Samantha Newark

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BIO

Known to millions of children of the 80’s for her iconic voice work as Jem and Jerrica in the wildly popular and beloved animated series “Jem and the Holograms”, Samantha also appears in the live action Jem and the holograms feature film alongside Juliet Lewis, Molly Ringwald and Aubrey Peeples in special cameo role, her shout out to legions of original fans.

As well as starring as Jem, Samantha is a part of the iconic Hasbro brand Transformers with her guest-starring roles as “Ariel”, “Elise Presser” and “The Zamajon Empress”. Samantha can also be heard as the gentle British voice of Peter Pan’s mother in the classic Steven Spielberg’s feature film “Hook”. As well as her countless on camera, voice-over, TV and radio commercials, she also starred in the campy horror flick Summer Camp Nightmare with Chuck Conners as rebel camper Debbie.

Calling Nashville TN her home, Samantha is writing and recording her third solo Pop/electronica/dance album. Her original music and vocals have been featured on many block buster game titles such as God of War, Twisted Metal black and Wild Arms 3, movie soundtracks and hit TV shows such as Smallville, Gossip Girl, The Ellen Show and the Kardashian franchise and more.

In the late 2000’s Samantha was invited into the prestigious Leonard Cohen circle as a back-up singer and has toured extensively to sold out crowds at House of Blues venues with the stadium worthy “Bricks in the Wall” live show, belting out the Sights and Sounds of Pink Floyd.

Invited back to do more voice work this year in the up coming animated short film HG Chicken starring Bobcat Goldthwait, the same animation team that brought festival favorite Pound Dogs to the big screen\. She is also very much anticipating the release this year of a very special project called “Square Zair Pair” an upcoming children’s book from author Jase Peeples and illustrator Christine Knopp that hopes to teach young kids “about celebrating the diversity of couples in a community.” The LGBT community has always held a very special place in Sam’s heart and she is thrilled to have been invited to do the voice-over for the audio book.

With a wildly loyal global fandom for Jem and the Holograms that has brought about a gorgeous new collectors Doll line from Hasbro and Integrity Dolls, and a brand new Jem and the Holograms hit comic book series by IDW publishing. Hasbro has also launched a new Jem makeup line with Sephora, new Jem hair colors from Manic Panic and Jem clothing and accessories by Shopbop and Target.

Samantha loves to not only tour for her music but travel to meet her fans at pop culture conventions, such as San Diego Comic Con International, all over the world and is so thrilled a brand new generation of kids are growing up with the magic of the original cartoon on Netflix and Discovery kids channel.

It would seem Samantha is poised to continue her enduring legacy as the one and only truly outrageous “Original” Pink Haired Pop Princess.

RESUME

2015 Jem and the Holograms
Hairstylist

2011 Pound Dogs (Short)
Yuppie Lady / Sexy Mom (voice)

2003 James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing (Video Game) (voice)

2002 Dark Cloud 2 (Video Game) (English version, voice, uncredited)

2002 Britney’s Dance Beat (Video Game) (voice)

2001 Twisted Metal: Black (Video Game) (voice, uncredited)

1985-1988 Jem (TV Series)
Jerrica Benton / Jem
– A Father Should Be… (1988) … Jerrica Benton / Jem (voice)
– Riot’s Hope (1988) … Jerrica Benton / Jem (voice)
– A Change of Heart (1988) … Jerrica Benton / Jem (voice)
– Straight from the Heart (1988) … Jerrica Benton / Jem (voice)
– That Old Houdini Magic (1988) … Jerrica Benton / Jem (voice)

1987 Summer Camp Nightmare
Debbie

1985-1986 The Transformers (TV Series)
Zamojin Empress (new) / Elise Presser / Ariel
– The Face of the Nijika (1986) … Zamojin Empress (new) (voice)
– B.O.T. (1986) … Elise Presser (voice, uncredited)
– War Dawn (1985) … Ariel (voice)

1986 Jem: Truly Outrageous! (TV Movie)
Jem / Jerrica Benton (voice)

Soundtrack (2 credits)

2006 Material Girls (performer: “DOIN IT”)

1987 Summer Camp Nightmare (performer: “Down South”)

Composer (1 credit)

2011 The Girl

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