Samantha Mathis was born in 1970 in New York, to Donald Mathis and Austrian-born Bibi Besch, an aspiring actress at the time. Her maternal grandmother was actress Gusti Huber. Her first acting job was in a commercial for baby products with her mother. Since her parents divorced when she was only ...
Born on May 12, 1970
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height 1.65m / 5' 5"
Samantha Mathis was born in 1970 in New York, to Donald Mathis and Austrian-born Bibi Besch, an aspiring actress at the time. Her maternal grandmother was actress Gusti Huber. Her first acting job was in a commercial for baby products with her mother. Since her parents divorced when she was only three years old, Samantha was very exposed to the acting industry from a very young age, which made her almost destined to become an actress. Samantha's first feature film was Pump Up the Volume (1990) opposite her on- and off-screen love at the time, Christian Slater.Read More
Daughter of Bibi Besch.
Read for the role of "Susannah" in Legends of the Fall (1994) and was considered, by Steven Spielberg, for the role of "Tinkerbell" in Hook (1991).
Launched a successful on-line flora design firm called Succulent LA with designer and partner Ryann Davis. Five percent of the proceeds go to the Green Coast Foundation.
Granddaughter of Gusti Huber.
Spoke fluent German from childhood, stemming from her Austrian royal ancestry.
Played a victim of John Travolta in The Punisher (2004). Previously, she played the love interest of the main hero in Broken Arrow (1996), in which the villain was also played by Travolta.
Became best friends with Sandra Bullock when they made The Thing Called Love (1993) together.
Accompanied River Phoenix to The Viper Room on the night he died. She was his partner at the time.
Is a vegetarian.
Younger half-brother and half-sister appeared as extras in Super Mario Bros. (1993). Younger half-brother aspires to be a film director.
Samantha says that kissing ex-boyfriend Christian Slater in Broken Arrow (1996) was "like kissing your brother".
My mom always said, 'You got birthing hips'. Sometimes I wish they were a little smaller. But I don't want to look like a boy, you know?
We have such an uptight relationship with nudity in America, and I think that's really unfortunate.
[about having experienced strange reactions to on-the-job nudity in the past] People don't know whether to look at you or talk to you. And you feel... fine! People are talking about baseball stats, and you're just going, 'OK, you can be normal now!'.
(On River Phoenix) I feel blessed to have worked with him and to have known him. He challenged me as an actress, he was always surprising and startlingly honest. He was an all too fleeting presence in my life, a beautiful young man. Who will always be in my heart.
(On River Phoenix) "The nicest memory I have of him is when we went down to his family's property in Costa Rica, and we'd eat these mangoes for breakfast. River had them dripping all over him. When he ate, he ate with his hands. For me, he'll always be that beautiful, drippy mess."
[on River Phoenix] River's death was a life changing experience for me. We all know that when anyone dies, it makes us look at life differently. Seeing someone so young and loving and full of life crumble and dies changed all my priorities. You know, it made me see what is really important and what isn't. Ultimately, I have really had to learn to laugh at life, too. Otherwise, it can all become too much.
[About her role in The Mists of Avalon (2001), directed by German-born Uli Edel, specifically the infamous "threesome" scene]: The guys have on boxers, but I've just got, like, a piece of nude stretchy material taped to my breasts and my legs. And then suddenly Uli yells out of the darkness, "Remember you're doing it for ze kingdom, for ze kingdom!"
|Pump Up the Volume||NoraDiniro|
|To My Daughter||AnneCarlston|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Herself-Guest(2episodes,1993-1996)|
|This Is My Life||EricaIngels|
|Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Herself-Guest(1episode,1996)|
|The Outer Limits||MarieWells(1episode,1999)|
|How to Make an American Quilt||YoungSophia|
|Jack & Sarah||Amy|
|The Daily Show||Herself-Guest(1episode,2000)|
|Museum of Love||Stephanie|
|Waiting for Woody||GailSilver|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn||Herself-Guest(1episode,2001)|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||CatherineSummers/...(2episodes,2003-2014)|
|The Passenger List/The Bokor||DianeBallard(segment"TheBokor")|
|Les brumes d'Avalon||Gwenwyfar(2episodes,2001)|
|Curb Your Enthusiasm||Donna(1episode,2011)|
|Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Dr.ChristineAnsel(1episode,2005)|
|1996 MTV Movie Awards||Herself|
|Searching for Debra Winger||Herself|
|CBS Summer Playhouse||MaryDunne(1episode,1989)|
|MTV Video Music Awards 1996||Herself|
|Kids in America||JenniferRose|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||Herself-Guest(1episode,2007)|
|The Secret World of Superfans||Herself|
|2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards||Herself|
|Nightmares & Dreamscapes||KarenEvans(1episode,2006)|
|Secrets of a Small Town||SamanthaSteele(1episode,2006)|
|The Men Will Cheer and the Boys Will Shout||RoseanneMiller|
|Porn in the U.S.A.||AnnWeller|
|Touched by a Reindeer||AnnWeller|
|A Stranger's Heart||CallieMorgan|
|The Harvest (a.k.a. Circle of Love) Part 1||RoseanneMiller|
|The Fifth Quarter||KarenEvans|
|The Good Wife||BonitaYarrow(1episode,2014)|
|The Making of 'Super Mario Brothers'||Herself|
|Under the Dome||Dr.AliceCalvert(7episodes,2013)|
|From Paper to Tree||Herself|
|By Any Means||JustineFeraldo|
|Battle for Red Hook||JustineFeraldo|
|New York Strong||JustineFeraldo|
|Do Or Die||JustineFeraldo|
|Gone But Not Forgotten||JustineFeraldo|
|Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike||DagnyTaggart|
|Work of Art: The Next Great Artist||Herself(1episode,2010)|
|Lost: Destiny Calls||OliviaGoodspeed(archivefootage)(uncredited)|
|Wish You Were Here||MelindaPrescott|
|Stairway to Heaven||MelindaPrescott|
|Sympathy for the Devil||MelindaPrescott|
|Mitch Albom's For One More Day||YoungPauline'Posey'Benetto|
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