Samara Weaving may not yet be one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, but her steady and meteoric rise up the ladder is simply amazing and worth learning about. She is an Australian actress and model famous for her portrayal of Indi Walker in the Australian soap opera Home and Away. She also played the lead role in the Netflix movie The Babysitter (2017). Here you will find everything you need to know about the Australian sex bomb.
Who is Samara Weaving?
Samara Weaving was born on February 23, 1992, in Adelaide, Australia. A few years after her birth she moved with her family and grew up in different parts of the world, including Singapore, Fiji, Indonesia (where she attended elementary school), and then in Australia. She attended Pittwater House School in her native country in 2004 before joining Canberra’s girls’ high school in 2005 after her family moved to the country’s capital.
While traveling the world in the early years of her life, she had the opportunity to explore cultures and visit places, she also spent those years performing in short films, dance, and stage shows. She was a member of the Singapore Dance Company and also performed with the Canberra Youth Theatre. As a high school student, she became an acting captain and performed in various school and theater productions.
Due to her previous successes, it was easy for her to fit into the larger acting scene. In 2008 Samara snatched her first big acting role as Kirsten Mulroney in the Australian-British soap opera Out of the Blue. Although the series only lasted one season, it gave her the necessary publicity to successfully advance in show business. The following year she was cast as Indigo “Indi” Walker in the Australian soap opera Home and Away.
She initially appeared as a recurring character for five weeks, but then starred in over 300 episodes after her screen family was brought back as part of the main cast in 2010-2013. For this single role, she moved from Canberra to Sydney for the shooting. She also received a nomination for the Audience Award for Best Female Performance in a Television Drama at the 1st AACTA Awards 2012 for her performance. In addition to her nomination in this award category, she also acted as a presenter during the event.
After her departure from the series in July 2013, the actress sought new roles and has since taken Hollywood by storm. On the big screen, she made her debut as Peggy in the crime thriller Mystery Road. In 2015 she starred in 3 episodes of the web series Squirrel Boys and also had a recurring role as Heather in the first season of Ash vs Evil Dead for which she gained international attention. This was followed by a role in the feature film Bad Girl and a leading role in the comedy film Monster Trucks (2016) as Brianne, which also featured veteran actors such as Rob Lowe and Danny Glover.
2017 was a huge year for Samara Weaving. In it, she had a hive of on-screen appearances alongside celebrity actors. She starred with Steven Yeun in the action-comedy thriller Mayhem as Melanie Cross and played Nelson Rose in the Showtime series SMILF alongside Frankie Shaw, the creator of the series. She received her first role in a Hollywood movie as the title character in the teen comedy horror movie The Babysitter alongside Bella Thorne.
She also received a role in the Academy Award-nominated film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and an appearance in the music video for Charlie Puths Song Attention. She appears in the mini-series Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018) as Irma Leopold. In August 2018 she joined the cast of the thriller Ready or Not, which is scheduled for release in 2019, and is also shooting the upcoming action comedy film Guns Akimbo with British co-star Daniel Radcliffe.
Everything to Know About Samara Weaving
The talented bomb comes from a creative and famous family. She is the daughter of academic Simon Weaving, a writer, filmmaker, and artistic director of the Canberra International Film Festival. His works include The Big Ride (2006), The Competition (2014), and Waiting for Robbo (2011). The name of her mother is Helena Bezzina, a Maltese.
Other members of her famous family are her uncle, film, and theater actor Hugo Weaving, with whom she appeared in the crime thriller Mystery Road. He is also known for blockbusters like The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Her younger sister Morgan (born July 27, 1994) and her cousin Harry Weaving are also active in show business.
Samara Weaving Has a Hollywood Doppelganger
Many people are not lucky enough to find their real doppelganger, but for Samara, she doesn’t have to search long and far to find hers. She was compared to the Oscar-nominated Margot Robbie. However, the comparison goes beyond her career, because Samara is already gaining momentum with her impressive roles and could receive an Oscar nomination, if not an award soon. They could easily pass for twins.
She was once a victim of an internet hoax
In June 2016, the Australian-born actress was almost nailed in the middle of a Trump fake news scandal. A Facebook user identified as Greg McCurdy shared her hurt looking make-up from the set of Ash vs. Evil Dead and claimed she was a victim of fascism, which was heavily attacked by opponents for supporting Donald Trump in his presidential campaign.
He did not even identify the person in the post that was spreading. However, the photo was identified by her co-star Bruce Campbell, who then refuted the claim and clarified that the said photo was a make-up test from the series. Weaving later expressed her annoyance at the situation.
Besides her explosive acting career, Samara is also known as a model. She has perfect body measurements, which are ideal for lingerie commercials, and since 2012 she has also been a model for the Australian underwear brand Bonds. She is active in social media and can be followed on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
The blue-eyed beauty weighs 52 kg (114.5 lb) and stands 5 inches above 1.65 m (5 feet). Her body measurements are 32-23-32 inches (breasts-waist hips).
She made headlines with her screen love for home and on the go, Axel Whitehead when they met from 2012 until October 2013 when they split up, but they have remained good friends. He is a singer and has been on Australian Idol. From 2013 to 2016 she was involved with the British model Rob Moore. They shared many posts on their social media profiles and took part in many award ceremonies together. She was also associated with Johnny Ruffo and Tyler Atkins.
Nevertheless, according to her Instagram story, Beauty seems to be currently dating Jimmy Warden, whom she met while shooting The Babysitter.