Skyler Samuels is stepping into one of the biggest roles on Hallmark Media with the recent announcement of an Aurora Teagarden prequel.
You can brush up on the details of the new Aurora Teagarden here if you somehow missed that bombshell. Let’s take some time to learn more about the actress and her previous roles. Samuels has been in the industry for nearly 20 years, starting out as a child actor. She started her career appearing in a number of Disney shows including Drake & Josh, That’s So Raven and The Suite Life.
Skyler Samuels was the lead in ABC Family’s The Nine Lives of Chloe King based on the urban fantasy YA series of the same name. The show was cancelled after one season which aired in 2011. The previous year Skyler starred in another supernatural show The Gates cancelled after the first season.
Personally I was a fan of both of those shows. The new Aurora Teagarden though had more success working with Ryan Murphy. She appeared in two of his shows Scream Queens and American Horror Story. She spoke about her experience working with Ryan Murphy here.
While being a working actor since she was a child, Skyler also managed to attend Stanford, the prestigious US College in California. She even stated that her time in college when she was in a sorority gave her some insight to her Scream Queens role.
More recently comic book fans might recognise Skyler from Marvel TV series The Gifted which ran for two seasons. In the show based on the X-Men titles, she plays sisters with powerful telepathic powers.
It would be interesting to see if any Hallmark Movies & Mysteries fans have seen Samuels in her other roles. Let us know in the comments below.