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Samantha Jo
Born Samantha Tjhia
(1991-03-29) March 29, 1991 (age 27)
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Residence Los Angeles, California
Other names Sam Tjhia
Occupation Actress, Martial Artist
Spouse(s) Allen Jo

Samantha Jo (born Samantha Tjhia, also known as Sam Tjhia; born March 29, 1991) is a Canadian actress and martial artist who was a part of Canada's national representation at international wushu tournaments in 2005-2008. She competed at the Beijing Olympic Wushu Tournament as a part of Team Canada in 2008. In 2012, she debuted as an actress in the role of Kitana in Mortal Kombat: Legacy, followed by her role as Car-Vex in 2013's Man of Steel.

Life and career[edit]

Jo was born in Barrie, Ontario, to a Chinese Canadian family. She has trained in martial arts since she was at an age of four as her mother was a black belt in jiu-jitsu herself, doing jiu-jitsu as well before turning to wushu when she turned 12.[1] She was a student of the Sunny Tang Martial Arts Center in Toronto and a member of the Newmarket based Team Ryouko Martial Arts performance team. She was a member of the Canadian National Wushu Team, including competing at the Wushu Tournament Beijing 2008 during the 2008 Summer Olympics, where she placed eight in women's nanquan & nandao combined after winning a bronze medal in nangun at the 2007 World Wushu Championships in Beijing. She was then recruited as a stuntwoman for Hollywood films because of her extensive training. As of 2018, she is living in Los Angeles, United States, and is married to the stunt coodinator Allen Jo.


Acting credits[edit]



  • Agent X (2015) (season 1) as Juju Yang
  • Warrior (2015) (NBC Pilot) as Amelie

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