Age, Childhood, Parents
Samatha Cohen is the daughter of the famous New York attorney Michael Cohen. She is a model and a socialite, but who rose to some prominence mostly because of her father. She was born in 1996 in New York, which makes her 23 years old now. We don’t know a great deal about her childhood, just that her mother’s name is Laura Shusterman, and she has a younger brother named Jake Cohen.
She was a straight-A student in high school, so it is no wonder she continued her education in an Ivy League school, the University of Pennsylvania from 2014 to 2018, graduating with a degree in political science. While she was in college, she was a part of a non-Greek sorority called the Tabard Society.
Personal life, Injury
Although relatively young, Samantha lives a very active and full life. One of the most amazing things she has done was to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro at the age of 17, to help St. Jude’s hospital raise money for their research department.
She said in an interview that it was hard, and she didn’t have full support from her family, but that people are often unaware of their physical strength, and she knew she could do it. Her humanitarian efforts didn’t end there, however, because she’s continued working with children, providing support, including volunteering for the Gabriel’s Angel organization, which helps with Lymphoma, and Leukemia cancer research, and Operation Smile, which helps children with a cleft palate. Samantha has also been a tutor to second-grade children who needed help because they were falling behind their classmates.
She has tried many things in the past like being a skater, jazz singer, and a ballet dancer, but decided against it. Fortunately, her beauty has got her a lot of modelling jobs, so she has a successful career of her own. Because of her many endeavors, she sustained a knee injury, which was partly why she decided to give up dancing. Later in life, while her father was in court, she experienced hip problems, which resulted in surgery, so she had to use crutches.
Modelling career and Net Worth
Samantha previously worked for Shape magazine, and she has an internship with Victoria’s Secret. On her Linkedin profile, she stated that she is looking for new job opportunities.
As for her Instagram account, she keeps it private, although we can see many photos on her Twitter profile, and even in Google search. However, a photo on her Instagram provided an alibi for her father when he was accused of travelling to the Czech Republic to meet with Russian government representatives. Samantha’s net worth is estimated at over $300,000.
Scandals and Controversies
Being the daughter of a famous attorney, one who worked with President Trump, it is no wonder she was caught-up in some scandals.
She has been accused and shamed for her father’s deeds on social media, even though she has nothing to do with his career. In 2018 he was sentenced to three years in prison and had to pay a $50,000 fine for lying to the congress about Trump’s potential business deals in Russia. Samantha was very supportive all the way, which she showed by coming to his trial with the help of crutches. Michael Cohen posted a picture of his daughter on Twitter, which caused a lot of controversy.
It was a recreation of Andy Warhol’s photo of the actress Edie Sedgwick in lingerie; he used the opportunity to congratulate his Ivy League daughter on both her looks and brains. Many found this a bit inappropriate, leaving hateful comments, so Samantha had to raise her voice and say that her father was showing how proud he is, and that in such a liberal society it seemed strange that someone would have a problem with a woman embracing her body.
Additional Trivia and Info
Donald Trump attended her Bar Mitzhva, which we know from the interview in which her father defended Trump after he had been accused of being a racist.
Cohen also stated that he is a child of a Holocaust survivor, so working with someone who is a racist is out of the question. She has a Ukrainian background from her mother’s side. She is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall and weighs 136lbs ~ 62kgs. Both her hair and eyes are dark brown. In 2017 she attended an inaugural ball with her father, and under one photo we could see a lot of comments. One said that Michael should not let her out of the house as she is very beautiful, to which he responded that he is lucky she is as smart as she is pretty. However, another comment was hateful and attacked her, but Michael shut it down.
A quote she lives by is “If you do something that means something to you, it will mean something to the person you’re helping.”
Michael Cohen Brief Bio
Born Michael Dean Cohen on the 25th August 1966 in Lawrence, Nassau County, New York State USA, he is of Jewish ancestry, and is a lawyer and now a convicted felon, found guilty of campaign finance violations, bank fraud, and tax fraud. Before his actions came to the surface, he was Trump’s personal counsel, and was often called in public as Donald Trump’s ‘fixer’. He worked for Trump between 2006 and May 2018. Michael is serving his sentence in the federal prison near Otisville, New York.