Who is Samara Weaving: Get to know the Summer Bay babe that’s taking Hollywood by storm
Now to love – Meet the blonde beauty taking over Hollywood. Many of you would have noticed a familiar face popping up throughout the 2018 award aeason. That lady is none other than homegrown beauty Samara Weaving. And you can bet that by the end of the year, she’ll be one of the most recognisable faces in Hollywood.
Who is Samara Weaving?
The 25-year-old, who was born on the 23rd February, 1992 in Adelaide, is an Australian model and actress. She grew up all across the globe in countries like Singapore, Fiji and Indonesia, before completing her high school education in the ACT at Canberra Girls Grammar School.
Samara is the oldest daughter of filmmaker Simon Weaving and it’s clear showbiz runs in the family with her sister Morgan Weaving also an actress while her uncle is famous Australian star, Hugo Weaving.
How did Samara Weaving become famous?
The actress landed her first role in 2008 on the Aussie series Out Of The Blue. A year later she became a household name when she cast as Indigo “Indi” Walker on Home and Away. She was such a popular character, the show promoted her to the main cast in 2010.
Samara scored many professional nods for the role including a nomination Audience Choice Award for Best Female Performance in a Television Drama at the inaugural AACTA Awards in 2012. The now-25-year-old decided to wrap up her time in Summer Bay for the brighter shores of Hollywood, in July 2013.
Inside her modelling, films and rise to international fame
In 2012, Samara became one of the brand ambassadors for Bonds underwear. Aussies will remember her iconic 2014 Bonds campaign with surfer Owen Wright. The former Home and Away beauty also starred in a few local films including 2013’s Mystery Road, alongside her uncle Hugo Weaving and 2016’s thriller Bad Girl.
She started gaining international attention in 2015 after being cast in a reoccurring role as Heather in the first season of Ash vs Evil Dead. Showing she can play an array of characters, the actress was singer Charlie Puth’s love interest in his 2017 hist song, Attention.
Hitting Hollywood big time
2017 was huge for Samara. She landed the dream role of Nelson Rose in the American Showtime series SMILF. The 25-year-old is also part of the Oscar-nominated cast for the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, alongside Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Abbie Cornish.
This year she has a range of projects that will be released including the highly anticipated Picnic at Hanging Rock miniseries, co-starring with Natalie Dormer and Yael Stone. Keeping a sound head, she told WWD, “Because of the nature of this industry, it’s a bit dangerous to think far ahead. So at the moment I’m just taking it day by day.”
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