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Samantha Marie Ware | Biography

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  • Full Name Samantha Marie Ware
  • Nickname Sameya
  • Occupation Actress
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  • Birth Date Sep 03, 1991
  • Age 30 Years, 8 Months
  • Net Worth (Not Disclosed)
  • Height 5 Feet 6 Inches
  • Husband (Not Disclosed)
  • Boyfriend (Not Disclosed)
Jane Hayward on Musical Comedy Series 'Glee'

Samantha Marie Ware | Biography

Lead Actress on Web Series 'Margot vs. Lily' 

Growing up, she sang in her choir and attended college with the aspiration of becoming a music teacher. However, one of her friends randomly sent her a Playbill to an open casting call during her college year. Ware went to the audition and soon earned her first acting role as Nala in the Las Vegas production of 'The Lion King' at age 19. 


Samantha Marie Ware is an African-American actress and singer best known for portraying the role of Jane Hayward in the musical comedy-drama series Glee.

Who is Samantha Marie Ware?

Samantha Marie Ware, aka Sameya, is a stage and screen actress born on 3 September 1991 in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Growing up, she sang in her choir and attended college with the aspiration of becoming a music teacher. However, one of her friends randomly sent her a Playbill to an open casting call during her college year. Ware went to the audition and soon earned her first acting role as Nala in the Las Vegas production of The Lion King at age 19. 

She then co-starred in the touring production of The Book of Mormon, for which she won the 'Helen Hayes Award' for 'Best Supporting Actress' in 2014.

In 2015, Ware landed her first on-screen role as Jane Hayward in the final season of Fox's musical comedy-drama series Glee, in which she also sang songs. She then played the starring role of Lily in the comedy web series Margot vs. Lily in 2016.

The same year, she played a mistress in the Chicago production of Hamilton. Finally, she debuted as Tisha in the biographical drama film Barry

She later guest-starred in television series such as Chicago MedBull, and NCIS: New Orleans before securing the role of Angela Archer in the Netflix thriller drama series What/If in 2019. Her television series credits also included a guest role as Claire Thompson on God Friended Me in 2019 and a recurring role as Miranda in the superhero comedy-drama series Doom Patrol from 2020 to 2021.

In 2020, the actress started playing a recurring role of Vanessa' Ness' Johnson in the legal drama television series All Rise. The legal drama was canceled by CBS in May 2021 and later picked up by OWN in September 2021. On 9 February 2022, OWN announced that All Rise Season 3 would premiere in June 2022.

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In addition to that Ware is also the director of mishandled film production. While she also wrote the song 'Sara Lee' and starred in its visual music video. 

What did Samantha Marie Ware say about Lea Michele?

Ware made headlines in early June 2020. She accused her former Glee co-star, Lea Michele, of making her time on set a "living hell," behaving with "traumatic microaggressions" that made her question a career in Hollywood. She accused Michele through a tweet on 1 June 2020 after Michele tweeted in support of Black Lives Matter in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

Other Glee actors, including Amber Riley and Heather Morris, also commented about the uncomfortable working environment on the set of Glee.

Following Ware's accusations, Michele issued a lengthy post via Instagram on 3 June 2020, apologizing for her behavior and for the pain she had caused.

Lea Michele and Samantha Marie Ware
Lee Michele apologizes through an Instagram post in 2020 after Samantha Marie Ware accuses her of making her time on Glee set a “living hell.” (Photo: Instagram)

Ware opened more about why she called out Michele during an exclusive interview with Variety, published on 11 June 2020. 

She said, "It shouldn't have to take my tweet. When you tweet, 'Black lives matter,' that would mean you have an understanding of what that hashtag means, but it's clear that it doesn't. Does Lea even know what a microaggression is? I don't know. All that her apology did was affirm that she hasn't learned anything. Am I calling Lea a racist? No. Does Lea have racist tendencies? I think Lea suffers from a symptom of living in this world in an industry that is tailored to white people."

Subsequent to that they both have not publicly made any statements regarding the pertaining issues. 

Husband 

As of 2022, Ware has not disclosed her personal relationships including any boyfriend or husband. While she has also not talked about her previous relationships.  

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