Who is Cindy Sampson?
Cindy Marie Sampson was born on 27 May 1978, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and is an actress, best known for her work during the early seasons of the television series “Supernatural” as the character, Lisa Braedon, a love interest of Dean Winchester played by Jensen Ackles. Other projects she’s worked on include “Love Once, Die Twice”, and “Private Eyes”.
The Net Worth of Cindy Sampson
As of early-2020, Cindy Sampson’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million, earned through a successful career as an actress, in the profession since 1999. She’s had various recurring and main roles in television series, both in the US as well as in Canadian productions.
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Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Cindy grew up in Canada, and as a child aspired to a career in acting. She pursued this during her youth, and after matriculating from high school, enrolled at the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, where she took up courses in theatre and dance. Located in Toronto, the private college is known for its focus on the performing arts, and has been in operation since 1992.
After completing her studies, she began her pursuit of film and television roles, and made her debut in 1999, appearing in small roles in the series “Lexx”.
She followed with a string of television movies in minor roles, and work in the independent circuit, appearing numerous short films, including “Slug”, “Pretty Dead Flowers”, and “New Jersey Turnpikes”. In 2006, she gained her first recurring role, in the television show “Rumours”, portraying the character Sandra MacLaren during its first season.
Rise to Fame – Supernatural
During the same year, she made her feature film debut in “The Last Kiss”, working alongside Zach Braff and Casey Affleck. Her fame took off the following year, when she began appearing as the recurring character Lisa Braeden in the show “Supernatural”, who was at that point in the series, becoming a potential long term romantic partner of one of the lead characters.
“Supernatural” follows the story of two brothers who’ve lived their entire lives hunting supernatural threats, such as monsters, ghosts, and other beings. The show was created by Eric Kripke and is mainly filmed in Canada. The show grew to fame during its entire run, even after its initial story arc that Kripke envisioned. The show has been running for 15 seasons, set to end in 2020. She stayed with the show for a year, though her character returned in the 2010 season for another run.
While working on the show, she also appeared in other local projects, such as the horror film “Swamp Devil” which is a part of the “Maneater” series.
She also appeared in another horror film – “The Shrine” – which starred her alongside Aaron Ashmore and Megha Heffern.
Continued Acting Projects
Cindy then appeared in various television series, mainly as a guest or in recurring roles. She also worked on several television movies, including “Reaper” and “High Plains Invaders”. One of her notable projects during this period was the show “Durham County”, in which she appeared during the second season as the character, Molly Crocker. The story follows a detective who discovers that moving back home isn’t as safe as it seemed at first glance.
In the 2010s, she refocused her effort towards films, working on a string of projects including “Camion”, a drama starring Julien Poulin, “The Factory” and “Long Gone Day”. The former is a film that starred her alongside John Cusack, Dallas Roberts and May Whitman, in the story of a policeman who is on the trail of a serial kidnapper who is targeting young women in New York. In 2014, she was cast in the drama film “Elephant Song”, which premiered during the Toronto International Film Festival, and is based on the play of the same name written by Nicolas Billion.
After appearing as a guest in “Degrassi: The Next Generation”. and “Rookie Blue”, Sampson was cast in a main role in the show “Rogue”. The series is an American-Canadian co-production filmed in Vancouver though it is set in North Carolina, and follows the story of a police officer working undercover. At the same time, she also took a recurring role during the first two seasons of “The Art of More”, which aired on Crackle, and is about the high stakes world of auction houses in New York.
In recent years, Cindy’s been known for her work in the show “Private Eyes”, playing the character, Angie Everett.
The show is based on the GB Joyce novel of the same name, following two private investigators who solve crimes in Toronto. The show has been running for three seasons, with the fourth season in production. Concurrently she’s appeared as a guest in other programs, such as “Hudson & Rex” and “Imposters”. She’s also had roles in television movies such as “My Secret Valentine” and “A Christmas Crush”. Cindy doesn’t do a lot of film projects any more since becoming a regular in series, only opting for short film projects.
Cindy married Ryan Wickel in 2016 though very little is known about him or their relationship.
They don’t have any children together, and don’t seem to be interested in raising kids. During her free time, she enjoys keeping fit, regularly going to the gym. She also enjoys employing different hairstyles, often wearing various types of colors in her hair depending on her mood. In recent months, she’s been concerned about her hometown in Nova Scotia, as it deals with an outbreak of the coronavirus, with a sudden rise in cases and deaths there. She also supports various charities, including the crisis relief program, Operation Ramzieh, which aims to donate food to people in need in Canada.