Who is Samantha Burton?
An actress who rose to prominence after her portrayal of Hayley Goodfairer in the movie “The Sandlot 2”, Samantha Brett Burton was born under the zodiac sign of Capricorn on 22 December 1991, in Nashville, Tennessee USA. She holds American nationality and her ethnicity is Caucasian. Samantha had just one acting credit, and her performance in “The Sandlot 2” brought her a nomination for DVD Exclusive Award Best Actress in a DVD Premiere Movie in 2006.
Early life, family, and education
Samantha was raised in Nashville by her parents, however, she prefers to keep her private life away from the media’s attention, and thus hasn’t disclosed information regarding her parents’ names and occupations. However, according to her Instagram photos, her father has a cow farm, and she’s proud of how he takes care of his animals. She also hasn’t spoken about having any siblings, so it’s assumed that she was raised as an only child.
Samantha attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 2009, enrolled at college from which she graduated in 2012, but she hasn’t shared with the public where or what she studied.
In 2005, Samantha was cast to play her notable and only role as Hayley Goodfairer in “The Sandlot 2”, which was a direct-to-DVD spin-off from the 1993 movie “The Sandlot”, a coming-of-age sports comedy, written and directed by David Mickey Evans. The stars of the first movie were Art LaFleur, Mike Vitar, and Tom Guiry, and it was nominated for the Young Artist Award Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Motion Picture, in 1994.
The sequel, starring Samantha Burton, James Willson, and Max Lloyd-Jones, had three award nominations, and James Earl Jones won DVD Exclusive Award Best Supporting Actor (in a DVD Premiere Movie).
“The Sandlot 2” follows the story of a group of young baseball players, who have heard about the legend of Mr. Mertle’s (portrayed by James Earl Jones) dog, named “The Great Fear”, and one day the ball flew over the fence into Mr. Mertle’s backyard. Now, the group has to make a plan for how to take the ball back, and the adventure starts. The sequel was also written and directed by David Mickey Evans.
Love life and relationships
There were various rumors concerning Samantha’s love life, one of them was saying that she was in a relationship with her colleague from the movie, James Willson, who portrayed David Durango in “The Sandlot 2”. The two had on-screen romance, and people assumed that they are a couple in real life.
However, the truth is that Samantha was in a relationship with another fellow, Max Lloyd-Jones, with whom she started their love story in 2005, and it lasted until 2006 when they broke up. The reason for their break-up stayed unrevealed, however, soon after they separated, Max started dating Cheyenne Kimball.
Unlike Samantha who starred in just one movie, Max continued his acting career, and has over 35 acting credits to his name, and was recently seen in “War for the Planet of the Apes” and “Adventures in Babysitting”, among others.
Speaking about Samantha’s subsequent love life, it seems that she found a new love, and is in a relationship with a mysterious guy whose photos she shares on her Instagram; the two seem to be in love, and they enjoy their traveling together across the US.
According to her photos and description, the guy makes her happy, and the smile on her face and light in her eyes prove that.
As of February 2022, Samantha is in a relationship, she hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
One of Samantha’s favorite hobbies is traveling, and she’s visited several US states, with her favorite travel destination New York City, while she dreams of visiting Europe and Africa. However, her most favorite place on the Earth is her father’s farm, and she enjoys spending time with him.
She likes photography, and often shares photos of nature that she took during her trips; she enjoys long walks, swimming, and gardening.
Samantha is an animal lover, with dogs being her favorites, and she has a pet dog named Dallas, and photos of it can be seen on her social media profiles.
In her spare time, she reads books or watches movies, and likes to hang out with her friends; she enjoys listening to her favorite musician, Grace Potter.
She has an Instagram account, which has been followed by over 5,500 people, while her Twitter has over 150 followers; there is a Facebook page run by her fans, which has amassed over 1,000 followers.
What happened to Samantha?
After her role in “The Sandlot 2”, Samantha withdrew from the public life, however, her fans who enjoyed her acting in the movie, are curious to know what happened to her, and where she is now.We tried to find something more about Samantha’s life after filming, and it seems that she enjoys her new career, as she shared a post saying: ‘Y’all my place of employment (Lines Orchids) is the most beautiful place in all the land.
If you don’t know about it you should! So give us a follow or better yet come visit! Now to address these absolutely stunning airplants… Amazing. My job is magical some days; today is one of those days.’
After she graduated from college, Samantha continued her education, and studied to become a dietitian but it seems that she found her happiness in bringing the beautiful blooms into the lives of her customers; she currently lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Age, height, and net worth
Samantha is 30 years old, she has brown hair and hazel eyes, weighs around 132lbs (60kgs) and is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, with vital statistics of 34-25-35.
As of February 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $100,000.