Samantha Harris



  • Birth Name: Samantha Harris Shapiro
  • Birth Place: Hopkins, MN
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: November 27, Sagittarius
  • Profession: TV host; reporter; anchor; actor
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Samantha Harris Fast Facts:
  • Got to meet many rock stars and go backstage at concerts as a child, because her father was a rock-concert promoter.
  • Was a member of the original cast of Reefer Madness!: The New "Hit" Musical, which opened in Los Angeles in 1998.
  • While cohosting Dancing With the Stars, she often simultaneously held a second job, first as a correspondent on E! News, and then as a correspondent and panelist on The Insider.
  • Made her Broadway debut in 2009, portraying Roxie Hart in a revival of Chicago.
  • Collaborated with DL1961 Premium Denim to launch a signature jean, the "Samantha," in 2011.
  • Is a fitness enthusiast who has been featured on the covers of magazines such as Muscle & Fitness Hers, Pilates Style, Fit Parent and Wellness.
  • Serves on the Feeding America Entertainment Council.
  • Is a supporter of the March of Dimes.
  • Samantha Harris Relationships:
  • Hillary Madison Hess - Daughter
  • Josselyn Sydney Hess - Daughter
  • Richard Shapiro - Father
  • Michael Hess - Husband
  • Bonnie Shapiro - Mother
  • Samantha Harris Awards:
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • 2007 Emmy: Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - Nominee
  • College:
  • Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, Evanston, IL

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