Samantha Mathis Net Worth

What is the estimated net worth of the actress Samantha Mathis? She is a person both men and women like and cherish. It is people like she who make us look up to Hollywood and other movie stars. We will talk about her net worth, but first, a little bit more about the actress herself. She is an American born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States on the May 12, 1970. Finding her talents at quite a young age, she studied and later graduated from unknown. Over a period of time she was selected to appear in many movies and TV shows. Popular in her home country and across the globe, Samantha Mathis stands at 5′ 5″ (1.65 m). unknown and unknown make up her family. Since we know that Hollywood actors earn six, seven or even eight figure sums, Samantha Mathis is no exception, having an estimated net worth of $2 Million.

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Samantha Mathis was born to actress Bibi Besch and Donald Mathis, and spent her first three years in her hometown, when she moved with her mother to Las Vegas, Nevada, as her parents divorced. Her first appearance on television was in a commercial for baby products with her mother when she was just a child. Her mother never wanted for her daughter to be an actress because she knew what the result of that kind of life could be as she herself was an actress. However, as a single mother, she had to bring Samantha to her acting classes, sets, and plays, so she practically grew up on the scene. Therefore, despite her mother’s wishes, her dream was to become an actress from the age of 12, so her acting career began when she turned 16.

Samantha made her debut appearance in the role of Roseanne Miller in the TV series “Aaron’s Way” in 1988, then repeated that role in the TV film “Circle Of Love”, after which she was chosen to portray Jacqueline ‘Jake’ Monroe in another TV series, entitled “Knightwatch” (1988-1989), which marked the beginning of an increase of her net worth.

In 1990, Samantha won the role in the film “Pump Up the Volume” as Nora Diniro, which increased her popularity as well as her net worth, then had a number of offers and became much more involved in the business. In the following years, she made outstanding performances in many excellent film titles such as in the role of Erica Ingels in “This Is My Life” (1992), playing Young Sophia in “How To Make An American Quilt” (1995) and as Terry Carmichael in “Broken Arrow” (1996), starring alongside John Travolta.

The new millennium didn’t change too much for her, as she continued to line up success after success. In 2000, she landed the role of Courtney Rawlinson in the film “American Psycho”, after which she was chosen to portray Ann Weller in the TV series “First Years” (2001), and starred in the role of Maria Castle in the 2004 film “The Punisher”, directed by Jonathan Hensleigh. Samantha also guest-starred in such TV series as “The Twilight Zone” (2003), “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (2005), and “Lost” (2007). She was also cast in the TV series “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2009, playing Melinda Prescott, alongside Chandra Wilson and Justin Chambers in lead roles. All of these appearances increased her net worth by a large margin.

To speak further about her acting career, Samantha also made a notable performance in a series based on a Stephen King’s novel “Under The Dome” in 2013, appearing in the role of Dr. Alice Calvert. Most recently, she appeared as Justine Feraldo in the TV series “The Strain” (2015-2016). Her net worth is certainly still rising.

Beside her television and movie career, Samantha has also had voice roles and played in the theatre. For instance, she did a voice-over in the animated film “FernGully: The Last Rainforest” in 1992, and had a remarkable role in the theatre in the 1992 play “Fortinbras” in New York.

Thanks to her accomplishments, Samantha was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture for her work on “This Is My Life” in 1995, etc.

Regarding her personal life, Samantha Mathis is known for having affairs with her colleagues, including actor River Phoenix, who died from a drug overdose while they were together, although apparently not complicit in his demise. She is still single and has no children.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Samantha Mathis
  • Net Worth: $2 Million
  • Date Of Birth: May 12, 1970
  • Place Of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
  • Height: 5′ 5″ (1.65 m)
  • Profession: Actress, Soundtrack
  • Nationality: American
  • Parents: Bibi Besch, Donald Mathis
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  • Nominations: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
  • Movies: The Thing Called Love, Broken Arrow, American Psycho, Pump Up the Volume, Little Women, The Punisher, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, Atlas Shrugged: Part II, Buried, The American President, The New Daughter, Jack and Sarah, How to Make an American Quilt, Local Color
  • TV Shows: Under the Dome, Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King, First Years, Harsh Realm, Knightwatch, Aaron’s Way, Secrets of a Small Town


