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March 29, 1991
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Other names||Sam Tjhiq|
|Occupation||Martial artist, stuntwoman, actress|
Samantha Jo (born Samantha Tjhia, also known as Sam Tjhia; born March 29, 1991) is a Canadian martial artist and stuntwoman who was a part of Canada's national representation at international wushu tournaments in 2007-2008. 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 and motion capture work for video game characters Ayane and Momiji.
Jo was born in Barrie, Ontario to a Chinese Canadian family. She has trained martial arts since she was at an age of four as her mother was a black belt in jujutsu herself, doing jiu jitsu as well before turning to wushu and Tai Chi when she turned 12. 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. As of 2013, she is living in Los Angeles, United States, and is married to the stuntman Allen Jo.
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