Jessica Gardener is an actor on Fresh off the Boat. She plays the recurring role of a background character named Samantha. Samantha is a member of the group of neighborhood women, led by Deidre. She has never had any speaking lines or significance but she has appeared in the Pilot episode and The Shunning as a background character. She was probably only meant to play the role of only 2 episodes as she was quickly written off the series forever as she was mentioned to have killed herself in the episode Fajita Man. That her character is now dead, means that she won't be in the show anymore unless she plays another character.