Samantha Lester

Originally from South Texas, Samantha made her way to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film and television and has steadily gained work as an actor in independent film.  She is best known for her lead role in the IFC Midnight horror flick AREA 407, directed by Dale Fabrigar and produced by Suzanne DeLaurentiis.  Other notable parts include a supporting role opposite Melanie Griffith and Michael Cudlitz in DARK TOURIST, directed by Suri Krishnamma and produced by Lost Lane Entertainment, as well as a leading role in the PRISM Nominated film CLEAVER’S DESTINY.  You can see her onscreen in director Norman Bertolino’s LUVSIK now streaming on DUST.  An avid reader, Sam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from UCLA and paints her poetry around Los Angeles under the name of Tru(th).  From stickers to murals that covered entire billboards, the work of Tru(th). can be found all over LA (just one example here) for anyone to stumble upon in their daily life.

Her first film as writer, producer, and actor, SPELL IT OUT IN NEON, has quickly become a festival darling. Directed by Tammy Minoff and also starring Daniel David Stewart of HULU’s CATCH-22, SPELL IT OUT IN NEON has screened in 20 film festivals worldwide since September 2021 and received the BEST OF FEST award at the Showlow Film Festival, the AUDIENCE AWARD at the Topaz Film Festival, and BEST ACTOR at the Jane Austen Film Festival.  Sam couldn’t be more thrilled.

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