By peoplestaff225
Updated March 09, 2007 06:00 AM

Happy Birthday Sam! You are now 3 years old!

Name: Sam J. Sheen

Birthday: March 9th, 2004

Famous for: Being the first daughter of since-split actor couple, Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards.

Siblings: Denise and Charlie, also have another daughter Lola Rose, 21 months. The couple split when Denise was 7 months pregnant with Lola. Denise has said she would like more children in the future and is currently dating Richie Sambora, who has one daughter, Ava, 7, with Heather Locklear. Sam also has an older half sister, Cassandra, 22, from Charlie’s previous marriage.

Name meaning: Sam is after Charlie’s deceased cat. Denise said, "Charlie really wanted Sam (as a name for our daughter) and I dreamed of one day naming a girl Sophia – something feminine – or Emma. She’s named after the cat. We don’t have the cat anymore, though."

Other famous relatives:

  • Martin Sheen (Charlie’s father) – an actor in such roles as The West Wing and Bobby.
  • Emilio Estevez (Charlie’s older brother) – an actor, AKA the coach in Mighty Ducks.
  • Renee Estevez (Charrlie’s younger sister) – an actress, she most recently played Nancy in The West Wing.
  • Ramon Estevez (Charlie’s older brother) – an actor, he has had just a few roles throughout the nineties.

Gear (for the kids):

in pink ($129)

Gear (for mom):

Denise is a fan of Mia Boss Diaper Bags (prices start at $98)and Beca Bags Cargo Bag ($198)


Sam and Lola wore IsaBooties when they were little, which are soft soled baby shoes that are 100% animal free.

True Religion Joey cords in hibiscus ($106) in sizes 2T-6

Denise was gifted with Pumpkin Noodle clothes for her girls.

Denise and Sam have matching Hippie Love Bikinis by Lyla Blu in rainbow, now on sale for $28.

What they said:

What did a typical day used to be like when Lola was first born and Sam was just 15 months?

It’s hard because the girls are on two completely different schedules. Sam sleeps through the night, and when she’s awake, she walks around and gets into everything, so I have to keep my eye on her. At this age, Lola only eats, sleeps, and poops-but she is up every three hours, and I am up with her! [Denise is breastfeeding Lola.] I need to stop feeling guilty, because Sam had my full attention before Lola was born. So when Lola is sleeping, I have my time with Sam, and we play.

Future: With both parents as actors, maybe this is the career her for her. Though, she does also love horses, so perhaps an equestrian?

Birth story: Denise Richards had booked a Caesarean section to deliver daughter Sam on March 10th, 10 days before the baby’s due date of March 20th. Why? The arrangement fit perfectly with then-husband Charlie Sheen’s planned weeklong hiatus from filming his sitcom, Two and a Half Men . "It was convenient," Denise later told People. "We like to plan things." Unfortunately, Sam didn’t get the memo and arrived even earlier – Denise went into labor on March 9th and Sam was born later that day. Did you plan the birth of any of your children? If so, for what reason?

Acting career: Sam has already appeared on her dad’s comedy, Two and a Half Men, along with her mom. Denise plays a past girlfriend, called Lisa, of Charlie’s who is now a single mom.

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