- , Actress, Presenter, Disability Campaigner
Samantha Renke is a dynamic and inspirational actress, presenter, speaker, writer and disability rights campaigner. Born in Germany and raised in Lancashire, Samantha is currently based in London and is an ambassador for Parallel London, ADD International, Ability bow and patron of Head2Head Theatre company. Renke writes a regular lifestyle column for leading disability magazine PosAbility as well as having regular blogs for HuffPost and Metro. Her work ranges from radio and commercials to film. Her warmth, humour and intelligence radiates throughout her work and is not defined by her disability. She also featured in the highly successful series of adverts for Maltesers based on real-life experiences of disabled people. She was named in The Shaw Trust’s Disability Power 100 list of 2019 of the UK’s most influential disabled people, as well as being nominated as Campaigner of the Year in the 2019 European Diversity Awards.