|October 6, 1978|
|Place of Birth|
Samara Felippo Santana (born October 6, 1978 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian actress.
Samara had planned to become a gymnast but decided to study theater to lose her inhibitions. At age 17, she decided against taking competitive exams to major in Computer Science upon being offered a spot in the actors troupe of the television network Rede Globo.
She was invited to join Caça Talentos, a children's morning telenovela (televised soap opera) with Angélica. In early 1997, she participated in the Star for a Day segment of the weekly Sunday TV program Domingão do Faustão. Her test was to re-enact a scene in the role of the Nívea Stelmann character in the soap opera A Indomada opposite Matheus Rocha. Her performance was excellent and enabled her to participate in other productions of the soap opera broadcast industry.
The first such soap opera, Anjo Mau, found Samara playing the young Simone Garcia. Later, she performed in Meu Bem Querer and Suave Veneno, among others. The highlight of her career came in Malhação, where she portrayed the rebellious Érica Schmidt, a character who discovers she has contracted HIV. In 2003, Mariana played the romantic Mariana, in the miniseries A Casa das Sete Mulheres; later that year she portrayed Celina Costa Andrade Fernandes in Chocolate com Pimenta. In 2004 she was in the soap opera Da Cor do Pecado, where she showed her comic vein opposite Karina Bacchi and Rosi Campos. In 2005, she played the coquettish Detinha in América. Exploring her comic side, the character of pedestrians trying to conquer the city and get a boyfriend at all costs.
|Height||5 ft 5 in / 165 cm|
|Weight||119 lb / 54 kg|
|Shoe (Feet) Size||–|
|Hair Color||Light brown|
|Race / ethnicity||White|