Sami's Zodiac sign is Aquarius.
Sami was home-schooled, but followed advance curriculums for her studies.
Sami's mothher was a business owner that now acts as her manager. Her father is a attorney.
Sami is an accomplished debater, having competed at the national level in debates.
In 2012, Sami was nominated for a Young Artist Award, in the category Best Performance in a TV series - Recurring Young Actress, for her part in Blue.
In 2012, Sami was nominated for a Young Artist Award, in the category Best Performance in a TV series - Guest Starring Young Actress 14-16, for her part in Royal Pains.
Sami started her acting career doing productions off-Broadway and Broadway.
Sami is 5' 4" (1.63 m) tall.
Sami: I was at a public school until I was in sixth grade when I moved to New York.
Sami: (on actors not being replaced by animated versions, like suggested in the plot of her movie The Congress) There are certain qualities to a person that are inherent to being real.
Sami: I do tend to hang out with people who are 18 and up,and up, up, up.
Sami: (on her selection of roles) I was offered something rather large and I turned it down. I wanted to stay on a career path of the likes of Natalie Portman. I didn't want to be pigeonholed into a certain genre. I sort of believe that slow and steady wins the race.
Sami: (on her academic performance) I have never gotten a B in my life. I would honestly be mortified if I got a B. I'm so academically driven.
Sami: (on what she would like to do in the future) I would love to explore comedy because it would be different from what I usually do. I also want to continue doing stuff with a lot of depth. I really enjoy doing the edgier things. I would even love to do some stuff like The Glass Menagerie. I would love to work with Adrien and Tony again.
Sami: (on her school work as she is acting) School isn't optional to me. It's something that has to get done. I've been taking AP classes since I was a freshman in high school. It's very important. I'm definitely planning on going to college. I have a tutor on set. I'm studying in a virtual school through the Florida school system, so I have teachers available to me 12 hours a day. I make it work.
Sami: (on learning from her Detachment's co-star Adrien Brody) He taught me the myriad of ways in which to obtain a believability in a character. He has been a really, really, really important influence.
Sami: (on her Detachment's co-star Adrien Brody) He was like the Albert Einstein of acting professors and I was a sponge soaking it all in. It was like a flood and I took as much as I could.
Sami: (on her role in the movie Detachment) My parents, Tony and I sort of talked about how Erica would be portrayed. There wasn't going to be any nudity involved. I like to think that I play a classy prostitute.
Sami: (on getting the part in the movie Detachment) I went to an audition for a commercial that Tony was directing and he gave me the script for Detachment there. He said, "Don't worry. You're not playing the prostitute." So he had me thinking that I was going to play the part of Meredith. At one point I was like, "Tony, I love the script, but Meredith doesn't seem like someone that looks like me." Then Tony said, "Oh, don't worry. You're going to be playing Erica." I was like, "What?!" I was supposed to be gung ho about playing a prostitute? He put me in front of the camera and told me to say something, and I did. Tony then said, "We're not going to find anyone better. You're hired!" It was definitely a difficult decision to make.
Sami: (on working with actor, and movie Detachment co-star, Adrien Brody) I think Adrien has been the biggest mentor to me so far. Honestly, working with him feels like I'm going to Julliard.