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Samantha Esteban

Born in North Carolina, Samantha found her way to Hollywood via San Diego, California, via Bangor, Maine. At an early age, she found discipline in martial arts, and the love of performing in dance and theatre. Acting on television and in movies came to follow. She played the role of 'Stacy' in the '92 Polygram Film "Summer Camp", then booked a bit part in "The Brady Bunch" movie. In '95, she landed her first big television gig as a 4 year series regular on _"Saved By The Bell: The New Class"(1993)_ playing the feisty 'Maria Lopez'. Several other appearances on sitcoms and TV dramas kept her working. In 2001 she was privileged to work opposite Oscar award-winning Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, and Cliff Curtis, in the feature film Training Day (2001), playing the pivotal role of 'Letty'. Also in 2004 she worked with Christian Bale in the film "Harsh Times", which was directed and written by David Ayer, who wrote "Training Day".

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Oct 25, 1979 In Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Pig's Tale 1996-06-07
Latest Project:
Series Jane the Virgin 2014-10-13
Known For
Poster of Jane the Virgin
Poster of The Other Side
Poster of The Mentalist
Poster of Harsh Times
Series From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Mónica Garza 2014-03-11
Movie The Other Side Evelyn Rios 2014-07-07
Movie An American in Hollywood Priscila 2014-07-18
Series Jane the Virgin Captain Garcia 2014-10-13
Series The Mentalist Monica Suarez 2008-09-23
Movie Harsh Times Letty 2005-09-11
Series The Twilight Zone Carla Arroyo 2002-09-18
Movie Training Day Letty 2001-10-05
Movie A Pig's Tale Stacy (as Samantha Becker) 1996-06-07