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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 8 January 1980Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Height 6' 0½" (1.84 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sam Riley was born on January 8, 1980 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. He is an actor, known for Control (2007), Maleficent (2014) and On the Road (2012). He has been married to Alexandra Maria Lara since August 2009. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Alexandra Maria Lara (August 2009 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (8)

He lives in Berlin with actress Alexandra Maria Lara. They met on the set of Control (2007).
Once worked in a clothing factory in Leeds after his band was dropped by their record label.
Went to Uppingham School in Rutland, England.
Former member of the National Youth Theatre.
Was named one of the "Ten Actors to Watch" by Variety (2007).
He proposed to his girlfriend Alexandra Maria Lara on 24th December 2008.
Lead singer of the band 10,000 Things, signed to Domino Records between 2003-2006. His brother George Riley played Bass.
Son, Ben, was born in January 2014. Mother is Alexandra Maria Lara.

Personal Quotes (15)

My parents are relieved as much as anything that I'm getting some work.
To do a studio film, something with Disney. My father is thrilled.
I'm an actor, of course, so I like to show off.
Part of what makes your performances more convincing is that your own image isn't getting in the way. And the more you can keep it like that, the better for your work and your state of mind.
I was one of the only ones there interested in acting. You find when you're doing school plays that a lot of people there were on punishment, or something.
I couldn't really take a girl from Berlin to live in Leeds. I love it here. I miss the Yorkshire sense of humor and things like bitter and Yorkshire puddings, but I can still get my hands on salt 'n' vinegar crisps.
I'd been told I was going to be the next big thing. But in actual fact, the complete opposite happened.
I feel quite safe and isolated in Germany. My wife is very well known there. But I am only looked at when I am holding her hand.
We panic if there's two centimeters of snow in London.
I'm Angelina Jolie's sidekick in 'Maleficent'. It's cool.
'On the Road' is another one of those, a film in which the audience has a very clear idea of who they think your character is, so you know you are asking for it. But that's the challenge.
I guess you could say I'm pretty wary.
I've no interest in going on a road trip. If I want to go on holiday, I want to sit on a beach, swim, drink cocktails and read a book.
As an actor, I still don't really know exactly what I am doing most of the time.
I learned to stop looking on the Internet pretty early on.

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