Samia Ghadie

Coronation Street Actress & Leading Speaker

Samia Ghadie is a British actress. She is best known for playing the role of Maria Connor in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street since 2000. Ghadie first appeared as an extra on Coronation Street at the age of 8 then 12 years later she became a regular on Coronation Street. Ghadie made her acting credited appearance when she was 11 years old, appearing in an episode of Cracker.  She then made appearances in Children’s WardHeartbeatDoctors, There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble and the children’s series Life Force.

Ghadie’s big break came in 2000, when she beat both Suzanne Shaw and Kimberley Walsh to obtain the role of Maria Sutherland in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street, where she has been at the centre of some of the show’s biggest and central story lines. In Autumn 2009, Ghadie took a short break from her role as Maria on Coronation Street due to her maternity leave, however she resumed filming the show in May 2010. Ghadie won an episode of Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes impersonating Holly Valance. She also made an appearance in Bo’ Selecta! in 2004 as part of a Coronation Street sketch along with co-star Suranne Jones.

To book Samia Ghadie to make a personal appearance at your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

Watch a compilation of Samia’s best moments in Coronation Street here: