Sarah Lancaster (b. 1980) plays Ellie Bartowski.
Lancaster has played a number of primetime roles, including Rachel on Saved by the Bell, Madison Kellner on Everwood, Lisa the Gift-Shop Girl on Scrubs, and Marjorie on What About Brian.
Lancaster grew up in Overland Park, alongside her younger brother Daniel; Barbara, her mother, was a homemaker while her father, Michael, was a real estate agent. Eventually, his job aided in moving the Lancaster family to Mission Viejo, California.
It was in California that Lancaster began taking acting classes. Her abilities landed her a talent agent, who helped the young eighth grader Lancaster in securing her first series regular role on Saved by the Bell: The New Class in 1993. During this time, she was tutored on the set and took college courses at the University of California, Irvine to expedite her graduation from high school. After graduation from New Hart Jr. High, she moved to Los Angeles to further her acting career.