Born in Adelaide Australia, Samara Weaving came from a family of filmmakers. Her father was a filmmaker and artistic director of the Canberra International Film Festival, and her uncle was actor Hugo Weaving. As a child, Weaving's family moved around the South Pacific, living in Singapore, Indonesia and Fiji. Her first onscreen role came in the Australian soap opera "Out of the Blue" (Network Ten, 2008-2009). Although the show only ran for one season, Weaving appeared in 48 episodes. Her next role was on the long running beach town soap opera, "Home and Away" (Seven Network, 1988-). This role lasted much longer than the first, with Weaving appearing as Indi Walker in over 300 episodes from 2009 through 2013. She made her first appearance on US screens when she played a guest role on two episodes of the horror-comedy series "Ash vs. the Evil Dead" (Starz, 2015-). The role gained her unwanted notoriety when conservatives used a photo of her in bloody make-up and claimed she had been beaten because she was a Trump supporter. Weaving appeared in the film "Monster Trucks" (2016), a film which faced many release delays and a lukewarm response. In 2017, Weaving was set for a breakout year, with a series regular role in the Australian mini-series "Picnic at Hanging Rock" (Showcase, 2017) and a role in the highly anticipated film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" (2017). It was also announced that she would appear on the Showtime series "SMILF."
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