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Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Samantha is an actress, writer, director and chef-entrepreneur who has lived in Malaysia, UK and USA. She is the first Malaysian in history to become a Lifetime Member of The Actors Studio, led by co-presidents Ellen Burstyn, Alec Baldwin and Al Pacino in NYC. Samantha is the creator and star of Ally Chia on Amazon ... See full bio »

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Known For

Fresh Off the Boat Program Director
Ally Chia Ally
Venom Additional Crew


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (13 credits)
  Ally Chia Cooks (TV Series) (pre-production)
 2022 Smothered (TV Series)
Kennie Cocker
- Grandma With A Dick (2022) ... Kennie Cocker
 2021 Anemoia (Short)
 2020 The Front Lines (Short)
Janet Hito
 2019 Fresh Off the Boat (TV Series)
Program Director
- Under the Taipei Sun (2019) ... Program Director
 2018 Ally Chia (Short)
 2016 The Exorcist Comic-Con Stunt (Video short)
Possessed Person
 2015 South of Sunset (Short)
 2013/II Perspective (Short)
Detective Eve Bellamy
 2011 Timedancer Episode 2 (Video Game)
 2010 Timedancer Episode 1 (Video Game)
 2010 5:13
 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Inferi (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (4 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (1 credit)

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Samantha is the first Malaysian in history accepted into the 3-year MFA program at the Actors Studio Drama School, and succeeded in raising her entire tuition by launching an online fundraising campaign. The campaign went viral and led to multiple scholarships, corporate sponsorships and public donations from around the globe. 8 months after graduating, she auditioned and successfully became a ... See more »

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