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Overview (2)

Born in New Galloway, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK
Height 6' 2½" (1.89 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sam Roland Heughan was born April 30, 1980 in Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. An accomplished stage and screen actor best known for his leading roles in Starz TV Series Outlander (2014-2018), A Princess for Christmas (2011), and A Very British Sex Scandal (2007). He attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) located in Glasgow, Scotland. He is an active patron of Youth Theatre Arts Scotland and Bloodwise (formerly Leukemia and Lymphoma Research) as President of Bloodwise Scotland (2015). In 2015, he co-founded My Peak Challenge with personal trainer John Valbonesi of Every Day Athlete; a global, community-based organization that raises money for charitable causes such as Bloodwise and Marie Curie as well as encourages members to succeed in fitness and personal challenges.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anon

Trivia (7)

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.
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.
Named the first Global Brand Ambassador for iconic outdoor clothing company Barbour in 2016 and became the face of Barbour's exclusive menswear tartan collection. Launch of Sam's signature capsule collection for Barbour will debut in Autumn Winter of 2017.
Grand Marshall at the 2016 New York Tartan Day Parade, which was led in past years by other illustrious Scots, including Sean Connery, Alan Cumming, Brian Cox, Kevin McKidd,and Graham McTavish.
In November 2016 Sam Heughan was named Scotland President for blood cancer charity Bloodwise. The actor has participated in several marathons and a triathlon on behalf of Bloodwise in addition to other fund raising efforts in the fight again blood cancer.

Personal Quotes (13)

I never once dreamed of sort of being able to be in an American TV series, you know? It was all about theater and touring and sort of being an actor around Scottish theater.
People forget actors can adapt and change their appearance. In this industry, people sometimes cast to type, or as close to type as possible, but actors are a lot more versatile than you think!
Working on 'Outlander' has been a delight, it really has. I had kind of forgotten what Scotland was like, and I'd turned into a bit of a Londoner.
You do have to learn how to wear a kilt, and it's certainly very liberating and very freeing, but surprisingly very comfortable to wear, to ride a horse in a kilt. I was surprised by that.
I auditioned for 'Game of Thrones' seven times! Loads of times.
Shakespeare language is fantastic, and to be honest, you don't need to do anything to Shakespeare.
There's something about the silence of people listening to someone or watching someone - I just... I love that.
I actually got an initial sense of how big 'Outlander' was going to be on Twitter. We're all on there to help promote the show and also interact with the fans.
My accent is... sort of an Edinburgh sort of soft southwest Scottish accent. It could almost be English.
I'm obsessed with the moon and space travel, so if I could incorporate that, I'd love to go to space.
I'm very lucky. I had a great childhood.
I was a big 'Battlestar Galactica' fan and 'Star Trek' fan. I grew up watching those.
I was born and brought up in the countryside. I used to live in a sort of converted stables on the grounds of a castle, and I spent a lot of my childhood running around with a pretend sword pretending to be Robert the Bruce.

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