Samantha Harris

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 ... Read more »
Born: 11/26/1973

Filmography

Actor (16)

90210 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

omg! Insider 2004 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Stars Earn Stripes 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Dancing With the Stars 2005 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Host

The 8th Annual TV Land Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Groomer Has It 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mad TV 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

What About Brian 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

THS Investigates: Love Behind Bars 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Narrator

Joe Millionaire 2003 (Tv Show)

Host

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Drop Dead Gorgeous 1999 (Movie)

Miss Burnsville (Actor)

George of the Jungle 1997 (Movie)

Ursula's Friend (Actor)

Shall We Dance? 1997 (Movie)

United Kingdom Dancer (Actor)

D3: The Mighty Ducks 1996 (Movie)

Cindy (Actor)

Biography

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- ). 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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