  • My mom always said, ‘You got birthing hips’. Sometimes I wish they were a little smaller. But I don’t want to look like a boy, you know?
  • We have such an uptight relationship with nudity in America, and I think that’s really unfortunate.
  • [about having experienced strange reactions to on-the-job nudity in the past] People don’t know whether to look at you or talk to you. And you feel… fine! People are talking about baseball stats, and you’re just going, ‘OK, you can be normal now!’.
  • (On River Phoenix) I feel blessed to have worked with him and to have known him. He challenged me as an actress, he was always surprising and startlingly honest. He was an all too fleeting presence in my life, a beautiful young man. Who will always be in my heart.
  • (On River Phoenix) “The nicest memory I have of him is when we went down to his family’s property in Costa Rica, and we’d eat these mangoes for breakfast. River had them dripping all over him. When he ate, he ate with his hands. For me, he’ll always be that beautiful, drippy mess.”
  • [on River Phoenix] River’s death was a life changing experience for me. We all know that when anyone dies, it makes us look at life differently. Seeing someone so young and loving and full of life crumble and dies changed all my priorities. You know, it made me see what is really important and what isn’t. Ultimately, I have really had to learn to laugh at life, too. Otherwise, it can all become too much.
  • [About her role in The Mists of Avalon (2001), directed by German-born Uli Edel, specifically the infamous “threesome” scene]: The guys have on boxers, but I’ve just got, like, a piece of nude stretchy material taped to my breasts and my legs. And then suddenly Uli yells out of the darkness, “Remember you’re doing it for ze kingdom, for ze kingdom!”
  • Samantha says that kissing ex-boyfriend Christian Slater in Broken Arrow (1996) was “like kissing your brother”.


  • Filming the movie, Damned (2008). [May 2007]
  • Starring as “Maria Castle” in the blockbuster summer movie The Punisher (2004). [June 2004]
  • Portraying Elena in the play “Uncle Vanya” in Seattle through July. [June 2007]
  • Appeared in two movies with Winona Ryder, both times playing a character at a different age: she played the older “Amy” in Little Women (1994) and the young “Sophia” in How to Make an American Quilt (1995).
  • Performing on Broadway in New York with Chris O’Donnell in “The Man Who Had All the Luck”. [June 2002]
  • Starred in five movies with a lead actor named “Christian”. She was in Pump Up the Volume (1990), FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992), and Broken Arrow (1996) with Christian Slater, and in Little Women (1994) and American Psycho (2000) with Christian Bale.
  • Read for the role of “Susannah” in Legends of the Fall (1994) and was considered, by Steven Spielberg, for the role of “Tinkerbell” in Hook (1991).
  • Launched a successful on-line flora design firm called Succulent LA with designer and partner Ryann Davis. Five percent of the proceeds go to the Green Coast Foundation.
  • Granddaughter of Gusti Huber.
  • Spoke fluent German from childhood, stemming from her Austrian royal ancestry.
  • Played a victim of John Travolta in The Punisher (2004). Previously, she played the love interest of the main hero in Broken Arrow (1996), in which the villain was also played by Travolta.
  • Became best friends with Sandra Bullock when they made The Thing Called Love (1993) together.
  • Accompanied River Phoenix to The Viper Room on the night he died. She was his partner at the time.
  • Is a vegetarian.
  • Younger half-brother and half-sister appeared as extras in Super Mario Bros. (1993). Younger half-brother aspires to be a film director.
  • Daughter of Bibi Besch.


