Sam Worthington bio, relationships, career, and more

Sam Worthington

Who is Sam Worthington?

Sam Worthington was born on August 2, 1976. His full name is Samuel Henry John Worthington. Worthington is an actor, voice actor, and writer. The actor is known for his role as Jake Sully in the Avatar film series. He has also been a part of many successful movies such as Terminator Salvation, and Clash of the Titans, and Wrath of the Titans, Everest, Hacksaw Ridge, The Shack, and Fractured. Apart from this, Worthington has voiced Captain Alex Mason in the video games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Quick facts

Full nameSamuel Henry John Worthington
Known asSam Worthington
BirthdayAugust 2, 1976
Age47 years old
Sun signLeo
Place of birthGodalming, Surrey, England
EducationJohn Curtin College of the Arts
National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA)

Early life, upbringing, and education

Sam Worthington was born in Godalming, Surrey, in South East England. However, his family moved to Perth, Western Australia, when Sam was only six months old. Thus, Sam spent most of his childhood in Australia. He was raised in Warnbro, Rockingham. 

Worthington’s mother’s name is Jeanne Martyn who is a homemaker. Likewise, his father’s name is Ronald W. Worthington who works at a  power plant. Regarding siblings, Sam Worthington has a sister named Lucinda Worthington.

The actor attended John Curtin College of the Arts to study drama. However, he dropped out of college when his father gave him $400 and sent him on a one-way trip to Cairns, Queensland so that he could “work his way home”. It took a while for Worthington to get back home. During his struggle period, he worked as a construction worker and bricklayer. He eventually settled in Sydney and auditioned for the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) after which he received a scholarship. 

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Sam Worthington career

Worthington made his debut alongside Adam Garcia in the Aussie dance film Bootmen released in 2000. After this, he appeared in the low-budget Aussie comedy Gettin’ Square. He gained major recognition after appearing in the 2004 film Somersault. In fact, Worthington was even awarded the AFI Award for Best Lead Actor for his exceptional performance. 

After a string of successes in Australian cinema, Worthington started getting cast in many Hollywood movies. In 2005, he appeared in the film The Great Raid. He was cast in Terminator Salvation as a cyborg named Marcus Wright. 

He also played the role of Jake Sully in the sci-fi film Avatar. Moreover, he has lent his voice for the character Captain Alex Mason in the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops. In 2012, Worthington starred in Wrath of the Titans and in the suspense thriller film  Man on a Ledge. In 2019, Worthington was cast as Ray Monroe in the Netflix film Fractured. 

Relationships and dating history

Worthington started dating Australian model Lara Bingle in 2013. The couple got married in December 2014. They welcomed their son in 2015, and the duo welcomed their second son the following year. In 2020, Lara and Sam became parents again when their youngest son was born. 

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Sam Worthington filmography


2000BootmenMitchell Okden
2001A Matter of LifeOur Hero
2002Hart’s WarCpl. B.J. “Depot” Guidry
2002Dirty DeedsDarcy Ryan
2003Gettin’ SquareBarry “Wattsy” Wirth
2005The Great RaidPfc. Lucas
2006MacbethLord Macbeth
2007RogueNeil Kelly
2009Terminator SalvationMarcus Wright
2009AvatarJake Sully / Tom Sully
2010Clash of the TitansPerseus
2010Last NightMichael Reed
2010Love & DistrustMiles
2011The DebtYoung David Peretz
2011Texas Killing FieldsDetective Mike Souder
2012Man on a LedgeNick Cassidy
2012Wrath of the TitansPerseus
2014SabotageJames “Monster” Murray
2014CakeRoy Collins
2014The Keeping RoomMoses
2015Paper PlanesJack Webber
2015Kidnapping Freddy HeinekenWillem Holleeder
2015EverestGuy Cotter
2016Hacksaw RidgeCaptain Glover
2017The ShackMack Philips
2017The Hunter’s PrayerStephen Lucas
2018The TitanRick Janssen
2019FracturedRay Monroe
2021LanskyDavid Stone
2022Avatar 2Jake Sully
2024Avatar 3Jake Sully
TBAThe Georgetown ProjectJoe


2000Water RatsPhillip Champion
2000Blue HeelersShane Donovan
2004Love My WayHoward Light
2005The SurgeonDr. Sam Dash
2006Two TwistedGus Rogers
2015Deadline GallipoliPhillip Schuler
2017Manhunt: UnabomberJim Fitzgerald

Video games:

2010Call of Duty: Black OpsAlex Mason
2012Call of Duty: Black Ops IIAlex Mason
2018Call of Duty: Black Ops 4Alex Mason (Specialist HQ and Blackout Character)

Awards and nominations:

YearAwardCategoryNominated WorkResult
2000AFI AwardBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleBootmenNominated
2002FCCA AwardBest Supporting Actor – MaleDirty DeedsWon
2004AFI AwardBest Actor in a Leading RoleSomersaultWon
2004FCCA AwardBest Actor – MaleSomersaultWon
2004IF AwardBest ActorSomersaultWon
2009Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Fresh Face MaleTerminator SalvationNominated
2009Australians in Film Breakthrough AwardAustralians in FilmAvatar
2010Saturn AwardBest ActorAvatarWon
2010Australian Film Institute International Award for Best ActorBest ActorAvatarWon
2010Empire AwardBest ActorAvatarWon
2010Giffoni AwardWon
2010Kid’s Choice AwardsCutest Couple (shared with Zoe Saldana)AvatarNominated
2010MTV Movie AwardsBest Fight (shared with Stephen Lang)AvatarNominated
2010MTV Movie AwardsBest Kiss (shared with Zoe Saldana)AvatarNominated
2010ShoWest AwardMale Star of the YearWon
2010Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: Fight (shared with Stephen Lang)AvatarNominated
2010Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: Sci-FiAvatarWon
2010Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: FantasyClash of the TitansNominated

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