Sam Heughan was born April 30, 1980 in New Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. An accomplished stage and screen actor best known for Outlander (2014), A Princess for Christmas (2011), and A Very British Sex Scandal (2007). He is an active patron of Youth Theatre Arts Scotland and Leukemia and Lymphoma Research. He attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) located in Glasgow, Scotland.
Height: 6 ft 2½ in or 189 cm
Weight: 89 kg or 196 lbs
Dress size: 10
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Green
Name: Sam Roland Heughan
Nickname: Sam Heughan
Date of Birth: April 30, 1980
Place of Birth: Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Place of Residence: London, UK
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Education: Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
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- Abbie Salt (2014)
- Cody Kennedy (2014)
- Caitriona Balfe (2014-Present)
Awards and Honors: –
Hobbies and Interests: Active sport
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Food: Mexican
Favorite Music: JJ
Favorite Perfume: Armani
Favorite Book: Dragonfly in Amber
Favorite Sports: Ski
Favorite Movie: The Godfather
Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad
- He was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer of 2002 for his performance in Outlying Islands performed at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs.
- When he was 5, Heughan’s family shifted to New Galloway.
- He moved to Edinburgh at the age of 12.
- Before Sam joined Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, he spent two years of traveling and working.
- In 2016, Sam became Barbour’s Global Brand Ambassador.
- He loves science fiction movies such as Alien (1979) and TV series such as Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-1999).
- In August 2014, Heughan became a philanthropist for YTAS (Youth Theatre Arts Scotland).
- In 2015, for his acts in the TV series Outlander, Sam received the Gold Derby TV Award for Drama Lead Actor. 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.
- Graduate of The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) in Glasgow.
- Sam Heughan won the BBC Anglo Fan Favourite Man of the Year for 2014 with 61% of the votes over David Tennant.
- Narrated the 8th Installment of author Cassandra Clare’s “Shadowhunter Academy” series, “The Fiery Trial” which was released September, 2015.
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