Sam Rahmani was born in London, England to Iraqi parents and grew up between Canada and Jordan. She started acting at age 11 when she played a small role in Guys & Dolls and wrote her first script which she performed and directed. While in school, she stayed involved in theatre and performed in multiple musicals including The Wiz, Rent and Fame.
Sam’s work includes Child Bride which screened at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. Recently, she played the role of Lamma in the new television series Little America, streaming on Apple TV+. She also made an appearance in The CW’s Charmed and played the role of Zadi in the new comedy Woke, alongside Lamorne Morris, Sasheer Zamata and Blake Anderson, set to stream on Hulu.
Sam is fluent in Arabic and speaks both Iraqi and Levantine dialects. She also speaks French and is a self-proclaimed Francophile.