Born: Tokyo, Japan
DOB: October 31, 1980
Personal: Born in Tokyo to a Scottish dad and an Italian mom, Samaire ("sah-meer-uh" -- Gaelic for "dawning sun") spent her early years in the land of the rising sun, where she was studying judo and Japanese sword-fighting by age five. (Dad trains soldiers -- that's his glam line of work.) She did some more growing up in Malaysia and China, then went to high school and college in Arizona before moving to Hollywood to pursue her childhood dream of acting.
Professional: Samaire made a name for herself with tiny but memorable roles on "Party of Five" and "Freaks and Geeks." Then she started getting small parts on lots of shows. She was great as Anna Stern on "The OC," but we really fell in love with her as Emily (Ari's assistant) on "Entourage." These recurring roles got her noticed: In 2004, Entertainment Weekly named her a Breakthrough Artist of the Year for both.
After making her film debut in the parody "Not Another Teen Movie," Samaire appeared in "Just My Luck" (with Lindsay Lohan), "It's a Boy Girl Thing," and "Rise." In 2008 she starred in the indie pic "Around June." You might have seen her in videos for Hanson's "Penny and Me" (she was Penny) and Daniel Powter's "Bad Day." As celebutante Juliet, one of the Darling twins on "Dirty Sexy Money," Samaire is finally a full-fledged cast member.
Did You Know? In between acting and swordfighting (yes, she still practices!), Samaire runs her own clothing line, NARU (which means "becoming" in Japanese). Vogue, W, Elle, and InStyle have all featured her line, and it's sold in L.A. boutiques. If you catch her strutting a red carpet, chances are she's wearing herself.