Charisma Carpenter was born on July 23, 1970 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA as Charisma Lee Carpenter. She is an American actress and producer, known for Angel (1999), The Expendables (2010) and The Expendables 2 (2012). She was previously married to Damian Hardy. She played Cordelia Chase in the supernatural drama series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off series Angel. She also starred as Kyra in Charmed, Kendall Casablancas in Veronica Mars, Rebecca Sewell in The Lying Game, and Lacy in The Expendables film series.