Charisma Carpenter is an American actress, producer, and former dancer. She is best known for her role as Cordelia Chase on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) and its spin-off Angel (1999-2004).

Sun Sign



Los Angeles, California, United States


Charisma Carpenter is represented by –

  • Defining Artists Agency (Talent Agent) in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Daniel Hoff Agency (Talent Agent Voice) in Los Angeles, California, United States
  • John Carrabino Management (Manager) in Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Advantage PR (Publicist) in Burbank, California, United States

Boyfriend / Spouse

Charisma Carpenter has dated –

  1. Damian Hardy (1997-2008) – She married Damian Hardy on October 5, 2002, after 5 years of dating. Charisma gave birth to their son, Donovan Charles Hardy, at 9:50 PM on March 24, 2003. They separated in late 2007 and their divorce was finalized on July 8, 2008.
  2. Michael Rossi (2012)

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Thin nose
  • Thin lips
  • Birthmark on her jawline
  • Rosary tattoo on her left wrist

Brand Endorsements

Charisma Carpenter has appeared in the TV commercials for brands such as –

  • Mervyn’s department stores
  • Secret deodorant
  • Long John Silver’s seafood restaurants (1993)
  • Spree candy (1999)

Charisma Carpenter Favorite Things

  • Activities – Roller Blading, Hiking, Rock Climbing, Horseback Riding
  • Workout –
  • Guilty Pleasure – and Salt & Pepper Chips
  • Shoe Item – Flip Flops
  • Life Motto – “To thine own self be true.”

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Charisma Carpenter Facts

  1. She was named after an AVON perfume.
  2. She started studying at the age of 5.
  3. After she graduated from high school, she went on a trip throughout Europe. When she came back to San Diego, California, she worked as a property manager, video store clerk, and aerobics instructor.
  4. Charisma worked as a cheerleader for the team, San Diego Chargers, in 1991.
  5. She was discovered by a talent agent while waitressing. She was working to save money for college in hopes of becoming an English teacher but never enrolled.
  6. Her ‘girl crushes’ are , , and .
  7. Her male celebrity crush is .
  8. For her 26th birthday, she went skydiving without checking with her agent. Warner Bros. executives made her sign a clause that prevented her from skydiving again for the length of their contract.
  9. She auditioned for the lead role in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997. Other well-known actresses that auditioned were , , , Julia Lee, Elizabeth Anne Allen, but it went to . She got the role of Cordelia Chase after a fellow actress turned it down.
  10. AskMen placed her on #31 on their list of “Top 99 Most Desirable Women 2002”. On the same list in 2005, she landed the 44th spot. However, Charisma never saw herself as a s*x symbol.
  11. She had 2 Golden Retrievers and one Cockapoo named Valentine.
  12. She writes poetry.
  13. Charisma liked a guy with a unibrow in the past. When her brother discovered that, he gave her the nickname Crow, after Cro-Magnon, a first anatomically modern human.

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Facts of Charisma Lee Carpenter

  • Gender Female
  • full nameCharisma Lee Carpenter
  • middle nameLee
  • nicknamesChrissy, Karazma, Crow
  • birthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Date of Birth July 23, 1970
  • Age 51 years 4 months
  • Horoscope Leo
  • Lucky Number 11
  • Lucky Stone Ruby
  • Lucky Color Gold
  • Best Match for Marriage Sagittarius, Gemini, Aries
  • ethnicity / ethnic backgroundSpanish , English, Scottish, French, German, and Irish
  • nationalityAmerican
  • net worth$4 million
  • professionActress, Former Dancer, Producer
  • weight57 kg or 125.5 lbs
  • height5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
  • hair colorDirty Blonde
  • eye colorHazel
  • body type / buildSlim
  • high schoolBishop Gorman High School
  • motherChristine Carpenter
  • fatherDon Carpenter
  • brothersTroy , Kenny

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