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Samantha Isler | Ellie
Isler who is from Tulsa, Oklahoma, first caught people's attention in 2009 when she was featured on NBC's Today Show as a Kid Reporter. Having been selected from thousands of kids, Isler traveled to New York and appeared on the show several times, rubbing elbows with the Today Show cast and featured guests.
Isler was cast to play Kendricks in the 2013 feature film release "Home Run," directed by David Boyd. In 2012, she was cast as 13-year-old Hannah, the lead role in the short film "No One Knows." This film deals with the harsh reality of child abuse and has picked up a number of national sponsors supporting the film as it begins hitting film festivals.
After heading to Los Angeles, Isler struck gold and booked the lead role in P.J. Fishwick and Hunter Adam's film "Dig Two Graves." In this thriller/mystery, Isler plays 14-year-old Jake, who wrestles with a hard decision offered by three moonshiners: a chance to bring her dead brother back to life in exchange for another person's life.
Prior to hitting her stride with feature film roles, Isler had roles in various stage productions of "Annie," "Oklahoma" and "Alice in Wonderland," to name a few. She is an accomplished pianist and was a competitive gymnast, having been born and raised around her family's gymnastic school.
When she is back home in Oklahoma, seeing her friends and family is what she enjoys the most.