Young Sheldon is off to college in season 4, episode 6 but just who plays Sam on Young Sheldon? Meet actress Taylor Spreitler!

Young Sheldon heads off to college in season 4, episode 6 for orientation day.

Sheldon’s mother drives him to campus but the young genius insists that he explores on his own.

As a result, Mary is left in the college café where she bumps into Sam, a former classmate of Sheldon.

But just who plays Sam in Young Sheldon?

Young Sheldon: Season 4, episode 6 recap

Episode 6 of Young Sheldon season, titled Freshman Orientation and the Inventor of the Zipper, sees Sheldon venture off to college for orientation day.

Sheldon’s mother, Mary, drives her son to campus but the young genius insists that he explores the facilities alone, fearing that she would ‘cramp his style.’

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Instead, Mary heads off to the campus café where she bumps into Sam, a fellow physics student who Sheldon clashed with in season 3, episode 15.

While Sheldon gets into all manner of trouble on his own, Mary, meanwhile, has a great time touring the campus with Sam and meeting some of the college’s students.


Who plays Sam in Young Sheldon?

  • Sam is played by Taylor Spreitler in Young Sheldon.

Sam was first introduced to the series in the season 3 episode, A Boyfriend’s Ex-Wife and a Good Luck Head Rub, where she worked with Sheldon on a group project.

She returns in season 4 quickly makes friends with Sheldon’s mother.

The actress behind Sam is 27-year-old Taylor Spreitler who has made regular appearances on our screens since making her acting debut in 2005.

Born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Taylor is highly active on social media and has accounts on both Instagram and Twitter where she boasts a combined following of almost 200,000.


Taylor Spreitler: Films and TV

As mentioned, Taylor Spreitler made her acting debut in 2005, this came in a season 6 episode of Law & Order.

Since then, Taylor has earned herself 20 acting credits according to IMDb, the most prominent of which have come in Days of Our Lives where she played Mia McCormick in 139 episodes, Melissa & Joey where she played Lennox Scanlon as well as Kevin Can Wait where she took on the role of Kendra Gable.

Young Sheldon is airing weekly on CBS after returning from its mid-season break on January 21st, 2021.

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