Member since 2018
Born and raised in Malaysia, Samantha is an international actress, writer, director and dancer now based in Los Angeles after working in London and New York City. She is the first Malaysian in history to become a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio.
Samantha is the writer, director, producer and star of the short film Ally Chia, a dramatic comedy loosely inspired by her real-life struggles as a chef and founder of Sam Tan’s Kitchen. It was shot in one day with an all-female crew, and is currently on Amazon Prime Video as part of the All Voices Film Festival.
Road Credits: Memorial Day
TV/Film: Fresh Off the Boat (ABC), Ally Chia, Venom, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
West End/UK: The King & I at the Royal Albert Hall opposite Daniel Dae Kim, High School Musical (original London cast), the London Olympics Closing Ceremony
MFA Acting – Actors Studio Drama School, New York (Elizabeth Kemp, Jacqueline Knapp and Susan Aston)
The Groundlings LA
BA (Hons) Theatre Dance – London Studio Centre, UK
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