Samantha Barks is an English actress and singer best known for her portrayal of Éponine in the 2012 film version of Les Misérables, which earned her several accolades, including Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer. She first gained fame as a finalist in the BBC talent search show, I’d Do Anything, which was for a new, unknown lead to play Nancy in a West End revival of the British musical Oliver!. She has also starred in many theater productions, including City of Angels, Les Misérables, Honeymoon in Vegas, and Pretty Woman: The Musical.
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Samantha Barks was born on October 2, 1990, in Isle of Man, UK.
She is currently 28 years old.
Barks attended Laxey Primary School in Laxey and St Ninian’s High School, Douglas in the Isle of Man.
Later, she joined The Arts Educational Schools (ArtsEd) in Chiswick, London, England for advanced study.
- Father – Richard Barks
- Mother – Ann Barks
- Siblings – Kim Barks (Older Sister), Carl Barks (Older Brother)
Samantha Barks had dated American singer, Nick Joans from 2011 to 2011 and began dating British model, David Gandy in early 2013, which didn’t last as well. They broke out in October 2013.
She has been dating English actor Richard Fleeshman since 2013.
- In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
- In centimeters – 170 cm
- In meters – 1.7 m
- In Kilograms – 53 kg
- In Pounds – 117 lbs
- Measurements – 34-23-35
- Bust – 34 inches
- Waist – 23 inches
- Hip – 35 inches
- Bra Size – 32B
She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.
Her dress size is 2 (US).
Samantha made her feature film debut with the 2012 romantic musical drama film, Les Misérables, playing the role as Éponine alongside an ensemble cast, including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, and Amanda Seyfried.
In 2008, Samantha competed in BBC’s talent show-themed television series I’d Do Anything as herself. She made it to the finals in a search for a new, unknown lead to play Nancy in a West End revival of the British musical Oliver!, in which she finished third.
Samantha released her debut album, “Looking in Your Eyes” in April 2007. Besides, she has also contributed to the soundtracks of many movies.
For her stellar performance in the 2012 romantic musical drama film, Les Misérables.
Samantha Barks Favorites
- Favorite Post Workout Snack – Strawberry Whey Hey high-protein low-calorie ice cream
- Favorite Songs To Sing – Black Velvet, Johnny Cash songs, Elvis Presley songs
Samantha Barks Net Worth
Samantha Barks has a net worth of $2 million dollars.
Samantha Barks Facts
She began training in Ballet, Modern and Tap forms of dancing when she was three years old.
Samantha studied Musical Theatre and Shakespeare at Arts Educational and Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, respectively.
In 2007, she participated in the Maltese International Song Competition and won the title of Best Foreign Singer. She also won the cash prize of €2000.
She moved to London at the age of 16 to pursue a career in singing.
In September 2009, Samantha launched a new Manx Ship called the Caly Manx in China.
She made her American solo concert debut in the summer of 2017 at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City.