Sarah Carter started her career as a dancer, and as an actress has shown little hesitation about taking on very physical roles. Her early appearances included television series and genre films. She had a small supporting part in the 2001 horror movie "Mindstorm," while in the 2003 "Final Destination 2" she played one of the initial victims of Death (also known as Rube Goldberg)--her character ends up crushed by an 18-wheeler truck. Throughout the early '00s, she also appeared in a recurring part on "Smallville" as Alicia Baker, a teenager who has the ability to teleport. While she at first acts like a friend to protagonist Clark Kent (who has superpowers himself), the character eventually descends into obsessive behavior. Around the same time that Carter landed her first grown-up ongoing role as Madeleine Poe, an assistant district attorney in the legal drama "Shark," she co-starred in "DOA: Dead or Alive," an action movie based on a video game, as a skilled fighter who hopes to win an underground tournament to honor her father. "Shark," meanwhile, was cancelled in 2008, but led to a stint for Carter as a laboratory technician on "CSI: NY."