Samantha and husband Michael Hess welcomed a baby girl, Josselyn Sydney Hess on September 23, 2007. It is the first child for the couple.
In 1999, Samantha worked on a TV commercial for Honda Civic.
Her nicknames are Sam and Sammy.
Samantha played Mary Ann in the TV movie Surviving Gilligan's Island.
Samantha co-hosted TBS's The Man Made Movie, which was her first real break into the world of hosting and television.
Samantha had a role in Reefer Madness.
Samantha is a red-carpet correspondent for the E! Channel and has worked at the Emmys, Grammys and Academy Awards.
Samantha's father had a career as a concert advertiser.
Samantha is represented by Ken Lindsler and Associates.
Samantha began working for E! News in Janurary 2005.
She appears on the demo CD for Monty Python's Spamalot.
Samantha has been a guest-correspondent for Good Morning America.
Shape -August 2001
Muscle & Fitness: Hers -August 2002
Muscle & Fitness Hers -July 2003;
Self -August 2003
Samantha currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her spouse Micheal Harris and their dog Barkely.
Samantha loves to dance and is a trained jazz, salsa, swing and hip hop dancer.
Samantha's favorite physical activities include kickboxing, hiking, horseback riding, playing basketball, swimming and rock climbing.
Samantha graduated from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where she was an honor student.
Samantha has blue-green eyes and has natural dark brown hair.
(about the secret to her beauty)
Samantha: I get eight hours of sleep a night, do yoga to relay and take brisk walks to wake me up.
Samantha: Hours on the red carpet can be deadly for looking camera-ready. It's important to carry powder to keep everthing in place and gloss to keep the lips looking fresh. Every so often, it's good to completely remove lip liner and re-apply.
(about Ryan Seacrest, with whom she shares a office in E! Network)
Samantha: He takes more hours to get dressed and make up than I do. Ryan spends, like, five hours in hair and makeup, mostly on his hair, and then another hour pick his outfit.
(about the female partipant of the show she hosts, 'Dancing with the Stars')
Samantha: I'd never really looked at women's bodies much before doing the show. Now, watching them dance in their sexy costumes, with their ripped bodies, makes me want to hit the gym even harder.
Samantha: I have a tough time giving myself the day off.