Sam Sorbo studied biomedical engineering at Duke University before pursuing a career in modeling. Modeling offered the opportunity to travel and learn languages; she is fluent in five.
Sam moved to Los Angeles for acting, where she gained roles in several films, including Bonfire of the Vanities and Twenty Bucks, and TV shows, including several episodes of Chicago Hope and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. As Guest star on Hercules she met Kevin Sorbo, who swept her off her feet. They married in 1998 and she moved to New Zealand.
In addition to her nationally syndicated radio show, in 2015, Sam performed in the movies Hope Bridge and Just Let Go, winning “Best Supporting Actress” from the Utah Film Awards. She created “Miracle Man,” a 2016 television show produced by NBC and Sony. Her third book, out in 2016, is called They’re YOUR Kids: An Inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate. The Sorbos home educate their three children. Her first devotional, Teach from Love: A School Year Devotional for Families launched in 2017.
Most recently, Sam co-wrote, produced, and co-starred (with Kevin) in the faith-based feature, Let There Be Light. The film features Dionne Warwick, Travis Tritt, and the two Sorbo boys, and was exec-produced by Sean Hannity. It was the fourth-highest-grossing faith film of 2017 and made the top ten box office for independent films in the theaters that year.