At the age of 15 Samantha entered a singing competition on RTE Television in Dublin
called “Let Me Entertain You” and was quickly snapped up by “Westlife” and “Boyzone”
manager and X-Factor Judge “Louis Walsh”. Louis had Samantha quickly signed to
Polydor records and released Her first Album “Gotta Tell You” on which She co-wrote
the majority of the tracks. The Album was a huge success and reached number 4 in the
US Hot 100 Billboard Chart, in total Samantha sold in excess of 4.5 Million copies
throughout the world with hits on the album; “Gotta Tell You”, “Baby Come On Over”
and ”Body 2 Body”. Samantha won Smash Hits Poll Party “Best Female Newcomer” and
was nominated for a Grammy Award.
In 2002 Samantha played Mara in the huge Smash hit movie by Steven Spielberg “The
Time Machine”, She went on to becoming the Youth Ambassador in Ireland for Unicef in
2003 doing charity work and taking her first field trip with them to Zambia highlighting
HIV/AIDS. In 2005 Samantha had a leading role in the Irish Smash Hit Movie “Boy Eats
Girl” and finally in 2006 performed in the Irish Movie “Johnny Was”, starring alongside;
Vinnie Jones, Lennox Lewis, Eriq La Salle, Roger Daltrey and Patrick Bergin.
Mumba’s modeling roles to date have been with “Ultimo” the lingerie range sold in
Dunnes Stores, Reebok, in a poster campaign and as an ambassador for Dior being the
face of the Dior Watch Collection.
Samantha now lives in the US and has been primarily focusing on her acting. She
recently just wrapped on a new pilot titled ‘Valley Boys’ which is currently in network
negotiations and also her new feature “Home” with Heather Langenkamp for LionsGate.
This will be released in early 2014. Mumba is currently in Hollywood working with top
music producer, Brian Malouf, writing and recording songs for her upcoming album.