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Sam Worthington Biography – Early Life, Career, Love Life & Fatherhood

Sam Worthington Biohgraphy

James Cameron’s highly popular 2009 movie, Avatar not only introduced a new fantasy world but also helped many actors find much fame. One of the stars who came into the worldwide limelight was Sam Worthington who played the protagonist Jake Sully. Sam has since managed to enjoy a successful acting career. Worthington has also worked on The Debt, Everest, Hacksaw Ridge, Deadline Gallipoli, and many more.

Well, thanks to the success he found through Avatar, Sam became a topic of interest for many people around the world. If you too are interested in knowing more about Worthington’s early life, career trajectory, love life, and fatherhood.

Where Did Sam Worthington Grew Up?

The Avatar star was born Samuel Henry John Worthington, on August 2, 1976, in Godalming, Surrey, England. Sam Worthington’s parents, Ronald W. Worthington and Jeanne J. Worthington are both English and moved the family to Australia when the actor was only six months old. He was raised alongside his sister, Lucinda Worthington, by his power plant employee father and a homemaker mother.

As for his education, Sam Worthington was a student at the John Curtin College of the Arts. It is a school in Fremantle, Western Australia, specializing in dramatics arts and Sam studied drama there. However, he did not graduate and later auditioned for the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art.

Worthington was 19 when he auditioned for NIDA and was accepted with a scholarship. He completed his studies and graduated from the institute in 1998 when he was 22.

When Did Sam Worthington’s Career Start?

As stated above, Sam studied drama at various institutes, so it is no surprise that he was interested in the field from an early age. As per IMDb, his professional journey started with his portrayal of Arthur Wellesley in the play Judas Kiss at the Belvoir Street Theatre. He then made his television debut in 2000 appearing in shows such as JAG, Water Rats, and Blue Heelers. That same year he also worked on his first feature film, appearing as Mitchell in the highly acclaimed Bootmen.

Following this, Sam worked on several movies including New Skin, Dirty Deeds, and Gettin’ Square before finding his breakthrough with the 2004 film Somersault. The Australian drama won all 13 categories it was nominated at the Australian Film Institute Awards including the Best Male Actor Award for Worthington. He then had roles in projects such as Love My Way, The Great Raid, Thunderstruck, The Surgeon, Macbeth, Two Twisted, and Togue.

In 2009, Sam Worthington appeared in the sci-fi film Avatar which was produced, directed, and co-edited by James Cameron. He played Jake Sully in the movie and was shoved to worldwide fame after the release. He also appeared as Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation, which further increased his popularity.

After the success of Avatar, Worthington was named one of the rising stars in Hollywood and went on to work on many projects. He not only excelled at on-screen performances but also voiced characters in numerous video games. Here is the list of movies, shows, and video games that Sam has worked on:

  • The Debt
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Clash of the Titans
  • Man on a Ledge
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Paper Planes
  • The Keeping Room
  • Kidnapping Mr. Heineken
  • Deadline Gallipoli
  • Cake

Sam continued to work on many successful movies such as Hacksaw Ridge, Everest, The Hunter’s Prayer, Lansky, The Last Son, and many more. He also appeared in the TV series, Manhunt, Under the Banner of Heaven, and Fires. Moreover, Worthington is set to reprise his role of Jake Sully in the upcoming Avatar movies, which are in various stages of production.

Having worked on many successful movies and tv shows over the years has undoubtedly helped the Surrey-born actor amass a fortune. And looking at his success, Sam Worthington’s net worth estimated at $30 million seems plausible. Well, we wish him even more fame and fortune in the future.

Who Is Sam Worthington Married To?

Much like his success in his professional journey, the Australian actor has also found immense happiness on the personal side. He is a happily married man and also a father of three boys. Sam Worthington’s wife is Lara Bingle aka Lara Worthington, an Australian model. The pair confirmed their relationship in 2013 and then tied the knot in December 2014.

Moreover, the Worthington couple welcomed three children together named, Rocket Zot Worthington, River Worthington, and Racer Worthington. They are very private about their lives and rarely talk about them in the media. We wish the family all the happiness in the world.