News — 20 May 2021

Multi-faceted singer and actress, Samantha Ware, best known for her breakout role as the smart and sassy ‘Jane Hayward’ in the final season of the 2x Golden Globe-winning series “Glee” and as the smart, driven doctor ‘Angela’ in Netflix’s “mega-hit thriller series “What/If,” now stars in CBS’ original legal drama series “All Rise” airing every Monday at 9/8c.

Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Samantha Ware‘s passion for the arts started at a very young age thanks to her grandmother who saw something special in her. At the tender age of 8 years old, she was placed in a small role in “A Christmas Carol” and like many others, continued to grow in her church choir. Music became Ware’s pride and joy until she took a chance and auditioned for her high school play her junior year, which lead into participating in community theater. Soon after graduating high school, Ware attended college for a year studying to become a music teacher and minoring in journalism before taking a leap of faith and venturing to Chicago to audition for a role in The Lion King. Six months later, she received the part of Nala. Shortly after, she managed to land a role in The Book of Mormon on Broadway and The Book of Mormon National Tour as ‘Nabulungi Hatimbi’in which she garnered a Helen Hayes Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2014. Ware also performed in Hamilton in Chicago as ‘Peggy Schulyer/Maria Reynolds. In addition to being an accomplished theater actress, Ware has booked several guest recurring roles on television which include “Bull”, “NCIS: New Orleans”, “Chicago Med” and Netflix’s BARRY.

Joy Osmanski, the alluring, graceful and jovial actor, dancer and mother of three has established herself as one of Hollywood’s hardest working entertainers with her returning series FOX’s “Duncanville” which has already been renewed for a third season ahead of season 2’s premiere on Sunday, May 23RD.

Joy will also be returning to her high-action role as the deadly assassin ‘Tigress’ on the CW’s “Stargirl” which has also been renewed for a third season ahead of its season 2 premiere on Tuesday, August 10TH. Joy also discusses her activism and celebration of the Asian community for AAPI month in support of #StopAsianHate and the BLM movement being of Korean descent and being the mother of her adopted black son.


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