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Charisma Carpenter as Cordelia Chase
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 Former Buffy Cast Member
Cordelia used to be the most popular girl in school. She had it all: Good looks, great sense of fashion, always had a boyfriend, the list just goes on. Well, everything was cool until she started dating Xander Harris, the school idiot. All the Cordettes deserted her and wouldn't associate with her. She was doomed to be a Slayerette forever! Well until she dumped Xander to save her social life that is! Then Cordelia saw the errors of her ways and got back together with Xander no matter what everyone thinks.

She has helped out on numerous occasions in times of crisis, with her cynical sense of humour, of course.

Cordelia now lives in LA and stars on the spinoff, 'Angel,' alongside Angel and Wesley.

Charisma Carpenter had no plans to pursue acting, but fate intervened in Los Angeles while she was working as a waitress to save for her education. Carpenter was discovered by a commercial agent, and her career in front of the camera began. She appeared in more than 20 commercials, including one for Secret antiperspirant which ran for two years.

Her first big break in television came with a guest shot on the popular series "Baywatch." Not long after, she auditioned for Aaron Spelling, who cast her in the role of Ashley in the NBC series "Malibu Shores."

Charisma was born in Las Vegas, and lived there until she was 15, when her family moved to Mexico and San Diego to take classes at the School of the Creative and Performing Arts.

After graduating from Ames High School in Iowa, she travelled through Europe. When she returned she moved to San Diego where she held various jobs to support herself through junior college. Her job experience at that time included working in a video store, teaching aerobics, and waiting on tables - the job that ultimately led to her acting career.

Offscreen, Charisma enjoys rollerblading, hiking, sky diving, rock climbing, running and horseback riding - as well as travelling and cooking. She also continues to dance, and is a former San Diego Charger Girl cheerleader.

Her favourite colour is yellow, TV shows are Buffy and Felicity, movie is Wings of the Dove, song is "Sympathy of the Devil" by the Rolling Stones and favourite food is mexican.

Charisma is her real name, although her 3 brothers have ordinery names: Troy, Michael and John Kenneth. Her parents couldn't decide on a name and when her grandmother sent her mother a bottle of perfume called Charisma, she decided to call her Charisma.

Carpenter currently lives in Los Angeles with her golden retriever.

 Typical Cordelia Quotes:
Cordelia: "Gym is cancelled due to the extreme dead guy in the locker." -Welcome to the Hellmouth

Giles: Do you know, I don't ever recall seeing you here (in the library) before."
Cordelia; "Oh, no. I have a life." -Out of Mind, Out of Sight

Cordelia: "I am of course having my dress specially made. Off-the-rack gives me hives." -Out of Mind, Out of Sight

Cordelia: "Darn, I have cheerleader practise tonight. Boy, if I had known you were gonna be digging up dead people sooner, I would have cancelled!" -Some Assembly Required

Xander: "Boy that Cordelia is a regular breath of vile air." -Angel

"Excuse me. Who gave you permission to exist?"

"Hello, Miss Motormouth, can I get a sentence finished?"

"I have a dream. It's me on the cheerleading squad, adored by every varsity male as far as the eye can see. We have to achieve our dreams, or else we wither and die."

"Ouch!!! Please get your extreme oafishness off my two hundred dollar shoes."

Cordelia: "It's just such a tragedy for me. Emma was like my best friend!"
Xander: "Emily."

"All I can think is, 'It could have been me!'"

"My song is about dignity, and human feelings, and personal... hygiene... or something. Anyway, it's sappy, and no one's gonna be feeling sappy after all that rock and roll!"

"I can't go out there. All those people staring at me and judging me like I'm some kind of...Buffy!"

Cordelia: "Hello, dufus? You're in my light."
Xander: "Wendell, what is wrong with you? Don't you know that she is the center of the universe and the rest of us merely revolve around her?"
Cordelia: "Why don't you revolve yourselves out of my light?"

"Don't wear black, silk, chiffon, or spandex. These are my trademarks."

"I don't understand. This can't be happening. I was just at the salon!"

"I am, of course, having my dress specially made. Off the rack gives me hives."

Cordelia: "Well, how about, color me totally self-involved."
Ms Miller: "Care to elaborate?"
Cordelia: "With Shylock, it's whine, whine, whine, like the whole world is about him."
Willow: "Everyone looked down on him."
Cordelia: "That is such a twinkie defense. Shylock should get over himself. People who think their problems are so huge craze me. Like this time I sort of ran over this girl on her bike. It was the most traumatizing event of my life, and she's trying to make it about her leg. Like my pain meant nothing."

Harmony: " 'C', for Cordelia?"
Cordelia: "No, 'C' for Wilma, little brain."

"Being this popular is not just my right, but my responsibility."

"This is all about me! Me, me, me!"

Giles: "You know, I...I don't recall ever seeing you here before."
Cordelia: "Oh, no. I have a life."

Cordelia: "Nothing is keeping me from the Bronze tonight."
Xander: "Can we just revel in your fabulous lack of priorities?"

