Most people know Sami Gayle as one of the stars of the long-running CBS drama, Blue Bloods. Many people also know that she has starred in several popular movies; sharing the screens with the likes of Adrien Brody and Nicholas Cage. However, did you know that Gayle is not just a talented actress but also a brilliant student? Did you also know that the Blue Bloods star ranks amongst the top debaters in her country? All this and much more interesting facts about the actress will be unveiled below.
Sami Gayle Bio
Sami Gayle was born on the 22nd of January 1996 in Weston, Florida. She grew up in Florida and started taking dance and vocal lessons when she was just a child. The young Gayle did not initially aspire to be an actress but rather wanted to be a professional dancer. She, therefore, took part in several national and regional dance competitions out of which she won a few. Gayle’s passion for dancing also took her to New York where she participated in ballet classes. During one of such classes, her skills caught the eyes of an individual who offered her a part in a Broadway production. She, however, turned down the offer as the timing clashed with a family engagement.
The Florida native got another chance in 2007 when she stumbled upon a notice for an off-Broadway production of the musical fable, Gypsy. She attended the open call and beat a thousand other kids to land the role of Baby June on the musical. Sami Gayle portrayed the character during the entire run of the play at City Centre. She also reprised the role when the musical eventually moved to Broadway in 2008. Following her excellent performances, the starlet went on to land parts in other musicals such as Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and Oohrah!
Sami Gayle does not have any boyfriend, at least to the best of public knowledge. The actress is focused on building her career as well as her academics. Gayle initially attended a regular elementary school but after her career kicked off, she had to be home-schooled. She thus completed her entire high school education through the online virtual school system. Her educational pursuits did not stop at this juncture. The actress was able to get into the prestigious Columbia University where she studied a double major, political science and art history. The Blue Bloods star graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2018.
Sami Gayle is Jewish and hails from a family of four. Her mother is an entrepreneur and her name is Linda. Her father is a lawyer and his name is Larry Klitzman. Gayle has disclosed that her parents not only ingrained in her a strong work ethic but also gave her the free hand to explore her interests so far as her academics did not suffer. The actress thus grew up very self-motivated.
Sami Gayle also has an elder brother named Chad. She and Chad are quite close; and she has described him as her mentor, agent, and teacher. The two siblings collaborated on the 2018 Netflix movie, Candy Jar. The film revolves around two career-driven students, Lona and Bennet, who battle for the presidency of their school debate club. The two later shelve their animosities and even end up falling for each other. The movie featured Gayle as Lona while her brother, Chad, wrote the script.
Net Worth and Salary
Sami Gayle has not disclosed specific details about her salary however her net worth is estimated at $500,000. Since commencing her acting career on Broadway in 2007, the Florida native has gone on to appear in several movies and TV series. On the big screen, she has appeared in movies such as Noah, Vampire Academy, Loveship, Hateship, The Congress, Stolen, Candy Jar and Detachment. Detachment is a 2011 drama about a substitute teacher, Henry, with a troubled past. He finds himself at a public school filled with an apathetic student body and a burned out/frustrated administration. Henry later becomes a role model for the students while assisting other people, including a damaged and naïve child prostitute named Erica. Adrien Brody played the role of Henry while Gayle portrayed the role of Erica.
On the small screens, Sami Gayle has appeared in TV series such as As The World Turns, Blue Bloods, and Royal Pains. Blue Bloods is a CBS drama which revolves around a family who has a long history in law enforcement. Patriarch, Frank, is the police commissioner while eldest son, Danny, is a detective. The youngest son, Jamie, is a beat cop while daughter, Erin, is an ADA. In the series, Gayle plays the role of Erin’s daughter – Nicky. Her character boasts of progressive views and isn’t afraid to butt heads with the conservative members of her extended family. She, however, aspires to be the first woman in the family to be a cop. Blue Bloods debuted in 2010 and Gayle has been a series regular since then. Her performance on the show earned her a nomination for best young actress in a TV series at the 2012 Young Artist Awards.