Birth Name: Samantha Barks
Birth Place: Laxey, , IM
Born Oct. 2, 1990 in the village of Laxey on the Isle of Man, Samantha Jane Barks began dancing at the age of three and made her stage debut in a school production the following year as Snow White. She soon became a staple of amateur theater on the Isle of Man, amassing an impressive collection of credits that included "Sleeping Beauty," "Guys and Dolls" and "Grease," as well as several ballets. In 2007, she released her debut album, Looking in Your Eyes
, which featured the single "Nothing Else," a song she co-wrote and later performed in the 2007 Maltese International Song Competition. Barks captured top honors in the contest, as well as the title of Best Foreign Song.
In 2008, Bar... Continue Bio >>
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‘Amélie’ now a musical
Even though he's part of the hip Brooklyn band Hem, Daniel Messé never lost sight of the fact that he moved from Michigan to New York to write musicals. He got sidetracked for about a decade touring and recording with his band, but he is finally doing it. His musical adaptation of the 2001 movie "Am…
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Samantha Barks Finds Her Outgoing Inner Child for Musical 'Amelie'
Best known stateside as the big-screen Eponine, Barks throws herself into the role of a mischievous French waif.
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