Samantha Lynne Hanratty, more commonly known as Sammi Hanratty, was born on September 20, 1995, in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, the youngest of five sisters and three brothers. She attended the Desert Trails Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona.
Sammi is known for roles in movies and television series dating back to 2005. Her first appearance in television series was in season 6 of Passions, where she played the role of Adele in 2005. In the same year, she appeared in Charmed, Drake & Josh, House, and Last Laugh.
Sammi Hanratty has also appeared in other series, including recurring roles in Hello Sister, Goodbye Life (2006) as Celia, The Suite Life by Zack & Cody as Holly, Stephen King’s Desperation as Pie Carver, and The Unit as Jen Gerhardt alongside her sister and fellow actress Danielle, and more recently she played Kassidi Gallagher in Shameless (2017).
An unacclaimed supporting role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest in 2006 marked her debut on the big screen, and she has not looked back since. She later played roles in ABC’s Santa Claus 3: The Escape Clause (2006), Boogeyman 2 (2007), An American Girl: Chrissa Stand Strands Strong (2009) – this was her first leading role – and The Greening of Whitney Brown (2011) among several others. Throughout her career, she has worked with such well-known directors and actors as Robert Zemeckis, Jim Carrey, and Ray Liotta.
Here Are 7 Facts About Sammi Hanratty
Sammi began dating 22-year-old actor Ryan Ochoa in 2002 and the relationship lasted seven years. The two separated in 2009 and she is currently in a relationship with 26-year-old YouTube star and player Lucas Watson. They have been together since 2016. The petite beauty stands at 5 ft 1?
Headstart in TV commercials
Sammi’s career in show business began with television commercials after she moved to Los Angeles. Long before she played roles in movies and television series, she appeared in commercials for some well-known brands like McDonald’s, Build-a-bear, and Pringles. She even became known as the Pringles Girl because she appeared in two commercials for the brand.
Two of Sammi’s older sisters are also actresses. Ash Hanratty played roles in I am Legend, Takers, and the television series Law and Order. Sammi’s other actress sister is Danielle Hanratty, who played in the TV action-drama series Unit, in which Sammi also appeared.
Awards and Nominations
2007 Sammi received two nominations for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie Miniseries or Special – Young Actress for her role in Hello Sister, Goodbye Life, and Best Performance in a TV Series – Returning Young Actress The Suite Life by Zack & Cody. The following year, she was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV series – returning young actress for her role in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. Sammi was selected for Variety’s 2009 Youth Impact Report.
Everyone has something to give themselves to now and then. For Sammi, it must be tattooed. She has six different tattoos on her body. Her first tattoo was in July 2014, a cross on her right ring finger. In September 2015 she got a cross tattooed on her wrist. As a tribute to her parents, Sammi got a big black dragonfly tattooed on her left ankle in April 2016. In July 2017 she had another tattoo, this time an eagle behind her right ear, with the help of artist Tim Hendricks. In November, she had a green four-leaf clover tattooed on her elbows. In April 2018 Sammi got another tattoo with floral tendrils on her left side. She also has the tattoo of a dragonfly on her ankle.
As a child, Sammi had a number of fascinating experiences, one of which was a recurring nightmare of a girl without eyes, who constantly wanted to shave her head. Before she was 13 years old, Sammi had broken both ankles, burned her hand, and punctured an artery in her foot. Even as a child she had to cry during movies, and she confesses that she cries as an adult when she watches a movie (romance, fiction, drama, horror).
Charity and Causes
Beyond his career in the entertainment industry, Sammi Hanratty has supported important causes with organizations such as the Starlight Children’s Foundation, Children Affected by AIDS Foundation, and DoSomething.org.