Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Samantha is a graduate of the acclaimed Circle In The Square Theatre School in New York City. She moved to London in 2003 forming the theatre company, Suspect Package with fellow Canadian actor Trevor White ( Downton Abbey/ Episodes), where their productions received critical success. Evening Standard review for “Problem Child”: ‘ It is impossible to maintain a detached reaction to the Suspect Package company’s provocative production, largely due to the impressive Samantha Coughlan’s sympathetically psychotic performance’. She made her West End debut in the Olivier and Tony award winning “Death of a Salesman” as “Miss Forsyth” opposite Brian Dennehy and Clare Higgins. Theatrically she has further worked with Kevin Spacey at The Old Vic, Josh Hartnett and Adam Godley on “Rain Man”, and as a cover for both Keira Knightly and Elizabeth Moss in “The Children’s Hour” directed by Ian Rickson. In 2012 she was nominated for a Best Actress OFFIE for her work in Tennessee Williams, “Vieux Carre” at The Kings Head Theatre. Samantha is also a successful VoiceOver artist working across the board in radio drama, commercials, documentaries and has been the US voice of Nike Training Club from 2011 until present.
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