A famous British actress, Samia Ghadie is best known for playing Maria Connor in ITV soap opera, Coronation Street. In an acting career spanning twenty-five years, since her first television credits at the age of 11, Samia has featured in a range of roles. In 1988 Samia first graced the Coronation Street set as an extra. Fast forward twelve years and she is one of the show's most pivotal characters. At the heart of some of the show's most hair-raising storylines from love, pregnancies and adultery to framed murder, feuds and prison sentences - her role in the soap has been one of the most prominent in its history.
From the age of 11 she appeared in Children's Ward, Heartbeat, Doctors, There's Only One Jimmy Grimble and Life Force. Coronation Street presented her first major role as an adult and she has been a mainstay of the soap opera ever since. Aside from two spells of maternity leave away from the show, Samia has starred in almost every episode, totalling 1531 episodes in 18 years. As well as playing an integral role in the soap and its illustrious history, Samia has found success in other areas of the media.
She has also become a common face on television talk, panel and comedy shows, including This Morning, Loose Women, Celebrity Juice, Dancing on Ice, Daybreak, Lorraine and Soapstar Superstar to name just a few of her appearances. A fantastic choice to host your corporate events and award ceremonies or to discuss the themes of her incredible career - Samia Ghadie is a must-have soapstar.