Sarah Hagan is an American actress who has starred in television and film. Her most notable roles are as Millie from the television show Freaks and Geeks and as Amanda in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Hagan was born on May 24, 1984 in Austin, Texas. She first got into acting when her mother signed her up for musical theater classes at the age of six.
She worked for Houston’s Playhouse 1960, the Crighton Playhouse, the Houston Music Hall, and the Bitter Truth Theater. She also sang in the children’s chorus at the Houston Grand Opera House.
Hagan’s first acting role came when she was thirteen in 1997 when she played the title role in the feature film Faith.
In 1999, Hagan played “Girlfriend Number 3” in an episode entitled “Love Illusions” on the Fox television series Ally McBeal.
Freaks and Geeks
From 1999 to 2000, Hagan had a recurring role as Millie Kentner on the short-lived television series Freaks and Geeks when she was fourteen years old.
Hagan played Millie, a mathlete and former best friend of Lindsey Weir (played by Linda Cardellini) for twelve episodes out of eighteen episodes.
Hagan’s character was responsible for saying one of the most memorable lines in the show. In episode four, Millie says to Lindsey, “I heard about what she does in the yearbook darkroom. She does it. She fornicates it.”
She later said in Page Six that she didn’t find this line particularly funny and why.
“I got to that part, it just says, ‘she fornicates’ in the script and I remember reading it and being like, ‘That doesn’t make any sense. It doesn’t seem like a complete sentence to me.’ … I’m like, ‘Doesn’t she fornicate it? I should put something at the end of it. When it came to the table read, I was doing the scene and I just said ‘it’ … and everyone started cracking up and I was just looking around like, ‘What happened? What did I just do?"
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
From 2002 to 2003, Hagan was cast in the role of Amanda in the seventh and final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer for ten episodes.
Amanda was a student at Sunnydale High School who was later discovered by Willow (played by Allison Hannigan) as a potential vampire slayer along with several other young women. Amanda dies fighting alongside Buffy during the climactic battle at Hellmouth.
On the Buffy the Vampire Slayer subreddit, fans of the show discussed which potential vampire slayers they liked on the show. Fans generally liked the character of Amanda, with one post saying, “Liked Amanda, that’s probably about it though.” Another post said “Amanda I liked but after seeing the same actress play a similar character in Freaks and Geeks…”
What did she do after Buffy The Vampire Slayer?
Jess + Moss
Directed by Hagan’s husband, Clay Jeter, Jess + Moss is a film about memories of companionship and sexual exploration shared by two second cousins Jess (played by Hagan) and Moss (played by Austin Vickers).
Hagan landed a recurring role as Barbie in television series Breaking Fat. The show follows three overweight women who enlist the help of a brilliant yet mentally unstable man to cook meth for them.
In 2015, Hagan starred as the lead role in the horror film Sun Choke. Her character, Janie, must submit herself to an unusual holistic regime after suffering a psychotic break.
What is Sarah Hagan Doing Now?
Sarah’s acting career has slowed down in recent years and she has sporadically appeared in minor parts in televison and movies.
Most recently in 2021, Hagan lent her voice to two characters in the Netflix animated series Arlo the Alligator Boy. The show, which received mostly positive reviews, was nominated in several categories in the Annie Awards.
Sarah has also landed a few notable commerical apperances. In 2021, Hagan plays a teacher who has food delivered to her classroom and tries to blame it on her class in a Wingstop commercial.
Fans of Freaks and Geeks were quick to spot her in the commercial and Hagan later confirmed that it was indeed her.
Again, Hagan made another blink-and-miss-it appearance in an Intel commercial where fans of Freaks and Geeks confirmed that it was her on Instagram.
Hagan also dabbles in cermaic art, which is inspired by nature. In 2013, 2014, and 2016, Hagan’s ceramics were featured in four exhibitions in California.
In 2016, her art was displayed at two shows in Beverly Hills and in Los Angeles.
Hagan is married to director, actor, and producer Clay Jeter. In 2018, they welcomed a daughter named Frances. In 2021, Hagan gave birth to a son named Silas.