Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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The Daily Show
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Actor/Actress, Writer, Producer
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Samantha Bee (born October 25, 1969) is a Canadian actress and comedian best known as a correspondent for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. On The Daily Show, Bee has demonstrated an ability to coax people into caricaturing themselves — particularly in segments like "Kill Drill", on hunters and fossil fuel executives claiming to be environmentalists; "They So Horny" on the dearth of Asian men in U.S. pornography; "Tropical Repression," on Ed Heeney, a Florida politician running his campaign based on opposition to gay rights; "The Undecided", an over-the-top look at the infamous undecided voters leading up to the 2004 U.S. presidential elections; and "Samantha Bee`s So You Want To Bee A..." report series, which humorously caricatures the way in which one can easily obtain a certain job, like becoming a 527 group. Her segment on "NILFs" ("News I`d Like to F#@k"), discussing the sexiness of news anchors is one of her most memorable: "CNN has the wholesome girl-next-door NILFs, the kind you can bring home to meet your mother. MSNBC has the dirty-over-30 NILFs. FOX has the filthy NILFs who will report anything. They`re the Hustler of NILFs."
Separated from actor and fellow Daily Show correspondent Jason Jones, her husband since 2001, Bee lives in Manhattan and has indicated her intention to work toward U.S. citizenship. In late 2005, Jones became a freelance Daily Show correspondent while Bee reduced her workload due to her pregnancy. In January 2006, the couple welcomed their first child, Piper Bee-Jones. Bee returned to The Daily Show in March 2006. On January 24, 2008, Bee announced a second pregnancy on air during a bit about the media`s coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign. On June 20, 2008, their second child was born.
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Samantha Bee (born October 25, 1969) is a Canadian comedic actress and author best known as a cast member on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. In 2012, Bee surpassed Stephen Colbert as The Daily Show 's longest-serving regular correspondent of all-time. In 2015 she departed the show after 12 years, to start her own show.