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Overview (4)

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Birth NameSamantha Jamie Bee
Nicknames Sam
Sammy
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Studied at George Brown Theatre School in Toronto. She waited tables for five years, did some theatre work and the odd commercial. Even kept her comedic bent alive in the Toronto sketch comedy group, the Atomic Fireballs, she formed with three other women.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: JennIrwinFan@yahoo.com

Spouse (1)

Jason Jones (13 October 2001 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (8)

Attended the University of Ottawa.
She is the first non-U.S. correspondent on The Daily Show (1996) with Jon Stewart.
Before joining the Atomic Fireballs, she was part of the comedy-sketch troupe Catch 21.
Is married to fellow The Daily Show (1996) correspondent Jason Jones.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a daughter Piper Bee-Jones in January 2006. Child's father is her husband, Jason Jones.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 38, a son Fletcher Bee-Jones on June 20, 2008. Child's father is her husband, Jason Jones.
Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 40 or 41, a daughter Ripley Bee-Jones in October 2010. Child's father is her husband, Jason Jones.
Merited a place in TIME magazine's "The 100 Most Influential People" issue with an homage written by Jane Curtin. [May 2017]

Personal Quotes (3)

[on adjusting to life in New York:] My apartment is the equivalent of one room in my Toronto home. Now I understand why New Yorkers are on the streets at all hours. People don't want to stay inside for fear they'll go crazy. I've also found television remotes to be an afterthought here. I don't even have to get up from the couch to change channels. [September 29, 2003]
[on working with her husband Jason Jones on television productions] We met each other working in a children's-theatre troupe and have continued to work together for almost twenty years. He's good at pushing comedy beyond my comfort zone, and I'm good at reining him in. Having children helps because they do not care about our work at all.
[on the 2016 U.S. Election] It's still hard on my soul for me to take Donald J. Trump seriously. I don't think I'll ever get used to it. As much as I'm embracing the circus atmosphere because it will be entertaining, as a voter I would still hope that we get an actual good person in there.

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