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Samantha Mathis was born in New York in 1970 to Bibi Besch, an aspiring actress at the time. Her first acting job was in a commercial for baby products with her mother. Since her parents divorced when she was only three years old, Samantha was very exposed to the acting industry from a very young age, which made her almost destined to become an actress. Samantha's first feature film was Pump Up the Volume (1990) opposite her on- and off-screen love at the time, Christian Slater. This movie also marked her first topless scene, but Samantha has now grown up and moved on to more demanding roles, such as the part of Terry Carmichael in the action-packed film Broken Arrow (1996). This talented young actress is defintely going places, so be sure to look out for Samantha quite often in the near future.
Daughter of Bibi Besch
Friends with Sandra Bullock
(1995) Dated Noah Wyle
Dated co-star Christian Slater during Pump Up the Volume (1990)
Dated River Phoenix during Thing Called Love, The (1993)
Samantha was at Johnny Depp's Viper Room with boyfriend River Phoenix the night that he died.
Younger half-brother and half-sister appeared as extras in Super Mario Bros. Younger half-brother aspires to be a film director.