Samantha Sloyan

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Samantha Sloyan
Years active2003–present

Samantha Sloyan is an American actress. Sloyan is best known for her roles in In the Key of Eli, Scandal, Hush, Midnight Mass, and Grey's Anatomy.

Early life[edit]

Samantha Sloyan was born in Los Angeles County, California. She is the daughter of actors James Sloyan and Deirdre Lenihan, and has one brother, Daniel Sloyan.


Sloyan first appeared the 2003 independent feature film My Life with Morrissey as a florist. She continued to appear in a few short films such as No Shoulder, Shamelove, and Autodoc. In 2009, she produced and starred in the short film Plus One. Sloyan has also guest-starred in several television series such as The Beast, The Forgotten, Law & Order: LA, and NCIS. She played a recurring role as a White House employee named Jeannine Locke in the first three seasons of Scandal. She also guest-starred in another ShondaLand production titled Private Practice in 2010. Sloyan continued to appear in smaller films, including In the Key of Eli, Tape 407, and the television movie Murder in Mexico: The Bruce Beresford-Redman Story.

In 2014, Sloyan guest-starred in four television series Castle, Parks and Recreation, Hawaii Five-0, and Rizzoli & Isles. She began a recurring role in the ShondaLand production Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Penelope Blake. She first appeared in the eleventh season episode "How to Save a Life", which included the death of lead character, Derek Shepherd, played by Patrick Dempsey. She appeared again in the 12th season, including the show's 250th episode "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", which was mostly focused on Sloyan's character.[1]

In 2021, Sloyan portrayed Catholic fanatic Beverley Keane in the miniseries Midnight Mass directed by Mike Flanagan.

On stage, Sloyan acted at the Geffen Playhouse and the Segerstrom Center for the arts. She received the LADCC and LA Weekly awards for her performance in Munched.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 My Life with Morrissey Florist Independent feature film
2005 No Shoulder Bobbie Short film
2006 Shamelove Julie
2009 Plus One Lindsay Short film, credited as producer
2009 Autodoc Emmy Hennings
2011 In the Key of Eli Megs
2012 Tape 407 Lois
2013 Do You Have a Cat? Marissa Short film
2016 Hush Sarah


Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Beast Grace Morton Episode: "No Turning Back"
2009 The Forgotten Nurse Episode: "Railroad Jane"
2010 Law & Order: LA Rachel Forester Episode: "Echo Park"
2011 The Cape Television reporter Episode: "Endgame"
2011 NCIS Emily Goodwin 1 episode
2012–2014 Scandal Jeannine Locke Recurring role (8 episodes)
2013 The Fosters ER Doctor Episode: "Vigil"
2014 Castle Pam Clark 1 episode
2014 Parks and Recreation Erica Episode: "New Slogan"
2014 Hawaii Five-0 Sarah Richmond 1 episode
2014 Rizzoli & Isles Alex Ruebens Episode: "If You Can't Stand the Heat"
2015–2016 Grey's Anatomy Dr. Penelope Blake Recurring role
2015 Criminal Minds Tracy Senarak Episode: "The Witness"
2015 Murder in Mexico: The Bruce Beresford-Redman Story Gretchen Television movie
2017 The Good Doctor Mrs. Gallico Episode: "Point Three Percent "
2018 The Haunting of Hill House Leigh Recurring role
2018 SEAL Team Victoria Seaver Recurring role
2018 The Rookie Alice Sheldon Season 2 Episode 4 "Warriors and Guardians"
2020 Helstrom Jolene Spivey 2 episodes
2021 Midnight Mass Bev Keane Main role
2022 The Midnight Club Shasta Main role
TBA The Fall of the House of Usher Not yet released Filming[3]
Not yet released Denotes works that have not yet been released


  1. ^ Denninger, Lindsay (October 22, 2015). "Who Plays Penny On 'Grey's Anatomy'? Samantha Sloyan Is The Hospital's Newest Resident". Bustle. Retrieved October 25, 2015.
  2. ^ "Samantha Sloyan". Geffen Playhouse. Archived from the original on September 24, 2021. Retrieved September 24, 2021.
  3. ^ Romanchick, Shane (January 31, 2022). "Mike Flanagan's 'The Fall of the House of Usher' Officially Begins Production". Collider. Retrieved February 4, 2022.

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