Giovonnie Samuels


Target Audience: Educational Institutions, Nonprofit Organizations, Women’s Conferences, Corporate Events. 

Keynote Topics: Motivation, Youth Empowerment, Personal Development, Intimate Partner Violence, Women’s Empowerment, Entertainment, Substance Abuse Issues

Services: Keynotes,Workshops, and Mentoring

Giovonnie Samuels is an actress, singer, dancer, and speaker. This San Diego native has had an impressive career in TV and film for over 20-plus years. She broke onto the acting scene as a series regular on Nickelodeon’s “All That.” 

Giovonnie’s career continued to grow as she had several guest star roles on tv shows, including Disney’s “Suite Life of Zack & Cody” and “That’s So Raven,” where she played Betty Jane in the series #1 viewed episode. Giovonnie eventually moved from children’s television and into film. 

In 2006 she landed the role of Kirresha in “Bring It On: All or Nothing,” where she starred alongside Solange Knowles and Hayden Panetierre. She quickly followed this up with her breakout dramatic performance in the critically acclaimed film “Freedom Writers” with 2-time academy award winner Hilary Swank. 

Giovonnie continues to appear in films and tv shows. She now uses her passion for the industry to help others and shares her story of being a child star and all that comes with it. In 2015 she launched GS Acting Workshops, her business that teaches clients the skills to become great actors and gives them the knowledge they need to navigate the entertainment industry. 

Giovonnie continues to work hard to be a positive representation for young girls who look like her and is making sure to create her own content that will tell stories that inspire and uplift people.