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.
"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