Samantha Mathis | Rotten Tomatoes (2024)

Highest Rated: 100% The Music of Chance (1993)

Lowest Rated: 0% Attraction (2000)

Birthday: May 12, 1970

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

A talented and charming actress once poised to join the ranks of Hollywood's most sought after leading ladies, Samantha Mathis found her early career nearly overshadowed by highly publicized romantic relationships with two of her leading men. A third generation performer, Mathis began acting in her early teens, landing early roles on television before the age of 20. Her breakout role in "Pump Up the Volume" (1990) also led to a brief, intense involvement with the film's star, Christian Slater. A later project, the romantic drama "This Thing Called Love" (1993) introduced her to River Phoenix, with who she would also enter into a relationship. Her personal life became even more public when she witnessed infamously Phoenix die of a sudden drug overdose on the streets of Hollywood in October of that year. Mathis attempted to drown her sorrows in work over the next few years with projects such as "Little Woman" (1994) and "Broken Arrow" (1996), until her mother's death from lung cancer prompted her to take a year-long sabbatical. Her eventual return found her turning up in supporting roles in a mix of film projects like "American Psycho" (2000), television events such as "Salem's Lot" (TNT, 2004), as well as stage performances on Broadway. Having witnessed first hand the potential pitfalls of sudden stardom, Mathis chose to focus on professional craft and personal fulfillment, rather than the short-sighted pursuit of celebrity.

Highest rated movies

100% The Music of Chance 92% Little Women 91% The American President 79% The Clovehitch Killer 79% Pump Up the Volume 68% Salem's Lot 68% American Psycho

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PUMP UP THE VOLUME, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, 1990, (c)New Line Cinema LITTLE WOMEN, Samantha Mathis, Trini Alvarado, Claire Danes, Winona Ryder, 1994, (c) Columbia PUMP UP THE VOLUME, Samantha Mathis, Christian Slater, 1990, (c)New Line Cinema LITTLE WOMEN, Samantha Mathis, Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Trini Alvarado, 1994, (c) Columbia © Fine Line/ Under the Dome, Samantha Mathis, 'The Fire', Season 1, Ep. #2, 07/01/2013, ©CBS PUMP UP THE VOLUME, Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, 1990, (c)New Line Cinema The Strain, Samantha Mathis (L), Ron Canada (R), 'Fort Defiance', Season 2, Ep. #3, 07/26/2015, ©FX THE THING CALLED LOVE, Sandra Bullock, Samantha Mathis, 1993 FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST, Christian Slater as Pips, Samantha Mathis as Krysta, 1992. © 20th Century Fox BROKEN ARROW, from left: Christian Slater, Samantha Mathis, 1996, TM & Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. THE THING CALLED LOVE, River Phoenix, Samantha Mathis, 1993, (c)Paramount Under the Dome, Samantha Mathis, 'Imperfect Circles', Season 1, Ep. #7, 08/05/2013, ©CBS FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST, Christian Slater as Pips, Samantha Mathis as Krysta, 1992. © 20th Century Fox Under the Dome, Dean Norris (L), Samantha Mathis (R), 'Outbreak', Season 1, Ep. #4, 07/15/2013, ©CBS Under the Dome, Samantha Mathis, 'Outbreak', Season 1, Ep. #4, 07/15/2013, ©CBS THIS IS MY LIFE, Julie Kavner, Gaby Hoffman, Samantha Mathis, 1992, TM & Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. THIS IS MY LIFE, Gaby Hoffman, Julie Kavner, Samantha Mathis, 1992, © 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved, THE PUNISHER, Samantha Mathis, Marcus Johns, 2004, (c) Lions Gate FERNGULLY: THE LAST RAINFOREST, Jonathan Ward as Zak, Samantha Mathis as Krysta, 1992. © 20th Century Fox JACK AND SARAH, from left: Bianca/Sophia Lee, Samantha Mathis, 1995, © Gramercy

