Sam Heughan(Actor) Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Salary, and Net Worth

Sam Heughan Biography

Sam Heughan is a Scottish actor, author, producer, and Businessman. He is best known for playing the lead character Jamie Fraser in the Starz drama series Outlander (2014–present). For which he has won the Saturn Award for Best Actor in a Television Series and the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor. He has also been nominated for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Drama Series.

Sam Heughan Age

Heughan was born on 30 April 1980, in Balmaclellan, Scotland. He is 42 years old as of 2022. Sam celebrates his birthday on the 30th of April every year.

Sam Heughan Height

Heughan stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and has a weight of about 72kgs.

Sam Heughan Family

Heughan was born in the storied Dumfries and Galloway region. Heughan and his older brother were given their names after characters from The Lord of the Rings by their parents. They had been active members of the hippie community Gandalf’s Garden in London. After their father abandoned them when they were both very young. Sam’s mother Chrissie Heughan, an artist and artisan papermaker, battled to raise the two brothers.

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Sam Heughan Wife

It seems Heughan has not yet revealed who his life partner is, or perhaps, he has not yet found the love of his life. We will keep tabs and update you soon. He also has no past record of having any children.

Sam Heughan Career

Early Years

Heughan made an appearance in David Greig’s play Outlying Islands when he was still a student in Scotland. Before coming to the Royal Court Theatre in London, the drama had its world premiere at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. For his performance, Heughan received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Most Promising Performer.

Heughan made his professional television debut in 2004’s WWII drama miniseries Island at War. The drama focused on the German conquest of the Channel Islands. The next year, at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow, he played the adulterous husband Pony William in David Harrower’s play Knives in Hens and made multiple appearances in the Scottish serial opera River City.

Heughan appeared in many made-for-television movies and miniseries between 2006 and 2009. Including the BBC and PBS collaboration The Wild West (2006), the Channel 4 docudrama A Very British Sex Scandal (2007), and the BBC Four production Breaking the Mould (2009). He also made appearances in several television shows around that time. Including two episodes of the BBC’s political drama Party Animals and episodes of the crime dramas Rebus and Midsomer Murders on ITV.


Between 2007 and 2009, Heughan made appearances in a number of live productions. This was Macbeth at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Noel Coward’s The Vortex at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Shakespeare’s Hamlet at the Citizen’s Theatre, Iain F. MacLeod’s The Pearlfishers at the Traverse Theatre, and Nicholas de Jongh’s Plague Over England at the Duchess Theatre.

Heughan was cast in a recurring role in the BBC soap opera Doctors in 2009 as Scott Nielson. Nurse Cherry Malone’s boyfriend, and a covert drug dealer. For his twenty-one-episode run on the show, he was nominated for a British Soap Award in the category of Villain of the Year. The direct-to-video film Young Alexander the Great. It was shot in Egypt and centered on the life of the young man who would grow up to be Alexander the Great, featuring Heughan in the lead role the next year. He then starred in BBC’s First Light, a television movie based on WWII author Geoffrey Wellum’s memoir about his experiences flying a Spitfire during the Battle of Britain.

From there, he appeared in William Boyd’s BAFTA-winning Any Human Heart, a PBS miniseries that told the life story of author Logan Mountstuart in the backdrop of historical events that surrounded him. Later that year, at the Royal & Derngate, Heughan made his comeback to the stage in Phyllis Nagy’s dramatization of Patricia Highsmith’s book The Talented Mr. Ripley. Heughan played Tennent’s Lager creator Hugh Tennent throughout that same year in a series of humorous ads that took home several awards at the Scottish Advertising Awards.


Heughan played Prince Ashton in the Hallmark Channel original movie A Princess for Christmas in 2011. He appeared alongside Roger Moore in the movie, and his performance earned him a nomination. It was for Most Inspiring Performance in Television at the 20th Annual Grace Awards. Heughan appeared in the Bridewell Theatre’s sold-out production of Steve Waters’ play Amphibians. It told the parallel stories of Olympic swimmers, Max and Elsa. He played Batman for the next two years in the traveling production of Batman Live. He gained notoriety at this time for his participation in an actual citizen’s arrest. At the ran Mór Theatre in 2012, he played the lead in Shakespeare’s King John.

