Samia Longchambon

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Samia Longchambon
Samia Ghadie, previously Samia Smith at Manchester Pride parade, 2011.jpg
Samia Maxine Ghadie

(1982-07-13) 13 July 1982 (age 39)
Years active1992–present
Matt Smith
(m. 2005; div. 2011)


Samia Maxine Longchambon (née Ghadie, previously Smith; born 13 July 1982) is an English actress. She is best known for playing Maria Connor in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street, a role she has played since 2000.

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Samia Ghadie was born in Eccles, Greater Manchester to Joseph, a French-Lebanese shop owner and Patsy, an English actress whom he met whilst working in Abu Dhabi. Samia lived there for a period as a child. She has a brother named Tariq.

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