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Sam Rockwell is an American actor who is well known in Hollywood. He has a very long catalogue of films he has featured in since he made his professional debut in 1990. He has enjoyed a pretty successful career which has spanned over two decades. He is known for his leading roles in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Lawn Dogs, Charlie’s Angels, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Choke, Moon and many more. In case you want to know how much his net worth is, read on.
Sam Rockwell’s Bio (Age)
Sam Rockwell was born on November 5, 1968, in Daly City, San Mateo, California. The Seven Psychopaths actor seems to have gotten his acting talents by hereditary as his parents, Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess were actors. Rockwell is of mixed ancestry -Irish, German, English, and Dutch. Though born in California, the family moved to the Bronx, New York and later to Manhattan. He moved back to San Francisco, California with his father after his parents got divorced and separated when he was just five years old.
He grew up in San Francisco with his father but spent the summers with his mother who had moved to New York. Rockwell attended Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA) in San Francisco but did not finish before he dropped out. He later finished up his high school education at Urban Pioneers. He rekindled his passion for acting while at this school and upon graduation, he moved to New York to pursue a career in acting.
Career – Movies
At age 10, Sam Rockwell showcased his acting skills when he acted alongside his mother. However, his first major break came while he was still in high school when he starred in the 1989 film, Clownhouse. After high school, he went full throttle in pursuing his newly found passion. He left San Francisco to New York and spent two years in training at the William Esper Acting Studio. In 1990, he appeared in the TV show, Over the Limit and also in HBO’s teen drama, Lifestories: Families in Crisis in 1992.
Between 1994 and 1996, he starred in seven movies: The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994); Drunks (1995); Glory Daze (1995); Mercy (1995); Bad Liver and a Broken Heart (1996); Basquiat (1996) and Box of Moonlight (1996). The “Box of Moonlight” film pushed him further up the ladder of recognition as it generated a lot of positive reviews. He landed another role in the 1997 John Duigan’s film, he found himself the star of another critically lauded film, Lawn Dogs. His performance in this film earned him two independent awards for “Best Actor”. In 1998, he also got the nod for a role in the comedy-drama Jerry and Tom and Safe Men.
Rockwell has featured in other films such as The Green Mile (1999), Charlie’s Angels (2000), Heist (2001), 13 Moons (2002), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Matchstick Men (2003), Piccadilly Jim (2004,) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Joshua (2007), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), Choke (2008), Moon (2009), Iron Man 2 (2010), Conviction (2010), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), Seven Psychopaths (2012), The Way, Way Back (2013), Loitering with Intent (2014), Mr. Right (2015), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) and Backseat (2018).
Awards and Nominations
The above list is not in any way exhaustive and does not include the TV shows he has featured in. Being in the entertainment arena for almost 20 years, this is the least one would expect. As much as Rockwell has been performing in the movies, the awards and nominations have been pouring in as a testament to his hard work and dedication in his career. Let’s savour a little the accolades Rockwell has collected in his magnificent and outstanding career.
In 1997, Rockwell won two Best Actor Awards from two independent bodies – the Montreal World Film Festival and the Sitges – Catalan International Film Festival – for his role in the 1997 film, Lawn Dogs. In 2000, he and his cast were nominated by the Screen Actors Guild for the Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Theatrical Motion Picture Award for the film Green Mile (1999). At the Berlin International Film Festival in 2003, Rockwell won a Best Actor Award for the film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002). He was also nominated for the Satelite Awards in the Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role, Musical Or Comedy category in the same 2003 and 2004. The 2004 nomination came for his role in the 2003 film, Matchstick Men.
In 2008, the film Choke earned him two nominations; The Satelite Awards for Best Actor In A Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy and Sundance Film Festival for Special Jury Prize. He won the later. In had five nominations in 2009 with the movie Moon and won one – the Seattle International Film Festival nomination for Best Actor.
The next year picked up from where the previous left off and brought with it eight nominations. For the 2010 film Conviction, he was nominated by Hollywood Film Awards (for Supporting Actor of the Year which he won), Boston Film Festival (for Best Actor which he also won), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards, Utah Film Critics Association Awards and St. Louis Film Critics Association for Best Supporting Actor. The film, Moon also got him three nominations in the same year. He was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 2011 by Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards and Iowa Film Critics Awards for the film, Conviction.
His other awards and nominations include:
- Best Actor (Newport Beach Film Festival, 2013) – A Single Shot
- Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture (Golden Globe Award, 2017) – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Best Supporting Actor (Hollywood Film Awards, 2017) – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (Screen Actors Guild Award, 2017) – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Best International Supporting Actor (AACTA Award, 2018) – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role (British Academy Film Awards, 2018) – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Spotlight Award (Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2018) – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Best Supporting Actor (Critics’ Choice Awards, 2018) – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- Best Actor in a Comedy (Critics’ Choice Awards, 2013) – The Way Way Back
- Best Supporting Male (Independent Spirit Awards, 2013) – Seven Psychopaths
- Best Supporting Actor (Online Film Critics Society Awards, 2013) – The Way Way Back
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, 2013) – The Way Way Back
- Best Supporting Actor (San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, 2013) – The Way Way Back
- Best Supporting Actor (Chlotrudis Awards, 2014) – The Way Way Back
- Best Supporting Actor (British Independent Film Awards, 2017) – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Putting into consideration his decades of service to Hollywood, Sam Rockwell has built up a fortune for himself and is living comfortably off it. The American actor who has starred in dozens of films and TV series and has also won numerous awards has a net worth estimated to be around $15 million.
Is Sam Rockwell Married? – Wife
Sam Rockwell has no children and is currently not married and according to him, has no plans of doing that just yet. When asked what his reasons are in an interview, he said he does not want to be a parent and maybe was not designed to be one either. One would also think that by this assertion, he has settled for a life as a monk, but no, that is not the case with Mr. Rockwell. As a matter of fact, he is presently in a relationship and has been for more than a decade. He met his partner, Leslie Bibb, a model and actress in Los Angeles while shooting a film in 2007 and they have been partners ever since.
Height and Body Stats
This decorated actor really looks much younger than his age. The reason for this will not be far-fetched from a well-regulated diet, an impressive workout schedule and a healthy lifestyle. According to the thespian, he invests a lot in keeping his body fit and regularly puts his body through physical exertions. In an interview about his workout regimen, he said he stands at 5ft 8in or 1.75m, weighs 72kg or 158lbs and his body measurement is 42-15-31 inches (chest-biceps-waist). His hair is brown and his eye colour is hazel.