Weaving in 2015
|Born||23 February 1992|
|Partner(s)||Jimmy Warden (engaged)|
|Relatives||Hugo Weaving (uncle)|
Samara Weaving (born 23 February 1992) is an Australian actress and model. She began her career in the drama series Out of the Blue (2008) and came to further prominence with her portrayal of Indi Walker in the Australian soap opera Home and Away (2009–2013).
Following supporting roles in the films Monster Trucks (2016) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), Weaving received further recognition for her starring roles such as Bee in The Babysitter (2017), Melanie Cross in Mayhem (2017), and Grace in Ready or Not (2019).
On television, Weaving appeared in the Starz horror comedy series Ash vs Evil Dead (2015–2016), the Showtime comedy series SMILF (2017–2019), the Fox Showcase miniseries Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018), and the Netflix miniseries Hollywood (2020).
Weaving was born in Adelaide on 23 February 1992, the daughter of an English father and Maltese mother. She grew up in Singapore, Fiji, and Indonesia. Her father, Simon Weaving, is a filmmaker and film professor at the University of Newcastle in Newcastle, New South Wales, as well as the artistic director of the Canberra International Film Festival. Her mother, Helena Bezzina, is an art therapist who teaches museum studies at Newcastle University. Her younger sister, Morgan, is also an actress; their uncle is actor Hugo Weaving.
Weaving's first major acting role was Kirsten Mulroney in the 2008 Australian-UK soap opera Out of the Blue. It was not commissioned for a second season. In 2009, Weaving was cast as Indigo "Indi" Walker in the Australian soap opera Home and Away. She initially appeared for five weeks in a recurring capacity. Weaving reprised the role the following year after producers brought her and her on-screen family back as part of the main cast. She relocated from Canberra to Sydney for filming.
For her portrayal of Indi, Weaving received a nomination for the Audience Choice Award for Best Female Performance in a Television Drama at the 1st AACTA Awards in 2012. In July 2013, Weaving confirmed that she had filmed her last scenes for Home and Away. The actress felt that with the show's international success, it was the right time to pursue new roles. That same year, she appeared in the crime film Mystery Road, alongside her uncle Hugo Weaving. Weaving had a recurring role as Heather in the first season of Ash vs Evil Dead in 2015. She also made a guest appearance in the online series Squirrel Boys.
Weaving began modelling for Australian underwear brand Bonds in 2012. In 2016, she appeared in the action comedy Monster Trucks as Brianne. She was cast in the role during her first trip to Los Angeles in 2014. The following year, she starred in the action comedy-thriller Mayhem, and as the title character in the comedy-horror film The Babysitter, which was released in October. She also had a role in the film Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and appeared in the music video for Charlie Puth's song "Attention".
From 2017 to 2019, she played Nelson Rose in the Showtime series SMILF. In December 2018, it was announced that Weaving was leaving the show after the second season. Weaving asked to be released from her contract after making a complaint about having to perform a nude sex scene. Daniel Holloway of Variety reported that Weaving felt uncomfortable with the behaviour of show creator and co-star Frankie Shaw during a similar sex scene in the first season, leading to an investigation of alleged misconduct by Shaw which found that there was no wrongdoing on Shaw's part.
In 2018, Weaving appeared in the Picnic at Hanging Rock miniseries as one of three students who disappear during a school trip to the titular Hanging Rock. She starred in the comedy-horror film Ready or Not (2019). The film and her performance received positive reviews. She then starred in the action comedy Guns Akimbo (2019) and the drama thriller Last Moment of Clarity (2020).
Weaving will appear as Thea Preston in Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020), and she portrays Scarlett in Snake Eyes (2020). Weaving also joined the cast of upcoming Hulu drama series Nine Perfect Strangers, which is based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty. Weaving portrays Jessica, one of the strangers who attends a health and wellness resort.
Weaving announced her engagement to creative producer Jimmy Warden on 10 March 2019.
|2009||Steps||Herself||Short film; Also director and writer|
|2014||Growing Young||Minks||Short film|
|2014||Flex Off 2014||Herself||Documentary|
|2015||He Who Has It All||Serena||Short film|
|2016||Bad Girl||Chloe Buchanan / Jessica Cooper|
|2017||Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri||Penelope|
|2019||Ready or Not||Grace Le Domas|
|2020||100% Wolf||Batty (voice)|
|2020||Last Moment of Clarity||Georgia Outerbridge / Lauren Clerk|
|2020||Bill & Ted Face the Music||Thea Preston||Post-production|
|2021||Snake Eyes||Shana O'Hara / Scarlett||Post-production|
|2008||Out of the Blue||Kirsten Mulroney||Main role|
|2009–2013||Home and Away||Indi Walker||Main role|
|2011||1st AACTA Awards||Herself / Presenter||Television special|
|2015||Squirrel Boys||Kelly||Web series|
|2015–2016||Ash vs Evil Dead||Heather||Recurring role|
|2017–2019||SMILF||Nelson Rose||Main role|
|2018||Picnic at Hanging Rock||Irma Leopold||Main role|
|2020||Hollywood||Claire Wood||Main role|
|TBA||Nine Perfect Strangers||Jessica||Upcoming miniseries|
|2017||"Attention"||Charlie Puth||Love Interest|
Awards and nominations
|2017||Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards||Best Actress||Bad Girl||Nominated|||
|2018||Gold Derby Awards||Best Ensemble Cast||Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri||Won|||
|Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture||Won|||
|2019||Equity Ensemble Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a TV Movie or Miniseries||Picnic at Hanging Rock||Nominated|||
|2020||Fangoria Chainsaw Awards||Best Actress||Ready or Not||Nominated|||
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