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Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee is a renowned Canadian-American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actress, and television host. Samantha Bee gained prominence as a correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” from 2003 to 2015. She was the only female correspondent on the show during most of her tenure.

Early Life

Samantha Bee opened her eyes to this world on the 25th of October 1969, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her full name is Samantha Anne Bee and holds dual nationality of Canadian-American.

She comes under the birth sign of Scorpio and is currently 54 years old. In addition, she belongs to a mixed ethnicity while her religious beliefs are unknown.

She was born to Debra Bee and Ronald Bee. Sadly, her parents split up soon after her birth, and she was initially raised by her grandmother, a secretary at the Catholic school. Moreover, she spends her childhood days on Roncesvalles Avenue

Samantha Bee – Education

She attended a Catholic school. Later, she went to McGill University. She was unable to finish her studies there owing to various issues, so she transferred to the University of Ottawa. During that time, she began taking drama classes and eventually attended George Brown Drama School in Toronto.

Professional Career

Samantha Bee started working as a waitress and auditioned for acting roles in Toronto. At age 26, she toured with a staged production of Sailor Moon, in which she portrayed the title character. She was in the “A” cast of Sailor Moon, whereas Jason Jones, her future husband, was in the “B” cast.

She was one of the four original members of Toronto’s sketch comedy troupe The Atomic Fireballs. After this, she made her acting debut in television, in a 2000 episode of “Real Kids, Real Adventures.” Then, she appeared in the TV movies “Ham I Am” (2001) and “Jasper, Texas” (2003).

Rose to Fame

In addition, she served as a correspondent for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” on July 10, 2003. Meanwhile, she was the only female correspondent on the show during most of her tenure. From 2003 to 2015, she appeared in more than 320 episodes of the show.

Caption: Samantha Bee as a correspondent on, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Source: YouTube)

She made her acting debut in the 2004 Canadian independent film “Ham & Cheese” co-written by her husband Jason Jones and starring Canadian comics Scott Thompson and Dave Foley. In the year 2007, she guest-starred on “Rescue Me” and starred in the superhero movie “Underdog.”

She shared the screen with her husband in the 2008 film “Coopers’ Camera,” and the same year she also appeared in “The Love Guru.” She starred in a three-episode stint on HBO’s “Bored to Death” and appeared in the films “Whatever Works” and “Motherhood” in the year 2009.

The following year, she had an uncredited role in Tina Fey and Steve Carell’s comedy “Date Night,” featured in the film “Furry Vengeance,” and guest-starred on “Law & Order.”

Recent Career

She played Mother Goose on “Sesame Street” in 2010 and 2012 before appearing in the film “Learning to Drive” (2014) and guest-starring on “The Michael J. Fox Show” (2014), “Deadbeat” (2014), and “Halal In The Family” (2015).

The actress co-starred with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in 2015’s “Sisters,” which made $105 million at the box office, and she portrayed Geri in the Canadian teen sitcom “Game On” between 2015 and 2016.

Since 2016, she has hosted “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” making her the first woman who has hosted a late-night satire news show. She won a Primetime Emmy for the 2017 “Full Frontal” special “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” and that year she sold a “Nasty Woman” shirt that generated over $1 million for Planned Parenthood.

In 2018, Bee founded the production business Swimsuit Competition and acquired a first-look deal with TBS. She has had guest appearances on “The Detour” (2016; 2019) and “Blue’s Clues & You!” (2020), as well as the TV documentary “The History of Comedy” (2017).

Later, she played Jillian on the revived “The Kids in the Hall,” released in May 2022. In April 2023, she was named as the host of the 11th Canadian Screen Awards.

Samantha Bee – Awards

As a renowned actress and television host, she has won several awards and nominations. She won the 2005 Canadian Comedy Award for Television / Best Performance by a Female – Television for  ‘The Daily Show.”

In 2009, she won the Canadian Comedy Award for Multimedia / Best Female Performance in a Feature for “COopers’ Camera.” Similarly, she won the 2017 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special.

Caption: Samantha Bee with her Emmy Award (Source: Deadline)

Samantha received the Women’s Media Center’s History-Making Award in 2016, and in 2019, “Full Frontal” earned a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Variety or Talk Show Episode for “Trans Rights Under Attack.” Bee has also received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role or Guest Role in a Comedy Series for “Good God” (2013), as well as a Shorty Award nomination for Best Comedian (2017).

Net Worth 2024

As of 2023, her net worth is estimated at around $8 million while her annual salary is around $1 million. Primarily, she earns through her profession as a comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actress, and television host.

Relationship Status

In 2001, Samantha Bee married to Jason Jones. With the marriage, the couple has two kids; Piper, and Fletcher. So far, they have kept their marriage lovely. There are no reports of a conflict between the two. Furthermore, Samantha has not seen anyone in the public or media. Currently, Samantha and her family are enjoying their company and living happily.

Caption: Samantha Bee’s family photo (Source: Yahoo Finance)

Samantha previously criticized President Donald Trump over the scandal surrounding Michael Flynn’s departure as national security advisor. Aside from that, she has not been a part of scandal or controversy.

Body Measurements

This TV actress stands 5 feet 7 inches tall (1.70 m) and weighs decent. In addition, she has a pair of light brown eyes with blonde hair colour.

Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@realsambee’ there are over 477k followers. Likewise, there are over 432.2k followers on her Twitter page ‘@iamsambee’ and she is not present on Facebook.