Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Sam Heughan. Check it out!
Sam Roland Heughan was born April 30, 1980 in Balmaclellan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. An accomplished stage and screen actor best known for his leading roles in Starz TV Series Outlander (2014-2021), A Princess for Christmas (2011), and A Very British Sex Scandal (2007). He attended the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) located in Glasgow, Scotland. He is an active patron of Youth Theatre Arts Scotland and Bloodwise (formerly Leukemia and Lymphoma Research) as President of Bloodwise Scotland (2015). In 2015, he co-founded My Peak Challenge with personal trainer John Valbonesi of Every Day Athlete; a global, community-based organization that raises money for charitable causes such as Bloodwise and Marie Curie as well as encourages members to succeed in fitness and personal challenges.
Interesting Facts about Sam Heughan
- Sam Heughan won the BBC Anglo Fan Favourite Man of the Year for 2014 with 61% of the votes over David Tennant.
- In November 2016, Sam Heughan was named Scotland President for blood cancer charity Bloodwise. The actor has participated in several marathons and a triathlon on behalf of Bloodwise in addition to other fund raising efforts in the fight again blood cancer.
- Named the first Global Brand Ambassador for iconic outdoor clothing company Barbour in 2016 and became the face of Barbour’s exclusive menswear tartan collection. Launch of Sam’s signature capsule collection for Barbour will debut in Autumn Winter of 2017.
- Narrated the 8th Installment of author Cassandra Clare’s “Shadowhunter Academy” series, “The Fiery Trial” which was released September, 2015.
- He was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer of 2002 for his performance in Outlying Islands performed at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs.
- Graduate of The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD) in Glasgow.
- Supported the Independence of Scotland from Great-Britain and Northern-Ireland in the Referendum.
- Grand Marshall at the 2016 New York Tartan Day Parade, which was led in past years by other illustrious Scots, including Sean Connery, Alan Cumming, Brian Cox, Kevin McKidd, and Graham McTavish.
Personal Quotes by Sam Heughan
I kind of crave loneliness.– Sam Heughan
All actors are insecure. And I’ve got my insecurities, which is why I go to the gym all the time.– Sam Heughan
You have to trust that the script is right and be comfortable with everything, and then you just have to go for it and disregard anything you’ve previously heard or felt about it.– Sam Heughan
I love a man bun.– Sam Heughan
Maybe I’m a glutton for punishment, but I enjoy anything where you get to flex your acting muscles, you get to really go for it.– Sam Heughan