Samantha Mathis came already after 6 months on the screen, even if not as an actress. As an actress she is one of those who have spent most of her life with actors or acting, considering that her mother was an actress.
Although she has appeared in many films since the 1990s, she is one of the few who, she admits, has been underestimated. Yet she still has a generous fan base.
Samantha Mathis Bio
Since she knows the actress a little better, Samantha Mathis was born on May 12, 1970, in Brooklyn, New York. She was raised by her mother who took her away after a divorce from her father when the actress was only 2 years old.
As a small child, Samantha Mathis spent a lot of time with her mother Bibi Besch, who worked as an actress in theatres and acting classes as well as on location. This should have a great influence on her life later on because she soon came to the film business at the age of 12.
Apart from the fact that Samantha Mathis started acting at a young age she also took part in the advertising of baby products with her mother. Her first appearance was when she was only six months old when she appeared with her mother in a commercial for Final touch.
There is no information about the actress’s education and it is not known how far she has gone in this regard.
Nevertheless, she has achieved good success when it comes to the film. She has acted in films such as Forbidden Sun (1989), Broken Arrow (1996), Museum of Love (1996), American Psycho (2000), The Punisher (2004), and Camilla Dickinson (2011). Her recent films include Duncan Skiles’ Clovehitch (2017) and Boarding School (2017).
Thanks to her role in “Pump Up the Volume” (1990), she has starred in over 40 films, short films, and television shows since her break. Before this time, however, she started acting.
In view of her recognition over the years, Mathis received a nomination for the Young Artist Award at the Young Artist Awards 1995. She received her next nomination in 1992 when she was nominated for Best Young Actress in This Is My Life.
Samantha was also nominated by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films in 2005 for her role in Salem’s Lot (2004) (TV) for the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television.
Samantha Mathis Personal Life
One of the best-known things about this actress is the tragedy she experienced with the death of her friend and actor River Phoenix, who died in 1993 at the age of 23.
Phoenix, who was an actor and singer before he died of a drug overdose. This happened in the Viper Room on the Sunset Strip in the presence of Samantha Mathis and his siblings’ Rain, his sister, and his younger brother Joaquin.
The drugs taken by the actor caused him to convulse for over five minutes and by the time the paramedics arrived, he was already turning dark blue, in full cardiac arrest, and in a state of immobility before he later died.
Although Samantha denied knowing about the actor’s drug addiction, many have always claimed that she was not completely honest.
When she talked about death years later, Samatha said that she found it “completely shocking”. It was difficult to imagine one’s own mortality at that age. It is really strange to think now that I am not twenty-three and he will always be twenty-three.
Samantha Mathis Married, Husband
If you look at her dating life, the beautiful Samantha Mathis is definitely not new to the game, as she has dated a whole range of men, even though she has no husband at the moment and has never been married.
The first person to date the 48-year-old actress is American actor and producer Christian Slater, and the relationship lasted only one year; 1989 – 1990.
Samantha Mathis has also been involved with several men, including Adam Duritz (2004 – 2005), Noah Wyle (1995 – 1996), Christian Bale (1994), River Phoenix (1992 – 1993), and John Leguizamo (1991 – 1992).
Most recently, she had a relationship with another actor and filmmaker, Colin Hanks, and that was in 2009. For now, it remains under wraps who she is with, i.e. whether there is someone.
Samantha Mathis Height
The beautiful actress, who is now 47 years old, is 1.65 m tall and weighs 52 kg.
Quick Facts About Samantha Mathis
|Date of Birth:||12 May 1970|
|Age:||50 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 5 Inch|
|Birth Place/City||Brooklyn, New York|