Trained at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama Samantha is a Best Actress Award winner and popular comedian. Winner of the What the Frock Best Newcomer Award 2015 for her stand up comedy, Samantha is also A Funny Women Awards Finalist 2014. You might recognise Samantha as Steph in popular TV series: Lee Nelson's Well Funny People on BBC or from character roles in Doctors, Call the Midwife, Hank Zipzer and So Awkward for CBBC. Samantha recently played the role of Mary in celebrated cinema release A Royal Night Out alongside Emily Watson and Rupert Everett.
Samantha is also experienced in sketch comedy and improvising. Her sketch group Vinegar were New Act of the Year Finalists 2014 and recieved critical acclaim in Edinburgh with their 2012 show 'On the Edge'. Samantha has trained in long form improv with Monkey Toast and is taking part in Second City's London immersive course this May.
Samantha writes for a number of publications including the Huffington Post Comedy and Time Out. She frequently appears on the radio on stations like Radio 4, XFM and BBC London 94.9 and presents her own weekly radio shows.
"Samantha Baines is hilarious" - Broadway Baby