Samantha is part of The Echo Theatre Company.
Samanatha's sister is Marley Shelton who played Diane Weston in the movie Sugar & Spice.
Samantha's mother Carol is a singer and a teacher.
She studied acting at the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Los Angeles High School for the Arts.
Samantha filmed the One Tree Hill pilot episode as Regean, but she was replaced by Bethany Joy Lenz and the character's name was changed to Haley before the show aired on TV.
She is the daughter of Christopher Shelton.
Samantha has three older sisters.