Quick Facts of Sam Roland Heughan
- Net Worth$5 million
- Date of Birth30 June, 2022
- First NameSam
- Last NameSam Heughan
Sam Heughan is a Scottish-born actor started his career through theaters & got a breakthrough from the TV series Outlander (2014- Present). Turned professional since 2001, Heughan records 22 acting credits & has worked in many TV series including River City (2005), Doctors (2009), and Any Human Heart (2010).
Sam was born on April 30, 1980, in New Galloway, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, UK. He attended Kells Primary School after moving to New Galloway at the age of 5 & then moved again, to Edinburgh at the age of 12 & went to James Gillespie’s High School. Heughan enrolled at The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) in Glasgow and graduated in 2003.
Breakthrough & Success: From Theaters To On-Screen
In 2014, Sam Heughan appeared as the main cast Jamie Fraser in the historical drama series Outlander (2014- Present), starring Caitriona Balfe, Richard Rankin, Sophie Skelton & others. Since its premiere on August 9, 2014, the series has completed 5 seasons & totals 67 episodes.
While schooling, in 2001, Sam made his theatrical debut through the play The Twits at Citizens Theatre, Glasgow & later appeared in Outlying Islands (2002). In 2004, Heughan made his on-screen debut through the miniseries Island at War.
Throughout the 2000s, the 6 ft. 2.5 inches tall actor made numerous theatre plays including The Vortex (2007), Hamlet (2007), Romeo and Juliet (2008), Macbeth (2008), and Plague Over England (2009).
Moreover, he made brief appearances in TV series: River City (2005), Party Animals (2007), Doctors (2009, recurring in 21 episodes); and in TV films like First Light (2010) and A Princess for Christmas (2011).
Are There Any Upcoming Projects In 2020?
Sam starred in the 2020 film Bloodshot, released on March 13, 2020, sharing the screen with Vin Diesel, Guy Pearce, and Eiza González. Reportedly, he will star in the upcoming 2020 projects; SAS: Red Notice and An Unquiet Life, both are under post-production.
Are Sam Heughan and His Co-Star Caitriona Balfe Dating?
Indeed, the chemistry of Sam and his Outlander co-star Caitriona Balfe and their on-screen romance has made the series quite interesting. So, fans are curious to know if they are together off-screen as well.
Sadly, they are just friends in real life. In an interview with E! News in 2016, Sam and Caitriona confirmed they were no together & even more, apologized if the news broke fan’s heart.
Meanwhile, Heughan is allegedly single; no report on his girlfriend or dating story is out. Even though he was in a rumored relationship with Twin Peaks actress Amy Shiels in the past, later, it was revealed that she considers Sam as her big brother.
What Is Sam Heughan’s Net Worth In 2020?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the 40-year-old actor has a net worth of $5 million as of May 2020. The majority of his income is acting career, mainly through TV series Outlander. According to Variety, Sam earns $100,000-per-episode from the TV series.
So far, the series has 67 episodes, so if Heughan is paid for each episode, it turns out $6.7 million throughout the 5 seasons.
According to The Richest, Sam is considered the wealthiest of all the cast members of Outlander, ahead of Caitriona Balfe ($4 million net worth).