Sara Paxton, an only child, was born in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles. Her mother Lucia (née Menchaca Zuckerman) was born to a Jewish family in Monterrey, Mexico, and raised in Ciudad Acuña. Paxton's father Steve Paxton is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent and has converted to Judaism upon marrying her mother. Both her parents are dentists. Paxton's father is distantly related to the late actor Bill Paxton. During her childhood, Paxton put on shows and wanted to perform, sometimes dressing up in costume and coming to school as a particular character. She grew up in the San Fernando Valley, choosing to attend a public high school instead of accepting home-schooling. Paxton graduated from El Camino Real High School in June 2006. Paxton has said that attending college was "very important" to her because "it is important to expand your mind." In 2006, Paxton applied to the University of Southern California's film studies program. She has noted that she would like to major in business administration with a minor in history (as she is a "history fanatic") and to start a production company. Paxton delayed plans to attend college, because every time she lined up a class schedule she was offered another movie. In a 2009 interview with TeenHollywood, Paxton indicated that she had been accepted to several schools and almost attended New York University, but she made the decision not to go and had no immediate plans of attending college.
Paxton starred in the CW drama series The Beautiful Life alongside Corbin Bleu, Mischa Barton and Elle Macpherson. The show premiered on September 16, 2009, but was cancelled after 2 episodes. It was later aired online on YouTube. Paxton next co-starred with Scott Eastwood in the thriller Enter Nowhere, and also played one of the lead roles in the Ti West film The Innkeepers. Paxton also starred in the 2011 movie Shark Night. She then played Mirabella on the ABC Family movie Lovestruck: The Musical in 2013. In April 2016, it was announced that Paxton had joined the cast of David Lynch's 2017 Twin Peaks revival.
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