Samantha Barks is an English actress and singer best known for her portrayal of Éponine in the 2012 film version of Les Misérables, which earned her several accolades, including an Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer. She first gained fame as a finalist in the BBC talent search show, I’d Do Anything, which was for a new, unknown lead to play Nancy in a West End revival of the British musical Oliver!. She has also starred in many theater productions, including the City of Angels, Les Misérables, Honeymoon in Vegas, and Pretty Woman: The Musical.
Samantha Barks Biography
Samantha Barks was born on the 2nd of October 1990, in Isle of Man, United Kingdom. She is currently 31 years old.
|Birth Name||Samantha Jane Barks|
|Nickname||Sam, Sam Barks|
|Date of Birth||2 October 1990|
|Place of Birth||Laxey, Isle of Man|
|Age||31 years old|
Early life: Family and Education
Samantha Barks is the younger daughter of Richard Barks and his wife Ann Barks. She was raised by her parents in their home in Laxey, on the Isle of Man, alongside her two older siblings, Kim and Carl Barks.
Barks attended Laxey Primary School in Laxey and St Ninian’s High School, Douglas in the Isle of Man. Later, she joined The Arts Educational Schools (ArtsEd) in Chiswick, London, England for advanced study.
Samantha Barks Personal Life
Samantha Barks had dated American singer Nick Jonas from 2011 to 2011 and began dating British model, David Gandy in early 2013, which didn’t work as well. They broke out in October 2013.
She was romantically linked to English actor Richard Fleeshman from 2013 to 2014. She got engaged to Broadway actor Alex Michael Stoll on February 1, 2021. They first met on the sets of the Broadway production of Pretty Woman and began dating shortly after.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 7 inches|
Centimeters – 170 cm
Meters – 1.7 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 53 kg|
Pounds – 117 lbs
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Dress Size||4 (US)|
|Distinctive Features||Dimpled cheek|
Samantha made her feature film debut with the 2012 romantic musical drama film, Les Misérables, playing the role of Éponine alongside an ensemble cast, including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, and Amanda Seyfried.
In 2008, Samantha competed in BBC’s talent show-themed television series I’d Do Anything as herself. She made it to the finals in a search for a new, unknown lead to play Nancy in a West End revival of the British musical Oliver!, in which she finished third.
Samantha released her debut album, “Looking in Your Eyes” in April 2007. Besides, she has also contributed to the soundtracks of many movies.
For her stellar performance in the 2012 romantic musical drama film, Les Misérables.
- Post Workout Snack – Strawberry Whey Hey high-protein low-calorie ice cream
- Songs To Sing – Black Velvet, Johnny Cash songs, Elvis Presley songs
Samantha Barks Net Worth
Through her acting accomplishments, Samantha Barks has managed to accumulate $2 million dollars as her net worth.
Samantha Barks Facts
She began training in Ballet, Modern, and Tap forms of dancing when she was three years old.
Samantha studied Musical Theatre and Shakespeare at Arts Educational and Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, respectively.
In 2007, she participated in the Maltese International Song Competition and won the title of Best Foreign Singer. She also won the cash prize of €2000.
She moved to London at the age of 16 to pursue a career in singing.
In September 2009, Samantha launched a new Manx Ship called the Caly Manx in China.
She made her American solo concert debut in the summer of 2017 at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City.