Samara Weaving (born 23 February 1992) is an Australian actress and model. She began her career in her home country, and played Kirsten Mulroney on the drama series Out of the Blue (2008). She came to prominence with her portrayal of Indi Walker on the soap opera Home and Away (2009–2013), for which she received an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) nomination for Best Female Performance.
Following her departure from Home and Away, Weaving pursued roles in the United States, starring in the first season of the series Ash vs Evil Dead (2015–2016) and becoming a series regular on SMILF (2017–2019). She starred in the films Mayhem (2017), The Babysitter (2017) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), the lattermost winning the cast a Screen Actors Guild Award. She earned acclaim for headlining the critically and commercially successful feature Ready or Not (2019)—her first lead role in a theatrical American film—and was established as a scream queen.Weaving has alternated frequently between film and television, starred in the miniseries Picnic at Hanging Rock (2018), Hollywood (2020) and Nine Perfect Strangers (2021), and having roles in the films Guns Akimbo (2019), Last Moment of Clarity (2020), The Babysitter: Killer Queen (2020) and Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020).
Weaving announced her engagement to creative producer Jimmy Warden on 10 March 2019.
Weaving was born in Adelaide on 23 February 1992, the daughter of an English father, Simon Weaving, and Maltese mother, Helena Bezzina. She grew up in Singapore, Fiji, Australia, and Indonesia. Her father is a filmmaker and lecturer at the University of Newcastle in Newcastle, New South Wales, as well as the artistic director of the Canberra International Film Festival. Her mother is an art therapist who teaches museum studies at the University of Newcastle. Her younger sister, Morgan, is also an actress; their uncle is actor Hugo Weaving.Weaving and her family moved to Canberra in 2005, and she attended Canberra Girls Grammar School. She became drama captain and appeared in various school and theatre productions.