AWARD WINNING ACTOR
Sammie Wayne, IV is a father, actor, director. He has won several theater awards for acting and lighting design. Recently he played roles on BounceTVs, In the Cut , Netflix’s Ratchet and Ken Sagoes, film The McHenry Trial.
Sammie has directed several one person and multi person stage plays. He just directed a made for tv pilot. Prior to a career in entertainment, Sammie held a Secret Clearance with U.S. Government while he was a software engineer at Northrop Grumman.
It all began in West Point
Sammie Wayne Poe was born in West Point, MS in 1962. He spent the first fifteen years of his life being raised by his single mother (Cassie Edwina Poe) and his great grand mother (Cassie Powers Montgomery). For a short while (1974-1976) he lived in Metarie, LA and Gentilly, LA with his mother Cassie and two of his four sisters (Denise and Norren).
In 1978, Sammie moved from West Point to Chicago, IL to live with his father (Sammie Wayne, III), his “other” mother( Mabel Harris Wayne) and his other two sisters (Cynthia and Cheryl) . When he moved to Chicago he changed his name from Sammie Wayne Poe to Sammie Wayne, IV. (the reason for the name change is a whole other story).
2012 BEST SUPPORTING MALE ACTOR
2012 BEST LIGHTING DESIGN
2010 BEST SUPPORTING MALE ACTOR
2010 BEST LIGHTING DESIGN
SAMMIE’S ACTING REEL exhibits his comedic skills in IN THE CUT (1st scene), his parenting skills in STRANGLE ME ELMO (3rd scene), his advocating skills in JUDGING AMY (4th scene) and dramatic skills in THE McHENRY TRIAL (2nd and 5th scene).
Strangle Me Elmo
In Strangle Me Elmo, Sammie plays an understanding father to a distraught mother who is having “a rough week”.
In this video , entitled Believe by Meek Mill and Justin Timberlake, Sammie plays a father who was once a promising boxer. He teaches boxing to his daughter. He is falsely imprisoned. His daughter responds to imprisonment by turning to drugs. But all is not lost if you BELIEVE!
Lawd Ham Mercy on This Nappy Headed Bastard
A story about discovering ones purpose along this journey we call life that reveals as a human race, we have more in common than we do differences. Lawd Ham Mercy!