Sammi Hanratty

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Sammi Hanratty
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Sammi Hanratty in 2008
Born Samantha Lynne Hanratty
(1995-09-20) September 20, 1995 (age 18)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

Samantha Lynne "Sammi" Hanratty (born September 20, 1995) is an American actress. In 2007, she began her acting career portraying young Charlotte "Chuck" Charles on the ABC series Pushing Daisies. Hanratty's first lead role took place in 2009 she portrayed Chrissa Maxwell in An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong. In 2011 She played the role Whitney Brown in the movie The Greening of Whitney Brown. Hanratty serves as a StarPower Ambassador for Starlight Children's Foundation.[1][third-party source needed][not verified in body]

Early life[edit]

Born in Scottsdale, Arizona, Hanratty is the youngest in a family of five girls and three boys.[citation needed] In 1997, she moved to Los Angeles.

Acting career[edit]

Hanratty has appeared in several films and television series including the 2006 television movie Hello Sister, Goodbye Life, opposite Lacey Chabert. In 2006, she was a recurring character through seasons two and three of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody as Holly, a little girl whose father is a con man and once stayed at the Tipton. In 2007, she appeared in the miniseries Desperation, and had a minor role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. She has a recurring role on the action-drama series The Unit with her older sister Danielle. That same year, she filmed The Santa Clause 3, playing an elf named Glenda. In 2009 she played Chrissa in An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong.[2]

Personal Life[edit]

Hanratty is close friends with Stella Hudgens, whose older sister is actress Vanessa Hudgens.



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest British Girl (uncredited)
2006 Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, TheThe Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Elf #1
2007 Boogeyman 2 Young Laura
2007 Wish Gone Amiss Holly Video
2008 Hero Wanted Marley Singer
2009 American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong, AnAn American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong Chrissa Maxwell Video
2009 Finding Bliss Little Jody
2009 Within Michelle Lowe
2009 Christmas Carol, AA Christmas Carol Various
2010 Magic Kayla Fairmont
2010 Jack and the Beanstalk Gretel
2010 Kalamity Barbie Klepack
2011 Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone, TheThe Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone Allie
2011 Greening of Whitney Brown, TheThe Greening of Whitney Brown Whitney Brown
2012 Amazing Love Carrie
2014 Moms' Night Out Zoe


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Passions Adele Episode: "1.1410"
2005 Charmed Wendy Episode: "Little Box of Horrors"
2005 Drake & Josh Annabelle Episode: "Foam Finger"
2005 House Dory Episode: "The Mistake"
2005 Last Laugh '05 Little Girl Movie
2006 Hello Sister, Goodbye Life Celia Movie
2006 CSI: NY Emma Matthews Episode: "Fare Game"
2006 Cold Case Muriel Bartleby (1929) Episode: "Beautiful Little Fool"
2006 MADtv Various 3 episodes
2006 Desperation Pie Carver Movie
2006 That's So Raven Taylor Episode: "Rae of Sunshine"
2006–07 Suite Life of Zack & Cody, TheThe Suite Life of Zack & Cody Holly 6 episodes
2007–09 Pushing Daisies Young Chuck 6 episodes
2006–09 Unit, TheThe Unit Jen Gerhardt 10 episodes
2008 iCarly Morgan Episode: "iCarly Saves TV"
2008 Mother Goose Parade Movie
2009 Amazing Mrs. Novak, TheThe Amazing Mrs. Novak Sadie Novak Movie
2013 Rizzoli & Isles Chloe Episode: "All for One"
2013 Shake It Up Kristin Episode: "In the Bag It Up"
2014 Zoe Gone Jennifer Lynn Lifetime movie

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2007 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama): Guest Starring Young Actress The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Nominated
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Comedy or Drama): Leading Young Actress Hello Sister, Goodbye Life Nominated
2008 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series: Recurring Young Actress The Suite Life of Zack and Cody Nominated


  1. ^ "StarPower Ambassadors" Starlight Children's Foundation web site
  2. ^ "Cast & Characters" American

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