Quick Facts of Samantha Mathis
- Full NameSamantha Mathis
- Net Worth$5 Million
- Date of Birth12 May, 1970
- Marital Status Single
- BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
- Ethnicity White
- Religion Christian
- Nationality American
- Active Year1988-Present
- Eye colour Blue
- Hair colour Blonde
- Height5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m)
- Body MeasurementSlim
- Online PresenceTwitter (4,447 followers)
- Horoscope Taurus
If you have watched Pump Up the Volume (1990) then, you surely know the name, Samantha Mathis who is one of the most promising actresses in the entertainment industry. She has made her appearance in movies and TV shows. For her performance, she has won many awards and honors from her fans who love her a lot.
Is Samantha Mathis married? Then, who is her wife? Does she have any children from her marriage? Find out more in details about Mathis’ personal life as well as her career, net worth, and age in the following sections.
Who is Samantha Mathis? Bio & Wiki
Samantha Mathis is an American actress who is well known for her roles in many popular movies and TV shows. She was born on 12th May 1970, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S. Moreover, she is an American by her nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. She is the daughter of Donald Mathis and Bibi Besch, an Australian-American actress. Unfortunately, her parents separated when she was only two years old.
After the divorce, Mathis and her mother, Bibi relocated to Los Angeles at the age of five. Her mother didn’t want Mathis to become an actress because she faced many problems in her acting career. But, she wanted to act due to her growing up in locations like in theaters, and in acting classes. Later, she decided to become an actress when she was twelve years old.
Inside of Samantha Mathis’ Career
Samantha Mathis started her career at the age of 16 where she gets her first job from Always Slender Pads – Just For Teens commercial. Later, she appeared as Roseanne Miller in the 1988 American family drama series, Aaron’s Way and as Jacqueline ‘Jake’ Monroe in the TV drama series, Knightwatch from 1988 to 1989. She also guests appeared in many TV shows including Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Grey’s Anatomy, and many others.
Mathis made her debut appearance in the comedy-drama movie, Pump Up the Volume where she played the role of Nora Diniro under the direction of Alan Moyle. She then appeared as Erica Ingels in the 1992 movie, This Is My Life. For her performance, she was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture. In addition, she also featured in many movies such as Ray Meets Helen, The Clovehitch Killer, etc.
Samantha Mathis’ Life Time Achievements & Accolades
Samantha Mathis was nominated for a Young Artist Award at the Young Artist Awards for Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture for the 1992 movie, This Is My Life in 1995. She also nominated for a Saturn Award by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films for Best Supporting Actress on Television for the 2004 movie, Salem’s Lot in 2005.
How much is Samantha Mathis’ Salary & Net Worth?
Samantha Mathis has an estimated net worth of $5 Million as of 2019. She maintained a lucrative net worth of $4 Million back in 2018. Her first boyfriend, River Phoenix had a net worth of $5 Million and her second boyfriend, Christian Slater has a net worth of $30 Million. Having an impressive net worth, she also makes a handsome amount of wealth from her other works which include advertisements, endorsements, and many more.
Mathis earns an impressive amount of salary from her profession. However, her salary is currently under review. But, it seems like she earns $50,427 which is an average salary of an American actress in the US. She has worked with many famous stars including Jimmi Simpson whose net worth is $6 Million and Mary McCormack whose net worth is $5 Million in the American horror anthology web television series, Into the Dark.
Who is Samantha Mathis’ Husband? Married & Children?
Samantha Mathis is an unmarried woman as of 2019. But, she was romantically linked with an American actor, River Phoenix on the set of The Thing Called Love in 1993. After spending a lot of time together, the duo started dating each other. Untimely, Phoenix died at Cedars-Sinai Hospital because of a drug overdose after collapsing outside West Hollywood’s Viper Room on 31st October 1993. That night when Phoenix died, Mathis was with him. In an interview with The Guardian in 2018, she stated,
“I knew something was wrong that night, something I didn’t understand and i didn’t see anyone doing drugs but he was high in a way that made me feel uncomfortable…the heroin that killed him didn’t happen until he was in the Viper Room. I have my suspicions about what was going on, but I didn’t see anything.”
Some years later after the death of Phoenix, Mathis started dating Christian Slater, an American actor, and producer. However, they ended their relationship with a breakup due to irreconcilable differences between them. She also dated Noah Wyle, an American actor. Unfortunately, their relationship also ended because of some misunderstanding between them. Currently, she resides in Los Angeles, California with her family.
Interesting Facts about Samantha Mathis
- Mathis launched a successful online flora design firm, Succulent LA with her designer partner, Ryann Davis.
- Mathis spoke fluent German language from childhood, stemming from her Austrian royal ancestry.
- She became best friends with Sandra Bullock when they worked in the 1993 movie, The Thing Called Love together.
- She turned 48 years old as of 2019.
- Her zodiac sign is Taurus.