Samantha Mumba

Singer, Actor, Songwriter
Born in Dublin to an Irish mother and Zambian father, singer and actress Samantha Mumba has said that her unusual background and exotic beauty was accepted in Ireland with fascination rather than discrimination. Tall ... Read more »
Born: 01/18/1983 in Dublin, IE

Filmography

Actor (6)

Joy Division 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Boy Eats Girl 2005 (Movie)

Jessica (Actor)

Johnny Was 2005 (Movie)

Rita (Actor)

Time Machine 2002 (Movie)

Mara (Actor)

Aaron Carter & Samantha Mumba in Concert 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 Radio Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter
Music (5)

Evolution 2001 (Movie)

(Song)

Evolution 2001 (Movie)

("Baby Come On Over") (Song Performer)

Legally Blonde 2001 (Movie)

("Baby, Come On Over") (Song)

Legally Blonde 2001 (Movie)

("Baby, Come On Over") (Song Performer)

Jett Jackson -- The Movie (TV Show)

Song Performer

Biography

Born in Dublin to an Irish mother and Zambian father, singer and actress Samantha Mumba has said that her unusual background and exotic beauty was accepted in Ireland with fascination rather than discrimination. Tall and graceful, with flawless skin and a dancer's build, Mumba began performing at age three at Dublin's Billie Barry Stage School. The following year she was spotted in a dance class and booked on a television program, beginning an extracurricular entertainment career that became a full-time goal when she left school at seventeen to record her debut album "Gotta Tell You." Winning the attention of producer and famed pop group creator Louis Walsh (who hit the top of the UK charts many times over with his Dublin boy bands Boyzone and Westlife) thanks to her ingenuity and her high-profile role in "The Hot Mikado," a new spin on the Gilbert and Sullivan classic produced on the Dublin stage, Mumba landed a record deal and quickly hit the charts in the UK, even managing to score a hit in the USA, an enviable accomplishment very few European pop stars can claim.

Relationships

Omero Mumba

Brother
born c. 1989

EDUCATION

Billie Barry Stage School

Dublin
attended from age three to fifteen

Milestones

2002

Featured in the remake of "The Time Machine", directed by author H.G. Wells' great-grandson Simon Wells

2000

Cracked the US Top Ten with catchy hit "Gotta Tell You"; followed up with the club track "Baby Come On Over"

1999

Dropped out of school at age seventeen to record debut album "Gotta Tell You"; the title single reached Number Two on the British pop charts

1998

Landed a starring role in "The Hot Mikado", a Dublin stage production based upon the legendary Gilbert and Sullivan opera

Popular songs include "Gotta Tell You" and "Always Come Back To Your Love".

Having bluffed her way into an exclusive club, gave demo tape to Louis Walsh, the creator of the Irish pop singing groups Boyzone and Westlife

At age four, was spotted in a dance class and booked in a television appearance

Known for such albums as "Gotta Tell You"

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