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Samaire Armstrong Biography

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Birthdate: October 31, 1980
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

Samaire Armstrong made waves on The O.C. back in season one as Anna Stern, one of Seth Cohen's love interests. Find out where this cute blonde got her start in Hollywood!

Samaire Armstrong - Ghoulish Beginnings

Born in Tokyo on Halloween, Samaire lived in Japan with her parents for the first few years of her life before moving to Hawaii, and later, to Arizona. Growing up in Arizona, Samaire took part in many school plays, but it wasn't until she was part-way through high school that she turned her attention to acting. Before that, she'd focused her attention on playing volleyball!

Samaire Armstrong - Not Another Teen Actress

When Samaire graduated high school she set out for LA as soon as she could. Fate seemed to be on her side as she landed a part in the short-lived TV series, Freaks and Geeks. Despite the show being cancelled, it led to new opportunities like a role in the spoof, Not Another Teen Movie.

Samaire Armstrong - SoCal Sister

Samaire's biggest break definitely came when she joined the cast of The O.C. as new girl, Anna Stern, straight from Pittsburgh. For a while, it seemed like Samaire's character would wind up with Adam Brody's character, Seth, but after 14 episodes, Anna left Orange County for good - or so we thought. Season three sees Anna return for a few episodes, just to stir up a little drama! During her break from the southern Californian teen drama, Samaire played the part of Emily on the HBO comedy, Entourage, for several episodes. In 2006, you can look forward to Samaire's move to the big screen - she's starring in two flicks, Stay Alive and [kwlink]Just My Luck[/kwlink] with Lindsay Lohan!

Samaire Armstrong - Did U Know?

  • Samaire Armstrong's name is actually pronounced Sah-mee-rah and is Gaelic for "dawning sun".
  • Samaire Armstrong has her own clothing line called NARU, which is sold in an exclusive boutique in Hawaii.
  • Samaire Armstrong is trained in Judo, which she began learning while living in Japan.
  • Samaire Armstrong is in the music video for Daniel Powter's song, Bad Day.
  • Samaire Armstrong has a dog named Charlie.
  • Samaire Armstrong Says...
    "My birthday's on Halloween. So I feel very close to the dark side already. You know, as a Scorpio, you're just kind of 'Ooh, I like the witchy thing,' you know?" - Samaire on working on horror films.

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