March 29, 1991
Samantha Jo (maiden name Samantha Tjhia, also known as Sam Tjhia; born March 29, 1991) is a Canadian martial artist and stuntwoman who was a part of Canada's national representation at international wushu tournaments in 2007-2008. In 2012, she debuted as an actress in the role of Kitana in Mortal Kombat: Legacy, followed by her role as Car-Vex in 2013's Man of Steel and motion capture work for video game characters Ayane and Momiji.
Life and career
Jo was born in Barrie, Ontario to a Chinese Canadian family. She has trained martial arts since she was at an age of four as her mother was a black belt in jujutsu herself, doing jiu jitsu as well before turning to wushu and Tai Chi when she turned 12. She was a student of the Sunny Tang Martial Arts Center in Toronto and a member of the Newmarket based Team Ryouko Martial Arts performance team. She was a member of the Canadian National Wushu Team, including competing at the Wushu Tournament Beijing 2008 during the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she placed eight in women's nanquan & nandao combined after winning a bronze medal in nangun at the 2007 World Wushu Championships in Beijing. As of 2013, she is living in Los Angeles, United States, and is married to the stuntman Allen Jo.
- Sucker Punch (2011) - for Jena Malone (Rocket)
- The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012) - for Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan)
- Man of Steel (2013) - for Antje Traue (Faora)
- 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) - for Eva Green (Artemisia)
Other stunts: Aaron Stone (2009) (episodes "Saturday Fight Fever" and "Hunt Me? Hunt You!"), Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), The King of Fighters (2010), Supah Ninjas (2011) (episode "Morningstar Academy"), In Time (2011), Safe (2012), Resident Evil 6 (2012), Suburgatory (2013) (episode "Apocalypse Meow"), Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014).
- Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011, 2013) - Kitana (acting)
- Ninja Gaiden 3 (2012) - Ayane and Momiji (motion capture)
- Man of Steel (2013) - Car-Vex (acting)
- The King of Iron Fist Tournament (announced) - Michelle Chang
- Samantha Jo on Twitter
- Samantha Jo on Facebook
- Samantha Jo's channel on YouTube
- Samantha Jo at the Internet Movie Database
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