Sam Milby is a Filipino-American actor, singer and commercial model. He rose to prominence as a contestant on a famous reality show, Pinoy Big Brother, in 2005.
Sam Milby was an ice skater in his junior years
Samuel Lloyd Lacia Milby was born on 23rd May 1984 in Troy, Ohio, U.S.A. to Filipino mother Elsie Ronquillo Lacia and American businessman father Lloyd William Milby as their youngest child. He has a sister named Ada Milby.
He was brought up in Tipp City, Ohio, and stayed with his ice-skating coach from age 9. He was homeschooled till 15. He took part in a number of major ice skating competitions including the Junior Nationals. He, along with his skating partner of four years, won silver and other several awards.
Sam Milby’s movies and TV shows
Returning to the Philippines in 2005, Sam Milby decided to pursue a career in the showbiz industry. In the early years, he landed bit roles in some minor ads and later obtained a lead role in Close Up’s TV commercial.
After taking some odd roles in commercials, he rose to fame through his appearance on the first season of Pinoy Big Brother, which featured 12 men and women from different sectors. Though he wasn’t one of the original twelve, one of the contestants left the house, and he got a chance.
He managed to become the most popular housemate. After leaving the house of big boss, he got countless offers from movies and televisions shows. Soon afterward, he established himself as the newest “heartthrob” of Philippines cinema.
The year 2006 was the time when he made his debut in the movie Close to You. In the same year, he was seen performing the role of Will Derby in You Are the One.
Some of his famous movies include You Got Me, My Big Love, My Only U, I Love You, Babe I Love You, Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel, The Gifted and much more. His performance in the movies was well appreciated by both his Filipino and the U.S. audience. He has won numerous awards for his outstanding roles in movies and TV shows.
He has become a favorite face of ABS-CBN channel since his contract with the network started in 2006. He has been a host and performer on ABS-CBN’s ASAP, since then.
Sam Milby’s famous albums and concerts have added to his net worth
Sam Milby is also a proficient singer. In the year 2006, Milby released his self-titled debut album. He did a concert titled ‘Heartthrobs’ at Music Museum on February 2 and 3, 2007 which was a big success. The concert was repeated once again in the same year on March 27.
He performed his first solo concert “Sam Milby: Rockoustic Heartthrob” at the Aliw Theater in 2008, which earned him a title as ‘Rockoustic Heartthrob’. After that, he traveled throughout the U.S.A., Canada, Asia, and Europe on a musical tour. He has released four studio albums after his debut album namely A Little Too Perfect, Love Duets, Be Mine and Sam: 12.
The 33-year-old actor cum singer might have earned a considerable amount of net worth from his career which is yet to be revealed.
Sam Milby is currently dating Mari Jasmine
Sam Milby is currently dating Mari Jasmine, a TV host. Sam confirmed his new relationship back in 2015.
Yes, we’re together. I don’t want to share the other details but I just want to share that yeah, we’re a couple. I’m very, very happy.
– Sam Milby
They are going pretty strong till now. Milby feels fortunate that his girlfriend understands the nature of his profession and they both are willing to do anything to make their relationship work.
In past, Sam dated several women including Bang Garcia (2005-2006), Jessy Mendiola (2013-2014), Shaina Magdayao (2013), Ariella Arida (2013), Kim Chiu (2011) and Marie Digby (2010-2011). He remained single for about four years before his relationship with Mari began.
Prior to Mari, his most publicized girlfriend was Anne Curtis, with whom he was together from 2006 to 2008. Milby admitted he had a hard time moving on after the break-up.