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Samantha Mathis Biography

Birth Name:
Samantha Mathis
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Speaks fluent German due to her Austrian descent; her maternal grandmother is WWII-era Austrian actor Gusti Huber and her mother is Austrian-American actor Bibi Besch
  • Began acting career at just 6 months old in a commercial for baby products
  • Showcased her singing voice in The Thing Called Love (1993)
  • Was with River Phoenix at the Viper Room in West Hollywood the night he died
  • Co-founded the Los Angeles-based floral design company Succulent


  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated