Now Dublin-based, Samantha Mumba is an international star who has sold nearly 5 million copies of hits during her successful singing career with her first album, ‘Gotta Tell You’, reaching number 4 in the US Hot 100 Billboard Charts. Closer to home, she won the Smash Hits Poll Part ‘Best Female Newcomer’ and was shortlisted for a Grammy Award.
An entertainer with over nineteen years’ experience as a trained jazz and tap dancer, and sixteen years’ experience as a trained commercial, contemporary and hip hop dancer. She has worked with a host of the world’s most renowned choreographers for music videos and training including Tina Landon, Fatima Robinson, Brian Friedman and Tyce Diorio, among others.
Samantha played Mara in Steven Spielberg’s hit movie “The Time Machine” and went on to become the Youth Ambassador in Ireland for Unicef, doing charity work and taking her first field trip with them to Zambia highlighting HIV/AIDS. She has had a leading role in the Irish ‘Boy Eats Girl’ movie and ‘Johnny Was’, starring alongside Vinnie Jones, Lennox Lewis, Eriq La Salle, Roger Daltrey and Patrick Bergin.
More recently, she guest-presented on TV3’s ‘The Seven O’Clock Show’ alongside Martin King while Lucy was filming on another project. TV3 viewers will get to see more of Samantha when she appears in TV3’s ‘Celebrity Masterchef’ in the new year.
Samantha is mum to a little girl called Sage and is enjoying spending time back on Irish-soil.