Samantha Baines is an award winning performer, writer, author and broadcaster.
Samantha originated the lead role in the London Magic Mike stage show, collaborated with Channing Tatum on the script and received rave reviews from the eighteen month stint performing in the West End. A talented actress, trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Samantha has recently appeared in Netflix's The Crown, Call the Midwife, Dane Baptiste's sitcom Sunny D, BBC comedy Bucket alongside Miriam Margolyes and played police officer, Gemma King in Silent Witness.
She is host and creator of the smash-hit podcast The Divorce Club. The podcast reached over 120K downloads in its first year of release as well as hitting the No.1 Relationship podcast spot on itunes and being featured in their New & Noteworthy category. The Divorce Club was selected for the London Podcast Festival 2020, was featured on The Guilty Feminist podcast and was recommended on My Favourite Murder, a huge podcast in the US. Samantha's interviews on the podcast have been featured on radio and in international press.
Samantha is often heard taking over the airwaves as a regular guest and cover presenter on BBC Radio London, BBC Radio Kent and has also presented shows on Virgin Radio and Hoxton Radio as well as regular appearances on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2 and Laura Whitmore's Show on BBC 5 Live.
In 2019 Samantha's first Children's fiction novel was published about a little girl with a hearing aid and was listed as one of the Best Children's Books of 2019 in the ipaper as well as the BookTrust's book of the month. Samantha's next children's book will be published in early 2021. Samantha writes for publications like The Guardian, The Independent, Time Out and was recently commissioned to write a pilot script for CBBC.
With a strong background in stand up, she has sold out every run she has done in The Pleasance Courtyard at the Edinburgh Fringe and completed a successful UK tour beginning at the Soho Theatre. She has won/been a finalist in some comedy awards too: UK Pun Championship Finalist 2018 & 2017, Funny Women Best Show nominee 2017, What the Frock Best Newcomer Award Winner 2015, Funny Women Finalist 2014 and even Leicester Comedy Festival Pimp Your Pancake Winner 2018.
Samantha is a hearing aid wearer and Ambassador for RNID.