Heughan played Jamie Fraser in the 2013 season of the Starz time-travel drama series Outlander. He was the first cast member to be formally announced, earning Diana Gabaldon, the series creator, high acclaim. “That man has the soul of a Scot and the heart of Jamie Fraser. I am incredibly appreciative to the production team for their careful attention to the essence of the tale and characters after witnessing Sam Heughan not just act, but be Jamie.” Heughan will play the part of Jamie Fraser again in seasons one (which debuted in 2014), through five, and the forthcoming season six. In 2019, he and Caitriona Balfe, his co-star, added the additional job of producers to the show.


During a break from filming Outlander, Heughan co-starred as MI6 agent Sebastian Henshaw. In the 2018 action comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me alongside Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon. Heughan made his voice acting debut the same year as the Mirror Master in the computer game Lego DC Super-Villains from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Heughan and Cameron McNeish appeared in an edition of The Adventure Show on BBC Two Scotland in May of that year called “Take A Hike.” It highlighted the love of walking in Scotland. Additionally, it was revealed that Heughan would star with Vin Diesel and Michael Sheen in Bloodshot. A film version of the best-selling comic book from the Valiant world, Corporal Jimmy Dalton.

Further, Into Olivia, a biopic about Patricia Neal and Roald Dahl starring Keeley Hawes and Hugh Bonneville. It was revealed that Heughan would play Paul Newman. Heughan will play Henry in the romantic comedy set in the Regency era called Mr. Malcom’s List. Which is based on Suzanne Allain’s book of the same name. In the adaption of the German movie SMS Fur Dich, the romantic drama Text for You. Starring Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Celine Dion, Heughan was also cast.

Heughan began serving as the first Global Brand Ambassador for the English apparel company Barbour in 2016, in addition to performing. Since his debut autumn/winter line in 2017, he has published a number of collections, all of which he co-designed. Heughan and Outlander co-star Graham McTavish wrote the travelogue Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other, which was released in November 2020. The book became a bestseller, placing first on several lists, including the hardback nonfiction bestseller list from Publishers Weekly and the combined print and e-book nonfiction bestseller list from the New York Times.


Heughan established his own whisky label, The Sassenach, under the Great Glen Company he formed in 2020. The Sassenach won two gold medals at the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and is sold in the UK and a few US states. On February 19, 2021, Sky Cinema in the UK hosted the premiere of To Olivia. Vertical Entertainment bought the rights to distribute the movie in North America, and on April 15, 2022, it was made available there. Mixed reviews were given to the movie.

Further, the same year, Heughan appeared in another movie, SAS: Red Notice, a British action thriller based on Andy McNab’s book of the same name. Sky Cinema hosted the movie’s UK premiere on March 12, 2021. On March 16, 2021, Vertical Entertainment and Redbox Entertainment distributed the movie in the US. In order to avoid confusion with the Netflix-produced movie Red Notice, which was also released in 2021, the movie was renamed SAS: Rise of the Black Swan on Netflix. Most reviews for the movie were either positive or mixed.

Beginning in early 2021, Heughen appeared in the romance drama It’s All Coming Back to Me (formerly titled Text for You), in which Priyanka Chopra and Celine Dion are also co-stars. The movie is an English translation of the 2016 German film SMS für Dich. It was based on the 2009 Sofie Cramer novel of the same name. Sony Pictures Releasing has set February 10, 2023, for the movie’s theatrical debut.

Sam Heughan Salary

Heughan earns an average salary of $850,000 annually.

Sam Heughan Net Worth

Heughan has an estimated net worth of $6 million as of 2022. His primary source of income is his career as a journalist.

Social Media Accounts

Heughan is active on social media and he posts personal and work-related stuff from time to time. He has over 2000 followers on Instagram, about 1500 on Facebook, and around 2300 on Twitter.