Samantha Zoe Womack Biography
Samantha Zoe Womack is an English singer, actress and director on both television and stage as her major living profession. At present time she has been famous for playing the role of Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders. Although her fame is defined by EastEnders but she has been quite high since in the mid-1990s as Mandy Wilkins in Game On. Additionally she has also represented the United Kingdom in the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest. To date her famous films are, EastEnders (1985), Game On (1995) and Breeders (1997).
She is a married woman, who has married Mark Womack in 2009. Samantha was born on November 2, 1972 in Brighton, East Sussex, England. Although she has been known as Samantha but her birth name was Janus. She has a half sister called Zoe. She has been born in a family where her father is a singer-songwriter. Her father Noel Janus left the family when she was just six years old. But, it didn’t left any strong effect on her family as her mother, Daine who was model-actress married a doctor and the family moved to Edinburgh. She has lived most of her time on the QE2 with her choreographer grandmother Sheila Holt.
During an appearance on Big Star's Little Star in 2014, it was revealed that she attended the same school as members of All Saints. When she was just 15 years old, she left her home for a life in squats, drinking, smoking, and taking drugs were her favorite things to do. But all of sudden she decided to give a perfect direction to her life, for which she attended Sylvia Young Theatre School in London. She became an actress later and her prominence was introduced in March 1991. At that time she was only 18 years old to win the annual A song for Europe competition to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest. Her passion in acting had started after appearing in Episodes of The Bill and Press Gang. Later in 1993, she again appeared in Demob with Griff Rhys Jones and Martin Clunes. By it she took to the West End Stage replacing Debbie Gibson as Sandy in Grease. From 1994 to 1998, Womack played Mandy in the BBC Two sitcom Game On opposite Ben Chaplin. She remained on the show until its end in 1998. Womack then starred in the pilot for The Grimleys with Jack Dee, and the film Up 'n' Under with Neil Morrissey.
In 1998 she starred in the ITV1 series Liverpool 1 with her future husband Mark Womack. In 1999, Womack starred as Cinderella in the ITV Christmas pantomime, with Harry Hill, Alexander Armstrong, Frank Skinner, Paul Merton, Ronnie Corbett and many more. In 2005, she directed an anti-bullying music video for Liverpool band Just 3, entitled Stand Tall. In 2006, she starred in the BBC One comedy Home Again as Ingrid, and as Miss Adelaide in the West End production of the musical Guys and Dolls at London's Piccadilly Theatre, initially with Patrick Swayze and then Miami Vice star Don Johnson. In recent September 2013, she played the recurring role of Tanya in series three of Sky Living’s Mount Pleasant.
Talking about her personal life profile, she has been married to Mark Womack since 2001. But before that she had been in few relations. In 1997, she got married to Italian Junfan Mantovani after a long relationship, but the relation broke down just in one year. Later she met her present husband and ever since then they have been living happily. She has two children from her present husband. In 2006, she starred in the BBC One comedy Home Again as Ingrid, and as Miss Adelaide in the West End production of the musical Guys and Dolls at London's Piccadilly Theatre, initially with Patrick Swayze and then Miami Vice star Don Johnson.