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
28% 35% The Exorcism Jennifer Simon (Character) $4.3M 2024
No Score Yet 83% 12 Desperate Hours Val (Character) - 2023
No Score Yet No Score Yet iGilbert Unknown (Character) - 2021
34% 65% Being Frank Bonnie (Character) $65.4K 2018
79% 67% The Clovehitch Killer Cindy (Character) $8.2K 2018
33% 61% Boarding School Isabel (Character) - 2018
43% 73% Ray Meets Helen Mary (Character) - 2017
20% 21% Affluenza Bunny Miller (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Camilla Dickinson Rose Dickinson (Character) - 2012
4% 60% Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 Dagny Taggart (Character) $3.3M 2012
No Score Yet 41% Unanswered Prayers Lorrie Beck (Character) - 2010
50% 48% Lebanon, Pa. Vicki (Character) $48.4K 2010
87% 65% Buried Linda Conroy (Voice) $1.0M 2010
No Score Yet 27% Order of Chaos Jennifer (Character) - 2009
40% 24% The New Daughter Cassandra (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 49% A Stranger's Heart Callie Morgan (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 50% For One More Day Young Pauline "Posey" Benetto (Character) - 2007
39% 59% Local Color Carla (Character) - 2006
60% 74% Believe in Me Jean Driscoll (Character) $208.6K 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Absolution Bettina Lloyd (Character) - 2006
17% 65% Kids in America Jennifer Rose (Character) $440.2K 2005
No Score Yet 53% Fathers and Sons Jenny (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 75% Touched Jeannie Bates (Character) - 2005
68% 49% Salem's Lot Susan Norton (Character) - 2004
29% 63% The Punisher Maria Castle (Character) $33.7M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mists of Avalon Gwenwyfar (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 67% Mermaid Rhonda (Character) - 2000
22% 71% The Simian Line Mae (Character) $18.6K 2000
0% 13% Attraction Corey (Character) - 2000
68% 85% American Psycho Courtney Rawlinson (Character) $15.0M 2000
No Score Yet 74% Freak City Ruth Ellison (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 66% Sweet Jane Jane (Character) $967 1998
54% 44% Broken Arrow Terry Carmichael (Character) $70.6M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Anything for Love Unknown (Character) - 1996
91% 77% The American President Janie Basdin (Character) $59.0M 1995
63% 63% How to Make an American Quilt Unknown (Character) $23.6M 1995
74% 79% Amy (Character) $114.8K 1995
92% 84% Little Women Older Amy March (Character) $48.8M 1994
29% 29% Super Mario Bros. Princess Daisy (Character) $20.8M 1993
57% 52% The Thing Called Love Miranda Presley (Character) $872.4K 1993
100% 87% The Music of Chance Tiffany (Character) - 1993
36% 49% This Is My Life Erica Ingels (Character) $2.8M 1992
67% 64% FernGully ... the Last Rainforest Crysta (Voice) $20.9M 1992
No Score Yet 29% 83 Hours 'til Dawn Julie Burdock (Character) - 1990
79% 85% Pump Up the Volume Nora Diniro (Character) $11.5M 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet To My Daughter Anne Carlston (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Forbidden Sun Paula (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aaron's Way Roseanne Miller (Character) - 1988

TV

Credit
78% 82% Hilary Barclay (Guest Star) 2003 2014 2020
No Score Yet 60% Bull Avery Kress (Guest Star) 2019
79% 78% The Strain Justine Feraldo (Character) 2016-2017
93% 91% The Good Wife Bonita Yarrow (Guest Star) 2014
68% 45% Under the Dome Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
43% No Score Yet NYC 22 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
92% 91% Curb Your Enthusiasm Donna (Guest Star) 2011
94% 76% Royal Pains Amy Hill (Guest Star) 2009
84% 73% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
86% 90% Lost Olivia Goodspeed (Guest Star) 2007
85% No Score Yet Unknown (Character) 2006
90% 96% House Maria Palko (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 71% Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salem's Lot Susan Norton (Character) 2004
50% 73% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mists of Avalon Gwenwyfar (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Night Visions Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Years Anna Weller (Character) 2001
44% No Score Yet Harsh Realm Sophie Green (Character) 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show Guest 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Outer Limits Marie Wells (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Knightwatch Jacqueline "Jake" Monroe (Character) 1988-1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aaron's Way Roseanne Miller (Character) 1988
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