Sara Vitale is an American born writer/actress best known for her dual appearances on the popular reality television show, "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," in which she was featured when her family was given a house in 2007 and again in 2009 when she returned to guest host the Marshall family's episode. In 2020 she and her writing partner were named as finalists in the prestigious Screencraft Horror competition for their script "Derivation."
Sara majored in acting/directing at the University of Northern Colorado before switching her major to psychology in which she holds a Bachelors degree. Through the years Sara has trained with Tom McNally (student of Uta Hagen), Robert Fritz (internationally award winning film maker and writer), John Scott Gilbert (Award winning Broadway actor and producer), Heather Lockford (renowned vocal coach and IPA teacher) and has completed acting internships at the Denver Conservatory, Actors Theater Playhouse and the Rock River Players Theater Company.
In addition to acting Sara is also a dedicated political and social activist. For more than 10 years Sara ran a non-profit organization she founded called, "Angel Boy Art," that provided free art supplies and in home art therapy to children with special needs. The organization also ran group programs for the public aimed at integrating children with and without special needs. The art therapy techniques Sara developed were recognized and endorsed by Easter Seals and CVS Caremark provided over $40,000 in start up funding. Sara has also spent significant time volunteering at Planned Parenthood, VocRehab, various food shelves and Meals on Wheels. Sara also serves on the Board of Directors, the Educational Programming Committee, the Admissions Committee and the PTA for the Compass School in Westminster, Vermont, where her children attend school.
Sara was married to Louis Vitale (bass player of Buxton Cliff) on July 6th, 2002. They have two sons and a daughter and live happily in the middle of nowhere in Vermont.