"If I'm not crowned tonight, then Marcie's won. And that would be bad. Se's evil, okay, way eviler than me!"

"Hello? Can we deal with my pain, please?"

"Darn, I have cheerleader practice tonight. Boy, I wish I knew you were gonna be digging up dead people sooner. I would've canceled."

"Why are there terrible things always happening to me?"

Cordelia: "My fingers are cramping. How long have I been doing this?"
Xander: "Three minutes."
Cordelia: "So can I go now? She doesn't need this many stakes. I mean, if this guy Spike is as mean as you all said, it should be over pretty quickly."
Buffy: "(looking a bit stunned)"
Cordelia: "We're still all rooting for you on Saturday. I'd be there for you myself if I didn't have a leg wax."

"Hello? It felt like I was talking, my lips were moving, and--"

"And if you get me out of this, I swear I'll never be mean to anyone ever again. Unless they really deserve it or if it's that time of the month, in which case I don't think You or anyone else can hold me responsible..."
Cordelia: "I didn't think it was important."
Xander: "We understand. It wasn't about you."
"This isn't right. School on a Saturday. It throws off my internal clock."
Giles: "Is everyone all right?"
Cordelia: "Super. I kicked a guy!"
Cordelia: "What about me? I care about Giles."
Buffy: "Work with Xander."
Cordelia: "Well, when I say 'care', I...I mean..."
Buffy: "Cordelia?!"
Cordelia: "Okay, okay."

Willow: "Did I really hit you?"
Xander: "You knocked me out."
Cordelia: "Did I hit you?"
Xander: "Yes, everyone hit me!"
Cordelia: "Good. Well, I don't mean good because I hit you, but I didn't want to be left out"
Cordelia: "I think I've lost all will to cheerlead."
Xander: "Raise your hand if you feel her pain."
Cordelia: "You expect me to wear that thing? It smells like grandpa breath."
Cordelia: "This is what happens when you're compassionate towards sick people. They take advantage of you."
Xander: "Uh-huh. Buffy almost died just to put you out."
Cordelia: "I didn't want to be the first one to say it."
Cordelia: "Las Palmas was the nightmare resort. They order you around and make you have organized "fun." And I use sarcastic quote marks. Plus the fact there are cockroaches in Mexico big enough to own property. It was all about dread."

Cordelia: "Why do I have to be bait? I'm always bait. Why can't Willow be bait?"
Xander: "He's already seen Willow. And could you complain louder so that all the vampires leave?"

Cordelia: "Okay! Scarred for life. Oh God."

Cordelia: "Great. Now I'm gonna be stuck with serious thoughts all day."

Cordelia: "I think we should get a limo."
Xander: "A limo? A big, expensive limo?"
Willow: "That sounds like fun. And it is our last homecoming dance, so maybe we should make a big deal of it."
Xander: "You want to talk fun? Public bus. You meet the funnest people. Back me up here, Oz."
Oz: "Well, if it's a dollar issue, we can all take my van."
Cordelia: "Van? The Homecoming Queen doesn't go to the dance in a van. Use your head."

Xander: "What'cha doin'?"
Cordelia: "Checking out the, I laughingly use the phrase, "competition."
Holly Charlston: nice girl, brain dead, doesn't have a prayer.
Michelle Blake: open to all mankind, especially those with a letterman's jacket and a car. She could give me a run."

Cordelia: "I have to go to the nurse's office for an ice-pack anyway."
Xander: "Did you hurt yourself?"
Cordelia: "No, silly, it shrinks the pores."

Cordelia: "Hello? How stupid are you people? She's a Slayer. I'm a Homecoming Queen!"

Cordelia: "Could I just ask you an eensy favor - could you just tell your friends that I'm not a Slayer?"

Cordelia: "And now I'm never going to get the chance to tell him."
Buffy: "Yes you are. We are gonna get out of here, and we're gonna head back to the library, where Giles and the rest of the weapons live. Then I'm going to take out the rest of these guys, just in time for you to congratulate me on my sweeping victory as Homecoming Queen."
Cordelia: "I know what you're up to. You think if you get me mad enough I won't be so scared. And hey, it's working! Where's a damn weapon?"

Xander: "I hate they make us take that thing (the SAT thingie or thingies). It's totally fascist, and personally, I think it discriminates against the uninformed."
Cordelia: "Actually, I'm looking forward to it. I do well on standardized tests. What? I can't have layers?"

Cordelia: "Where is Giles already? I'm bored and he's not here to give me credit for it."

Willow: "This isn't about attacking Buffy. Remember, "I" statements only - "I feel angry." "I feel worried.""
Cordelia: "Fine. Here's one: I feel worried... about me!"

Cordelia: "What?"
Giles: "I'm sorry... your hair..."
Cordelia: "There's something wrong with my hair! Omigod!" (leaves the room)
Giles: "Xander was right. It worked like a charm." -The Puppet Show





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