Samantha's nickname is Sammy.
Samantha's first film role was on the TV movie Aaron's Way: The Harvest.
Samantha's best friend is actress Sandra Bullock.
Samantha's first acting job was with her mother in a commercial for Final Touch baby products.
Samantha has both a younger half-brother and half-sister.
Samantha dated Pump Up the Volume co-star Christian Slater.
Samantha dated Noah Wyle.
Samantha is the daughter of actress Bibi Besch.
Samantha is a vegetarian.
She used to date River Phoenix and was with him when he died. They started dating while starring with each other in The Thing Called Love.