Samantha “Sammi” Hanratty was born on September 20, 1995 in Scottsdale, Arizona, United States, professionally known as Sammi Hanratty is an American actress and singer. In 2007, she began her acting career portraying young Charlotte “Chuck” Charles on the ABC series Pushing Daisies. Hanratty’s first lead role took place in 2009 she portrayed Chrissa Maxwell in An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong.
Hanratty is the youngest in a family of five girls, including an older sister named Danielle, who is also an actress. In 1997, she moved to Los Angeles and, in 2001, her mother met with an agent leading to bookings for jobs including commercials for Oil of Olay. She also did two commercials for Pringles which gave her the nickname the “Pringles Girl”. Hanratty released her first single “Finally a Teen” on the popular sharing-website YouTube.
Sammi currently serves as a StarPower Ambassador for Starlight Children’s Foundation.
Hanratty has appeared in several films and television series including the 2006 television movie Hello Sister, Goodbye Life, opposite Lacey Chabert. In 2006, she was a recurring character through seasons 2-3 of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody as Holly, a little girl whose father is a con man and once stayed at the Tipton. In 2007, she appeared in the mini-series Desperation, and had a minor role in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. She has a recurring role on the action-drama series The Unit with her sister Danielle. That same year, she filmed The Santa Clause 3, playing an elf named Glenda. In 2009 she played Chrissa in An American Girl: Chrissa Stands Strong.