|Field||Film, TV, Stage & Radio|
|Birth||20 March 1995, Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
Samantha Gail Weinstein (born March 20, 1995) is a Canadian actress.
Life and work
She was born Samantha Gail Weinstein in Toronto in 1995, and has a younger sister. Samantha Weinstein started her acting career at the age of six and a half, in a theatre camp where she had one week to put a play together. For Siblings (2004) she auditioned with the recital piece, and had to practice it a lot but eventually really got into the character. In 2008 she told in an interview, I'd study to be a lawyer or doctor...But I find acting so much fun. Weinstein was screened for Case 39 (2009) and True Grit (2010).
In the independent film Jesus Henry Christ (2012) Samantha Weinstein was co-starring Toni Collette and Michael Sheen, she was playing alongside Sheen interpreting of a behavioral scientist who experiments on his own daughter. Making her feature film debut, she nailed the audition. You’re asking for a preteen girl who’s simmering with anger and…[with many of the auditioners], there’s no simmering there. She came in and pulled a Christina Ricci, told the director to Harper's Bazaar.
Nevertheless, she was acting, Samantha Weinstein graduated from the Toronto High School, Vaughan Road Academy, with Ontario Scholar status in June 2013.
|2006||Ninth Street Chronicles||Sara|
|2007||The Stone Angel||Child Hagar Currie|
|2008||The Rocker||Violet||Supporting role|
|2010||Babar and the Adventures of Badou I||Chiku||Web: Tusktastic Adventure (VG)|
|2012||Jesus Henry Christ||Audrey O'Hara||Main role|
|2003||The Red Green Show||Sam the Brownie||Episode "The Spelling Bee"|
|2004||72 Hours: True Crime||Lindsay||Episode "The Game"|
|2004||The Winning Season||Reeny Soshack||TV film|
|2005||Zoe Busiek: Wild Card||Young Zoe||Episode "A Whisper from Zoe's Sister "|
|2005||At the Hotel||Piper||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
|2005–2007||Gerald McBoing Boing||Janine||Recurring role (unknown episodes)|
|2005||Swarmed||Cindy Orsow||TV film|
|2008||The Border||Katie Johanson||Episode "Grave Concern"|
|2008||Super Why!||Swan Maiden||Recurring role (2 episodes)|
|2008||Céline: Her Life Story||Margaret||TV film|
|2009||Maggie Hill||Emily Ransom||TV film|
|2009||Being Erica||Young Erica||Episode "Adultescence"|
|2010||Less Than Kind||Jen||Episode "Coming Home"|
|2010–2012||Babar and the Adventures of Badou||Chiku||Recurring role (26 episodes)|
|2012||Copper||Kayleigh O'Connor||Episode "In the Hands of an Angry God"|
|2014||Darknet||Heather||Episode "Darknet 3"|
|2016||The ZhuZhus||Mindy Gelato||Recurring role|
Awards and nominations
- ACTRA Award, won Outstanding Performance - Female, 2005, Big Girl.
- Cyprus International Film Festival, won Special Mention for an actress's leading role in a short film, 2007, Big Girl.
- Austin Film Festival, awarded Special Jury Mention for her performance, 2007, Ninth Street Chronicles.