Sam Heughan Height, Age, Girlfriend, Bio, Net Worth, Facts

Sam Heughan

Scottish actor Sam Heughan is known for his stellar performance as Jamie Fraser in the Starz series Outlander, which earned him several awards including two nominations for the Saturn Awards. He began his showbiz career performing on stages who then landed a lead role as John in the play Outlying Islands, performed at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs.

Sam Heughan

Sam Heughan Biography

Sam Heughan was born on the 30th of April 1980, in Balmaclellan, Dumfries, and Galloway, Scotland. He’s currently 41 years old.

Birth NameSam Roland Heughan
NicknameSam Heughan
Date of BirthApril 30, 1980
Place of BirthBalmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Age41 years old
Sun SignTaurus
ReligionAnglican / Episcopalian


  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Chrissie Heughan
  • Siblings – Cirdan Heughan (Brother)


Sam Heughan had his primary education at the Kells Primary School. When he was 12, he moved to Edinburgh where he attended James Gillespie’s High School for a year, and then transferred to the Edinburgh Rudolph Steiner School.

After high school, Sam got himself enrolled at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, graduating in 2003.

Sam Heughan Love Life

Heughan has had a fair share of affairs with many women including Amy Shields, Mackenzie Mauzy, Abbie Salt, Cody Kennedy, and Caitriona Balfe.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 6 feet 2½ inches
Centimeters – 189 cm
Meters – 1.89 m
WeightKilograms – 89 kg
Pounds – 196 lbs
Body BuildAthletic
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorBlond
Shoe SizeUnknown
Distinctive Features Long Blond Hair
Masculine Physique

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

In 2010, Sam Heughan made his onscreen acting debut with the film Young Alexander the Great for his role as Alexander.

Television Debut

In 2004, Sam landed a pivotal role as Philip Dorr in the ITV series Island at War. He appeared in total of 5 episodes.

Theatre Debut

In 2002, Sam debuted in theatre playing John in the theatrical show Outlying Islands at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in London.

Famous For

His role as Jamie Fraser in the Starz series Outlander.

Sam Heughan Favorite Things

  • Places – Kinloch Rannoch, Loch Rannoch, Mountain Schiehallion
  • Movie – Alien (1979)
  • TV show – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999)

Sam Heughan Net Worth

As of 2024, Sam has an estimated net worth of $5.5 million US dollars. He owns a Maserati car.

Social Media Profiles

Sam Heughan Facts

In 2009, Heughan landed a recurring role as Scott Nielson, the boyfriend of Nurse Cherry Malone in the BBC soap opera Doctors, the role which earned him lots of fame.

His breakthrough role came in 2013 when he was opted to cast in the lead role of Jamie Fraser in the Starz series Outlander. The series was a huge success among the TV audience which brought him international visibility and lavish revenue.

Sam was conferred with the Gold Derby TV Award for Drama Lead Actor for his outstanding performance in the series Outlander. He was also selected for the Best Actor in a Drama Series during EWwy Awards and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor on Television by Saturn Awards.

He was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer in 2003, for his performance in the play Outlying Islands.

In 2016, Heughan was made Barbour’s first Global Brand Ambassador.

He runs his own charitable foundation My Peak Challenge since 2015.