Giovonnie Lavette Samuels (born November 10, 1985) is an American actress best known for her role as Nia Moseby in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody and for being a series regular on All That (where she replaced Christy Knowings in 2002 and was replaced by Kianna Underwood in 2005).
Samuels was born in San Diego, California. She began appearing on All That during 2001, quickly becoming one of the most regularly featured actresses on the show, alongside Jamie Lynn Spears and others. Samuels also appeared in episodes of That's So Raven as Raven's cousin, Betty Jane. She also appeared on Boston Public.
Samuels does voiceover work for Bill Cosby's animated show, Fatherhood, on Nick at Nite. In 2006, she appeared in the movie Bring It On: All or Nothing, the third Bring It On movie. She has also appeared an as extra in Raven-Symoné's "Backflip" video and in the 2007 film Freedom Writers. In addition, Samuels has appeared in the movie Christmas At Water's Edge. In July 2007, she began appearing as a recurring character on The Suite Life of Zack & Cody as Nia Moseby, niece of Marion Moseby (Samuels was the replacement of Ashley Tisdale, who was absent due to filming High School Musical 2).
|Original Era cast||Angelique Bates • Amanda Bynes • Nick Cannon • Lori Beth Denberg • Leon Frierson • Gabriel Iglesias • Katrina Johnson • Christy Knowings • Kel Mitchell • Alisa Reyes • Mark Saul • Josh Server • Danny Tamberelli • Kenan Thompson • Tricia Dickson • Victor-Cohn Lopez • Zach McLemore|
|Relaunch Era cast||Chelsea Brummet • Ryan Coleman • Jack DeSena • Lisa Foiles • Bryan Hearne • Christina Kirkman • Shane Lyons • Giovonnie Samuels • Jamie Lynn Spears • Kyle Sullivan • Kianna Underwood • Denzel Whitaker|
|Notable sketches||Ask Ashley • Bridget's Slumber Party • Good Burger • Know Your Stars • Loud Librarian • Superdude • Vital Information|
|Spin-offs||Action League Now • Amanda Show • Just Jordan • Kenan and Kel • The Nick Cannon Show • Zoey 101|
|Other||Timeline • Cast members • Characters • Episodes • Musical guests • Good Burger|