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Overview (1)

Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (3)

Samantha Beaulieu is an actress, radio host, and writer born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana to Cynthia and Paul Beaulieu, married for over 40 years. Her mother works at a local university heading up Small Business Development, and her father Paul, is a local TV and radio personality, community activist, and advocate for New Orleans' under-served.

Samantha grew up in East New Orleans and spent her childhood on the front lines of local politics and issues, often shadowing her father to work at the ABC affiliate WVUE, where he produced and hosted a news talk show called "Dimensions" in the 80's. It was on the set of "Dimensions" Samantha caught the performing bug.

She would begin her film career 20 years later in Los Angeles after landing a lead role in the 2003 short film "Her Father's Daughter", which was her first audition. In 2006, Samantha caught another break when she was cast in a principal role in "Big Momma's House 2", working alongside Martin Lawrence.

Since then, Samantha has guest starred on TV series such as HBO's "Treme"; "Eastbound and Down"; "American Horror Story: Coven"; and the CBS hit series "NCIS: New Orleans", where she currently plays Officer Sullos.

With over 20 film and TV acting credits under her belt, Samantha still enjoys the stage, an actor's medium, having stretched her chops in classics such as "A Raisin in the Sun", for which she won New Orleans' Big Easy Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her portrayal of Ruth Younger. She has also performed in plays such as "The Women of Brewster Place", The Negro Ensemble's "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men"; "Jar The Floor"; "Our Town", and many others. In Fall of 2015, she will join the cast of Southern Rep Theatre's World Premier "Ernest".

On the big screen, look for Samantha in "The Whole Truth" (2015), a courtroom thriller starring Keanu Reeves, Rene Zellweger and GuGu Mbatha-Raw; "Get Hard" (2015); "Return To Sender" (2015); and "Mississippi Grind" (2015) alongside Ryan Reynolds.

Samantha recently formed a production company, Be Nice Productions, and is currently working on producing her first film, which she wrote, will star in and co-direct.

You can listen to Samantha every Friday on WBOK 1230 AM radio New Orleans, where she hosts "The Samantha Beaulieu Show", highlighting the best of New Orleans entertainment and entertainers.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: S. Anna King

Samantha Beaulieu is an American actress, writer and director born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana to Paul and Cynthia Beaulieu. Samantha grew up in East New Orleans and spent her childhood on the front lines of local politics and issues, often shadowing her father to work at the ABC affiliate where he hosted and produced a news talk show called "Dimensions" in the 80's. It was on the set of "Dimensions" Samantha caught the performing bug. She began her film career 20 years later in Los Angeles after landing a lead role in the short film "Her Father's Daughter", which was her very first audition. In 2006, Samantha caught another break when she was cast in a principal role in "Big Momma's House 2", working alongside Martin Lawrence. Samantha has guest starred on TV series such as "Cloak & Dagger" (Freeform); "Preacher" (AMC); "Treme" (HBO); "Eastbound and Down" (HBO); "American Horror Story: Coven"; (FX); and the hit series "NCIS: New Orleans"(CBS). With an impressive number of film and television credits under her belt, Samantha still enjoys the stage, what she believes to be the actor's medium, having stretched her chops in classics such as "A Raisin in the Sun", for which she won New Orleans' Big Easy Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her portrayal of Ruth Younger. She has also performed in plays such as "The Women of Brewster Place"; "MOJO"; "Ceremonies in Dark Old Men"; "Jar The Floor"; "Our Town", and many others.

Samantha recently wrote, directed and starred in the short film "Black Girl, Magic" (2018), for which she won the Women In Film and Television 'Alice Award'. Her feature film credits include "Now You See Me"; "Bad Moms"; "The Whole Truth"; "Return To Sender"; "Texas Killing Fields"; "American Violet"; and "Mississippi Grind" to name a few. Samantha has formed a production company, Be Nice Productions, and looks forward to writing more, and telling inclusive stories that will resonate with diverse audiences. When she's not acting, she's auditioning and writing!

'Keep it moving' is her favorite saying.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: S. Anna King

Samantha Beaulieu is a dynamic actress, filmmaker, and former radio host, who has always loved a great story, and is know for her bold choices. A proud New Orleans native with storytelling in her blood - her father was a published poet and award-winning journalist in New Orleans where Samantha grew up - Samantha began her professional acting career 16 years ago in Los Angeles when she booked her very first audition ever at the Los Angeles Film School on Sunset Boulevard - a short film titled "Her Father's Daughter".

Since then, Samantha has appeared in numerous films, such as the blockbuster hit "Now You See Me"; "Bad Moms"; and "Big Momma's House 2", to name a few.

In 2018, Samantha added Writer, Director and Producer to her resume' when she produced, wrote, directed, and starred in the short film "Black Girl, Magic", which took home the Alice Award presented by Women in Film and Television (WIFT) Louisiana for Excellence in Storytelling by a Woman and Featuring Women in Key Roles in Front and Behind the Camera. Samantha recently wrote her second film, a comedy titled #WhyNotMeToo, which will go into production in the Summer of 2019.

In the wonderful world of television, Samantha has costarred on "NCIS: New Orleans" as recurring character Officer Sullos; "Queen Sugar" as recurring character Carmella; "Eastbound and Down" as the hilarious tennis star Candy Cox; "Preacher"; "American Horror Story: Coven"; and HBO's critically acclaimed "Treme'".

In 2010 Samantha won Gambit's Big Easy Theater Award in New Orleans for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role in the award winning play "A Raisin in the Sun", and her honest portrayal of Ruth Younger in this American classic.

Samantha's favorite quotes are:

"Film makes you famous. Television makes you rich. Theater makes you good." "There are no small parts. Only small actors." "If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it."

Samantha credits the continued love and support of her family for her 'staying the course', and following her dreams.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anna King

Trivia (8)

Samantha has an MBA in Marketing from The University of Minnestota.
Samantha wrote, directed and starred in a one-act stage play called "The Mission" that was selected as a Finalist at the 2009 NAACP Theatre Awards in Los Angeles.
Has a sister who is a writer.
She booked her first audition in Los Angeles in 2003, naively thinking pursuing an acting career would subsequently be easy. She was mistaken.
In addition to hosting her own radio show in New Orleans, Samantha has extensive Voice Over experience, which includes the formerly nationally syndicated radio program "It's Your World" on The Tom Joyner Morning Show.
Samantha will make her directorial debut in 2015 with her short film "Cry Face".
After reading the novel Wild by Cheryl Strayed, she became obsessed with nature and taking a long hike.
Samantha made her writing and directorial debut with her film "Black Girl, Magic", winner of the 2018 Women in Film and Television 'Alice Award' for the 48 Hour Film Project NOLA. The 'Alice Award' is for excellence and showcasing the work of women in key roles on the screen and behind the camera.

Personal Quotes (3)

Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is.
Film makes you famous, television makes you rich, and theatre makes you good.
It's better to be working than waiting.

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