Known for his acclaimed role in Outlander as Jamie Fraser, Sam Heughan is not the new name in the entertainment world. Recipient of People’s Choice Award for favorite Sci-fi TV actor, Heughan is a Scottish actor.
Apart from his remarkable talent as an actor, Heughan has collected many fans for his manly looks and charisma. Let it be his sharp jawlines or facial hairs that run along with it, this man is dangerous. So, fans get excited, for we are about to discover more of the actor named Sam Heughan.
But first, some facts to help you, folks.
Sam Heughan: Quick Facts
|Full Name:||Sam Heughan|
|Birth Date:||April 30, 1980|
|Birth Place:||Balmaclellan, Scotland|
|Education:||Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama|
|Height:||6 feet 2 inches(188cm)|
|Weight:||89 kg(196 lbs)|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
|Social Media:||Instagram, Twitter|
Age and Height: How Old Is Sam Heughan?
The Scottish-born actor, Sam Heughan, was born in the year 1980, which means he is 39 years old as of now. Also, the renowned actor celebrates his birthday every year on the 30th of April. Heughan’s star sign is Taurus.
Likewise, the actor of Outlander, who portrays the role of Jamie Fraser, has got a muscular physique. At 6 feet 2 inches(188 cm), Heughan has got a mesomorph body where his body chest, waist, and biceps measures 46-34-17 inches.
Moreover, this heartthrob has stolen the hearts of many damsels with his sleek style, chiseled face, and smoldering looks. Heughan’s stunning blue eyes and short blonde hair adds more to his charm.
Bio, Early Life, and Education
The talented actor, Sam Heughan, was born in the historic county of Kirkcudbrightshire in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Raised by his mother, Chrissie Hueghan, the information on his father is still unknown.
Similarly, Heughan has no siblings, as well. Scottish by nationality, the actor belongs to white ethnicity. At the age of five, young Sam moved to New Galloway, where he attended Kells Primary School.
Likewise, Sam then moved to Edinburgh and enrolled in James Gillespie’s High School at the age of twelve. After that, he transferred to Rudolf Steiner School.
Finally, Sam attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow. During his time there, the aspiring actor performed in numerous school plays, including The Twits at Citizens Centre.
San Heughan graduated with a degree in 2003. Right before his graduation, Sam was selected as one of four students to represent RSAMD at the BBC Carlton Hobbs radio talent competition.
Sam Heughan: Career and Movies
Wanting to be an actor, Sam enrolled in the school that taught acting and music. He did not wait until graduation to pursue his acting career, and in fact, during his student days, Sam appeared in many plays.
Similarly, Hueghan was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer for his role in Outlying Islands. David Greig directed the play that was shown at the Traverse Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre in London.
Slowly, Heughan transcended himself from a performer to an actor. In 2004, the young Scottish actor starred in his first television role in the miniseries, Island at War. Despite being a new actor, Heughan has no time to rest.
The following year, Sam was seen in several episodes of the Scottish soap opera River City. The actor was most busy between the years 2006 and 2009, where Hueghan appeared in numerous television films and miniseries.
Some of his notable works include Small Moments(2001), Midsomer Murders(2007), Doctors(2009), Breaking the Mould(2009), First Light(2010), A Princess for Christmas(2011), Emulsion(2013), The Spy Who Dumped Me(2018), The Adventure Show(2018), and many more.
Sam Heughan Outlander
Sam has played in numerous movies, and television shows so far that have helped him build his career. However, there is no doubt that the show Outlander is the most successful project for the said actor.
Moreover, Sam has been perfectly portraying the role of Jamie Fraser in the Starz time-travel drama series Outlander since 2013. He was also the first cast to be announced, which proved his importance in the series.
The author of the series even praised his work saying.
“That man is a Scot to the bone and Jamie Fraser to the heart. Having seen Sam Heughan not just act, but be Jamie, I feel immensely grateful to the production team for their painstaking attention to the soul of the story and characters.”
Personal Life: Who Is Sam Heughan’s Wife?- Children
One of the romantic characters of Outlander, many assumed Hueghan to be dating someone. However, just today, the actor confessed to being single and not dating anyone at the moment. Hard to believe right, but its the truth.
Despite that, the actor is in search of his special someone. Just like is on-screen romance, Heughan is seeking the same level of love off-screen as well. When asked further about dating, Heughan answered that he is currently unable to spend time on dating.
Apparently, the demand for the show has taken a toll on his personal life. He said,
“My whole career, not just ‘Outlander’ but as an actor, I have always put that first. It’s hard when you travel a lot. my priority has been my career, so that’s where I am at the moment. But I am sure to point, I will get knocked off my feet, then I’, screwed.”
Before this, many assumed the star to be dating his on-screen wife, Caitriona Balfe. But it turned they are nothing more than close friends. In fact, Balfe is a married woman and has a wonderful husband, Anthony ‘Tony’ McGill.
Net Worth and Income
As of 2020, the Scottish actor has accumulated a net worth of $5 million. Without a doubt, the actor makes most of his income from his successful career as an actor. Since his debut in the acting industry from 2001, Sam surely must have collected a considerable sum.
According to Variety, Hueghan makes about $100,000 per episode of Outlander. So, with a simple calculation, the actor brings about $1 million to his name per season.
However, the actor has yet to disclose his income and assets to the world.
Social Media Presence
Instagram– 1.9 million Followers
Twitter– 576.7k Followers