Sammi Harnatty Wiki Bio

Samantha ‘Sammi’ Harnatty was born in Scottsdale, Arizona USA, on 20 September 1995 – her zodiac sign is Virgo, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress and a social media star, perhaps known best for having starred as Kassidi, in the popular TV series “Shameless”.

Early life and education

Sammi is the youngest in her family of five girls and two boys. When she was two years old, the family moved to Los Angeles, California, which is where she grew up. During her teenage years, Sammi started working as an actress and a model, and made her TV debut in a commercial for Pringles.

In one of her YouTube videos, she revealed that she struggled with depression and anxiety during her late teens, saying that she was surrounded by toxic people, and didn’t feel like she had any real friends.

At the age of 19 she started going to church regularly, which helped her find a sense of community, and helped with her mental health issues.

Roles in TV series

Sammi made her acting debut in 2005, when she appeared in an episode of the soap opera “Passions”. In the same year, she also appeared in an episode of several other popular series, such as “Charmed”, “Drake & Josh” and “House M.D.”

In the following year, she played the recurring character Holly, in six episodes of the Disney Channel series “The Suite Life of Zach & Cody”, created by Danny Kallis and Jim Geoghan, and which starred Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse and Brenda Song. Also in 2006, she starred as Jenny Gerhardt, in the thriller drama “The Unit”, created by David Mamet, and guest starred in a number of series, including “iCarly”, “MADtv”, and “CSI: New York”.

Sammi played the character Megan Acosta, in the thriller drama “Chosen”, in 2014. The series was created by Ben Ketai and Ryan Lewis, and was released on the online streaming service Crackle. It follows a lawyer, who one day received a gun and instructions to kill a person he’s never met, as a part of the lethal game created by the mysterious organization The Watchers.

In 2014 and 2015, she starred in the supernatural horror series “Salem”, loosely based on historical witch trials, The series was developed by Brannon Braga and Adam Simon, and also starred Janet Montgomery, Shane West and Seth Gabel. Sammi guest starred in three episodes of another supernatural drama, “The Vampire Diaries”, in 2017.

Perhaps the role for which Sammi is known best, is the 8th and 9th seasons of the popular Showtime comedy drama “Shameless”, developed by John Wells, and based on the eponymous British series created by Paul Abott. It starred William H. Macy, Emmy Rossun, Justin Chatwin and Ethan Cutkosky, among others, and is focused on the poor and dysfunctional Gallagher family, as they try to make ends meet; it received favorable reviews from the critics and public alike, praising the realistic depiction of the life of lower-class Americans. In the series, Sammi plays the character Kassidi, the love interest and wife to one of the main characters, Carl Gallagher. “Shameless” has won 16 awards, including four Primetime Emmys.

Roles in movies

Sammi made her film debut in the 2006 fantasy horror drama “Desperation”, directed by Mick Garris, and based on the eponymous novel by Stephen King. In the same year, she appeared alongside Johnny Depp in the second installment of the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, entitled “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”, directed by Gore Verbinski.

In 2009, she played one of the leads in the drama thriller “Within”, directed by Hanelle M. Culpepper, written by Rebecca Sonnenshien, and which also starred Mia Ford and Lori Heuring.

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In the same year, she starred alongside Jim Carrey and Colin Firth, in the live action Disney film “A Christmas Carol”, based on the novel by Charles Dickens. Sammi starred as Allie in the 2013 family adventure movie “The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone”, written and directed by Bill Muis. In 2017, she played the main character Siouxie, in the thriller comedy “Bad Kids of the Crestview Academy”, directed by Ben Browder, and which also starred Colby Arps and Sophia Ali. The film is centered on five teenagers who get Saturday detention, their school is then hit by a lockdown, and they realize that there is a serial killer committing murders at the school. It’s a sequel to the 2012 movie “Bad Kids Go to Hell”.

The most recent film we saw Sammi star in was the 2019 horror thriller “Countdown”, written and directed by Justin Dec, and which also starred Elizabeth Leil, Jordan Calloway and Talitha Eliana Bateman.

Presence on social media

Sammi is very active on several social media platforms – she has a Twitch channel followed by more than 20,000 people, and usually streams her gameplays of titles such as “Fortnite”, “Super Mario Party” and “Among Us”, while also chatting with her viewers.

Her Instagram account – ‘@sammihanratty’ – numbers more than 350,000 followers and over 1,000 posts, while her bio reads ‘That girl you hated on that one show you love’. She posts a lot of selfies and pictures taken during her travels.

In October 2008, Sammi launched her YouTube channel, which today numbers over 25,000 subscribers, and almost two million views of all her videos combined. She uploaded her first video entitled “Sammi Harnatty, Jenette McCurdy and Nathan Kress” in 2009, and it has since amassed more than 200,000 views. She then went on to make many short comedic videos, as well as lifestyle vlogs, but hasn’t uploaded anything in the past two years.

She is also popular on TikTok, with her account numbering more than a million followers, and a total of 14.5 million likes.

Love life and boyfriend

Sammi is relatively open when it comes to talking about her private life, and likes to share news about her love life with her fans. In 2006, she was ‘dating’ fellow child actor Ryan Ochoa, famous for having starred in “iCarly”, both aged 11!

Three years ago, she was in a relationship with the Twitch streamer Lucas Watson aka ‘Sp33dy’. They posted a lot of pictures featuring each other onto their respective Instagram accounts, and Lucas got Sammi into gaming, and making a Twitch channel of her own.

Today, she is in a relationship with Christian DeAnda. He isn’ot a celebrity, apparently working as a barista at a café in Los Angeles, but he occasionally streams on Twitch.

Hobbies and interesting facts

Sammi often finds inspiration for her acting performances by watching movies. Her favorite actresses are Nicole Kidman and Amanda Bynes, while some of her favorite films are “Moulin Rouge!”, “Easy A” and “She’s the Man”.

She loves sports, and enjoys being physically active, with some of her hobbies including swimming, gymnastics, biking, and rollerblading. She is also following a healthy diet, and goes to the gym at least three times a week.

She is friends with many fellow actors and actresses, including Abigail Breslin and Jennette McCurdy.

Sammi is a StarPower Ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation, which is an organization focused on helping seriously ill children, and providing them with basic necessities and entertainment.

Appearance, age and net worth

Sammi is 25 years old. She has shoulder-length blonde hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 1in (1.55m) tall, and weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).

As of June 2021, her net worth is estimated at more than $3 million.

Author

Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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