Who is Sam Rockwell?

Sam Rockwell is an American actor who has been involved in this entertainment field since 1988 and has been working actively to date. Sam was exposed to the filmy background as both of his parents were actors and actresses. He started his acting journey from the television series called ‘The Equalizer’ in 1988 and then made it into a film in 1989 called ‘Clownhouse’. He also did theatre and appeared in four theatre plays to date. Likewise, he has also been voicing the video games character. Out of all this film, he received his first break and is best known for his role in ‘Lawn Dogs’ in 1997. He has also received many prestigious nominations from different awards and has also won them.

Quick Info
Full NameSam Rockwell
Birth Date5 November 1968
Birth PlaceDaly City, California, United States
Star SignScorpio
ParentsFather: Pete Rockwell
Mother: Penny Hess
RelationshipLeslie Bibb
Net Worth$30 million
EthnicityIrish and English
Height5 feet and 8 inches (173cm/1.73m)
Weight72 kg (158lbs)
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorLight Brown

Sam Rockwell


Sam Rockwell was born to parents Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess on 5 November 1968 in Daly City, California, United States. His parents were actors, but they got separated when he was just five years old. He stayed with his father and visited his mother during the summer. He was the single child of his family. His sunshine is Scorpio and is currently 51 years.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Sam Rockwell holds an American nationality, and per his ethnicity, he is mixed with Irish and English roots. He follows Christianity as his religion. Besides this, he stands 5 feet and 8 inches (173cm/1.73m) tall and weighs around 72 kg (158lbs). He has an athletic body type with towering height being his distinctive feature. He has a pair of brown-colored eyes with light brown hair color.

Education/Early Life 

Sam Rockwell was a high school dropped out. He first went to the San Francisco School of the Arts, but after she dropped out, he enrolled at Urban Pioneers. Likewise, he played a small role in a stage play with his mother at the age of ten.

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Sam Rockwell Films

Sam Rockwell landed his debut acting role in a slasher film called ‘Clownhouse’ in 1989. The next year, he appeared as Head Thug in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’. In 1992, he appeared in four different films, ‘Jack and His Friends,’ ‘In the Soup,’ ‘Light Sleeper,’ and ‘Happy Hell Night’. After doing these four films, he directly appeared in the 1994 film ‘Somebody to Love’. The next year, he did three different genre films.

He received his first leading and breakthrough role in a 1997 fantasy-drama film, ‘Lawn Dogs,’ where he played as Trent Burns. He shared the screen with Mischa Barton, who was a child artist back then. Then the following three years, he appeared in films like ‘Jerry and Tom’ as Jerry, ‘Safe Men’ as Sam, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ as Francis Flute, ‘Galaxy Quest’ and ‘The Green Mile.’ At the starting of the 2000s, he has seen in many different films out of which the most notable ones were ‘Confession of a Dangerous Mind,’ ‘Frost/Nixon,’ ‘Matchstick Man,’ ‘Choke,’ ‘Moon’ and ‘Joshua.’

Then in mid and late 2000 also he appeared in many films out of which the movies that were nominated and most liked by the audience were ‘Conviction’ in 2010, ‘The Way Way Back’ and ‘A Single Shot’ in 2013‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing’ in 2017, Missouri’ in 2017, ‘Vice’ in 2018 and ‘Jojo Rabbit’ in 2019. Furthermore, in 2020 he worked in two films. In both films, he had voice roles, ‘Trolls World Tour’ as Hickory and ‘The One and Only Ivan’ as Ivan.


Sam Rockwell’s television career started in 1988 after he starred in an episode of ‘The Equalizer’. Sam does not have any significant roles in television and has appeared in only one-three episodes of each series. His early series before 2000 were ‘Dream Street’ in 1989, ‘ABC Afterschool Special’ in 1990, ‘Law & Order’ in 1992, ‘Lifestories: Families in Crisis’ in 1993, ‘NYPD Blue’ in 1995, and ‘Prince Street’ in 1997.

Likewise, he then featured in ‘Stella’ in 2005 and lent his voice to Filson in an episode of ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ in 2012. He then appeared in ‘Drunk Episode’ in 2015, and the same year, he also had a voice role to Vic in ‘F is for Family, ’ which is still running. In 2018, he hosted ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and in 2019, he was cast as Bob Fosse in eight episodes of ‘Fosse/Verdon’. Recently, in 2020, he did a comedy miniseries called ‘Home Movie: The Princess Bride.’

Personal Life 

Sam Rockwell has dated Leslie Bibb since 2007 but is not married yet. He said that marrying and then becoming a parent is not his cup of tea.

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Sam Rockwell has not created any official social media accounts to date.


Sam Rockwell has received Academy Award, British Academy Film Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, and many more awards for his outstanding performance in the film ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ in 2018. Likewise, he has also won Montreal World Film Festival Award and Sitges Film Festival Award in 1997 for his first breakthrough film ‘Lawn Dogs.’

Net Worth

Sam Rockwell is an amazing actor who has versatile and natural acting skills. As of 2020, he has an estimated net worth of about $30 million.