Nov. 2nd, 1968
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Samantha Ferris (born November 2, 1968) is a Canadian actress and in the mid-1990s was a television reporter for the Bellingham, Washington station KVOS TV-12 and Vancouver's BCTV, where she went by the name Janie Ferris. She is best known for her starring role as Nina Jarvis on The 4400 (2005–2006) and her recurring role as Ellen Harvelle on Supernatural.
Ferris began her on-screen career as a television reporter in Vancouver and Washington state. She began acting in the mid-1990s, beginning with bit roles in several television shows - often as a new anchor or reporter - as well as voice roles in animated series.
Ferris' first major role came in 2005, when she joined the cast of The 4400 as NTAC director Nina Jarvis. This led to recurring roles in The Evidence and Supernatural, where she appeared as Jo Harvelle's mother, Ellen. She also played guest roles in shows such as Battlestar Galactica, The L Word and V.
- Worked as a television reporter in the mid 1990s before becoming an actress.