Cindy Sampson’s Readings – aka Lisa on ‘Supernatural’

by Ana Lopez

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Fact She studied at the Randolph Academy of the Performing Arts.

Who is Cindy Sampson?

Born on May 27, 1978 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Cindy Marie Sampson is an actress, best known for her work during the early seasons of the television series ‘Supernatural’ as the character, Lisa Braedon, played a love interest of Dean Winchester by Jensen Ackles. Other projects she has worked on are ‘Love Once, Die Twice’ and ‘Private Eyes’.

Cindy Sampson’s net worth

As of the beginning of 2020, Cindy Sampson’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million earned through a successful career as an actress, in the profession since 1999. She has had several recurring and starring roles in television series both in the US and in the United States. as in Canadian productions.

Beginning of early life, education and career

Cindy grew up in Canada and pursued an acting career as a child. She pursued this throughout her childhood, and after graduating from high school, enrolled in the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, taking courses in theater and dance. Located in Toronto, the private college is known for its focus on the performing arts and has been in operation since 1992.

After completing her studies, she started her search for film and television roles and made her debut in 1999, with small roles in the series “Lexx”.

She followed with a string of television movies in small roles and worked in the independent circuit, appearing in numerous short films, including “Slug,” “Pretty Dead Flowers,” and “New Jersey Turnpikes.” In 2006, she landed her first recurring role, on the television show “Rumours”, playing the character Sandra MacLaren during its first season.

Rise to Fame – Supernatural

The same year, she made her feature film debut in “The Last Kiss” alongside Zach Braff and Casey Affleck. Her fame began the following year, when she began appearing as the recurring character Lisa Braeden on the show “Supernatural”, who was on the series at the time and became a potential long-term romantic partner of one of the main characters.

“Supernatural” follows the story of two brothers who have spent their lives hunting supernatural threats such as monsters, ghosts and other creatures. The show was created by Eric Kripke and was primarily filmed in Canada. The show rose to fame throughout its run, even after the first storyline Kripke envisioned. The show has been running for 15 seasons, set to end in 2020. She stayed with the show for one year, though her character returned for another run in the 2010 season.

While working on the show, she also appeared in other local projects such as the horror movie “Swamp Devil”, which is part of the “Maneater” series.

She also appeared in another horror movie – “The Shrine” – in which she starred alongside Aaron Ashmore and Megha Heffern.

Ongoing acting projects

Cindy went on to appear in several television series, mainly as a guest or in recurring roles. She also worked on several television movies, including ‘Reaper’ and ‘High Plains Invaders’. One of her notable projects during this period was the show “Durham County”, in which she appeared as the character Molly Crocker during the second season. The story follows a detective who discovers that moving back home is not as safe as it first appeared.

Cindy Sampson

In the 2010s, she turned her attention back to films and worked on a series of projects, including ‘Camion,’ a drama starring Julien Poulin, ‘The factory‘ and ‘Long gone day’. The first is a film in which she starred alongside John Cusack, Dallas Roberts and May Whitman in the story of a police officer on the trail of a serial kidnapper who targets young women in New York. In 2014, she was cast in the drama film “Elephant Song”, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, and is based on Nicolas Billion’s play of the same name.

Recent projects

After appearing as a guest in “Degrassi: The Next Generation”. and “Rookie Blue”, Sampson landed a starring role on the show “Rogue”. The series is an American-Canadian co-production filmed in Vancouver, although set in North Carolina, and follows the story of a police officer working undercover. At the same time, she also had a recurring role on the first two seasons of “The Art of More”, which aired on Crackle, and is about the high stakes world of New York auction houses.

In recent years, Cindy was known for her work on the show “Private Eyes”, playing the character Angie Everett.

The show is based on GB Joyce’s novel of the same name, which follows two private detectives who solve crimes in Toronto. The show has been running for three seasons, including the fourth season in the making. At the same time, she has been a guest on other programs such as “Hudson & Rex” and “Imposters”. She has also had roles in television movies such as “My Secret Valentine” and “A Christmas Crush”. Cindy doesn’t do many film projects anymore since becoming a series regular, opting only for short film projects.

Private life

Cindy married Ryan Wickel in 2016, though very little is known about him or their relationship.

