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Samantha Bee

Birth Date: 1969
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Biography: Samantha Bee (born 1969 in Toronto, Canada) gained notoriety as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Bee received a degree from the University of Ottawa, and also studied science at McGill University in Montreal and acting at George Brown Theatre School in Toronto. She also performed with the sketch comedy troupe The Atomic Fireballs, of which she is one of four founding members, in Toronto before being hired by the award-winning Daily Show in 2003.

On The Daily Show, Bee has demonstrated an ability to coax people into caricaturing themselves—particularly in segments like "Kill Drill", on hunters and fossil-fuel executives claiming to be environmentalists; "They So Horny", on the dearth of Asian men in pornography; "Tropical Repression", on a Florida politician running his campaign based on opposition to gays and lesbians; and "The Undecided", an over-the-top look at the infamous undecided voters leading up to the 2004 U.S. elections.

Bee played the title role in a live action production of Sailor Moon at the Canadian National Exhibition, and has had guest appearances on several T.V. shows. She had her first starring role in a feature film in 2004 with the Canadian independent film Ham & Cheese, alongside veteran Canadian comics Scott Thompson and Dave Foley.

As of 2005, Bee is currently the only female correspondent on The Daily Show, although the show has had several others since its inception. Samantha is The Daily Show's first non-U.S. citizen correspondent. She is married to actor Jason Jones, lives in Manhattan, and frequently visits Canada, although she has indicated her intention to work toward U.S. citizenship.

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The Daily Show (1996) ... Correspondent (2003 - present)

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