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May 06, 2013 06:00 PM

Brandon Native Guest Stars On Criminal Minds

A South Dakota native is going to be guest starring this week on the CBS's network TV show 'Criminal Minds.'

Samantha Colburn grew up in Brandon and went to the University of Minnesota. Now she's making a name for herself in Hollywood.

Colburn has appeared in several films and TV shows since moving to Hollywood in 2007.  This Wednesday Colburn is a guest star in the episode "Nanny Dearest" on Criminal Minds.

"I play a young mother who has her little girl kidnapped by a serial killer, who is looking for nannies with little kids," Colburn said.

Ironically, her husband in the movie is another South Dakota native, Leif Gantvoort, who was raised in Clear Lake.

"I don't run into a lot of South Dakotans out here, believe it not, so what's was really cool we hung out a lot," Colburn said.

Her role Wednesday night is a serious one, but Colburn likes to be in comedies too.

"It's fun to make people laugh, but it's also fun to cry too, I like doing both," Colburn said.

She's also been in TV commercials, including one for M&Ms.

Colburn, who still has family living in the Sioux Falls area and gets back occasionally, has a message for everyone.

"Thank you so much for all the support from my family and my friends and everybody back at Brandon Valley where I started learning my trade and I hope you watch and let me know what you think," Colburn said.

CBS's Criminal Minds episode "Nanny Dearest" airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. Central Time on KELOLAND-TV.

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