Title Year Status Character
The Strain 2015 TV Series Justine Feraldo
The Good Wife 2014 TV Series Bonita Yarrow
Affluenza 2014 Bunny Miller
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2003-2014 TV Series Catherine Summers / Hilary Barclay
Line of Sight 2014 TV Movie
Under the Dome 2013 TV Series Dr. Alice Calvert
Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike 2012 Dagny Taggart
Camilla Dickinson 2012 Rose Dickinson
NYC 22 2012 TV Series Natalie Heartwood
Curb Your Enthusiasm 2011 TV Series Donna
Good Day for It 2011 Sarah Bryant
Unanswered Prayers 2010 TV Movie Lorrie Beck
Lebanon, Pa. 2010 Vicki
Order of Chaos 2010 Jennifer
Buried 2010 Linda Conroy (voice)
The New Daughter 2009 Cassandra Parker
Royal Pains 2009 TV Series Amy Hill
Grey’s Anatomy 2009 TV Series Melinda Prescott
Mitch Albom’s For One More Day 2007 TV Movie Young Pauline ‘Posey’ Benetto
Lost 2007 TV Series Olivia Goodspeed
A Stranger’s Heart 2007 TV Movie Callie Morgan
Absolution 2006 TV Movie Bettina Lloyd
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King 2006 TV Mini-Series Karen Evans
Local Color 2006 Carla
House M.D. 2006 TV Series Maria Palko
Believe in Me 2006 Jean Driscoll
Secrets of a Small Town 2006 TV Series Samantha Steele
Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2005 TV Series Dr. Christine Ansel
Touched 2005/I Jeannie Bates
Kids in America 2005 Jennifer Rose
Fathers and Sons 2005 TV Movie Jenny
‘Salem’s Lot 2004 TV Movie Susan Norton
The Punisher 2004 Maria Castle
The Twilight Zone 2003 TV Series Rachel Stark
Collected Stories 2002 TV Movie Lisa Morrison
PBS Hollywood Presents 2002 TV Series Lisa Morrison
Becoming Glen 2002 TV Movie
The Mists of Avalon 2001 TV Movie Gwenwyfar
Night Visions 2001 TV Series Diane Ballard (segment “The Bokor”)
First Years 2001 TV Series Ann Weller
Attraction 2000 Corey
Mermaid 2000 TV Movie Rhonda
Harsh Realm 1999-2000 TV Series Sophie Green
American Psycho 2000 Courtney Rawlinson
The Simian Line 2000 Mae
The Outer Limits 1999 TV Series Marie Wells
Freak City 1999 TV Movie Ruth Ellison
Waiting for Woody 1998 Short Gail Silver
Sweet Jane 1998 Jane
Museum of Love 1996 Short Stephanie
Broken Arrow 1996 Terry Carmichael
The American President 1995 Janie Basdin
How to Make an American Quilt 1995 Young Sophia
Jack & Sarah 1995 Amy
Little Women 1994 Older Amy March
The Thing Called Love 1993 Miranda Presley
Super Mario Bros. 1993 Daisy
The Music of Chance 1993 Tiffany
FernGully: The Last Rainforest 1992 Crysta (voice)
This Is My Life 1992 Erica Ingels
To My Daughter 1990 TV Movie Anne Carlston
83 Hours ‘Til Dawn 1990 TV Movie Julie Burdock
Extreme Close-Up 1990 TV Movie Laura
Pump Up the Volume 1990 Nora Diniro
Forbidden Sun 1989 Paula
Cold Sassy Tree 1989 TV Movie Lightfoot McClendon
CBS Summer Playhouse 1989 TV Series Mary Dunne
Knightwatch 1988-1989 TV Series Jacqueline ‘Jake’ Monroe
Circle of Love 1988 TV Movie Roseanne Miller
Aaron’s Way 1988 TV Series Roseanne Miller
Title Year Status Character
Title Year Status Character
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jane Fonda 2014 TV Movie Herself
Work of Art: The Next Great Artist 2010 TV Series Herself
The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2009 TV Special Herself
The Secret World of Superfans 2008 Documentary Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2007 TV Series Herself – Guest
Our Friend River 2006 Video short Herself
The Thing Called Love: A Look Back 2006 Video documentary short Herself
From Paper to Tree 2005 Video documentary short Herself
Inside ‘Harsh Realm’ 2004 Video documentary short Herself / Sophie Green
Searching for Debra Winger 2002 Documentary Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2001 TV Series Herself – Guest
Politically Incorrect 2001 TV Series Herself
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 2000 TV Series Herself – Guest
The Making of ‘Super Mario Brothers’ 1997 TV Short documentary Herself
1996 MTV Movie Awards 1996 TV Special Herself
MTV Video Music Awards 1996 1996 TV Special Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-1996 TV Series Herself – Guest
2nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1996 TV Special Herself
Late Night with Conan O’Brien 1996 TV Series Herself – Guest
The 9th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards 1994 TV Special Herself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
Lost: Destiny Calls 2009 TV Movie Olivia Goodspeed (uncredited)


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