Sam Waterston Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Sam Waterston Quick Info
Height6 ft 1 in
Weight72 kg
Date of BirthNovember 15, 1940
Zodiac SignScorpio
SpouseLynn Louisa Woodruff

Sam Waterston is an American actor, voiceover artist, stage actor, producer, and director who is best known for his critically acclaimed performances in several shows and movies like Forrest Bedford in I’ll Fly Away, Sydney Schanberg in The Killing Fields, Jack McCoy in Law & Order, Nick Carraway in The Great Gatsby, Tom Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, and Sol Bergstein in Grace and Frankie.

Born Name

Samuel Atkinson Waterston

Nick Name

Sam

Sam Waterston pictured at the PaleyFest 2013 panel on the TV show 'The Newsroom'
Sam Waterston pictured at the PaleyFest 2013 panel on the TV show ‘The Newsroom’ (Dominick D / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Born Place

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Residence

He divides his time between –

  • Connecticut, United States
  • Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, United States (Summer home)

Nationality

American

Education

Sam Waterston studied at Brooks School and the Groton School in Massachusetts. Afterward, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University in 1962.

Additionally, he also attended the Clinton Playhouse, the Sorbonne, and the American Actors Workshop.

Occupation

Actor, Voiceover Artist, Stage Actor, Producer, Director

Family

  • Father – George Chychele Waterston (Semanticist and Language Teacher)
  • Mother – Alice Tucker (née Atkinson) (Landscape Painter)
  • Siblings – Roberta Waterston (Sister), George Waterston (Brother), Ellen Waterston (Sister)

Manager

Sam Waterston is represented by –

  • Industry Entertainment Productions, LLC, Talent Management Company, Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Agence Anne Alvares Correa, Talent Agency, Paris, France

Build

Slim

Sam Waterston (Right) and U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei of New York
Sam Waterston (Right) and U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei of New York (Office of U.S. Rep. Dan Maffei / United States Government / Public Domain)

Height

6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm

Weight

72 kg or 158.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Sam Waterston has dated –

  1. Barbara Rutledge-Johns (1963-1975) – They parent a son named James Waterston (b. January 17, 1969) who has established himself as a film, stage, and television actor.
  2. Lynn Louisa Woodruff (1975-Present) – He is married to former model Lynn Louisa Woodruff and they have been blessed with 3 children – daughters named Elisabeth Waterston (b. March 30, 1977) and Katherine Waterston (b. March 3, 1980) and a son named Graham Waterston (b. April 29, 1983).

Race / Ethnicity

White

Sam Waterston is of English and Scottish descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Has frequently been cast as Abraham Lincoln and other Presidents of the United States
  • Deep-set eyes

Brand Endorsements

He has done endorsement work for brands like AT&TTD Waterhouse, TDAmeritrade, etc.

Sam Waterston as seen while displaying gifts given by fans after Refugees International dinner
Sam Waterston as seen while displaying gifts given by fans after Refugees International dinner (GFDL-self-no-disclaimers / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sam Waterston Facts

  1. His father migrated from Leith, Scotland.
  2. He starred as Sydney Schanberg in the 1984 British biographical drama film, The Killing Fields, and his excellent performance got him nominated for the 1985 Academy Award for “Best Actor”.
  3. For his portrayal of Forrest Bedford in the television drama series, I’ll Fly Away, Sam Waterston won the 1993 Golden Globe Award for “Best Actor – Television Series Drama”.
  4. He shared a friendly bond with the legendary Hong Kong American artist Bruce Lee.
  5. Sam Waterston was honored with the 2,397th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 7, 2010.
  6. He once said, “If I have to be typecast, I’d like it to be Abraham Lincoln.”

Featured Image by Dominick D / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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