Sam Sorbo

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Sam Sorbo
Born Sandra Lynn Jenkins
(1966-10-18) October 18, 1966 (age 51)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Other names Sam Jenkins
Occupation Actress, author, talk radio host
Spouse(s) Kevin Sorbo (m. 1998)
Children 3

Sandra Lynn "Sam" Sorbo (née Jenkins) is an American actress, author, and talk radio host. Sorbo is known for playing the role of Serena on the television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and for the weekday, syndicated radio program, The Sam Sorbo Show.[1]

Career[edit]

Under her maiden name, Jenkins, Sorbo played Serena on the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. In the show, Hercules falls in love with Sorbo's character and they get married, but Serena dies under mysterious circumstances.[2]

Sorbo starred as Dr. Caroline Eggert in the third season of Chicago Hope and alongside Steve Buscemi in Twenty Bucks and Ed and His Dead Mother. She had guest appearances as Mariah on seaQuest DSV and she acted alongside her husband as Dr. Sara Riley in two episodes of Andromeda.

Under her married name, Sorbo hosts a weekday radio show, The Sam Sorbo Show, syndicated nationwide by Talk Radio Network. She also co-hosts Flashpoint Live, a weekly radio news magazine.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Sorbo studied Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, but decided to pursue modeling and acting afterwards.[4] Sorbo married actor Kevin Sorbo on January 5, 1998. They have three children together, whom they homeschooled.[5][6] Sorbo wrote They're Your Kids, a book that chronicles her family's experience with homeschooling. She publicly advocates homeschooling.

Sorbo is the spokesman and chair of A World Fit for Kids!, a non-profit organization that trains teenagers to become mentors to younger children.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Bonfire of the Vanities, TheThe Bonfire of the Vanities Fox's Assistant
1991 Night of the Warrior Hooker
1992 Obiettivo indiscreto Claire
1993 Twenty Bucks Anna Holiday
1993 Ed and His Dead Mother Storm Reynolds
1994 Fortunes of War Johanna Pimmler
1994 Crew, TheThe Crew Catherine Driftwood
2001 Resolution Paula
2005 In a Dark Place Paula
2013 Storm Rider Vanessa
2014 Alongside Night Cathryn Vreeland
2017 Let There Be Light Katy Harkins co-wrote screenplay with Dan Gordon
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story Georgette Episode: "1.3"
1990 Blaues Blut Tuesday Episode: "Das Mädchen aus dem Meer"
1990 Glory Days Sherry Episode: "The Kids Are Allright"
1994-95 seaQuest DSV Mariah 2 episodes
1995 Diagnosis: Murder Ellen Kingston Episode: "Playing for Keeps"
1996 JAG Private Whitley Episode: "Boot"
1996 Sentinel, TheThe Sentinel Isabel Kane Episode: "Night Train"
1996 Chicago Hope Dr. Caroline Eggert 8 episodes
1996-99 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Princess Kirin; Serena Episode: "Prince Hercules"; 5 episodes
2000-01 Andromeda Dr. Sara Riley 2 episodes
2001 Tatort Esther Episode: "Nichts mehr im Griff"
2007 Avenging Angel Sarah TV movie

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Talk Radio Network Enterprises Launches The Sam Sorbo Show". trncorporate.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Kevin Sorbo Displays the Strength of 'Hercules'". americanprofile.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  3. ^ About: Flashpoint Live with Sam Sorbo and Marius Forte. TRN1.com. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  4. ^ "About". 
  5. ^ "Sam Sorbo talks hubby Kevin Sorbo & True Strength: He truly is my hero". sorbowriter.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "'They're Your Kids' author hails homeschooling". Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Kevin Sorbo Uses Faith to Make 'World Fit for Kids'". cbn.com. August 27, 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015. 

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