At 6 years old, Sasha Pieterse got her start in television, co-starring as “Buffy” on The WB comedy series Family Affair (2002), opposite Gary Cole. She now returns to series television playing Cole’s daughter on Wanted (2005). Born in Johannesburg, South Africa and raised in Las Vegas before moving to Los Angeles, this 9-year-old grew up around show business. Her parents were professional dance partners who performed all over the world, and Pieterse loved being on stage with them. She soon met with an agent who quickly signed her, and she’s been busy acting and modeling ever since.
Pieterse has appeared in numerous television commercials including long-running national spots for “Nesquick” and “Firestone Tires”. She was featured on a billboard for “Supercuts” that appeared throughout the country and more recently, sang and modeled in the Macy’s Passport Fashion Show, performing throughout California. On television, she has also guest starred as “Grace” on the Sci-Fi series Stargate SG-1 (1997). Pieterse will next be seen as the “Ice Princess” in Robert Rodriguez’s (Spy Kids (2001)) feature film The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005), with George Lopez.
Besides acting, Pieterse loves to sing. When she is not acting or singing, you can find her horseback riding, dancing, playing the piano, and golfing with her dad. She lives in Los Angeles with her mom and dad, and her Pekinese dog named Precious, Persian cat named Pasha and a fish named Crystal.
An only child, born in South Africa, lived in France and Las Vegas, now resides in Los Angeles.
Favourite actress is Charlize Theron and favourite actor is Matthew McConaughey.
For her appearance as a cancer patient in House M.D. (2004), her long curly hair was hidden under a special latex fake scalp (although a lot of it came out the back so she had to be filmed cleverly to hide it).
Was submitted for Emmy consideration for her guest-starring role on House M.D.(2004).
Loves interior and exterior design.
Has had the travel bug from a young age.
Loves photography and scrapbooking.
Has been making jewelry for 3 years.
Personal Quotes (14)
‘RPM’ is basically about my pace in life, and I think a lot of people can relate to that. Our video is going to involve a really nice car with some fast driving. It’s going to be really cool. I’m excited for people to see it!
My mom used to make my costumes when I was little; she sews a lot. One year, I was a bride and I had a big wedding dress and a bouquet. Another year I was a medieval princess with a long teal dress and a veil. It was a little extravagant, but it was cute!
If I can go every day of the week, that’s great and I’ll do it. Usually I can’t, so it’s about 4 or 5 times a week that I’ll go to the gym. I just do cardio and make sure I tone. I love spin class and yoga and I work a lot on my legs and my abs and my arms.
I’ve been singing for a really long time and I love a lot of genres, but country just seemed like the best fit. The people in that genre are just so nice and welcoming. And that seemed so appealing. Also my voice fit it and seemed like the way to go.
I was home-schooled and I graduated super-early. But I’ve always had older friends, so I got to go to all their dances. I got the best of both worlds. I had the choice to go to prom with a friend of mine and I decided not to because I was filming very close to that. But red carpets and the ‘G.B.F’ prom were so much better.
When I watch movies or TV, I am like, ‘Wow that guy is really cute, I really like him,’ but I don’t really have one person that I would die to go to something with. There are so many hot guys.
What I do is I try to be as healthy as possible all around. I use a Proactiv daily wash because my face is dry and it keeps it that way. I like to use other moisturizers to keep my face hydrated. I always put on sunscreen. I just always like to make sure my face looks fresh and has that glow.
To clean your face thoroughly, even do a scrub, and let it sit and make sure your pores are clean before you go to club. If it sits on your face overnight, dirt just builds up. Even just laying there the whole night, stuff gets on your face, so anything else there is just really not good.
I was asked to do a reading of ‘G.B.F.’ and I loved the script. I thought it was one of the most amazing things I’d read, but it took a year to get a green light for production.
I got my heel stuck in a drain as I was crossing the street and cars were coming. It was really scary. A girl in heels in New York is a hard combination.
Being in L.A., it was really hard to find a country writer and producer. I eventually – years of searching – found this guy, Dan Franklin. He’s an incredible musician and producer. We write so well together… It’s been a really cool experience.
Your hair tends to get used to the product you use. Every month or so I change it out.
I’ve almost been hit by a lot of things in New York City. I am pretty sure I have almost been hit by a bike messenger before.
[at the Prudential Spirit community awards] I encourage you to stay positive, stay passionate, keep going and dream bigger.