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|Native name||Ra-Hee Chung|
November 19, 1987 |
Busan, South Korea
Samantha Futerman (born November 19, 1987) is a Korean-American actress. She is known for her supporting role in the drama film Memoirs of a Geisha, set in Japan around World War II. She is also known for her self-made documentary film Twinsters, about how she discovered the twin sister she was not aware she had through Facebook and their journey after the truth is revealed.
Futerman was born in Busan, South Korea and given the name Ra-Hee Chung. She was later adopted by American parents, Jackie and Judd Futerman. On February 21, 2013, she was contacted on Facebook by an identical twin sister, Anaïs Bordier, from whom she had been separated at birth and of whom she had no knowledge. Anaïs, a fashion designer who was adopted by French parents and now resides in London, first discovered when a friend showed her a screenshot of a YouTube video of KevJumba's that featured Futerman. The video did not contain credits, but weeks later, the same friend came across Futerman again in a promo for 21 & Over, which did list her name. The two have made a documentary film about their lives called Twinsters.
Futerman made her feature film debut in 2005 with the leading role in The Motel. The film has a positive rating of 87% at Rotten Tomatoes. She gained international attention when she played the role of Satsu in the film Memoirs of a Geisha, opposite Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, and Gong Li. In early 2007, Futerman had a supporting role in Dear Lemon Lima opposite Meaghan Martin and Academy Award winner Melissa Leo.
|2005||The Motel||Christine||Main role|
|2005||Memoirs of a Geisha||Satsu||Supporting role|
|2007||Dear Lemon Lima||Nothing Madeline Amigone||Supporting role|
|2007||Across The Universe||Prom Dancer||Uncredited|
|2010||Going The Distance||Very Young Intern||Minor role|
|2013||21 & Over||Sally Huang||Minor role|
|2011||A Gifted Man||Monica Lee||Episode: "In Case of Loss of Control"|
|2012||Up All Night||Riley||Episode: "Daddy Daughter Time"|
|2012||Harry's Law||Madison Tanaka||Episode: "The Contest"|
|2013||The Big C||Lydia Hye||Episodes: "Quality of Life", "You Can't Take It With You"|
|2013–15||Kroll Show||Tunes||5 episodes|
|2014||Suburgatory||Katie||Episode: "About a Boy-Yoi-Yoing"|
|2014||Law and Order Special Victims Unit||Annie Lin||Episode: "Pattern 17"|
|2015-2016||John Hughes Ruined My Life||Sam|
- Bordier, Anaïs; Futerman, Samantha (2014). Separated @ Birth: A True Love Story of Sisters Reunited. New York: Berkley Books. ISBN 978-0-399-16816-1.
- "How a Friend (and Facebook!) Helped Reunite Twin Sisters Separated at Birth: 'We Were Just Gobsmacked'". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2015-12-10.
- "George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight - Twins Separated At Birth Stumble Upon Each Other After 25 Years". George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2015.