Samantha Harris

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Samantha Harris Shapiro (born on November 27, 1973 in Hopkins, Minnesota), is a TV presenter. Most notably, she is co-host of Dancing with the Stars with Tom Bergeron.


Harris was born Samantha Harris Shapiro and raised in Hopkins, Minnesota. Her late father, Richard Shapiro, was a rock 'n' roll promoter; and her mother, Bonnie Harris Shapiro, was a dancer. In 1972, the two founded one of the country's first renaissance festivals, King Richard's Faire, which continues to this day.

Harris had a Jewish upbringing and received her Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, graduating with honors in 1996.

Harris currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with her husband Michael. They are currently expecting their first child.

TV hosting

Harris is a correspondent with E! Entertainment Television's E! News, and host of THS Investigates. In addition to writing, producing and reporting daily for E! News, she co-hosts the network's live award-show coverage for the Oscars, Golden Globes and Emmys. She has also appeared as a special correspondent on Good Morning America.

Prior to joining E!, Harris served as a weekend co-host for the infotainment show Extra, where she interviewed hundreds of celebrities and served as an anchor for the show's Las Vegas bureau.

Her other hosting credits include Fox's The Next Joe Millionaire and AMC Access (the short-lived spinoff of Access Hollywood produced for AMC). Additionally, she also served as a guest co-host on The View.

Acting work

Her acting credits include Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python, Surviving Gilligan's Island, Reefer Madness!, The New "Hit" Musical (original cast), Beautiful, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and others.


Harris has modeled as a three-time cover girl for Muscle & Fitness: HERS, and for FHM, SELF and SHAPE magazines, as well as various ads and commercials.

She is also featured in the December 2006 issue of FHM magazine.


Harris supports cancer research and volunteers for charity events such as the Revlon Run/Walk and What A Pair.

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