Samantha Fekete is an English-born American actress, YouTube star, and social media personality. She has gained popularity for her ‘Totally Trendy’ YouTube channel, on which she has accumulated over a hundred thousand subscribers. After her birth in London, she moved with her family to Nashville, Tennessee, where she grew up along with her four biological siblings and four adopted siblings. Since she was a child, she has harboured acting aspirations. At the age of ten, she began performing in children’s theatre. In 2012, she set up her self-titled YouTube account but did not post anything there until July 2017. That year, in May, she joined Hi5 Studios, a YouTube in-house multichannel network, and created the ‘Totally Trendy’ channel for them in August 2018. Fekete has made appearances in videos of other Hi5 Studios channels like ‘Battle Universe!,’ ‘Matthias,’ and ‘REKT’ as well. In 2016, she made her screen debut in the web series ‘Roommates’.
Rise to Fame
Samantha Fekete created her personal self-titled YouTube channel on December 1, 2012. However, she only started posting content there in July 2017. Her first video, titled ‘Big Bro / Ag's Show!’, was posted on 23 July. Since then, she has garnered tens of thousands of followers on the channel and over a million views in total. However, she has not posted any videos there in the past few months. It is likely because she is busier with her work for ‘Totally Trendy.’
According to a Q&A video she posted on her channel in September 2017, she was initially a friend of Joshua “Gunner” Gomez, one of the original six members of the collaborative YouTube channel Hi5 Universe (later Battle Universe!). It was he who asked her if she wanted to be part of one of their Battle Universe videos. She happily agreed, and through him, she met Matthew “Matthias” Fredrick, Joseph “J-Fred” Fredrick, Tanner Malmedal, and others. While she was sceptical about getting another chance to appear in their videos, Gunner and his collaborators loved the charisma and spontaneity she exuded on screen. In May 2017, she formally began working for Hi5 Studios.
On August 27, 2018, Fekete set up Hi5 Studios’ newest channel, ‘Totally Trendy.’ Its first video, titled ‘Makeup Truth or Dare Challenge!’, was uploaded on November 5, 2018. Since then, the channel has grown exponentially. These days, they get tens of thousands of views on each of their videos.
Fekete makes regular appearances on videos made for Hi5’s other channels. As an actress, her first job was in an episode of the web series ‘Roommates’ (2016).
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Family & Personal Life
Samantha Fekete was born on July 11, 1999, in London, England. Her mother is Christine Fekete. She has four biological siblings, including an older sister named Maxine, and four adopted siblings. At some point, she relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, with her family. Recently, she has moved to Los Angeles, California for her career. Fekete is of Hungarian descent.
Fekete has been interested in acting since she was a child. When she was ten years old, she started performing in children’s theatre. In 2017, she began a relationship with actor Ryan McCartan, who is known for portraying William 'Cinco' Phipps V in ‘Royal Pains’ (2014), Liam in ‘Summer Forever’ (2015), Diggie Smalls in ‘Liv and Maddie’ (2013-17), and Ollie in ‘Freakish’ (2017).