|Birthday||31st December 1990|
|Occupation||Fashion store owner|
|Series||1 - current|
Samantha 'Sam' Faiers is a part time model, boutique owner and lead character in the ITV2 show 'The Only Way Is Essex'. She is the ex-girlfriend of Mark Wright and Joey Essex, her sister is Billie Faiers, and she is good friends with towie costars Lucy Mecklenburgh, Ferne McCann and Jessica Wright.
In Season One, Sam and Mark Wright had unresolved history, as they had had sex once Wright and his girlfriend Lauren Goodger had terminated their engagement. They arrived at Goodger's birthday party together, after he invited her in for a drink to watch the band LOLA perform. Enraged and jealous by Mark moving on rapidly, Lauren drunkenly bellows abuse across the room to Sam.
Throughout the series, it is constantly implied that Wright and Faiers are romantically involved but it has never been confirmed. Wright begins dating Lucy Mecklenburgh, who Faiers went to school with, causing tension between the pair.
In the Christmas episode, it is revealed that Faiers and Wright had slept with each other recently, and that they have been in regular contact. At the end of the episode, after leaving the Christmas party, Wright and Faiers share a kiss in the back of a taxi and head off into the night.
In Season 3, Sam rekindles her previous relationship with Joey Essex.