Samantha Jai (she/her) was born in Albuquerque, NM and spent most of her early years
performing in local theatre and church before moving to Chicago, IL to further pursue her
studies in theatre performance.
After finishing programs at Columbia College Chicago and The Second City, Samantha was
given an opportunity to combine both her love for acting and teaching children when she joined
About Face Youth Theatre, a group dedicated to uplifting queer youth through art, education,
and activism. She was also cast in Thumbelina (Thumbelina Understudy) with Lifeline
Theatre's Children's Productions, Line One with Waltzing Mechanics at The Greenhouse
Theatre, and several indie film projects. After deciding to pursue more film, TV, and
commercial, she moved to Los Angeles in 2017 and has so far racked up several commercial
credits including Target, Oxiclean, and Girl Scouts USA.