Samantha Blaire Cutler is a breakout actress from the much anticipated Ryan Murphy new series, The Watcher and STARZ! number one series, Ghost: Power Book II. In The Watcher, Samantha plays the overly confident 17 going on 30 year old, Patricia Graff of the deranged Graff Family. Set in the 1990’s, this teenage girl loves her fuzzy cardigans, wispy bangs, butterfly clips, combat boots and men who are just too old for her. Have to stay tuned to see what unravels with her and her family. As an avid fan of Glee and American Horror Story, Samantha was fortunate enough to be directed by Ryan Murphy, as well as be apart of this incredible cast and crew. Which includes, but not limited to Bobby Canavale, Naomi Watts, and Mia Farrow. The series adapt to a story from The Cut, written in 2018 by Reeves Wideman, “A family bought their dream house, but according to the creepy letters, they started to get what they weren’t the only ones interested in.” The Watcher is set to come out this Fall of 2022.
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On top of shooting this series, Samantha is returning to her role as Becca Weston on the hit STARZ! Series, Ghost: Power Book ll, which is going into Season 3. Samantha plays the daughter of upper East Side finance royalty, who is a fashionista filled with sarcasm and quick comebacks for her older brothers. They come from the world where money is the least of their concern, yet, just like her brothers, she craves a life of her own outside her family’s empire. She often disagrees with their out of touch and non PC behavior. In Season 3, she embarks on her journey for independence and makes connections outside her privilege upbringing, where she releases their worlds might be similar that she originally thought. Samantha plays along side, Mary J. Blige, Method Man, Michael Rainey Jr., Shane Johnson and many others. GHOST, is a sequel to the series, “POWER” and follows Tariq St. Patrick who is trying to navigate his new life, which his desire is to shed his father’s legacy, but comes up against the mounting pressure to save his family and the cutthroat Tejada family, which father complicates his life. Season 3 is set to come out this Fall of 2022 as well.
From Louisville, Kentucky, Samantha began performing professionally at the young age of seven. She then left her hometown at nine years old, traveled to New York and booked her first Broadway National Tour of “Billy Elliot the Musical” where she spent three years on the road traveling across the United States, Canada, and São Paulo, Brazil. Upon finishing the tour, she moved to New York City in the pursuit of her acting career. When she turned sixteen, Samantha graduated with honors from The Professional Children’s School in New York City and booked her first role on Broadway as a vacation understudy in Dear Evan Hansen. During these past five years, she has delved into the TV/Film world, flying to Budapest in the middle of a pandemic for her role in FBI: International, has been on hit shows like, Orange is the New Black, FBI Most Wanted and played the Younger Kate in the comedy, SISTERS, which starred, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Samantha is currently enrolled at the Berklee Online Music School while continuing her training and career in the arts.
For fun, Samantha loves anything that involves nature, hiking, kayaking, camping, the ocean, traveling and local culture. She is also very passionate about Reproductive Access Organizations particularly the Kentucky Health Justice Network since she is from there and understands the culture of the South. You can find her spending her free time on these things above.
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