Samantha Ferris


Samantha Ferris
Samantha Ferris

(1968-11-02) November 2, 1968 (age 53)
Years active1996–present

Samantha Ferris (born November 2, 1968) is a Canadian actress, best known for her starring role as Nina Jarvis on The 4400 and her recurring role as Ellen Harvelle on Supernatural.


Ferris began her career as a radio announcer[1] and in the mid-1990s was a television reporter[1] for the Bellingham, Washington station KVOS-TV 12 and Vancouver's BCTV, where she went by the name Janie Ferris.

After the death of her father she decided to change careers and become an actress.[1] She has had many starring and supporting television roles, her most notable being Sandra Cassandra on Beggars and Choosers,[1] Nina Jarvis on The 4400,[2] Lt. Alexa Brenner on The Evidence and Ellen Harvelle on Supernatural.[1] Other television roles include that of deckhand Pollux in the episode "Dirty Hands" of Battlestar Galactica,[3][4] as well as roles in Smallville,[5] Stargate SG-1,[5] The L Word,[4] V and a series of TV movies featuring The Gourmet Detective.[1][2]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Along Came a Spider Mrs. Hume
Blackwoods Waitress / Beth
2006 Gray Matters Elaine
2007 Butterfly on a Wheel Diane AKA, Shattered
2009 Grace Patricia Lang
2010 Icarus Kerr AKA, The Killing Machine
2012 The Tall Man Tracy


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Saber Marionette J Panther (voice) TV series
1998 The Inspectors Lauren Urbina TV film
The New Addams Family Lacey "Wednesday Leaves Home"
1999 Stargate SG-1 Dr. Raully "Out of Mind", "Into the Fire"
1999–2001 Beggars and Choosers Sandra Cassandra Recurring role
2000 The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence Lauren Urbina TV film
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Sally Po (voice) "Go Forth, Gundam Team"
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: The Movie - Endless Waltz Sally Po (voice) TV film
First Wave Alice "Mabus"
So Weird Miranda Scott "Still Life"
2001 Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction Suzanne "Grass on the Grave"
Earth Maiden Arjuna Teresa Wong (voice) TV miniseries
The Chris Isaak Show Dana Farrard "Behind the Isaak"
2002 Da Vinci's Inquest Dolores Williams "Simple, Sad"
Glory Days Helen "The Devil Made Me Do It"
2003 A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster Det. Katherine Cooke TV film
2004 Smallville Warden Anita Stone "Scare"
The Ranch Taylor TV film
2005 The L Word Meryl Rothman "Luminous"
Personal Effects Gail Feldman TV film
Da Vinci's Inquest Const. Samantha Townsend "Must Be a Night for Fires"
Reunion Emily Fisher "1989"
2005–06 The 4400 Nina Jarvis Main role
2006 The Collector Tessa "The Media Baron"
The Evidence Lt. Alexa Brenner Regular role
Reunion Emily Fisher "1997"
Last Chance Cafe Madge Beardsley TV film
2006–2011 Supernatural Ellen Harvelle 9 episodes
2007 Battlestar Galactica Pollux "Dirty Hands"
Witness to Murder Shawna TV film
Enemy Within Hines TV film
2008 NYC: Tornado Terror Lillian TV film
2009 Impact Renee Ferguson TV miniseries
2010 Human Target Deputy Director Lynch "Baptiste"
Seven Deadly Sins Diana Morgan "1.2"
Hiccups Bambi Weeks "You Schmooze, You Lose"
V Private Investigator "Pound of Flesh", "Fruition"
2011 V Felicia Castro "Birth Pangs"
2012 Smart Cookies Hazel Hillburn TV film
2013 Emily Owens, M.D. Marian Camphill "The Love of Larping"
R. L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series Carolyn "Detention"
Let It Snow Sally TV film
2015 Exposed Nancy Grace Type TV film
Backstrom Rebecca Forrester "Dragon Slayer"
The Gourmet Detective Capt. Forsyth TV film
The Gourmet Detective: A Healthy Place to Die Capt. Forsyth TV film
Mistresses Det. Libby Whitehead Recurring role
2016 Newlywed and Dead Annie Ward TV film
Death Al Dente: A Gourmet Detective Mystery Capt. Forsyth TV film
The Irresistible Blueberry Farm Paula TV film
Looks Like Christmas Jill Higgins TV film
2017 Somewhere Between Capt. Kendra Sarneau Regular role
Hit the Road Linda Shapiro "It's My Party", "Kush"
Eat, Drink & Be Buried: A Gourmet Detective Mystery Capt. Forsyth TV film
2018 Six Kate Kilcannon Recurring role
Garage Sale Mystery: The Mask Murder Michelle TV film
Salvation Director Evelyn Davis Recurring role (season 2)
TBA Devil in Ohio Rhoda

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mrs. Wilkinson
2004 CSI: Dark Motives Leslie Handleman
2005 SSX on Tour

External links


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Interview With Samantha Ferris via @stacyamiller85 @samanthajferris #Supernatural". TheNerdyGirlExpress. 23 July 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b "My Devotional Thoughts | Interview With Actress Samantha Ferris, "Gourmet Detective"". Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Supernatural Scoop: Battlestar Galactica Fan Favorite Tahmoh Penikett Cast as Fallen Angel". E! News. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Battlestar Galactica Meets The L Word cast crossover for both shows | Lesbian Gamers - For Gay Girls Who Game - News and Reviews from a Gay / LGBT Gamer perspective". Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Move Over Alpha Geeks, Here Come the Fangrrls". PopMatters. Retrieved 11 December 2016.