is active on social media platforms like Twitter and Instagram. She has 251k followers on Twitter and 239k followers on Instagram.


What is Charisma’s Net Worth?


Charisma Carpenter’s net worth is estimated to be around US$ 5 million as of September 2020. She makes most of her fortune from acting in films and TV shows; she has also appeared in several commercials.