Samia won the award for Sexiest female at the 2008 British Soap Awards. She had been nominated for the award the previous year.
Samia's mother is a former caberet singer who went by the name of Bubbles Divine.
Samia attended St Patrick's RC High School.
Samia admits to having a crush on talk show host Jonathan Ross.
Samia was engaged to Matthew Smith for 7 months before they were married.
Samia sold her wedding photographs to OK Magazine.
Samia is a Manchester United Supporter.
Samia has a brother named Tariq.
Samia had to beat off competition from Suzanne Shaw and Kimberly Walsh for her role as Maria in Coronation Street.
Samia is of Lebanese decent.
Samia's parents divorced when she was 15.
In 2005 the readers of Inside Soap magazine named her Sexiest Female at the Inside Soap Awards.
She has appeared in the 2003 FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World, where she was placed 52nd.
Samia's acting debut came when she appeared in Cracker at the age of 11.
She recently got married, changing her name to Samia Smith.
Samia: I have really nice memories of learning road safety on my bike at school in Eccles.
Samia: I'm not a big fan of gold. I much prefer silver.
Samia: [On hot chocolate] My Mum used to give me it every night before I went to bed, and my gran made it for me when I stayed over with her.
Samia: It`s going to sound really sad but I`m a massive Phil Collins fan.
Samia: I'm quite boring really and a bit of a prude. I'm homely and I hate clubbing.