Skyler Samuels
Samuels at an event in 2018.
Biographical Information
Date of Birth: April 14, 1994 (age 26)
Origin: Los Angeles, California, United States
Years active: 2004-present
Show Information
Character(s): Grace Gardner
Season(s): Season One
Show Status: Inactive
I’m definitely a fangirl of my own show. It’s a very, very fun show to be a part of. It’s been an absolute delight.
—Skyler Samuels about being part of Scream Queens[src]

Skyler Rose Samuels is an American actress and model, best known for her roles in the television series The Gates, The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Scream Queens, and The Gifted. Samuels also appeared on the films Furry Vengeance and The DUFF.

She was part of the main cast of Season One of Fox's horror-comedy TV anthology series Scream Queens as Grace Gardner.


Samuels as Gigi on Wizards of Waverly Place.

Samuels was first seen on Drake & Josh during 2004 as Ashley Blake, in the episode Little Diva. She was later seen on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and That's So Raven in 2005. She gained a 3-episode arc role on Wizards of Waverly Place as mean girl Gigi, which started in 2007 and ended the next year. She also appeared in the film The Stepfather (2009) in a supporting role.

Samuels was part of the main cast of the TV series The Gates (2010) and The Nine Lives of Chloe King (2011), both of which were cancelled after one season. In 2010, Samuels appeared on Furry Vengeance, a film that was panned by critics and was a box office failure. She also portrayed Sharon #3, the female lead, on the 2015 romantic comedy film Sharon 1.2.3, alongside Matt Bush.

Samuels as Bonnie Lipton on American Horror Story: Freak Show

Samuels appeared in 4 episodes of American Horror Story: Freakshow in 2014 as Bonnie Lipton. She acted on the show alongside future co-star, Emma Roberts. From there, Ryan Murphy (creator of AHS and Scream Queens) offered her the role of Grace Gardner on Season One of Scream Queens. She was also part of the 2015 film The DUFF.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Final Approach Mary Jo Video (Also released as Junior Pilot)
2005 A Host of Trouble Maureen Short film
2005 The Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend Young Super Hot Girl Short film
2009 The Stepfather Beth Harding
2010 Furry Vengeance Amber
2014 Helicopter Mom Carrie
2015 The Duff Jess Harris
2016 The Last Virgin in LA Courtney Short film
2018 Public Disturbance Kasey
2018 Sharon 1.2.3. Sharon #3
2018 Spare Room Lillian Completed
TBA Butterfly in the Typewriter Ruth Pre-Production


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Drake & Josh Ashley Blake Episode: "Little Diva"
2005 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Brianna Episode: "The Fairest of Them All"
2005 That's So Raven Chrissy Collins Episode: "Goin' Hollywood"
2006 Love, Inc. Maureen Episode: "Arrested Development"
2007–2008 Wizards of Waverly Place Gigi 3 episodes
2009 Bless This Mess Libby TV film
2010 The Gates Andie Bates 13 episodes
2011 The Nine Lives of Chloe King Chloe King Lead role
2013 Bloodline Bird Benson TV film
2014 American Horror Story: Freak Show Bonnie Lipton Guest star, 4 episodes
2015 Scream Queens Grace Gardner Series regular (Season One)
2017 The Gifted The Stepford Cuckoos (Esme, Sophie and Phoebe) Main role (season 2), recurring role (season 1)

Personal life

Samuels was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She has three brothers and one sister (Cody, Harrison and Jack, and Heather), and is the daughter of Kathy, a producer for unscripted series, and Scott, a U.S. marshal.

Samuels graduated from Standford University in June 2016, with a bachelor of arts degree in media and communication. She was also a part of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority in university.


  • Like Emma Roberts, she was part of American Horror Story: Freak Show.
  • She appeared on The Nine Lives of Chloe King with Grace Phipps.
  • For five years, Skyler wanted to work in one of Ryan Murphy's shows, and every time she tried, she kept getting closer and closer until in 2015 she landed the main role of Grace Gardner in Scream Queens.
  • Skyler lived in a sorority house in her sophomore year in university, and she had 59 female roommates.
  • She had her first acting job at the age of seven.
  • She grew up crushing on co-star Nick Jonas.
  • Ryan Murphy added her to the cast of Scream Queens to get her perspective on what life in a sorority is really like.
  • Skyler has a fashion app called Tipster.


External links

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