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Sam McCall

played by Kelly Monaco

character

For most of her life, Sam was a con artist and rarely stayed in one place for long. Toughened by a difficult upbringing, she finally found a chance at love and family in Port Charles.

Get the full story in our Sam 101 photo timeline.

The Good
-Reconnected with her birth mother, Alexis Davis.
-Agreed to allow Alexis to use the stem cells of her unborn baby to save the life of Alexis's daughter Kristina.
-Warned cops of the explosion during the Metro Court hostage crisis. She was later hailed a hero by the media and became the host of television show, Everyday Heroes.

The Bad and the Ugly
-A long history of petty crimes including theft.
-Slept with her stepfather, Ric Lansing.
-Killed Diego Alcazar.

Friends & Family
-Alexis Davis: mother
-Maxie Jones: friend
-Kristina Davis: sister
-Molly Lansing: sister

Love Interests
-Jason Morgan
-Silas Clay

actor

Kelly Monaco originated the highly anticipated role of Samantha McCall in October 2003. In the category of Outstanding Lead Actress, Ms. Monaco was a Daytime Emmy(R) nominee for this role in 2006.

Ms. Monaco's television credits include co-hosting the 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards when they were broadcast for the first time from Hollywood. She also starred in the first season of the ABC hit series, Dancing With the Stars, where she won the dance championship. She had a three-and-a-half-year stint on the ABC daytime drama Port Charles, where she garnered her first Daytime Emmy® Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2003.

Her television debut occurred in 1997, when she landed a recurring role on Baywatch. While shooting Port Charles, she also guest starred opposite Charlie Sheen and Heather Locklear in a season finale of ABC's Spin City. In addition, she has appeared in the feature films Idle Hands, Mumford and BASEketball.

Ms. Monaco grew up on the East Coast, where she participated in soccer, swimming, track and softball, among other sports. Her family moved from the bustling city of Philadelphia to the more peaceful environment of the Poconos. In addition to athletics, she participated intensely in speech, debate and theater in high school.

Ms. Monaco is involved in numerous children's charity events and programs for the elderly. She resides in Los Angeles.