Sammi Hanratty

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Sammi Hanratty
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Hanratty at the International Press Academy’s 12th Annual Satellite Awards.
Samantha Lynne Hanratty

(1995-09-20) September 20, 1995 (age 23)
Years active2005–present

Samantha Lynne "Sammi" Hanratty (born September 20, 1995) is an American actress. In 2007, she began her acting career portraying the young version of Charlotte "Chuck" Charles on the ABC series Pushing Daisies. Hanratty's first lead role took place in 2009, portraying Chrissa Maxwell in An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong. In 2011, she played the role Whitney Brown in the film The Greening of Whitney Brown. Hanratty is considered a Celebrity Friend for the Starlight Children's Foundation.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born in Scottsdale, Arizona, Hanratty is the youngest in a family of five girls and three boys. In 1997, she moved to Los Angeles.[2]

Acting career[edit]

Hanratty has appeared in several films and television series including the 2006 ABC Family original film Hello Sister, Goodbye Life, opposite Lacey Chabert. In 2006, she was a recurring character through seasons two and three of The Suite Life of Zack & Cody as Holly, a little girl whose father is a con man and once stayed at the Tipton. That same year, she appeared in the ABC film Stephen King's Desperation, and had an uncredited minor role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. From 2006 to 2009, Hanratty had a recurring role on the action-drama series The Unit with her older sister Danielle. In 2006, she appeared in the film The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, playing an elf named Glenda. She also played Chrissa in the 2009 film An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong.[3] And in 2018 played a role as Carl's wife Kassidi on Showtime’s hit series Shameless.



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest British girl Uncredited
2006 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Elf #1
2007 Boogeyman 2 Young Laura
2008 Hero Wanted Marley Singer
2009 An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong Chrissa Maxwell Direct-to-video
2009 Finding Bliss Young Jody Balaban
2009 Within Michelle Lowe
2009 A Christmas Carol Various
2010 Magic Kayla Fairmont
2010 Jack and the Beanstalk Gretel
2010 Kalamity Barbie Klepack
2011 The Greening of Whitney Brown Whitney Brown
2012 Amazing Love Carrie
2013 The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone Allie
2013 Second Chances Abby
2014 Moms' Night Out Zoe
2016 Inconceivable Carissa also known as Deadly Ex
2017 Bad Kids of Crestview Academy Siouxsie


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Passions Adele Season 6, episode 136
2005 Charmed Wendy Episode: "Little Box of Horrors"
2005 Drake & Josh Annabelle Episode: "Foam Finger"
2005 House Dory Episode: "The Mistake"
2005 Last Laugh '05 Little Girl Television special
2006 CSI: NY Emma Matthews Episode: "Fare Game"
2006 Hello Sister, Goodbye Life Celia Television film
2006 MADtv Various 3 episodes
2006–09 The Unit Jen Gerhardt 10 episodes
2006 Cold Case Muriel Bartleby (1929) Episode: "Beautiful Little Fool"
2006 Stephen King's Desperation Pie Carver Television film
2006–07 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Holly 6 episodes
2006 That's So Raven Taylor Episode: "Rae of Sunshine"
2007–08 Pushing Daisies Young Charlotte "Chuck" Charles 5 episodes
2008 iCarly Morgan Episode: "iCarly Saves TV"
2013 Monday Mornings Abra Rivers Episode: "Forks Over Knives"
2013 Shake It Up Kristin Wibler Episode: "In the Bag It Up"
2013 Mad Men Millicent Episode: "The Quality of Mercy"
2013 Rizzoli & Isles Chloe Episode: "All for One"
2013 The Christmas Spirit Morgan Television film
2014 Zoe Gone Jennifer Lynne Television film
2014 Chosen Megan Acosta 6 episodes
2014–15 Salem Dollie Trask 12 episodes
2014 Perception Kayla Madden Episode: "Painless"
2014 Stalker Hannah McCoy Episode: "Whatever Happened to Baby James?"
2015 2 Broke Girls Kemberly Episode: "And the Knock Off Knockout"
2015 Seeds of Yesterday Cindy Sheffield Television film
2015 How to Get Away with Murder Zoe Mitchell Episode: "Skanks Get Shanked"
2017 The Vampire Diaries Violet Fell 3 episodes
2017–present Shameless Kassidi Gallagher 6 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2007 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Young Actress Hello Sister, Goodbye Life Nominated
2007 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actress The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Nominated
2008 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series – Recurring Young Actress The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Nominated


  1. ^ "StarPower Ambassadors" Archived 2013-05-11 at WebCite Starlight Children's Foundation web site
  2. ^ "Sammi Hanratty Biography". Archived from the original on July 29, 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2014.
  3. ^ "Cast & Characters" American

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