She attended LaGuardia High School of the Arts, where she studied voice and theater. Later she attended the University of Miami Coral Gables, where she earned her BFA in Musical Theater.
Samara has been a professional singer and actress for 20 years. Along with her work in the theater she has lent her voice to many bands on stage, as the front woman, as a backup singer and as a session vocalist, as well.
On tour, she has appeared as The Leader in the National Tour of “Zorba” and toured Europe in “Best of Broadway”. Most recently, Samara appeared as Courtney in “Divorce Party, The Musical”, which played in West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles.
Other regional credits include, Sheila (and 6 other characters!) in “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah”, with The New Vista Theatre Company, The Iowa Housewife in “Menopause, The Musical” at the Cuillo Theatre, Patsy in “Bingo…The Musical” at the 26th Street Theatre and many others.
Here in New York, Samara has worked off and off-off Broadway. She played the evil Morgan Le Fey in a rock version of “A Connecticut Yankee”, at the Judith Anderson Theatre. She created the role of Elsa, in the original musical “Dissolving Elsa” at The Lark Theatre.
When she’s not on the stage, Samara’s favorite role is being a mom to her 8 year old son. She is currently developing a web show that will showcase her performing, point of view, style and tips on living fabulously in NYC, on a budget. “As you might imagine, being a performer means you most likely will have to have other jobs, and I’ve had quite a few! Makeup artist, tour guide, cocktail waitress, (of course!), handing out cereal samples on the corner of 34th and 6th, you name it… The wonderful thing about it is that I’ve learned to do so many different things. You’ve heard the expression ‘Jack of all trades, master of none’? Well I call myself ‘Chick of all trades and Mommy of one’. I hope I can share my experiences in a way that will be a lot of fun to watch!”