Samuels at the Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con 2015 Party
|Date of Birth:||April 14, 1994 (age 22)|
|Origin:||Los Angeles, California, United States|
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.
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 appeared in 4 episodes of American Horror Story: Freakshow in 2014 as Bonnie Lipton. She acted on the show alongside current 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.
|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|
|2015||The Duff||Jess Harris|
|2016||The Last Virgin in LA||Courtney||Short film|
|2018||Sharon 1.2.3.||Sharon #3|
|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)|
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.