Who is Frozen star Samantha Barks?

FROZEN star Samantha Barks is getting ready to perform to the public after the musical production show was pushed back due to the pandemic.

Having been in many musicals before, it’s not the first time this actress has taken a lead role. Everyone, meet Samantha Barks.

Who is Samantha Barks? 

Samantha Jane Barks is a 31-year-old British actress and singer who has performed on stage and screen as well as television. 

She was born in Laxey on the Isle of Man and attended Laxey Primary School in and St Ninian’s High School, Douglas.

Once completing her younger years education, she moved to London to study her A Levels at The Arts Educational School in Chiswick.

Samantha created a name for herself after coming in third in the BBC talent show-themed television series I'd Do Anything in 2008.

According to CelebirtyNetWorth.com, Smantha has a net worth of $2million.

What has Samantha said about playing Elsa from Frozen? 

On December 6, 2019, Barks was cast as Elsa in the West End production of Frozen, beginning in August 2021.

During the time of the announcement Barks said when she first watched the 2013 Disney animated film she was moved by Elsa's predicament: estranged from her adored sister Anna; stuck at the top of a snowy mountain in an enchanted ice fortress.

“Elsa has got to learn to control her powers,” Barks said “She's a strong woman, and all of a sudden she's saying: 'I'm not going to hold back any more!' That's so powerful, especially for a young girl. Actually, not just females…men are touched by that song, too.”

She added that she liked the relationship between Elsa and Anna. '

“The whole show demonstrates the strength of two sisters. There's no Prince Charming riding in on a white horse. The sisters save each other.”

What other musicals has Samantha Barks starred in?

Samantha has performed in a number of musicals prior to being in Frozen.

Her performance as Époninie in Les Misérables in 2010 was widely acclaimed, and earned nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

She has also performed in other musicals such as: Cabaret (2008-2009) as Sally Bowles, Nancy in Oliver! (2011-2013), Velma Kelly in Chicago (2013) and Vivian Ward in Pretty Women: The musical (2018-2019), just to name a few.

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Is Samantha Barks married and does she have kids?

On February 1, 2021, she became engaged to actor Alex Michael Stoll, whom she met while they were both in the Broadway production of Pretty Woman.

Samantha shared the news on her Instagram, by posting a picture showcasing her diamond ring as the two cuddle each other in the snow

She wrote: “Like Beyoncé… but with an F." Her caption was finished by a picture the engagement ring.

Alex commented below: “if you like it… then you should put a ring on it.”

The pair do not have any children separately or together, and have not been confirmed if they plan to have any in future.

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