Giovonnie Lavette Samuels (born November 10, 1985) is an American actress.

Life and career

Samuels was born in San Diego, California. She began appearing on All That during 2001, quickly becoming one of the most regularly featured actresses on the show, alongside Jamie Lynn Spears and others. Samuels also appeared in episodes of That's So Raven as Raven's cousin, Betty Jane. She also appeared on Boston Public.

Samuels does voiceover work for Bill Cosby's animated show, Fatherhood, on Nick at Nite. In 2006, she appeared in the movie Bring It On: All or Nothing, the third Bring It On movie. She has also appeared an as extra in Raven-Symoné's "Backflip" video and in the 2007 film Freedom Writers. She also has appeared in the movie Christmas At Water's Edge. In July 2007, she began appearing as a recurring character on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody as Nia Moseby, niece of Marion Moseby (Samuels was the replacement of Ashley Tisdale, who was absent due to filming High School Musical 2).

She recently played Gary Coleman in the San Diego Theater production of Avenue Q.



Year Film Role
2007 Choices Angela
2007 Freedom Writers Victoria
Bring It On: All or Nothing Kirresha
2006 Be the Man Alisha
2005 Dinner for One SiSi
2004 Christmas at Water's Edge June
Year Title Role
2007-2008 The Suite Life of Zack and Cody Nia Moseby
2005 That's So Raven Betty Jane
2004 Fatherhood Angie Bindlebeep
2002-2004 All That Regular Performer
2001 Boston Public Macy Talker

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