Samantha Mathis Biography

Updated On Jul 07, 2019 Published On Jan 06, 2017
Facts of Samantha Mathis
Date of Birth: 1970 , May-12
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Samantha Mathis
Nick Name Sammy
Mother Bibi Besch
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Brooklyn, New York
Profession Actress
Body Measurements 34-26-34
Breast Size 34in
Waist size 26in
Hip Size 34in
Married No
Children No
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Daughter of famous actress Bibi Besch, Samantha Mathis is an American actress famous for her film like Pump Up the Volume, American Psycho, The Punisher, Atlas Shrugged: Part II and many other.

Early Life, Education

The Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Samantha Mathis was born on May 12, 1970, in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of two, her parents Bibi Besch, and Donald Mathis divorced and Mathis was raised by her mother.

She is the only child of her parents. Samantha grew up watching over theatres, and acting classes, she then decided to become an actress at the age of twelve. Samantha is an American and belongs to white ethnicity.

Love Affairs & Boyfriends

Samantha holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Moving to her personal life, Samantha over the years has dated many men. She was in a romantic relationship with actor Christian Slater in 1989  but after living together for around a year the couple broke up in 1990.

After she broke up with Christan, she began dating comedian John Leguizamo in 1991, but the couple ended their relationship after one year.

Samantha and actor River Phoenix began their romantic relationship in 1992 but he died as a result of a drug overdose while he was in a nightclub, The Viper Room in Los Angeles, California in 1993. She is not married yet and has no children so far. Samantha Mathis was also in short-term love life relationship with Christian Bale, Noah Wyle, Adam Duritz, Colin Hanks.

Movies & TV Shows

Samantha started acting at the age of 16, during 1986. She first appeared in commercials like "Always Slender Pads- Just For Teens. Later, from 1988-89, Samantha appeared in the TV series, Aaron's Way and Knightwatch.

She also shares the screen along with her former boyfriend, Christian Slater in the movie Pump of the Volume in 1990. Ever since, she has appeared in a total of 69 projects including TV series and films, till now. Her latest show was a TV series, The Strain (July 2014 - September 2017), in which she portrayed the role of Justine Feraldo.

Net Worth

Samantha is active in the industry since 1988 and is on a good phase, till. Her estimated net worth is  $2 million.

Samantha Mathis facts on timeline

debuted in the film Pump Up the Volume


Mathis made her film debut in the film "Pump Up the Volume" in  1990.  It is a comedy-drama film written and directed by Allan Moyle and starring Christian Slater and Samantha Mathis. Produced by Syd Cappe, Sara Risher, Sandy Stern, Nicolas Stiliadis.

Born in Brooklyn, New York United States

May 12 , 1970

Samantha Mathis is the daughter of Bibi Besch and Donald Mathis. Her mother Bibi Besch is also an actress. When she was only two years old her parents  got divorced. Samantha Mathis was raised by her mother in  Los Angeles.

Nominated for Young Artist Award


Samantha Mathis was nominated for Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture "This Is My Life" playing the role as  Erica Ingels in 1992.  The screenplay, written by Ephron and her sister, Delia Ephron.

Nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award


She was nominated for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture "How to Make an American Quilt"  playing the role as Young Sophia Darling Richards in 1995.

Nominated for Saturn Award


She was nominated for Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress for Television movie "Salem's Lot" in 2004. Which was directed by Mikael Salomon and produced by Jeffrey M. Hayes, Brett Popplewell, Marc van Buuren, Mark Wolper.

Affair with Christian Slater


She and  Christian Slater were in a romantic relationship in 1989. Christian Michael Leonard Slater is an American actor and producer. He made his film debut with a leading role in the 1985 film The Legend of Billie Jean.

Broke up with Christian Slater


She and  Christian Slater after living together for about one year together broke up their relationship in 1990. Christian Michael Leonard Slater is an American actor and producer who made his film debut with a leading role in the 1985 film The Legend of Billie Jean.

Affair with John Leguizamo


 An American actress  Samantha Mathis and comedian John Leguizamo began to date in 1991. But the couple broke up their romantic relationship later. The reason behind their broke up is still unknown to her fans.

Affair with River Phoenix


Mathis and actor River Phoenix met on the set of The Thing Called Love and the two started their relationship in 1992 but he died as a result of a drug overdose while attending The Viper Room in Los Angeles, California in 1993.