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 Biography
Sam Heughan was born on the 30th of April 1980, in Balmaclellan, Dumfries, and Galloway, Scotland. He’s currently 41 years old.
|Birth Name||Sam Roland Heughan|
|Date of Birth||April 30, 1980|
|Place of Birth||Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland|
|Age||41 years old|
|Religion||Anglican / 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.
|Height||Feet – 6 feet 2½ inches|
Centimeters – 189 cm
Meters – 1.89 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 89 kg|
Pounds – 196 lbs
|Distinctive Features||Long Blond Hair|
In 2010, Sam Heughan made his onscreen acting debut with the film Young Alexander the Great for his role as Alexander.
In 2004, Sam landed a pivotal role as Philip Dorr in the ITV series Island at War. He appeared in total of 5 episodes.
In 2002, Sam debuted in theatre playing John in the theatrical show Outlying Islands at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in London.
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 2023, Sam has an estimated net worth of $5.5 million US dollars. He owns a Maserati car.
Social Media Profiles
- Facebook – SamHeughan
- Instagram – samheughan
- Twitter – samheughan
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.