Sam Heughan is a big name in the entertainment industry. He is a professional actor, well-known for his portrayal of his character of Jamie Fraser in the series Outlander. This actor has been in the industry for more than 20 years since 2001.

Quick Facts
Full NameSam Roland Heughan
Birth DateApril 30, 1980
Birth PlaceBalmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
MotherChrissie Heughan
BrotherCirdon Heughan
Net Worth$5 million
Primary SchoolKells Primary School
High SchoolJames Gillespie's High School
Rudolf Steiner School
Further EducationRoyal Conservatoire of Scotland

Sam Heughan

Where was Sam Heughan born?

Sam Heughan’s full name is Sam Roland Heughan. He was born on April 30, 1980, in Balmaclellan, Dumfries, and Galloway, Scotland. His mother’s name is Chrissie Heughan, and the detail of his father is unknown. Sam was raised by his mother alone because his father left home when he was young.

Furthermore, he has one sibling, a brother named Cirdon Heughan. Sam’s star sign is Taurus. He is Scottish by Nationality. Talking about his religion, he is Anglican/ Episcopalian.

What is Sam’s height?

Sam’s height is 6 feet and 2 inches (1.89 meters), and his weight is around 89 kilograms (196 lbs). He has an athletic body with a chest of 46 inches, a waist of 34 inches, and biceps of 16.5 inches. Furthermore, he has a beautiful pair of blue eyes with blonde hair.

Where did Sam Heughan receive his education?

Heughan started his schooling at Kells Primary School in New Galloway. He then attended James Gillespie’s High School for a year and then transferred to Rudolf Steiner School. Furthermore, he participated in the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and graduated in 2003.

Who is Sam Heughan’s girlfriend?

Talking about his personal life, he is an unmarried man and does not have any children. However, he is not single. Previously, he dated Amy Shiels in 2013, Cody Kennedy in 2014, and Mackenzie Mauzy in 2017. Mackenzie and Sam also made red carpet appearances together. But, gradually, their relationship fizzled out, and they broke up in 2018.

After his breakup with Mackenzie, he began dating his previous girlfriend, Amy Shiels, in 2018. They have been dating for two years as of now. Shiels is an Irish actress known for her film role in ‘Twins Peaks.’

Is Sam Heughan socially active?

Sam Heughan has his personal Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts. His Instagram id is @samheughan, and he has 2.7 million followers on Instagram. Furthermore, his Twitter id is @SamHeughan. He has more than 683.8 thousand followers on Twitter. His Facebook page has 873.2 thousand followers and 667.9 thousand likes.

How did Sam Heughan begin his career?

Before making acting his professional career, Sam started performing in various plays during his schooling years. He also appeared in a game titled Outlying Islands by David Grieg. For his play performance, he received a nomination for the Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performer.

Sam Heughan


Sam started his movie career in 2001 with a short film titled Small Moments. He played the role of Edward McNally in the film A Very British Sex Scandal in 2007. Two years later, the actor played in the movie Breaking the Mould as Charles Fletcher. He then played the role of Alexander in the film Young Alexander the Great in 2010. In the same year, he played the role of Geoffrey “Boy” Wellum in First Light. Furthermore, he played the role of Prince Ashton of Castlebury in the film A Princess For Christmas. Two years later, Heughan played the role of Ronny Maze in the movie Emulsion.

Furthermore, he played in the movie Heart of Lightness for the part of Lyngstrand. Two years later, he played in an Independent film titled When the Starlight Ends as Jacob. He then played the role of Sebastian Henshaw in the black comedy/ spy thriller film titled The Spy Who Dumped Me in 2018. He then played the role of Jimmy Dalton in the movie Bloodshot. Two of his films, titled SAS: Red Notice and An Unquiet Life, are in post-production. Moreover, he is also filming ‘Text for You.’


Sam appeared in the miniseries titled Island at War in 2004 for the role of Philip Dorr in 5 episodes total. In 2005, he played the role of Andrew Murray in the series River City for 4 episodes. In one episode of The Wild West in 2006 for the part of John Tunstall titled “Billy, the Kid.” In 2007, Heughan played roles in four series. Likewise, he played the role of Ian King in the episode of Midsomer Murders titled King’s Crystal. He then played the role of Adrian Chapple on BBC’s Party Animals in two episodes. In the same year, the television film A Very British Scandal was broadcasted on Channel 4, where he played the role of Edward McNally. His final series in 2007 is Rebus, where he appeared in one episode as Peter Carr. The episode is titled Knots and Crosses.

Sam Heughan

Two years later, he played the role of Dr. Charles Fletcher in the Television film Breaking the Mould: The Story of Penicillin. In 2009, he played the role of Scott Nielson in 21 episodes of Doctors. Furthermore, he played Geoffrey ‘Boy’ Wellum in the television film broadcasted on BBC Two titled First Light in 2010. In the same year, he played Lieutenant McStay in two episodes of the series Any Human Heart. Furthermore, he played Prince Ashton of Castlebury in the television film A Princess for Christmas. The film was broadcast on Hallmark Channel.

In 2014, he got the leading role of  Jamie Fraser in the series Outlander. The drama is of a historical genre based on a novel written by Diana Gabaldon and premiered on August 9, 2014, on Starz. His co-star in the series is Caitriona Balfe. It also starred Richard Rankin, Lauren Lyle, Claire Sermonne, and many more. Furthermore, in 2018, he appeared in a program titled The Adventure Show on BBC Two Scotland channel. The episode is titled Take A Hike. Finally, in 2021, he acted and produced the series ‘Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham.’

Has Sam Heughan won any awards?

Sam has won a total of 9 awards to date, all for the series Outlander. Sam’s first award was the TV Guide Awards for the Favorite Duo with Caitriona Balfe in 2014. Furthermore, in 2015, he won The Anglophile Channel Awards for two categories, Favorite British Artist of the Year and Best Actor in a Television Series.

In the same year, he won the Ewy Awards and Gold Derby TV Awards. He then won two Anglophile Channel Awards in 2016. Heughan then won the People’s Choice Awards in the Favorite Sci-Fi/ Fantasy TV Actor category in 2017. Two years later, Sam won the Saturn Awards for the Best Actor in the Television Series category.

What is the net worth of Sam Heughan?

Sam Heughan is a big name in the entertainment industry. He is one of the highest-paid television actors in the industry. Likewise, this actor mostly earns from his acting career appearing in different series and movies. His net worth is estimated to be around $5 million as of 2021.