Sam Sorbo

Sandra Lynn "Sam" Sorbo (née Jenkins; born October 18, 1964) is an American actress, author, and talk radio host. Sorbo played Serena on the television series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and hosts the weekday, syndicated radio program, The Sam Sorbo Show.[1]

Sam Sorbo
Sandra Lynn Jenkins

(1964-10-18) October 18, 1964
Other namesSam Jenkins
OccupationActress, author, talk radio host
Kevin Sorbo (m. 1998)


Under her maiden name, Jenkins, Sorbo played Serena on the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. In the show, Hercules falls in love with Sorbo's character and they get married, but Serena dies under mysterious circumstances.[2]

Sorbo starred as Dr. Caroline Eggert in the third season of Chicago Hope and alongside Steve Buscemi in Twenty Bucks and Ed and His Dead Mother. She had guest appearances as Mariah on seaQuest DSV and she acted alongside her husband as Dr. Sara Riley in two episodes of Andromeda.

Under her married name, Sorbo hosts a weekday radio show, The Sam Sorbo Show, syndicated nationwide by Mojo 5-0 Radio. She also co-hosts Flashpoint Live, a weekly radio news magazine.[3]

Personal life

Sorbo studied Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, but decided to pursue modeling and acting afterwards.[4] Sorbo married actor Kevin Sorbo on January 5, 1998. They have three children together, whom they homeschooled.[5][6] Sorbo wrote They're Your Kids, a book that chronicles her family's experience with homeschooling. She publicly advocates homeschooling.

Sorbo is the spokesman and chair of A World Fit for Kids!, a non-profit organization that trains teenagers to become mentors to younger children.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities Fox's Assistant
1991 Night of the Warrior Hooker
1992 Obiettivo indiscreto Claire
1993 Twenty Bucks Anna Holiday
1993 Ed and His Dead Mother Storm Reynolds
1994 Fortunes of War Johanna Pimmler
1994 The Crew Catherine Driftwood
2001 Resolution Paula
2005 In a Dark Place Paula
2013 Storm Rider Vanessa
2014 Alongside Night Cathryn Vreeland
2015 Just Let Go District Attorney
2017 Let There Be Light Katy Harkins co-wrote screenplay with Dan Gordon
Year Title Role Notes
1987 Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story Georgette Episode: "1.3"
1990 Blaues Blut Tuesday Episode: "Das Mädchen aus dem Meer"
1990 Glory Days Sherry Episode: "The Kids Are Allright"
1994–1995 seaQuest DSV Mariah 2 episodes
1995 Diagnosis: Murder Ellen Kingston Episode: "Playing for Keeps"
1996 JAG Private Whitley Episode: "Boot"
1996 The Sentinel Isabel Kane Episode: "Night Train"
1996 Chicago Hope Dr. Caroline Eggert 8 episodes
1996-99 Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Princess Kirin; Serena Episode: "Prince Hercules"; 5 episodes
2000-01 Andromeda Dr. Sara Riley 2 episodes
2001 Tatort Esther Episode: "Nichts mehr im Griff"
2007 Avenging Angel Sarah TV movie


  1. "Talk Radio Network Enterprises Launches The Sam Sorbo Show". Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  2. "Kevin Sorbo Displays the Strength of 'Hercules'". Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  3. About: Flashpoint Live with Sam Sorbo and Marius Forte. Retrieved November 27, 2012.
  4. "About".
  5. "Sam Sorbo talks hubby Kevin Sorbo & True Strength: He truly is my hero". Retrieved 2 October 2015.
  6. "'They're Your Kids' author hails homeschooling". Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  7. "Kevin Sorbo Uses Faith to Make 'World Fit for Kids'". August 27, 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.
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