Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston Biography, Age, Height, Net worth, Wife, Movies

Sam Waterston, full names(Samuel Atkinson Waterson) is an American actor, producer, and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in The Killing Fields (1984), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and his starring role as Jack McCoy on the NBC television series Law & Order (1994–2010), which brought him Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Sam Waterston Biography

Sam Waterston, full names(Samuel Atkinson Waterson) is an American actor, producer, and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in The Killing Fields (1984), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and his starring role as Jack McCoy on the NBC television series Law & Order (1994–2010), which brought him Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Sam Waterston

He has been nominated for multiple Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and Emmy awards, having starred in over eighty film and television productions during his fifty-year career. He has also starred in numerous stage productions. AllMovie historian Hal Erickson characterized Waterston as having “cultivated a loyal following with his quietly charismatic, unfailingly solid performances.” He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010 and was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2012.

Sam Waterston Age

Waterston was born on November 15, 1940, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.

Sam Waterston Height

Sam has a height of 1.85 m.

Sam Waterston Net Worth

Waterston has an estimated net worth of $15 Million.

Sam Waterston Wife

Waterston married Barbara Rutledge-Johns but they divorced in 1975. They have one son, James, also an actor. Waterston married his second wife, former model Lynn Louisa Woodruff, in 1976. They have three children, daughters Katherine Waterson and Elisabeth Waterson, who are also actresses, and a son Graham.

Sam Waterston Movies

  • The Plastic Dome of Norma Jean (1965)
  • Fitzwilly (1967)
  • Three (1969)
  • Who Killed Mary What’s ‘Er Name? (1971)
  • Savages (1972)
  • The Glass Menagerie (1973)
  • The Great Gatsby (1974)
  • Reflections of Murder (1974)
  • Rancho Deluxe (1975)
  • Journey into Fear (1975)
  • Sweet Revenge (1976)
  • Capricorn One (1977)
  • Interiors (1978)
  • Eagle’s Wing (1979)
  • Sweet William (1980)
  • Hopscotch (1980)
  • Heaven’s Gate (1980)
  • Oppenheimer (1980)
  • The Killing Fields (1984)
  • Finnegan Begin Again (1985)
  • Warning Sign (1985)

Sam Waterston Parkinsons

Does Waterston really have parkinsons? It is not really confirmed only that rumors.

Sam Waterston Law And Order

Law and Order was filmed on location in New York, the drama showcases the sometimes-complex process of determining guilt or innocence, while lives hang in the balance. Often inspired by the latest headlines, the plots highlight legal, ethical or personal dilemmas to which people can relate.

During his 16-season stint on Law & Order, Waterston won a Screen Actors Guild award for best actor in a drama series and earned three Emmy nominations in the same category. Since Law & Order, he was gone on to roles in Aaron Sorkin’s HBO drama The Newsroom as well as movies including Miss Sloane and Please Be Normal.

Sam Waterston Gay

“Grace and Frankie” a television comedy show potrays Sam as gay but technically, he is not gay.  He is a straight man who doesn’t believe in gaysm

Sam Waterston Nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1974 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie The Glass Menagerie Nominated
1975 Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture The Great Gatsby Nominated
New Star of the Year – Actor Nominated
1981 BAFTA TV Awards Best Actor on Television Oppenheimer Nominated
1983 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film Nominated
1985 Academy Awards Best Actor The Killing Fields Nominated
BAFTA Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Nominated
1992 Best Actor – Television Series Drama I’ll Fly Away Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Viewers for Quality Television Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series Nominated
1993 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Won
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Viewers for Quality Television Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series Nominated
1994 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor in a Play Abe Lincoln in Illinois Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie I’ll Fly Away: Then and Now Nominated
Tony Awards Best Actor in a Play Abe Lincoln in Illinois Nominated
1995 Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Law & Order Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
1996 Nominated
1997 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
1998 Satellite Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
Viewers for Quality Television Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series Nominated
1999 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series Won
Nominated
Viewers for Quality Television Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series Nominated
2000 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Actor – Television Series Drama Nominated
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
Viewers for Quality Television Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series Nominated
2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
2002 Nominated
2004 Nominated

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