Samantha Lockwood

Official site for Samantha Lockwood. Actress, model, artist Bikram Yoga Teacher and Founder of Fleurings vase jewelry. She starred in "Shoot the Hero!" on Showtime and plays the love interest in JT Hodges "Goodbyes Made You Mine". Known for her strong acting work. Daughter of veteran sic-fi actor Gary Lockwood star of "2001: A Space Odyssey" who plays 'Frank Poole'.

Ms. Lockwood began acting at age 16 doing on camera work in Infomercials and bit parts in films like "Lords of Dogtown" where she was spotted as the hottest chick in the film by Maxim. Simultaneously she has pursued a career as a Bikram Yoga Teacher having taught since her training in 1999 and at the time was the youngest certified teacher. She is currently Kauai, Hawaii based where she runs Bikram Yoga Kauai travels several months of the year for acting work and for teaching yoga around the world. Bikram Yoga Istanbul, Bikram Yoga Milan, Bikram Yoga Schottenring Vienna, Bikram Yoga Pordenone, Bikram Yoga Tysons Washington DC and many more. 

A creative spirit all the way through, Samantha has always loved picking up the paint brush or the pen to create works of art. Besides painting for art shows periodically she designed a unique vase jewelry line "Fleurings" designed to hold water and fresh flowers. Inspired by advice from her Grandmother Betty to "wear fresh flowers for good luck". Fleurings are vase earrings, necklaces and hairpieces that have been featured in Press all over the world in GENLUX, TEEN PROM, Weddings in Houston, Cover of Honolulu Star Newspaper, Cover of Garden Isle Newspaper, Kauai Lifestyle Magazine, and many more. In Japan publications such as SWEET, SOUP and ViVi. Considered must have jewelry for weddings celebrities such as Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller picked up eight of these small vase necklaces for their Bridesmaids and pro-surfer Bethany Hamilton picked up fifteen pairs of gold earrings for her maids. 

BIO

Samantha Lockwood played the love interest in the JT Hodges Top 10 hit CMT music video "Goodbyes Made You Mine". In 2010 she played the leading lady 'Kate' in the Showtime action comedy "Shoot the Hero!" by Christian Sesma.

Ms. Lockwood grew up in Los Angeles. At an early age she began absorbing the craft of acting going on sets with her father veteran sci-fi icon Gary Lockwood (2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), and her mother, successful actress and entrepreneur, Denise DuBarry. At age 16, Samantha began her career studying the fundamentals of acting at the Aaron Speiser Acting Studio. She attended UC Santa Cruz, where she enjoyed studying Theater Acting and Marine Biology. Further acting studies included voice and accent training with Robert Eastmam, as well as improv, commercial, and cold-reading workshops with Carolyn Barry and Lesly Kahn.

She co-starred as a pill-popping teen in the CSI: NY (2004) episode, CSI: NY: Manhattan Manhunt (2005), Leading role in the Lionsgate western, Mexican Gold (2009) (aka "Return of the Outlaws"), also featured as Topper's girlfriend in Lords of Dogtown (2005). Samantha received excellent reviews for her lead role as "Kate" in Shoot the Hero (2010) by Christian Sesma, in which she starred alongside Jason Mewes and Danny Trejo. The film was released through Warner Brothers and also picked up by Showtime. Modeling and commercial work includes the Miller Light "Skinny Jeans" Super Bowl Commercial, campaigns for Apple, Old Navy Yoga Wear and Khush.

Her first on camera acting work first started doing infomercials for Thane Marketing a company founded by her mother. Soon after she committed to a life as an actor and followed in the footsteps of her father Gary Lockwood, respected veteran actor and considered an sci-fi icon for his work as the lead in "2001: A Space Odyssey" by Stanley Kubrick and as character 'Gary Mitchel' in the Star Trek Pilot "Where No Man Has Gone Before".

She is also known for her yoga. Samantha became the youngest certified Bikram Yoga Teacher at the age of 17 when she completed the rigorous teacher training in Beverly Hills, winning a medal for "Best in Posture". An advanced Yogini she has traveled around the world teaching Bikram Yoga in cities such as Tokyo, Vienna, Istanbul, Milan, London, Marrakesh, Washington DC, New York, San Francisco and more. She owns Bikram Yoga Kauai in Hawaii, which has become known as the premiere hot yoga studio on Kauai. She has been featured as an upcoming actress and yogini in Esquire, American Fitness, Ms. Fitness (cover) and Maxim Magazine where she was first mentioned as the "hottest girl in the movie" for the indie feature 'Lords of Dogtown'.

Designer and founder of Fleurings vase jewelry line that holds water and keeps flowers fresh. The "eco-fabulous must have necklace' by GENLUX Magazine. Celebrity wedding gifts for the Bridal Party at Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller's wedding, as well as soul surfer Bethany Hamilton's wedding in Hawaii. Fleurings have been featured in press all over Japan, Milan and the United States.


Reviews


"Pretty Samantha Lockwood should be singled out for making her difficult lines sound easy. And she always had a look in her eyes that gave the impression she was really present in the moment of whatever scene she was in. Believe me this was no small task as the film is complex and engaging. Samantha kind of reminds me of a young Jennifer Anniston. She has the easy natural grace that is endearing."  - Review from Palm Springs Film Festival Premiere of "Shoot the Hero!" Action-Comedy Showtime feature film by Christian Sesma

“It’s rare to see a young actress with such élan. Samantha is natural, charming and engaging to watch” – iconic actress, Gena Rowlands.

“I have to say, Ms. Lockwood is just terrific. This could’ve easily been the “Bitch” role and she could have taken the easy route. But no, she is able to giver her Kate a sense of honesty and charm. Just an absolutely lovely performance” – JimmyO ‘JoBlo.com’

"But my favorite is Samantha Lockwood, she plays Mewes' fiancee, Kate. After watching the film, I asked Sesma who's that girl in the movie -- she's charming and memorable, and has great timing!" - Manny The Movie Guy