Samantha Futerman

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Samantha Futerman
Native name Ra-Hee Chung
Born (1987-11-19) November 19, 1987 (age 29)
Busan, South Korea
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

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.

Personal life[edit]

Futerman was born in Busan, South Korea and given the name Ra-Hee Chung.[1] She was later adopted by American parents, Jackie and Judd Futerman.[2] 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.[3] The two have made a documentary film about their lives called Twinsters.[4]

Career[edit]

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.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
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
2008 Harold Katy Supporting role
2010 Going The Distance Very Young Intern Minor role
2013 21 & Over Sally Huang Minor role
2013 Man-Up Regan Main role
2015 Twinsters Herself Main role
Television
Year Title Role Notes
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"[5]
2015-2016 John Hughes Ruined My Life Sam

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bordier, Anaïs; Futerman, Samantha (2014). Separated @ Birth: A True Love Story of Sisters Reunited. New York: Berkley Books. ISBN 978-0-399-16816-1. 
  2. ^ http://www.myveronanj.com/2015/02/09/adoption-movie-get-austin-festival-premiere/
  3. ^ "How a Friend (and Facebook!) Helped Reunite Twin Sisters Separated at Birth: 'We Were Just Gobsmacked'". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved 2015-12-10. 
  4. ^ "George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight - Twins Separated At Birth Stumble Upon Each Other After 25 Years". George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 1 April 2015. 
  5. ^ IMDB

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