- 30 April 1980
- Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Sam Heughan biography is a Scottish actor. He was born on April 30, 1980, in Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. He moved to nearby New Galloway at the age of 5, where he attended Kells Primary School. At the age of twelve, he relocated to Edinburgh and attended James Gillespie’s High School and then moved to the Edinburgh Rudolf Steiner School until the end of the sixth year. He spent two years working and traveling before enrolling at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now known as the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) in Glasgow and graduated in 2003. During his schooling, he performed in numerous plays, including The Twits, Crime & Punishment, The Seagull, Prometheus Bound, and in Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Heughan was among the 4 students who represented The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RSAMD) at BBC Carlton Hobbs radio talent competition in 2002. He appeared in Outlying Islands while he was still a student. Heughan appeared in his first professional television role in The miniseries Island at War in 2004; a drama about the German occupation of the Channel Islands during WW II. The following year, he appeared in Scottish soap opera River City. He played the adulterous husband in play Knives in Hens. He also appeared in TV series Outlander for which he received a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor. Heughan also nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer for his performance. Some other of his acting credits include The Spy who dumped me, When the starlight ends, Emulsion, Hear to Lightness, Homeland, and Bloodshot. Heughan also an active patron of Youth Arts Scotland and Bloodwise Theatre. Sam Heughan was named Scotland President for blood cancer charity Bloodwise in November 2016. Heughan has participated in several marathons and triathlons for fundraising efforts in the fight again blood cancer on behalf of Bloodwise. Heughan also supported the independence of Northern-Ireland and Scotland from Great-Britain and in the Referendum. Sam Heughan’s net worth is $5 Million.
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