Samantha Robinson was born in New York City to Panamanian and English parents. At age three she moved to London and began studying at LAMDA and attended the all girl's school Queen's Gate in South Kensington. At fourteen her family relocated to Miami, where she attended the prestigious performing arts school New World School of the Arts. There she performed several lead roles in the most prominent art-houses in Miami, before attending the University of California at Los Angeles with a concentration in acting. Upon graduating from UCLA, she landed a supporting lead role in the Lifetime movie Sugar Daddies starring Peter Strauss, and more recently a lead role in the feature film The Love Witch directed by Anna Biller.