They have no children together and do not appear to be interested in raising children. In her free time, she likes to keep fit and regularly goes to the gym. She also likes to use different hairstyles, often wearing different types of colors in her hair depending on her mood. She has been for the past few months Worried about her birthplace in Nova Scotia, as it deals with a coronavirus outbreak, with a sudden surge in cases and deaths there. She also supports several charities, including the Operation Ramzieh crisis relief program, which aims to donate food to those in need in Canada.

General information

First and last name Cindy Sampson
Height 1.7 meters
Profession Actor
Nationality Canadian


Movies The Shrine, The Last Kiss, Swamp Devil, High Plains Invaders, Live Once, Die Twice, The Factory, The Christmas Choir, Charlie Zone, The Riverman, Blind Trust, Elephant Song, Camion, Long Gone Day, Mama Africa, Footsteps
TV shows Supernatural

Links to social profiles


# Fact
1 She booked her first role, while still in high school, in the Gemini and Emmy award winning teen consumer show “Street Cents”.
2 She studied at the Randolph Academy of the Performing Arts.
3 Originally auditioned for the role of Bela Talbot on Supernatural (2005). Lauren Cohan ended up getting the part. A few weeks later, Cindy received a call asking if she would be interested in the role of Lisa Braeden instead.




Title Year Status Character
The art of more 2015-2016 TV serials Clarissa Hewitt
Private Eyes 2016 TV serials Angie Everett
Villain 2015-2016 TV serials Sophia Hale
Real detective 2016 Documentary about the TV series Linda Hamilton
Rookie blue 2015 TV serials Jamie Toth
Degrassi: the next generation 2014-2015 TV serials Andrea
Wings of the Dragon 2014 Lisa Pohlman
Elephant song 2014 Christel
The listener 2014 TV serials Vanessa Reinhold
played 2013 TV serials Ellen Vaughan
Long gone day 2013 layna
The factory 2012/V Crystal
Truck 2012 Jade
Believe me 2012 Short Jill
Charlie zone 2011 Kelly
Supernatural 2007-2011 TV serials Lisa Braeden Demon
Being human 2011 TV serials Cindy Lanham
The sanctuary 2010 Carmen
Invaders of the High Plains 2009 TV movie Abigail Pixley
the county of Durham 2009 TV serials Molly Crocker
My Claudia 2009 Short Hailey
The Christmas Choir 2008 TV movie Jill Crosby
Mower 2008 TV serials Marlene
Swamp Devil 2008 Melanie Blaime
Rumors 2006-2007 TV serials Sandra Mac Laren
blind faith 2007 TV movie Diana Summers
My Traum of Africa 2007 TV movie Jolanda
October 1970 2006 TV Miniseries Sylvie
The last kiss 2006 Danielle
Proof of lies 2006 TV movie Tracy Morgan
Beautiful dead flowers 2006 Short Rebecca Stern
Live once, die twice 2006 TV movie Zoe Ravena
Jesse Stone: Stone cold 2005 TV movie Barbara Carey
The River Man 2004 TV movie Marisol
The straitjacket lottery 2004 Short Sophie
Footsteps 2003 TV movie Jordan Hayes
Sex and the single mother 2003 TV movie April Gradwell
To take off 2002 Short Cynth
A boy and a girl 2002 TV serials Sheila
Mama Africa 2002 Molly McBride (segment “Wealth”)
Lexx 1999-2001 TV serials Druid Girl / Guardian #4
Slug 2001 Short
Wealth 2001 Short Molly McBride
New Jersey Toll Roads 1999 Cheerleader


Title Year Status Character
Avatar: the game 2009 Video game actor: motion capture
Trudeau II: Maverick in the making 2005 Stand-in for TV movies
Jesse Stone: Stone cold 2005 Stand-in for TV movie – uncredited
Shattered City: The Explosion of Halifax 2003 Stand-in TV series – 2 episodes


Title Year Status Character
Lord of Chaos 2014 Short associated producer


Title Year Status Character
Supernatural investigator 2013 Documentary about the TV series Himself – Host
Sketch junk 2002 TV serials herself
Street pennies 1989 TV serials Cindy Ewakniuk

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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