Sam Sorbo is an actress who has garnered a portfolio big enough to rival some of the more established names in the entertainment industry. She is famous for portraying the character of Serena in the 1996 TV series, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Besides acting, Sam is also a movie creator and producer with her production credits including Miracle In East Texas, The Legend of Catclaws Mountain, Israel, My Beloved and many others. She is also popularly known as the wife of the renowned actor, Kevin Sorbo.
Sam Sorbo’s Biography
The award-winning actress was born as Sandra Lynn Jenkins on 18th October 1966 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The identities of her parents and siblings are yet unknown as the adroit actress has not disclosed such details on the media. Following the completion of her high school education in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, she enrolled at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina and graduated with a degree in Biomedical Engineering.
Sam Sorbo ventured into modeling immediately after her graduation from college and became quite successful. She travelled around the world for modeling jobs during such time. The multi-talented actress then relocated to Los Angeles to kickstart her acting career. She made her television debut by appearing as Georgette in an episode of the 1987 TV series, Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story.
From 1987 to 1990, Sam Sorbo made cameo appearances in two television series by featuring in an episode of Blue Blood (1989) as Tuesday, and in an episode of Glory Days (1990) as Sherry. She also made her motion picture debut when she was cast as Fox’s Assistant in the 1990 movie, The Bonfire of the Vanities. She portrayed a Hooker in the 1991 movie, Night of the Warrior. Sorbo subsequently featured in other films like Twenty Bucks, Ed and His Dead Mother, Fortunes of War, and The Crew before bagging guest appearance roles in series such as Diagnosis Murder, JAG, The Sentinel, and Chicago Hope.
Sam Sorbo was ushered to stardom for her role as Serena in the 1996 Christian Williams’ TV series, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys alongside her husband, Kevin Sorbo and Michael Hurst. In more recent years, her feature film credits have included Miracle In East Texas and Bernie The Dolphin. In addition, the renowned actress co-wrote the movie, Let There Be Light with Dan Gordon. Interestingly, her acting career has been decorated as she earned the Best Supporting Actress in Utah Film Festival Award and also a Grace Award nomination for her work in the film, Let There Be Light.
Sam Sorbo’s Family Life
Sam Sorbo got acquainted with her now-husband, Kevin Sorbo on the set of the 1996 TV series, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Soon after, they began a relationship which reached a new height when Kevin proposed to Sam six months later. They went down the aisle in Little Chapel on 5th January 1998. The union is blessed with three children; two sons, Braeden Cooper Sorbo (born on 22nd August 2001 in Henderson, Nevada), Shane Haaken Sorbo (born on 16th March 2004), and a daughter, Octavia Flynn Sorbo (born on 16th October 2005).
Prior to their wedding, Kevin Sorbo suffered aneurysm which caused him a stroke with migraines, impaired balance and 10% vision loss a few days after their engagement. Fortunately, he was miraculously healed before their wedding.
Sorbo as a Homeschooling Advocate
Sam Sorbo is in support of homeschooling children in order to inculcate moral virtues in them as she homeschooled her three children. She is also the chairperson and spokesman of a non-profit organization, A World Fit For Kids that teaches teenagers to be role models of younger children.
Her Writing Career
Kevin Sorbo’s wife is an accomplished writer who has written and published many books. Her publications include Teach From Love, Share The Light (with Kevin Sorbo), The Answer: Proof of God in Heaven (with Marius Forté), They’re Your Kids: An Inspirational Journey From Self-Doubter to Homeschool Advocate, among many others.
She is a Radio Host
In addition to her works as an actress, Sam Sorbo serves as a radio host of a nationally syndicated program, The Sorbo Show where she interacts with her listeners.
Sam Sorbo’s Net Worth
Sam Sorbo has earned a decent net worth from her television, film, modeling and writing projects. Even though she has not made her net worth public, she has indeed made a tremendous fortune through her many endeavors which is evident in her lifestyle.
Kevin Sorbo’s wife is quite tall as she stands at a height of 5 feet 11 inches which is the same as 1.80 m.