Sam Waterston is an actor, director, and producer from the United States of America who was nominated for an Oscars. He received the nomination for his role in the biographical drama movie “The Killing Fields” which is one of his most popular. You may explore in details below the life, career and net worth of Sam Waterston in 2020.
Early Life & Biography:
Samuel Atkinson Waterston was born on November 15, 1940, in Cambridge city in Massachusetts, United States. His father George Chychele Waterston worked in teaching language, and he’s a semanticist, but he passed away in 1995. His mother Alice Tucker Atkinson was one of the descendants of the Mayflower ship passengers who worked as a painter, but she also passed away in 1993.
Sam Waterston was mainly grown and raised in his hometown. He has one brother and two sisters, George Waterston, Roberta Waterston and Ellen Waterston. Sam Waterston graduated after earning a scholarship with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Yale University. He also studied at the Clinton Playhouse, in Paris at Sorbonne, and he attended the American Actors Workshop.
Sam Waterston has been into marriages, divorce and had children that we know of and that is confirmed. He was first married to Barbara Rutledge Johns for around ten years ending their marriage with a divorce in 1975. Sam and Barbara are the parents of 1 son, actor James Waterston.
Sam Waterston has been married to the former model Lynn Louisa Woodruff since 1976. The couple gave birth to 1 son and two daughters together, producer Graham Waterston, actress Elisabeth Waterston, and Katherine Waterston.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Sam Waterston started his career performing in plays on stages before he made his debut film role in “The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean”. “The Killing Fields” movie was a stepping stone for him as he received an Oscars for as well as various positive views. His longest acting role in series was in the police procedural “Law & Order”.
Sam Waterston has received many award wins and nominations. The most important one was the Oscars for Best Actor nomination for his performance in “The Killing Fields”. He’s a Golden Globe, a Primetime Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild awards winner.
Sam Waterston has a few 2018-2019 acting roles. His film acting roles including a biographical drama titled “On the Basis of Sex” and a drama named “The Man in the Woods”, while his series include an episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and more of the comedy series “Grace and Frankie”.
Net Worth & Earnings:
The American actor, director, and producer Sam Waterston has an estimated net worth of somewhere around $20 million. He made his couple of tens of millions from acting in movies and series. Sam Waterston’s salary and earnings for his role in “Law & Order” is not confirmed but he earned around $50 thousand from “The Newsroom”, per episode of course.
Sam Waterston is one of the few great actors who has been in the industry for many decades. He is reaching up to 100 credits in movies and series as an actor including his 2018 and 2019 ones which you may check in details up. Sam Waterston is happily living these days with his 2nd wife, Lynn Louisa Woodruff.