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Sam Uley is the leader of the La Push werewolf pack. His father was, Joshua Uley who abandoned him and his mother when Sam was just a child. Before his transformation into a werewolf Sam was romantically involved with Leah Clearwater, who had been his high school sweetheart. After his transformation their relationship began to unravel as he was forbidden to tell Leah what he had become.
Their relationship came to an abrupt halt when Sam imprinted on Leah’s second cousin, Emily Young, and began to go back on every promise he had ever made to Leah. Jacob Black during the saga says that Sam feels guilty for betraying Leah and feels responsible for the bitter person Leah later becomes.
As a wolf Sam is pure black and the largest wolf since he phased/transformed first before the rest of the pack. In Breaking Dawn we are told that Jacob has grown taller than Sam. While Sam acts as the packs Alpha that is not his role by blood-this is why Jacob eventually grows larger than Sam as he is the leader of the pack by blood. Jacob shies away from that responsibility until Breaking Dawn.
In Breaking Dawn Sam becomes annoyed with the Cullen family and quickly judging plans to attack the Cullens on their territory when he believes that the Cullens have changed Bella Swan into a vampire going back on their ancient promise. This is what prompts Jacob to step up to his job as Alpha.
Fun Fact: Chaske means “first-born son” in Lakota
Hometown(s): Lewiston, ID
Career: Chaske Spencer has a few pictures under his belt. His first movie was Skins where he played the teen version of Rudy. He then played Eagle Boy in DreamKeeper which fared well as a T.V. movie. He then landed the role of the older Voices That Carries in the well done Steven Spielberg mini-T.V. series Into the West. He now is casted for the role of Sam Uley in the Twilight sequel New Moon due out November 2009.
About Them: Chaske is a Guns n’ Roses fan-or rather-a Guns n’ Roses freak as he labels himself. He has been ever since he was a heavy metal drummer during high school. As a college freshman midway through the first semester he headed off to NYC with no plans to turn back. He wanted something different for himself. And he eventually figured out that that was acting. As Lakota kid he had grown up on reservations and small towns in Montana and Idaho, but he was determined to make it as an actor on the toughest stage of them all. Through numerous trials and errors on stage in New York City, he eventually hit it big time. With the movies.
Quick Quote: “My real heroes are my father and my mother. They’ve always said, ‘don’t let anything stop you because you’re Indian.’ They’ve ingrained that into my sisters and my head. As Native actors, we got to be on our game. You can be stereotyped—with eagles screaming, people expecting you to know which way the wind blows, or that you’re spiritual. Not all of us can do that, you know…”