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Born: Samantha Tamania Anne Cecilia Mumba,
January 18, 1983
Height: 5' 7"
Mother: Barbara Bishop Mumba
Star Sign: Capricorn
Sister of Omero Mumba., who appears with her in The Time Machine
Half Irish and half African.
Samantha Mumba is one of Ireland's most successful singers, with
hits like "Gotta Tell You", "Body II Body", and "Always Come Back
to Your Love." Samantha appears in The Time Machine with Guy
|Samantha Mumba attended Dublin's famous Billie Barry Stage School.
"It's funny because I grew up with Bryan from Westlife--he was
at the stage school when I was. We'd probably have been the least
expected to make it out of everybody. He was a joker, and I was a
dosser--always having a laugh, not taking it seriously either."
She landed a lead role in a September
1998 production of The Hot Mikado, a jazzy, modern take on Gilbert
and Sullivan's celebrated opera. That raised her profile and saw her
invited to sing on various Irish TV shows.
When she left school at 17,, she knew
she had a record deal to look forward to. She'd been so busy performing
on stages and in studios for the previous six months that she would
get into school in the mornings exhausted, and think to herself "I
don't have a clue what's going on!"
Now, the fog seems to have cleared,
and Samantha finds herself at the top of the charts with her debut
album, Gotta Tell You,and making her feature film debut in
The Time Machine, with Guy Pearce.
"I want to be a diva, but won't turn out like a bitch."
" I love pampering myself when I'm alone. I have a nice hot shower when I get in; then I slip into my pajamas, make dinner and cuddle up in a blanket on the sofa. It's like Bridget Jones's Diary, minus the big pants."