|Name:||Samantha Harris Shapiro|
|Born:||November 27, 1973|
|Birth Hometown:||Hopkins, Minnesota|
Harris had a Jewish upbringing. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, graduating with honors in 1996, where she was also a member of the Delta Gamma sorority.
Samantha had small roles in TV shows & movies starting in 1996 before becoming the host of reality shows and a correspondent on the E! network starting in 2003.
For three years & eight seasons from 2006-2009 she was a co-host on Dancing with the Stars replacing first hostess Lisa Canning. She left the show (in favor of season seven champ Brooke Burke) to focus on motherhood and on other projects including her latest one, Stars Earn Stripes.