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Samantha Harris

Samantha Harris

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Birthday: Nov 27, 1973

Birthplace: Hopkins, Minnesota, USA

Born Nov. 27, 1973 in Hopkins, MN, noted reality television personality Samantha Harris was raised by her father, Richard Shapiro, a rock-n-roll promoter, and her mother, Bonnie Shapiro, a dancer. In 1972, her parents founded King Richard's Faire, a long-standing Renaissance fair. Because she grew up in and around show business, Harris got the performance bug at an early age. By the time she was 10, Harris was entering beauty pageants, though without her family's knowledge. After high school, Harris graduated with honors from Northwestern University with a Bachelor's in Journalism - her fallback career in case her acting aspirations faltered. Soon after college, Harris landed bit parts in "Shall We Dance?" (1996), "D3: The Mighty Ducks" (1996) and "George of the Jungle" (1997). Meanwhile, she was an intern at WCCO in Minneapolis, before being cast in a supporting role in "Drop Dead Gorgeous" (1998), which she followed with an episode of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (CBS, 2000-15). After touring North America with "Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python," Harris had a starring role as Dawn Wells/Mary Ann in a quasi-fictional, behind-the-scenes expose, "Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three-Hour Tour in History" (CBS, 2001).

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Samantha Harris Samantha Harris at arrivals for 21st Annual Critics'' Choice Awards, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica, CA January 17, 2016. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Samantha Harris at arrivals for BAD MOMS Premiere, Mann Village Theatre, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA July 26, 2016. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Samantha Harris at arrivals for MOTHER''S DAY Premiere, TCL Chinese 6 Theatres (formerly Grauman''s), Los Angeles, CA April 13, 2016. Photo By: Dee Cercone/Everett Collection Samantha Harris

Filmography

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tug of Words Host 2022-2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet Home & Family Guest 2018 2020-2021
No Score Yet 82% Code Black On Screen Reporter (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2016
No Score Yet 72% Skin Wars Judge 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stars Earn Stripes Host 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sesame Street Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing With the Stars Host 2006-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Next Joe Millionaire: An International Affair Host 2003 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet What About Brian Herself (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2001