HEIGHT: 5' 4"

Born and raised in Hamilton, ON, Samantha Walkes, is an artist in Theatre and Film.  Having cut her teeth in the Arts in high school, Walkes fell in love with theatre and it grew to become second nature.  For her, it is the perfect balance of using her voice and body to tell a story.  In 2009, she attended Brock University and began her BA in English and Dramatic Arts hoping to go on to Teacher’s College but then, she was whisked away to perform for the great Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber in the Mirvish and CBC TV competition, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?  After this incredibly encounter, she auditioned for several schools in the U.K. as well as the U.S. In 2010, she was accepted into the American Musical and Dramatic Academy with a scholarship to study theatre, film, dance as well as voice. She continues to be involved in theatre and film today on the Canadian front and is the Artistic Consultant for Ripplz Effect Productions.

She finished a short run of an original musical, Kill Sister, Kill, at the International New York Fringe Festival in the summer of 2015, where the New York Times exclaimed it 'was one of the top 10 shows to see this season', from the 260+ shows entered.  She is currently working in rehearsals for her independent show, Sister Walkes, which includes music from the 70s, 80s, and 90s of all the best Disco and Motown with her sister, Candace. She also completed a weekend run with the original Broadway cast of Smokey Joe’s Café, the summer of 2016 at the Molson Canadian Studio in Hamilton, playing the role of Brenda, originally played by the very talented and late BJ Crosby. Walkes had an exciting 2017 season at the Shaw Festival in two productions, Me and My Girl and An Octoroon. She currently resides in Oakville, ON.






How Black Mothers Say I Love You

Great Canadian Theatre Company,
Ottawa, ON, 2018 Season

Me and My Girl

May Miles (Understudy)
Shaw Festival 2017 Season


Br'er Rabbit/Captain Ratts
Zoe/Grace (Understudy)
Shaw Festival 2017 Season

The Light

Mary (Lead)
Lighthouse Productions

Three Testaments: Shalom, Peace, Salam

Voice of God/Queen Ester
First Baptist Church

Kill Sister, Kill

Lily (Lead)
NYC Fringe Festival

The Color Purple

Nettie (U/S Celie)
Phoenix Entertainment


Sister Walkes

Lead Vocalist
R.W. Productions

For the Record: Tarantino, John Hughes in Concert

Featured Soloist
Show at BARRE Hollywood LA

The Songbook

Featured Soloist
American Musical and Dramatic Academy LA


Haribo Gummy Candy Commercial

Haribo Boardroom Representative
Haribo Gummy Candy Company

Nerd Wallet: Nothing Beats Knowing Commercial

Nerd Wallet: Get More For Your Wallet

Motives & Murders 4: Cracking the Case

Young Yvonne Pointer
Cineflex (Motives 4) Inc. / Toronto, ON

Team SLE Advertising

Lead Actor
Team SLE Promo Video / Toronto, ON

Runner Up, the Musical

Tom Lowe & Michael Grace / London, UK

How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?

Top 20 finalist
CBC & Mirvish Production / Toronto, ON




Los Angeles

Musical Theatre - Scott Conner & John Sloman

Acting - Michael Zelniker

Ballet - Chryssie Whitehead

Jazz - Alexis Carra

New York

Musical Theatre - Jeffrey Dunn

Acting for Camera - Cate Smit

Voice - Heather Petruzelli




British & African dialect

Wiggles eyes


Sing in Swahili

Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoon impression

Professional locator of the best pastries & desserts in town