Sammi Giancola

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Sammi Giancola
Samantha Giancola

March 1987
Other namesSammi Sweetheart
Alma materWilliam Paterson University
Occupationactress, model, television personality and businesswoman
Years active2009-Present
Known forJersey Shore and Snooki & Jwoww
Partner(s)Ronnie Ortiz-Magro (2009-2014)
Christian Biscardi (2017-Present; engaged)
Parent(s)Al Giancola and Angela Giancola

Samantha Giancola[1] (born March 1987),[2] also known as Sammi Sweetheart,[3][4] is an American television personality and businesswoman. She is best known as one of the eight main cast members in the MTV reality series Jersey Shore.

Early life[edit]

Raised in Hazlet, New Jersey,[3] Giancola is of Italian and Greek descent.[5] She attended Raritan High School, where she played softball, ran track, and was a four-year varsity soccer letter winner. Giancola won art contests when she was younger.[6]

She went on to major in sociology at William Paterson University, where she played as a midfielder on their Division III women's soccer team.[7]


Jersey Shore[edit]

Giancola debuted on the MTV reality show Jersey Shore in August 2009. She has since appeared with her cast mates on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Wendy Williams Show and Live with Regis and Kelly. Giancola and her Jersey Shore co-stars appeared in the 2012 film The Three Stooges.[8][9] She later appeared on some episodes of Snooki & Jwoww and participated in the 2017 E! special Reunion Road Trip: Return to the Jersey Shore.

In 2018, Giancola announced she would not return for the Jersey Shore reboot, Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, to avoid "potentially toxic situations" and to focus on her "businesses and relationship".[4]

Other ventures[edit]

In 2011, Giancola endorsed a fragrance called Dangerous, which is available for both men and women. She later endorsed another fragrance, Dangerous Desires.[10]

In 2013, Giancola launched her online clothing and accessories line, Sweetheart Styles,[11][12]

In 2015, Giancola became a co-host on the podcast called Just Sayin, where she joins relationship expert Siggy Flicker and TV host Clare Galterio to discuss their respective personal lives and celebrity rumors. The podcast is made in New York City through the Loud Speakers Network. The podcast ran for 104 episodes from August 2015 to November 2017.[13]



Year Production Role Notes
2012 The Three Stooges Sammi (as Samantha Giancola)
TBD Here Without You Patty pre-production


Year Production Role Notes
2009–2012 Jersey Shore Herself Castmate
2010 When I Was 17 Herself Guest
2011 Silent Library Herself Episode “Jersey Shore”
2012–2014 Snooki & Jwoww Herself Appeared in 4 episodes.
2013 Makeover Manor Herself Guest
Project Runway Herself Guest


  1. ^ "Jersey Shore's Sammi "Sweetheart" Giancola talks life, season 6 and appearing at The Pool After Dark tonight". May 4, 2012.
  2. ^ Hautman, Nicholas (March 12, 2017). "'Jersey Shore' Cast Reunites for Sammi 'Sweetheart' Giancola's 30th Birthday Party". Us Weekly. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Messer, Lesley; Triggs, Charlotte (August 9, 2010). "Gym Tan, Family! At Home with the Cast of 'Jersey Shore'". People. Archived from the original on April 7, 2018. Retrieved April 7, 2018. ...Sammi, 23.
  4. ^ a b "Why Sammi Sweetheart Didn't Want to be Involved in 'Jersey Shore: Family Vacation' (Exclusive Details)". March 30, 2018. Archived from the original on April 7, 2018. Retrieved March 31, 2018. At 31, I am currently extremely happy in every aspect of my life....
  5. ^ Twitter. Retrieved on July 10, 2012.
  6. ^ "21 Questions with Sammi "Sweetheart" from Jersey Shore". Youtube. September 29, 2010. Retrieved April 3, 2016.
  7. ^ Sam Giancola - 2009 Women's Soccer, William Paterson Pioneers. Accessed June 26, 2013. "Prior to William Paterson: Was a four-year varsity letterwinner at Raritan H.S. and was named the team’s Most Improved Player."
  8. ^ Brett, Jennifer (July 18, 2011). "Fist pump! The Jersey Shore kids are here". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on October 23, 2012. Retrieved July 18, 2011.
  9. ^ Brett, Jennifer (July 20, 2011). "J-Lo/Cameron Diaz movie starts filming, "Three Stooges" winds down". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Archived from the original on January 6, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2011.
  10. ^ Hebert, Emily (May 1, 2012). "Sammi Sweetheart's First Perfume Was Paris Hilton's". Elle. Hearst Communications. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  11. ^ Dachille, Arielle (August 29, 2014). "What Is 'Jersey Shore''s Sammi Doing Now? Making Questionable Perfume, Of Course". Retrieved March 30, 2016.
  12. ^ "Sweetheart Styles". Sweetheart Retrieved April 4, 2016.
  13. ^ "Just Sayin Podcast". SoundCloud. Retrieved March 31, 2016.

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