Samantha Ferris is a Canadian actress and former television reporter for Bellingham, Washington KVOS TV-12 in the mid-1990's.
She is best known for her role as NTAC director Nina Jarvis in the sci-fi television series The 4400, in which she was a series regular.
She was also a series regular on The Evidence, playing the role of Lt. Alexa Brenner.
She had a notable recurring role in the second season of paranormal drama Supernatural as Ellen Harvelle, the widow of hunter William Anthony Harvelle and the mother of Jo Harvelle.
Ferris has had guest starring roles in the following television shows (one episode only, unless otherwise noted):
Saber Marionette J (voice: English version)
Welcome To Paradox
Beggars And Choosers
Stargate SG-1 (2 episodes)
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (voice)
The Chris Isaak Show (2 episodes, different characters)
Da Vinci's Inquest (2 episodes, different characters)
The L Word
Ferris has appeared in the following made-for-TV movies:
The Inspectors (1998)
The Inspectors 2: A Shred of Evidence (2000)
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: The Movie - Endless Waltz (2000)
Dead in a Heartbeat (2002)
A Date with Darkness: The Trial and Capture of Andrew Luster (2003)
The Ranch (2004)
Personal Effects (2005)
Last Chance Cafe (2006)
She also appeared in the English version of the 2001 mini-series Chikyû shôjo Arjuna, translated as Earth Girl Arjuna.
Film and Games
Despite being known primarily for her work in television, Ferris has also had roles in the following feature films:
Along Came a Spider (2001)
Gray Matters (2006)
Butterfly on a Wheel (2007)
In addition, she has lent her voice to two video game spin-offs of the television series CSI, entitled CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2003) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Dark Motives (2004).
She had a third role in a video game in 2005's SSX On Tour, a snowboarding sports game.