Savannah Paige Rae is best known for her role as Sydney Graham for the past four seasons on NBC’s Parenthood working alongside amazingly talented actors Craig T. Nelson, Peter Krause and Lauren Graham. Her most recent role is young Debra Morgan on the Emmy-award winning show Dexter.
Savannah was born in Florida, beginning her career at the young age of three. Rae credits her older sister Emily Rae, an accomplished child actress herself, for instilling the acting bug in her. After relocating to California, she booked many roles in television commercials for brands like Rice Krispies, State Farm, and a Kraft commercial. Rae’s first television audition was for the hit drama series “House.” After spending the day on set, she was hooked, and continued to audition for both theatrical and commercial roles.
Audiences might recognize her 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 playing the younger version of her real-life sister in the film Phoenix Falling. Some of her other credits include My Best Friend’s Girl and Jimmy Kimmel Live where she “survived” while she was babysat by Jimmy Kimmel. Rae appeared in the film Date Night directed by Shawn Levy in which she plays the feisty daughter of Steve Carell and Tina Fey who go on a date while Leighton Meister (Gossip Girl) plays her babysitter.
Rae has a fantastic imagination and has a Pixie Club with her sister and can be found most afternoons playing in Pixie Hollow, which is the big tree in her backyard. She is loving, insightful, and has an amazing sense of humor. She likes to sing, especially songs from the musical Wicked and to spend time with her sister and family with family game night being her most favorite.