Born and raised in suburban Nutley, NJ, Samantha (now more commonly known as Sam), began acting of her own volition at the age of 8. After two local plays, she booked her first paying job, and things quickly snowballed from there.


Sometime around age 12, her passion for acting as an art form began to ignite, and she began to revel in the challenges of physical theatre and her studies of "the craft."



Through middle school and high school, Samantha continued to work professionally in New York City. By the age of 18, her resume included numerous Off Broadway productions, film, commercial, and television credits.


Sam began a four year leave of absence from the world of professional acting at the age  to focus on her training in Chicago where she earned her BFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University.


Immediately after graduating, she moved to Los Angeles where she currently resides and continues to work in TV, film, and stage.


Sam also works as an acting coach and has served as Camp Director at Young Actors Camp, where she enjoys helping the next generation of passionate young artists to grow in their abilities and navigate the industry.

She is extremely passionate about the power of the arts, and is active with the Social Renaissance Project, a group of artists for revolution. In her spare time, she practices photography, writes, makes YouTube videos, and is constantly seeking new adventures.



© 2019 by Sam Henning