Samantha Buck

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Samantha Buck
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Samantha Buck at the premiere of Best Kept Secret in April 2013
Samantha Susan Buck

(1974-12-20) December 20, 1974 (age 45)
Years active1997–present

Samantha Susan Buck (born December 20, 1974) is an American actress.


Buck was born in Dallas, Texas, but raised in Washington, D.C.

Buck played Det. G. Lynn Bishop in Law & Order: Criminal Intent,[1] temporarily replacing Det. Alexandra Eames (played by Kathryn Erbe) while the latter was on maternity leave.[citation needed] She also played Amy on the comedy series Stella.[1]:1018 Buck directed the Peabody Award winning film Best Kept Secret.[2]

When she was younger[vague], Buck worked as a VJ for MTV.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 The Sticky Fingers of Time Gorge
1997 In & Out Classroom Student
1998 Fiona Supervisor
1999 The 24 Hour Woman Deanne
2000 Wirey Spindell Samantha
2000 Calling Bobcat Judy
2002 Searching for Paradise Andrea
2002 Heartbreak Hospital Sandy
2006 Fearless Journalist
2006 Kettle of Fish Mother
2008 Woman in Burka Samantha Short film
2010 Split Julie Simms Short film
2012 Gayby Sophia
2012 Hellbenders Penelope
2012 What Maisie Knew Zoe's Mother
2013 Best Kept Secret Director, writer, co-producer
2019 Sister Aimee Director, writer[3]


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Waitress Episode: "Entitled"
2000 Third Watch Vangie Sundstrom Recurring role (5 episodes)
2001 Big Apple Brigid McNamara Regular role (5 episodes)
2003 Sex and the City Margot Episode: "A Woman's Right to Shoes"
2003–2004 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Det. G. Lynn Bishop Recurring role (7 episodes)
2005 Stella Amy Regular role (6 episodes)
2007 Six Degrees Susan Harriman Recurring role (5 episodes)
2007 Wainy Days Concerned Woman Episode: "The Pickup"
2008 Z Rock Kitty Braunstein Episodes: "Paul and David Nearly Miss a Huge Gig", "1.2", "1.4", "1.10"
2013 Golden Boy Tara Brunell TV series
2013 Blue Bloods Sheri Dean Episode: "Ends and Means"
2014 Boardwalk Empire Apartment Hunting Wife Episode: "Eldorado"


  1. ^ a b Terrace, Vincent (2011). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010 (2nd ed.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. p. 587. ISBN 978-0-7864-6477-7.
  2. ^ "POV: Best Kept Secret (PBS)". Peabody: Stories That Matter. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Georgia. Archived from the original on 10 August 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Sister Aimee". Dallas International Film Festival. Dallas Film Society. Archived from the original on 10 August 2019. Retrieved 10 August 2019.

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