Samantha Sloyan is an American actress. Sloyan is best known for her roles in In the Key of Eli, Scandal, Hush and Grey’s Anatomy.
Samantha Sloyan was born in California. She is the daughter of actors James Sloyan and Deirdre Lenihan, and has one brother, Daniel Sloyan.
Sloyan has guest-starred in several television series such as The Beast, The Forgotten, Law & Order: LA, and NCIS. She played a recurring role as a White House employee named Jeannine Locke in the first three seasons of Scandal. She also guest-starred in another ShondaLand production titled Private Practice in 2010. Sloyan continued to appear in smaller films, including In the Key of Eli, Tape 407, and the television movie Murder in Mexico: The Bruce Beresford-Redman Story.
In 2014, Sloyan guest-starred in four television series, including, Castle, Parks and Recreation, Hawaii Five-0, and Rizzoli & Isles. She began a recurring role in the ShondaLand production Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Penelope Blake. She first appeared in the eleventh season episode “How to Save a Life”, which included the death of lead character, Derek Shepherd, played by Patrick Dempsey, Perfect Penny killed Derek, who had starred on the series since the beginning. She appeared again in the 12th season, including the show’s 250th episode “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”, which was mostly focused on Sloyan’s character.