A large number of big stars and icons are from Canada and Samantha Bee is no exception. Samantha is Canadian born, but a citizen of the United States and has a whole host of accomplishments under her roster. She is a famous TV show correspondent, Actress, Comedian and a media critic. She was naturalized as a US citizen in 2014 after which she holds dual citizenships.
Samantha Bee Biography and Family
Samantha bee was born on October 25th, 1969 in Toronto, Ontario in Canada. Her parents got divorced soon after she was born, leaving Samantha in the care of her grandmother who was a secretary at the Catholic School she was attending. She shifted to Humberside Collegiate Institute and the York Memorial Collegiate Institute where she completed her high school.
After her High school graduation, she enrolled at McGill University, where she did her humanities course, but she later moved to the University of Ottawa as she was not completely satisfied by her humanities course. At the University of Ottawa, Samantha discovered her love for the arts and theater when she enrolled for a theater class. Once she realized where her passion lay, she went on to attend the George Brown Theatre School in Toronto.
Career: After her theater course at the George Brown School, she worked as a waitress all the while auditioning for roles waiting for her big break. Her first official act came when she went on tour with the production crew of Sailor Moon where she played the lead. She met her future husband in the B cast of the same play.
The atomic Fireballs, an all-woman sketch comedy troupe were founded by Samantha among others and they did their best to act out a lot of their own ideas without any disagreements.
Samantha’s big break finally came on July 10, 203 when she became a correspondent on the daily show with Jon Stewart. Samantha was an expert in caricaturing people and she often coaxed people to caricature themselves on the show.
Samantha’s husband Jason Jones joined the crew of The Daily Show in 2005, 2 years after his wife. He was employed as a freelance correspondent which allowed Samantha to have a reduced workload which was much needed owing to her pregnancy. Jon Stewart made it a point to call Samantha out during his show and give her much deserved attention. Samantha co-hosted The Daily Show along with her Husband once on October 7, 2014, in the absence of Jon.
From the years 2005 to 2012, Samantha was nominated 4 times for the Canadian Comedy Award out of which she won twice, one for her performance in a movie and another for her role on The Daily Show. 2016 was a good year for Samantha as she was nominated for a whopping 10 awards for her show ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ out of which she won three including the critically acclaimed Television Critics Association Award.
Samantha Bee Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $3.2 Million US Dollars
After Samantha Bee quit The Daily Show in 2015, she started her own show on TBS called ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ which was the first show of its kind to be hosted by a woman. It was a late night satire show with Samantha’s unique touch to it. It became very popular and it raked in the big money for Samantha as is evident from her net worth which is $3.2 million US dollars as of 2017. She is also said to be receiving a salary of $1 million for her show.
Samantha married Jones in 2001 and she took short breaks from The Daily Show thrice each time due to her pregnancy before returning to the show full-time. She had her first child in 2006 which was a baby girl. She announced in January of 2008 that she was pregnant for a second time even appearing on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart showing off her belly. Her third child was born after a two-year gap in 2010 after which she joked on the show that she was procreating like a farmer along with her husband.
After the phenomenal success of her show ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ the channel has made a decision to renew the show for 2017 and so Samantha is now busy with work for her show. She has received multiple nominations and prestigious awards for her show and she shows no signs of stopping anytime soon!