No, Samantha Weinstein was not related to Harvey Weinstein. Samantha Weinstein, a Canadian actress born in 1995 to Jewish parents in Toronto, was frequently asked if she was related to Harvey Weinstein. Though they shared a surname, she had no connection to him. Samantha embarked upon her acting career at age 6 and appeared in multiple movies and shows. Samantha Weinstein passed away on May 14, 2023, at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto at the age of 28 after a two-year battle with Ovarian Cancer.
Who Was Samantha Weinstein?
Samantha Gail Weinstein, a Canadian actress, was born on March 20th, 1995. She began acting at age six, participating in a theatre camp where she had just one week to prepare a play. From her unforgettable portrayal of Heather in MGM’s Carrie (2013) to her role as Audrey in Jesus Henry Christ (2011) and Josephine in D.N. Ace, Weinstein left her mark in the film industry. In the indie hit Jesus Henry Christ (2012), she teamed up with Toni Collette and Michael Sheen to deliver a captivating performance that won over audiences. Weinstein won an ACTRA Award for Best Actress from the Toronto chapter of Big.
One of her most famous accomplishments was her work on the animated series “Babar and the Adventures of Badou,” in which she voiced the character of Chiku Badou.
She was married to Michael Knutson when she passed away. Interestingly, she started seeing Michael Knutson post her diagnosis and even went on their first date only a week after her diagnosis. The pair tied the knot in October 2022.
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