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Samantha Mathis

Samantha Mathis was born in 1970 in New York, to Donald Mathis and Austrian-born Bibi Besch, an aspiring actress at the time. Her maternal grandmother was actress Gusti Huber. Her first acting job was in a commercial for baby products with her mother. Since her parents divorced when she was only three years old, Samantha was very exposed to the ... See full bio »
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 2015 The Strain (TV Series)
Justine Feraldo
 2014 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Bonita Yarrow
- The Line (2014) ... Bonita Yarrow
 2014 Affluenza
Bunny Miller
 2003-2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Catherine Summers / Hilary Barclay
- Reasonable Doubt (2014) ... Catherine Summers
- Control (2003) ... Hilary Barclay
 2014 Line of Sight (TV Movie)
 2012 Camilla Dickinson
Rose Dickinson
 2012 NYC 22 (TV Series)
Natalie Heartwood
- Lost and Found (2012) ... Natalie Heartwood
 2011 Curb Your Enthusiasm (TV Series)
- The Hero (2011) ... Donna
 2010 Unanswered Prayers (TV Movie)
Lorrie Beck
 2010 Lebanon, Pa.
 2010 Order of Chaos
 2010 Buried
Linda Conroy (voice)
 2009 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Amy Hill
- Wonderland (2009) ... Amy Hill
 2007 A Stranger's Heart (TV Movie)
Callie Morgan
 2006 Absolution (TV Movie)
Bettina Lloyd
 2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (TV Mini-Series)
Karen Evans
- The Fifth Quarter (2006) ... Karen Evans
 2006 House M.D. (TV Series)
Maria Palko
- Clueless (2006) ... Maria Palko
 2006 Believe in Me
Jean Driscoll
 2006 Secrets of a Small Town (TV Series)
Samantha Steele
- Pilot (2006) ... Samantha Steele
 2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Dr. Christine Ansel
- Saving Face (2005) ... Dr. Christine Ansel
 2005/I Touched
Jeannie Bates
 2005 Fathers and Sons (TV Movie)
 2004 'Salem's Lot (TV Movie)
Susan Norton
 2003 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Rachel Stark
- Into the Light (2003) ... Rachel Stark
 2002 Collected Stories (TV Movie)
Lisa Morrison
 2002 PBS Hollywood Presents (TV Series)
Lisa Morrison
- Collected Stories (2002) ... Lisa Morrison
 2002 Becoming Glen (TV Movie)
 2001 The Mists of Avalon (TV Movie)
 2001 Night Visions (TV Series)
Diane Ballard (segment "The Bokor")
- The Passenger List/The Bokor (2001) ... Diane Ballard (segment "The Bokor")
 2001 First Years (TV Series)
Ann Weller
- There's No Place Like Homo (2001) ... Ann Weller
- ...And Then You Die (2001) ... Ann Weller
- The First Thing You Do... (2001) ... Ann Weller
- Pilot ... Ann Weller
- Episode #1.7 ... Ann Weller
 2000 Attraction
 2000 Mermaid (TV Movie)
 1999-2000 Harsh Realm (TV Series)
Sophie Green
- Reunion (2000) ... Sophie Green
- Inga Fossa (1999) ... Sophie Green
- Leviathan (1999) ... Sophie Green
- Pilot (1999) ... Sophie Green
 2000 The Simian Line
 1999 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Marie Wells
- The Shroud (1999) ... Marie Wells
 1999 Freak City (TV Movie)
Ruth Ellison
 1998 Waiting for Woody (Short)
Gail Silver
 1998 Sweet Jane
 1996 Museum of Love (Short)
 1995 Jack & Sarah
 1993 The Music of Chance
 1992 This Is My Life
Erica Ingels
 1990 To My Daughter (TV Movie)
Anne Carlston
 1990 83 Hours 'Til Dawn (TV Movie)
Julie Burdock
 1990 Extreme Close-Up (TV Movie)
 1989 Forbidden Sun
 1989 Cold Sassy Tree (TV Movie)
Lightfoot McClendon
 1989 CBS Summer Playhouse (TV Series)
Mary Dunne
- American Nuclear (1989) ... Mary Dunne
 1988-1989 Knightwatch (TV Series)
Jacqueline 'Jake' Monroe
- Cops: Part 2 (1989) ... Jacqueline 'Jake' Monroe
- Cops: Part 1 (1989) ... Jacqueline 'Jake' Monroe
- Lost Weekend (1989) ... Jacqueline 'Jake' Monroe
- Repo Man Blues (1988) ... Jacqueline 'Jake' Monroe
- Hard Day's Knight (1988) ... Jacqueline 'Jake' Monroe
 1988 Circle of Love (TV Movie)
Roseanne Miller
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My mom always said, 'You got birthing hips'. Sometimes I wish they were a little smaller. But I don't want to look like a boy, you know? See more »


Read for the role of Susannah in 'Legends of the Fall' and was considered, by Spielberg, for the role of Tinkerbell in 'Hook'. See more »



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