Samora Smallwood is a classically trained, bilingual Actress, Writer, & Cool Feminist. She is Co-Chair of ACTRA's Diversity Committee as well as the founder of The Actors Work Studio, an innovative acting studio in Toronto. Samora's recent on-screen work includes Star Trek, The Expanse, American Gods, Coroner, The Shelter, Shadowhunters, and Frankie Drake Mysteries in a story about white passing & black identity in Canada. Samora's passion is telling fresh stories and promoting diversity on-screen and behind the camera. She was recently a jury member for The Female Eye Film Festival as well as a selected participant in The Reelworld Film Festival's "Emerging 20" Talent to Watch Program.
Samora is fluent in French and Spanglish. She's half Cape-Verdean (West Africa) & Newfoundlander and has returned to Africa twice. She is an avid reader who loves fitness and fight training and did her own stunts in "Tormented". She is training in Krav Maga & Kali and loves it. Samora also enjoys singing and sang as Angel on-stage in "Here on the Flight Path". Samora is looking forward to being cast in the next Golden Globe winning series or film and working with Denzel Washington!
"I love a challenge. And I love defying limitation, gender stereotypes, and people's expectations of me as an actress."- Gwendoline Christie