Samantha Esteban


25 Oct 1979


Charlotte, North Carolina, USA


Samantha Marie Becker


Born in North Carolina, Samantha found her way to Hollywood via San Diego, California, via Bangor, Maine. At an early age, she found discipline in martial arts, and the love of performing in dance and theatre. Acting on television and in movies came to follow. She played the role of 'Stacy' in the '92 Polygram Film "Summer Camp", then booked a bit part in "The Brady Bunch" movie. In '95, she landed her first big television gig as a 4 year series regular on _"Saved By The Bell: The New Class"(1993)_ playing the feisty 'Maria Lopez'. Several other appearances on sitcoms and TV dramas kept her working. In 2001 she was privileged to work opposite Oscar award-winning Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, and Cliff Curtis, in the feature film Training Day (2001), playing the pivotal role of 'Letty'. Also in 2004 she worked with Christian Bale in the film "Harsh Times", which was directed and written by David Ayer, who wrote "Training Day".

Actor ( 28 credits )

Selling Isobel (2016) Maria
Surviving... (2015)  Agent Juarez (1 episode, 2015)
An American in Hollywood (2014) Priscila
The Other Side (2014) Evelyn Rios
From Dusk Till Dawn (2014)  Monica Garza / ... (6 episodes, 2014)
On Set from Dusk Till Dawn (2014)  Monica Garza (2014)
Jane the Virgin (2014)  Captain Garcia (1 episode, 2015)
Pendejo (Idiot) (2013) Cecilia
Teens Wanna Know (2012)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
The Hard Times of RJ Berger (2010)  Sonya (1 episode, 2010)
Through the Valley (2008) Marisol Rivera
The Mentalist (2008)  Monica Suarez (1 episode, 2013)
Harsh Times (2005) Letty
The System (2003)  Daisy Santana (9 episodes, 2003)
What I Like About You (2002)  Sasha (1 episode, 2003)
The Twilight Zone (2002)  Carla Arroyo (1 episode, 2002)
American Family (2002)  America (1 episode, 2002)
Training Day (2001) Letty (as Samantha Becker)
The Parkers (1999)  Symone (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Sunset Beach (1997)  Elizabeth (uncredited) (4 episodes, 1997-1998)
Moesha (1996)  Gabriella (2 episodes, 1996)
Promised Land (1996)  Celia Martinez (1 episode, 1999)
Unhappily Ever After (1995)  Cute Girl (1 episode, 1996)
Touched by an Angel (1994)  Renee (1 episode, 2000)
Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993)  Maria Lopez (104 episodes, 1995-2000)
The More You Know (1989)  Herself (as Samantha Becker)
Julie Loves to Gamble (0) Dolores Fuentes
Distortion (0) Leah Adams