Born in 1977 in London, England to socialite Ann Dexter-Jones and band manager Laurence Ronson, Samantha Ronson is a DJ and musical talent who is a staple in the Hollywood club scene. Her career was jumpstarted when she spun live for MTV’s New Year’s Eve bash in 2001.
Ronson was the first rock act to sign with Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records, and she released four songs and wrote and recorded her first album, Red, under this label, though it was never officially released. Ronson has since left the label to focus exclusively on DJing.
She and ex Lindsay Lohan called it quits in April 2009 after a high-profile on-again, off-again two years of dating.