Samantha Colley is a beauty with brains British actress who gained recognition for playing the character of Abigail Williams in the 2014 stage drama, The Crucible, showcased at the Old Vic theatre in London. Her striking performance which thrilled audiences was highly acclaimed as she was nominated for WhatsOnStage Award in Best Supporting Actress category. Her meteoric rise to stardom came with her outstanding depiction of Albert Einstein’s Serbian wife, Mileva Maric in the 2017 National Geographic television series, Genius, produced by Oscar-winning producer, Ron Howard. Other stage works, movies and television series she has starred in include Klippies, Far Away, Endeavour and Victoria.
Samantha Colley’s Biography
The comely actress was born in Canterbury, a cathedral city in Southeast England, in 1989. She celebrates her birthday every 22nd of March. The details about her parents are not known as she only disclosed in an interview that she is one of five children born to her parents without mentioning their names. Samantha Colley had her childhood experiences in Devon, a county in Southwest England. Regarding her upbringing, she revealed that she has been a tomboy since her childhood till date. She went on to state that she does not like lilies as it always reminds her of funerals.
The adept actress was a great athlete while growing up as she participated in many track and field competitions during that time. She is of Caucasian ethnicity and her place of birth is an indication of her British nationality. Colley has been secretive when it comes to disclosing information about her personal life. However, she has not revealed any details concerning her basic education except that she studied at Oxford School of Drama, Woodstock, England in 2011 and graduated a term early with a diploma in Professional Acting in 2014.
Soon after her graduation from the school of drama, Colley made her first stage appearance the same year as Abigail Williams in the English TV drama, The Crucible at the Old Vic Theatre, London, starring alongside Richard Armitage, Harry Attwell, and Marama Corlett. The Arthur Miller drama which was directed by Yael Farber received positive reviews as Samantha Colley’s excellent depiction of Abigail Williams earned her nominations for Best Supporting Actress at the Oliver Awards and WhatsOnStage Awards. She followed it up by appearing as Joan in Far Away at the Young Vic Theatre, also in the same year. Since then, the actress has continued to star in various small and big screen projects.
Samantha Colley was ushered into the limelight when she was cast to play the role of Albert Einstein’s Serbian wife, Mileva Maric in the first season of immensely successful 2017 National Geographic television series, Genius, that depicts the life stories of history’s greatest minds from their days as young adults to their final years, including their discoveries, relationships, causes, flaws and genius.
Interestingly, her outstanding performance in the first season of the aforementioned series earned her a lead role in the second season as Dora Maar, together with Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, Seth Gabel, and Antonio Banderas. Her excellent performance received positive reviews as she was nominated in 2018 Women’s Image Network Awards (WIN) for Actress MFT movie/mini-series.
In addition, Samantha Colley later picked up a role as Eliza Skerrett in the prominent and highly rated English television series, Victoria. The series which portrays the early life of Queen Victoria from her ascension to the throne at the tender age of 18 to her courtship and marriage to Prince Albert, was a commercial success as it has been nominated for two Primetime Emmys. Other stage works, movies and TV series that the beauteous actress has graced her talent with include Klippies, Endeavour, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Tuesday.
Samantha Colley’s Net Worth
After a few years of portraying memorable characters in theatres, TV series and films, Samantha Colley has been able to garner an attractive net worth for herself which is reported to be about $1 million.
Is Samantha Colley Engaged or Married?
Samantha Colley was in a romantic relationship with English actor Richard Armitage. They met on the set of The Crucible and began courting in November 2014. After one year of courtship, they got engaged on 16th June 2016. However, the couple called off their engagement in the following year. Currently, Samantha Colley is reportedly single as she has not revealed whether she is dating someone at the moment.