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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 2 October 1990Isle of Man, UK
Birth NameSamantha Jane Barks
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Samantha Barks was born in Laxey, Isle of Man (British Isles) in 1990. She is a British actress best known for the role of Éponine in Les Misérables. In 2008, Samantha competed in I'd Do Anything in which she was one of the finalists in a search for a new, unknown lead to play Nancy in a West End revival of the British musical Oliver!. After the program, Samantha became a theater actress in West End, where she received many accolades for her performances. But her big shot was in 2011, when she won the legendary role of Éponine in the film adaptation of Les Misérables, which was also her first movie.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Clara Gregor

Trivia (4)

Released a song called 'Let Go' that she co-wrote with Garry Lake (June 6, 2011).
Won the role of Eponine in Les Misérables (2012) over Taylor Swift.
Playing Aladdin in pantomime at the Theatre Royal, Windsor [December 2009]
Has studied Musical Theatre and Shakespeare at Arts Educational and Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, respectively.

Personal Quotes (3)

You can't live up to everyone's ideals. You just have to do your own thing and hope that it's true to the character.
It's your job that should inspire you; fame is just a by-product of something that should give you satisfaction and happiness. Someone said that for every three seconds of glamour you see, there are eight hours of hard work. And if those eight hours of hard work aren't what you're in it for, then the three seconds won't give you the joy that you think it will.
Do everything you can for yourself. Rehearse. Practice everyday. If you can't sing a certain song, sing it and sing it and sing it. Always throw yourself in the deep end and swim as hard as you can to swim up. And that's all you can do -- take risks and then work really hard because a certain element of things can be luck, but also the harder you work, the luckier you get. If you want something to happen, don't rely on external things to try to make that happen. Put your best self forward.

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