Sammi Hanratty is no stranger to the big and small screen, booking her first lead in a television movie starring opposite Lacey Chabert and Wendie Malick in ABC Family’s Hello Sister, Goodbye Life. Sammi quickly built her resume with three concurrent recurring roles on ABC’s Pushing Daisies (Young Chuck), The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (Holly), and CBS’ The Unit with her older sister Danielle.
Sammi’s success is not limited to her television career. She has remained in demand by starring in numerous feature films including two upcoming movies where she played lead characters: The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone, shot entirely on location in Thailand, and The Greening of Whitney Brown, playing the title character alongside Brooke Shields, Aidan Quinn, and Kris Kristofferson. Hanratty has also shared the big screen with some of Hollywood’s finest including Cuba Gooding Jr, Ray Liotta, Jim Carrey, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright and Cary Elwes. She worked with Oscar winning director Robert Zemeckis in the blockbuster, Disney’s A Christmas Carol, in which she had the opportunity to play several different characters.
In addition to acting, Sammi is involved in several children’s charities/organizations. After playing the title role of Chrissa in An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong, Sammi joined forces with Bullybust.org. She travels around the country speaking to children about the importance of being an Upstander.
You can hear Sammi’s song, “Finally a Teen” on AM 1240 JENNiRADIO in Albuquerque, 88.3 FM in Poplar Bluff, MO and at JENNiRADIO.com.