The Sound of Music
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Savannah Paige Rae | Sydney Graham
Rae began her career at the age of three. She credits her older sister, Emily Evan Rae, an accomplished child actress herself, for helping her prepare for each episode by running lines and coaching her on scenes. Rae's first television audition was for the hit drama series "House." After spending the day on set, she was hooked and continued auditioning for both theatrical and commercial roles. She is recognizable as the little girl who stuffed a toy monkey in her dad's briefcase in an AT&T commercial.
Early success continued to follow her, and she quickly booked a role as the younger version of her real-life sister in the film "Phoenix Falling." Rae next portrayed the exuberant and spunky Charlotte Foster in the film "Date Night," directed by Shawn Levy and starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey as her parents and Leighton Meister as her babysitter. Some of her other credits include "My Best Friend's Girl" and Showtime's Emmy Award-winning drama "Dexter," where she plays young Debra Morgan (Dexter's sister). Rae was also recently recognized for her outstanding acting on "Parenthood," winning the 34th Annual Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Television Series - Leading Young Actress.
Rae expresses her compassion through her philanthropic work with organizations that care for animals, children's cancer and hunger. She donates time and effort toward these important causes and realizes the significance of making a difference.
Rae has a fantastic imagination and can be found most afternoons playing, swimming and pretending. Loving and insightful, she has an amazing sense of humor and enjoys singing, writing music and spending time with her family, especially on family game night.
The cast of "Parenthood" seems like a second family to Rae, who bonded quickly with Sam Jaeger and thinks Dax Shepard is hysterical. Her favorite scenes to film are the ones involving the whole Braverman family.
Rae's latest film is "Miracle at Gate 213," in which she stars alongside Oscar award-winner Louis Gossett Jr. and Della Reese, scheduled to air on NBC on Christmas Eve.