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Samaire Armstrong


Tokyo-born actress who played out Anna Stern within the O.C. from 2003 to 2006 and performed Kara Fratelli in Not really Another Teen Film. While we were young, she spent period surviving in Japan, Hawaii, Malaysia and China. She made an appearance inside a 2001 bout of The X-Files entitled “Lord from the Flies.” Samaire’s parents are Hunter Armstrong and Sylvia Sepielli. Her name means dawning sunlight in Gaelic. Peter Gallagher starred within the O.C., where she produced several looks in months one and three.

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Full Name Samaire Armstrong
Date Of Birth October 31, 1980
Place Of Birth Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.65 m
Profession TV Actress
Education University of Arizona, Sedona Red Rock High School
Nationality Japanese, American
Children Calin Armstrong
Parents Sylvia Sepielli, Hunter Armstrong
Movies It's a Boy Girl Thing, Just My Luck, Stay Alive, Not Another Teen Movie, Rise: Blood Hunter, Concrete Blondes, Adopting Terror, Dark Wolf, Around June, My Santa, 5 Souls, The Staircase Murders, Windsor Drive, The Last Harbor, Heavenly Match, Would I Lie to You?
TV Shows Resurrection, Better with You, Dirty Sexy Money, That's Life, Trash
Star Sign Scorpio

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1In Rockport, Massachusetts filming The Last Harbor (2010) (aka "The Hatteras"), with Wade Williams of Prison Break (2005). [December 2008]
2Her father is Scottish and her mother is Italian.
3Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a son Calin, in December 2012. Child's father is her boyfriend.
4Attended the University of Arizona with actress Heather Blair and basketball player Luke Walton.
5Entered an outpatient facility due to "personal issues", but continued to work on her TV series, Dirty Sexy Money (2007) [October 12, 2007].
6Was the October 2007 entry in Stuff magazine's 2006-2007 pin up calendar.
7Named #55 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
8Name means 'dawning sun' in Irish.
9Has her own fashion label, NARU.
10Her parents initially pronounced her name "Sam-air" for 3 months until they were taught how to pronounce it in its proper Irish form.
11Her name is pronounced Sah-mee-rah
12Was born in Japan and lived there for several years (learning judo in the process) before moving to Hawaii and later Arizona.
13Enrolled at the University of Arizona for a year to major in costume design and theater but left after a year.
14Was cast in almost all of her high school productions after she got into acting.
15Graduated from Sedona Red Rock High School; played volleyball for two years before turning her attention to drama.



Carter & June2016post-productionJune O'Malley
A Winter Rose2016Simone
NCIS: New Orleans2016TV SeriesMarion Watkins
Agent Carter2016TV SeriesWilma Cully
Windsor Drive2015Brooke
Stalker2015TV SeriesLucy
Resurrection2014-2015TV SeriesElaine Richards
Heavenly Match2014TV MovieCasey Hart
The Lachrymist2014ShortMs. Alice Alquist
My Santa2013TV MovieJen Robbins
Sons of Anarchy2013TV SeriesDarvany Jennings
5 Souls2013Miranda
Concrete Blondes2013Tara Petrie
The Mentalist2011-2012TV SeriesSummer Edgecombe
Adopting Terror2012TV MovieCheryl Broadbent
Better with You2011TV SeriesJessica
How to Make It in America2010TV SeriesJane
The Last Harbor2010Roxanne Hall
Dirty Sexy Money2007-2009TV SeriesJuliet Darling
Around June2008June
Living with Fran2007TV SeriesLaurie
Rise: Blood Hunter2007Jenny
The Staircase Murders2007TV MovieCaitlin Atwater
It's a Boy Girl Thing2006Nell Bedworth
CSI: Miami2006TV SeriesBrynn Roberts
Just My Luck2006Maggie
The O.C.2003-2006TV SeriesAnna Stern
Stay Alive2006Abigail
Numb3rs2005TV SeriesSkyler Wyatt
Entourage2004-2005TV SeriesEmily
NYPD Blue2004TV SeriesChristine
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV Series
Gramercy Park2004TV MovieJillene
Trash2003TV MovieGypsy
Would I Lie to You?2002VideoSophie
The X-Files2001TV SeriesNatalie Gordon
Not Another Teen Movie2001Kara Fratelli
Judging Amy2001TV SeriesAngie Becker
ER2001TV SeriesTasha
That's Life2000TV SeriesBrittany
Freaks and Geeks2000TV SeriesLaurie
Party of Five2000TV SeriesMeredith



It's a Boy Girl Thing2006performer: "Jenny from the Block"



Last Call with Carson Daly2004-2007TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHerself
Joe Does the Oscars2006TV MovieHerself
Peace, Love & Bikinis!2005DocumentaryHerself
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments2004TV MovieHerself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHerself
The 30th Annual People's Choice Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
2003 MTV Movie Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist

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