Lately, Samantha Bee has been highly applauded as an in-demand political commentator in the world. She has taken home several awards and accolades through her comedy shows. Certainly, her paycheck is also hefty as she is watched by millions on TBS channel even being dubbed as 'The Queen of TBS'. All her income sources have resulted to multi-million fortune. Moreover, she has been exemplary amongst worldwide women.
Choosing Theatre as a major subject in university wasn’t really as per Samantha Bee's interest in performing. Instead, she took theater as her major, thinking it would be easier than humanities that she took earlier. However, it went to be her passion while she was taking classes at her university. Before she could gain an acting role, she landed a job of a waitress.
Bee’s very first acting performance was a titular role in the theater production of Sailor Moon. She performed in play’s ‘A’ class cast, while her future husband, Jason Jones was in ‘B’ class cast. She was one of the founding members of a women sketch comedy troupe named The Atomic Fireballs.
On July 10, 2003, Bee became a correspondent for the show The Daily Show with John Stewart. She said about the show, “It was my favorite show, and I just trained for it like I was an Olympian, honestly. I ate salmon every day, I was I like, ‘Brain food’”.
Not only the longest-serving female correspondent but also she was the only female to hold the position till 2008 when Kristen Schaal joined them. Also, she was a first non-American correspondent of the show. For her work on the show, she was granted a Canadian Comedy Award for the category of the Best Female TV performance.
In March 2015, she announced she would be leaving The Daily Show to host her own show and departed the show in April 2015. In February 2016, her own comedy news show entitled Full Frontal with Samantha Bee was premiered on TBS. She made a record of the first woman to host later night satirical news show. Gaining high critical acclaim during the first season of the show, she renewed the show for the second season. The show has 84% rating from meta-critic whereas has been rated 6.7 out of 10 by IMDb.
Apart from her popular talk shows, she landed her first feature film role Ham & Cheese (2004) alongside Dave Foley and Scott Thompson. The Canadian independent film marked her first starring role, that earned her a Canadian Comedy Award for the category of Pretty Funny Female Performance. Moreover, she was one of the original cast of Love, Loss and What I Wore, in 2009 and also had a cameo appearance in Woody Allen’s Whatever Works.
Bee authored a book I Know I Am, But What Are You? that was published in 2010. Additionally, she has co-authored several other books including a humor book America (The Book): A Citizen’s Guide to Democracy Inaction (2004), with Jon Stewart and other writers of The Daily Show and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Audiobook): A Visitor’s Guide to Human Race (2010) with Wyatt Cenac.
As of latest updates, she amassed $2.5 million net worth into her account. Hefty salary earning up to $1 million has contributed in garnering such huge fortune.