Samantha Ferris

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Samantha Ferris
Samantha Ferris

(1968-11-02) November 2, 1968 (age 50)
Years active1996–present

Samantha Ferris (born November 2, 1968) is a Canadian actress, best known for her starring role as Nina Jarvis on The 4400 and her recurring role as Ellen Harvelle on Supernatural.


Ferris began her career as a radio announcer[1] and in the mid-1990s was a television reporter[1] for the Bellingham, Washington station KVOS-TV 12 and Vancouver's BCTV, where she went by the name Janie Ferris.

After the death of her father she decided to change careers and become an actress.[1] She has had many starring and supporting television roles, her most notable being Sandra Cassandra on Beggars and Choosers,[1] Nina Jarvis on The 4400,[2] Lt. Alexa Brenner on The Evidence and Ellen Harvelle on Supernatural.[1] Other television roles include that of deckhand Pollux in the episode "Dirty Hands" of Battlestar Galactica,[3][4] as well as roles in Smallville,[5] Stargate SG-1,[5] The L Word,[4] V and a series of TV movies featuring The Gourmet Detective.[1][2]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Along Came a Spider Mrs. Hume
2001 Blackwoods Waitress / Beth
2006 Gray Matters Elaine
2007 Butterfly on a Wheel Diane AKA, Shattered
2009 Grace Patricia Lang
2010 Icarus Kerr AKA, The Killing Machine
2012 The Tall Man Tracy


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Saber Marionette J Panther (voice) TV series
1998 The Inspectors Lauren Urbina TV film
1998 The New Addams Family Lacey "Wednesday Leaves Home"
1999 Stargate SG-1 Dr. Raully "Out of Mind", "Into the Fire"
1999–2001 Beggars and Choosers Sandra Cassandra Recurring role
2000 The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence Lauren Urbina TV film
2000 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Sally Po (voice) "Go Forth, Gundam Team"
2000 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: The Movie - Endless Waltz Sally Po (voice) TV film
2000 First Wave Alice "Mabus"
2000 So Weird Miranda Scott "Still Life"
2001 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Suzanne "Grass on the Grave"
2001 Earth Maiden Arjuna Teresa Wong (voice) TV miniseries
2001 The Chris Isaak Show Dana Farrard "Behind the Isaak"
2002 Da Vinci's Inquest Dolores Williams "Simple, Sad"
2002 Glory Days Helen "The Devil Made Me Do It"
2003 A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster Det. Katherine Cooke TV film
2004 Smallville Warden Anita Stone "Scare"
2004 The Ranch Taylor TV film
2005 The L Word Meryl Rothman "Luminous"
2005 Personal Effects Gail Feldman TV film
2005 Da Vinci's Inquest Const. Samantha Townsend "Must Be a Night for Fires"
2005 Reunion Emily Fisher "1989"
2005–06 The 4400 Nina Jarvis Main role
2006 The Collector Tessa "The Media Baron"
2006 The Evidence Lt. Alexa Brenner Regular role
2006 Reunion Emily Fisher "1997"
2006 Last Chance Cafe Madge Beardsley TV film
2006–2011 Supernatural Ellen Harvelle Recurring role
2007 Battlestar Galactica Pollux "Dirty Hands"
2007 Witness to Murder Shawna TV film
2007 Enemy Within Hines TV film
2008 NYC: Tornado Terror Lillian TV film
2009 Impact Renee Ferguson TV miniseries
2010 Human Target Deputy Director Lynch "Baptiste"
2010 Seven Deadly Sins Diana Morgan "1.2"
2010 Hiccups Bambi Weeks "You Schmooze, You Lose"
2010 V Private Investigator "Pound of Flesh", "Fruition"
2011 V Felicia Castro "Birth Pangs"
2012 Smart Cookies Hazel Hillburn TV film
2013 Emily Owens, M.D. Marian Camphill "The Love of Larping"
2013 R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series Carolyn "Detention"
2013 Let It Snow Sally TV film
2015 Exposed Nancy Grace Type TV film
2015 Backstrom Rebecca Forrester "Dragon Slayer"
2015 The Gourmet Detective Capt. Forsyth TV film
2015 The Gourmet Detective: A Healthy Place to Die Capt. Forsyth TV film
2015 Mistresses Det. Libby Whitehead Recurring role
2016 Newlywed and Dead Annie Ward TV film
2016 Death Al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Mystery Capt. Forsyth TV film
2016 The Irresistible Blueberry Farm Paula TV film
2016 Looks Like Christmas Jill Higgins TV film
2017 Somewhere Between Capt. Kendra Sarneau Regular role
2017 Hit the Road Linda Shapiro "It's My Party", "Kush"
2017 Eat, Drink & Be Buried: A Gourmet Detective Mystery Capt. Forsyth TV film
2018 Six Kate Kilcannon Recurring role
2018 Garage Sale Mystery: The Mask Murder Michelle TV film
2018 Salvation Director Evelyn Davis Recurring role (season 2)

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mrs. Wilkinson
2004 CSI: Dark Motives Leslie Handleman
2005 SSX on Tour

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Interview With Samantha Ferris via @stacyamiller85 @samanthajferris #Supernatural". TheNerdyGirlExpress. 23 July 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b "My Devotional Thoughts | Interview With Actress Samantha Ferris, "Gourmet Detective"". Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Supernatural Scoop: Battlestar Galactica Fan Favorite Tahmoh Penikett Cast as Fallen Angel". E! News. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Battlestar Galactica Meets The L Word cast crossover for both shows | Lesbian Gamers - For Gay Girls Who Game - News and Reviews from a Gay / LGBT Gamer perspective". Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Move Over Alpha Geeks, Here Come the Fangrrls". PopMatters. Retrieved 11 December 2016.