Sam Roland Heughan is a Scottish actor, well recognized for his role in the Starz series, Outlander. His performance as Jamie Fraser on the time travel series has been highly appreciated. Over the years, Sam has made a massive contribution to the entertainment industry.
Sam Heughan: Bio and Early Life
Sam Heughan was born as Sam Roland Heughan on April 30, 1980, in Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. He was only 5 when his family moved to New Galloway to live in converted stables of Castle Kenmure. He enrolled in Kells Primary School in New Galloway.
At the age of 12, Sam moved to Edinburgh, where he attended James Gillespie’s High School for a year and then switched to Edinburgh Rudolf Steiner School until the end of sixth grade. After working and traveling for 2 years, Sam attended Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and subsequently graduated in 2003.
Sam’s father abandoned the family when he was young. His mother, Chrissie Heughan, raised him and his elder brother, Cirdan Heughan, doing odd jobs. His father, who lived in a cabin in the mountains of Canada, died due to leukemia. Sam and his brother met their father before his death.
Sam Heughan Impressive Career and Net Worth
Sam Heughan started his career as a stage actor in 2002, performing in the play Outlying Islands in Royal Court Theatre Upstairs. He was nominated for Most Promising Performer in Laurence Olivier Award 2003 for his incredible performance in the drama. A year later, he appeared in television mini-series, Island at War. After the role, Sam started landing numerous projects in movies and television series.
In 2009, Sam appeared in a recurring role as Scott Neilson in the BBC series, Doctors. Additionally, he starred in the Hallmark Channel film, A Prince for Christmas in 2011. Sam has appeared in movies like When the Starlight Ends, Emulsion, Heart of Lightness, and Young Alexander the Great. His upcoming film, The Spy Who Dumped Me, is set to release in August, 2018 in the lead role alongside Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon. Sam has also performed in stage productions of Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, King John, The Vortex, and Batman Live.
However, he made his breakthrough after landing the role of Jamie Fraser in the hit series, Outlander, in 2013. His remarkable performance has been critically appraised and highly appreciated, especially by Diana Gabaldon, the author of the show.
Throughout his decade-long career in the entertainment industry, he has become one of the most celebrated actors in both screens as well as on stage. As of 2018, the 37-year-old actor is estimated to have gathered a net worth of $5 million.
Who is Outlander Star Sam Heughan Dating?
As Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe are the on-screen couple in the series, Outlander, many of their fans speculated the pair had off-screen romance as well. However, in real life, the duo is sharing blissful dating life with their partners. Caitriona Balfe is engaged to her boyfriend of two years, Tony McGill.
Sam Heughan has been dating the blonde beauty, MacKenzie Mauzy. They were first seen together in Mauzy’s 27th birthday back in 2015. Reportedly, Sam celebrated his 37th birthday with his girlfriend, in South Africa. Even though the couple has been dating for quite a while now, they are rarely seen together in public appearances.
Scottish actor Sam Heughan continues to win millions of hearts as Jamie
Fraser in the Starz series, Outlander.
He has received two Saturn Awards nomination for his amazing performance in the hit fantasy drama series.
Heughan was born as Sam Ronald Heughan on April 30, 1980, in Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
He attended Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow and graduated in 2003.
In 2002, he performed in the play, Outlying Islands, which earned him a Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer.
He appeared as Scott Nielson in BBC series, Doctors and played Prince Ashton in the Hallmark Channel film, A Princess for Christmas.
In 2013, he became the first cast member of the Starz drama series, Outlander and has been appearing on the show ever since.
His performance in the show has been highly appreciated, especially, by the author of the show, Diana Gabaldon.
He is set to appear as a lead character in the 2018 movie, The Spy Who Dumped Me alongside Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon.
Fans have been shipping Heughan with his ‘Outlander’ co-star Caitriona Balfe, but he has been dating another beauty.
He is in a relationship with ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’ actress, MacKenzie Mauzy but the two are rarely seen together.
The two were first spotted together at Mauzy’s 27th birthday in 2015, but it is unclear when they started dating.
In his career spanning over 15 years, Heughan has accumulated an estimated net worth of $5 million.
|Birth Name||Sam Roland Heughan|
|Birthday||April 30, 1980|
|Age||39 Years Old|
|Place of Birth||Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland|
|Best Known For||Outlander|
|Marital Status||In Relationship|