SAMANTHA FONTANA is an actor, writer, producer, and comedian living in New York City with her family; including two gremlin looking dogs named Baby and Bodhi. Born and raised in the East Village, Samantha is a Biggie Smalls loving Greek-Italian Jew. She is passionate about animal rights and is an advocate of animal rescue organizations and shelters around NYC. Samantha performs all over NYC: Joe's Pub, The Mockingbird, The Wild Project, Gotham, Stand Up NY, Sid Gold's Request Room, and more.
Samantha receieved her BFA in Acting from Brooklyn College and attended the Lee Strasberg Institute. She spelled Juilliard wrong 18 times in her Jewliard application.
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Check out Samantha in S.U.C.K. (Stand Up Comedy Klub... yes that's Klub with a K) every month at The Mockingbird with guests you won't want to miss...
Samantha hosts and produces the Monday Salon at Double Wide on the second monday of every month at 7pm with Miriam Mintz. A one hour stand-up and storytelling event with some of NYC's best performers.
Samantha is a writer, producer, and actor for CASTING. This comedic series gives a behind-the-scenes look at show business on both sides of the casting table with Judy Gold, Steve Schirripa, Janeane Garofalo, Richard Kind, Lucy DeVito, Lawton Paseka, Catherine Curtin, Bradford Scobie, and others. She is a featured actress in the Funny or Die Community as well as the co-founder, writer, producer, and lead actress in Samantha Fontana and S&M, both channels available on Funny or Die. Shorts she has produced include Too Late for Lattes, Methrocard, and The Interview, among others.
Check out Samantha in Your Main Thing, available on Vimeo with John Early, Aparna Nancherla, Erin Markey, Jill Pangallo, Amber Martin, Shane O'neill.
Performing in theatre for over ten years, some credits include, Fucked In The East Village, Joe Pintauro's Raft of the Medusa, Kristoffer Diaz' F**cking Vigwan or SWAG (Cherry Lane Theatre), Tom Coash's Raghead, GI60 International One Minute Play Festival.