At just 19 years old, Sammi Hanratty has been acting for more than half her life. Gracing both the big and small screen, she has chosen projects to set herself apart from her peers. She’s had the privilege of working with some of Hollywood’s biggest names including Simon West, Barry Sonnenfeld, Jim Carrey, Robin Wright, Gary Oldman, Cary Elwes, Ray Liotta, Jon Hamm as well as Academy Award winners Robert Zemeckis and Olympia Dukakis.
Hanratty’s extensive television credits are making her a household name. Not only has she starred in teenage genre series, but more dramatic/adult series as well. Currently, Hanratty can be seen as “Dollie,” a witch-culture obsessed young girl in the standout WGN series “Salem.” Earlier this year, she took on a more challenging role as a series regular in season three of the Sony/Crackle web series “CH:OS:EN,” the suspense/horror series about a game in which families are pinned against each other to the death. Hanratty’s numerous guest star roles include “Mad Men,” “House MD,” “CSI: NY,” “Cold Case,” “Perception” and “Rizzoli & Isles,” as well as three concurrent recurring roles on CBS’s “The Unit,” ABC’s “Pushing Daisies,” and Disney’s “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” for which she is still recognized world-wide as the con-artist Holly.
Hanratty’s successes aren’t limited to television. Her big screen career started with three Disney blockbusters: “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” “The Santa Clause 3” and “A Christmas Carol.” This year has shown moviegoers a different side of her when she starred as a teenage mom in Lifetime’s “Zoe Gone.” Hanratty can currently be seen in theaters starring in the Sony comedy “Moms’ Night Out,” working alongside Patricia Heaton.
Hanratty’s passions go beyond her acting career. She has been involved in children’s charities almost her entire life. She is a spokesperson for Smile Train, an organization that provides free cleft repair surgeries to those in need while helping to train local doctor, as well as an ambassador for the Starlight Foundation. In her spare time, Hanratty enjoys being outdoors, roller skating, ice skating, going to the beach and hanging out with family and friends.
Hanratty currently resides in Los Angeles.