Real Name : Samantha Jane Barks
Born : 2 October 1990 Laxey, Isle of Man
Occupation : Actress, singer
Samantha Jane Barks born 2 October 1990 is a Manx professional singer and actress who came third in the BBC talent show-themed television series I'd Do Anything in 2008. On Tuesday 31 January 2012, Cameron Mackintosh appeared during the curtain call of the Oliver! UK tour (then running at the Palace Theatre in Manchester) to announce that Barks (the tour's Nancy), would play Éponine in the film version of the long running musical Les Misérables. Barks later tweeted this as the 'Most incredible moment of my life'.
Barks was born and brought up in Laxey, on the Isle of Man. She attended Laxey Primary School in Laxey and St Ninian's High School in Douglas before moving to London (United Kingdom) to study A levels at The Arts Educational Schools (ArtsEd) in Chiswick.
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