About Sam Rockwell

Sam Rockwell is a popular actor known for his numerous starring film and his performance in supporting roles. He has also won the Oscar award for his performance in the movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, as a supporting character. He is known to be one of the talented actors of this generation.

Quick Info
Full NameSam Rockwell
Date of BirthNovember 5, 1968
Birth PlaceDaly City, California, U.S.
Parent(s)Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess
Partner(s)Leslie Bibb (2007 - present)
Net worthUS $30 million

Early life

Rockwell was born on 5th November of 1968 in the Daly City of California in the United States. He grew up in the city of San Francisco county; therefore, he belongs to American nationality. He is the son of Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess, who were the actors and actresses of their generation. When he was just five years old, his parents got divorced, so he started living with his father only, but he had a good relationship with his mother and visited her during the vacations.

Sam Rockwell attended the San Francisco School of the Arts, which was in his city. He enjoyed his life to the fullest but later decided to follow in his father’s footsteps. So, he joined the William Esper Studio for Professional Actor Training Program after moving to New York City.

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After moving to New York, Sam Rockwell made his film debut in 1989, where he earned his appearance in the film Clownhouse. Those years, he was also training in William Esper Studios to improve his acting skills. The following year, he appeared in the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as Head Thug. He continued appearing in films like Box of Moonlight, Jerry and Tom, The Call-Back, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Green Mile and received more attention from the science fiction film Galaxy Quest in 1999.

In 2000, Sam Rockwell appeared in the hit action film Charles Angeles as Eric Knox; then, he was starring in the film Heist as Jimmy Silk in 2001. In 2002, he landed the leading role in the biographical comedy film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, where he portrayed the character of Chuck Barris. For his performance, he won an award for Silver Bear for Best Actor at Berlin International Film Festival in 2003. The same year, he also won the Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Lead Actor.

His other hit movies include The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Robin’s Big Date, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Frost/Nixon, Iron Man 2. His starring role in the film Conviction also earned him numerous nominations and awards in 2010.

In 2017, he portrayed the character of Officer Jason Dixon in the comedy-drama film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and the following year, he starred in the biographical movie, Vice portraying the supporting character as George W. Bush. His performance as Jason Dixon earned him the Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and other major awards for Best Supporting Actor in 2018. He also earned countless other nominations in the following years.

Since then, Sam Rockwell has appeared in various other films like Blaze, Mute, Jojo Rabbit, Richard Jewell, etc.

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Sam Rockwell made his television debut a year earlier than film debut. He made his small appearances in the series the Equalizer/ then he started appearing in other series like Dream Street in 1989, ABC Afterschool Special as Jason in 1990. He appeared in 2 episodes of Law & Order in 1992 as Randy Borland. He then continued making his small appearances in Lifestories: Families in Crisis in 1993, NYPD Blue as Billy, Subway Stories in 1997, and landed a significant role in the same year in the dram series, Prince Street.

In the drama, he portrayed the character of Donny Hanson and made total appearances in 6 episodes of the series. The series ended in 2000. He then voiced for the animated sitcom Napoleon Dynamite as Filson in 2012. He again voiced one of the main character Vic in the adult animated series F is for Family. The series was premiered in 2015, and it is still running as of 2020.

In 2019, he was cast for the biographical miniseries Fosse/Verdon, where he portrayed the lead character, Bob Fosse. The series had overall eight episodes and ended the same year. For his performance in the series, he won the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television in 2020 and earned several other nominations.


Personal life

Talking about the love life of Sam Rockwell, he is currently single. He was neither married before, nor he has any children of his own. But he is known to have dated two women in the past. He dated actress Piper Perabo in 2006 for a year, and after he broke up with her in 2007, he started dating actress Leslie Bibb. He met her in the film set of Frost/Nixon and started dating, but his relationship with her too ended. When he was asked if he was ever planning to get married, he responded without hesitation that marriage is not something for him, so his fans will probably never see him having his own family.

Rockwell is active on Instagram will only 8719 followers; other than that, he doesn’t use any different social media account. He can be connected by @officialsamrockwell, but he has multiple fan accounts by his name on Twitter and Instagram, proving that he has several fans watching out for his new films.

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Physical statistics & others

Sam Rockwell turned 51 years old as of 2020. As an actor, he still possesses an athletic body build and looks young and handsome as ever. He has a height of 5 feet and 8 inches long with bodyweight about 72 kg. he has brown hair and hazel eye color. He keeps his hair and beard short. He doesn’t have tattoos on his body.

His zodiac sign is Scorpio, and his sexual orientation is straight. He belongs to white ethnicity.


Net worth

Sam Rockwell’s net worth as of 2020 is estimated to be around 30 million dollars. He solely earns his income from acting.