Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee

Highest Rated: 67% Learning to Drive (2014)

Lowest Rated: 7% Furry Vengeance (2010)

Birthday: Oct 25, 1969

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Comedian and television host Samantha Bee honed her political edge and satiric bite on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" (Comedy Central, 1999-2014), which led to her own series, "Full Frontal" (TBS, 2016- ), a caustic roundup of the day's most enraging news. Born Samantha Jamie Bee on October 25, 1969 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, her parents split shortly after her birth, and she was raised for a period of time by a grandmother. She became involved in acting while a student at the University of Ottawa, where she enrolled in a theater class that she believed would be an easy grade; Bee found that she loved to perform, and soon continued her training at the George Brown Theatre School. But rather than complete her studies, Bee began pursuing a professional career as an actress, which encompassed appearances in several television commercials and a turn as the anime heroine Sailor Moon in a stage production that also featured her future husband and fellow "Daily Show" correspondent Jason Jones. Bee found greater creative success as a founding member of the Toronto-based sketch comedy group The Atomic Fireballs; her work with them led to an audition for "The Daily Show" and her debut as the show's sole female correspondent in 2003. She quickly established herself as one of the program's sharpest wits, most notably through a segment series titled "Samantha Bee's So You Want to Bee a " which focused on the absurd ease of obtaining various jobs or titles. The exposure afforded by "Daily Show" led to acting roles on "Bored to Death" (HBO, 2011-13) and in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works" (2009) with Larry David. In 2015, she ended her tenure with "Daily Show" - which, at 12 years, was the longest by any regular correspondent - to create and host her own news series, "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee." The program - the first to feature a woman as the host of a late-night satire series - followed "Daily Show's" approach to  news and current events, but with a more pointed, less ironic take. The stance occasionally ran Bee and her writers in trouble - most notably in 2018, when Bee hurled a vulgar epithet at Ivanka Trump over the immigration policies of her father, President Donald Trump - but "Full Frontal" was also a critical favorite and an award show magnet, netting a 2017 Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special. That same year, Bee was included on Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Highest rated movies

Learning to Drive
Sisters
Furry Vengeance

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
29% 29% Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer Hazel (Voice) - 2018
No Score Yet 20% Get Squirrely Raitch (Voice) - 2015
60% 52% Sisters Liz (Character) - 2015
67% 58% Learning to Drive Debbie (Character) $3.4M 2014
7% 32% Furry Vengeance Principal Baker (Character) $17.6M 2010
No Score Yet 53% Coopers' Camera Nancy Cooper (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ham & Cheese Beth Goodson (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 73% Jasper, Texas Kathy (Character) - 2003

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 24% Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Executive Producer,
Host
2016-2022
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016-2022
No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2018-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet It's Personal With Amy Hoggart Executive Producer 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blue's Clues & You! Self 2020
90% 89% The Detour Creator 2016-2019
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015 2017-2018
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2018
No Score Yet 5% The View Guest 2016 2018
No Score Yet 50% The History of Comedy Self 2017
No Score Yet 100% Creative Galaxy Unknown (Voice) 2017
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2016
No Score Yet 90% Bob's Burgers Pam (Guest Voice) 2012-2013 2016
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Self,
Correspondent
2001-2015
No Score Yet 75% Deadbeat Darcy (Guest Star) 2014
70% 62% The Michael J. Fox Show Dr. Young (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bounty Hunters Stacy (Voice) 2013
No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
89% 90% Rescue Me Unknown (Guest Star) 2007