Actress and singer Samantha Elisofon co-starred in the award-winning film, Keep the Change, a romantic comedy that earned her a nomination for Best Actress at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, where the movie won Best Narrative Film and Best New Director. Included in numerous film festivals around the world, Keep the Change won the prestigious FIPRESCI Prize (an international film critic’s award) along with special jury mention at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic.
Samantha is an inaugural member of EPIC Players, a uniquely inclusive theater company for talented performers with (and without) disabilities. She also performs with DreamStreet Theatre Company. Samantha will be starring as Lucy in EPIC Players upcoming performance of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown at The Flea Theater November 16-20.
In addition, Samantha is the subject of the memoir, My Picture Perfect Family: What Happens When One Twin Has Autism. Written by Samantha’s mother, Marguerite Elisofon, this book charts her family’s journey raising Samantha and her twin brother. Diagnosed with autism as a toddler and confronting dire predictions and negative stereotypes, Samantha started singing with perfect pitch at age 7 and graduated Pace University cum laude.