Chrissie Heughan Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 26 Sep, 2021
Facts of Chrissie Heughan
Name Heughan
Nationality Scottish
Birth Place/City Scotland
Ethnicity White
Profession artist (predominately with hand cast paper)
Net Worth $300 Thousand
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Blonde
Face Color Fair
Famous for Mother of Actor Sam Heughan
Married Once
Married to N/A
Children 2
Online Presence Instagram, Facebook
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Chrissie Heughan, a Scotland-born artist working predominately with a hand-cast paper, is famous as the mother of actor, Sam Heughan. She raised two sons as a single mother while pursuing a career in arts, which enhanced her reach in art forms such as collage, mixed media, printmaking, and sculpture. 

Heughan's work has been in national as well as international exhibitions. Aside from that, she has relayed her teachings to many workshops. Back in 2001, she became one of six international artists to participate in the Paper Village Art Project in Mino, Japan.

Early Life and Family- What Is Chrissie Heughan's Age?

Mrs. Heughan was born in Scotland, who came to fame with her internationally acclaimed paper arts and as the mother of famous actor Sam Heughan. Although the exact date of her birth is not out, Chrissie is allegedly in her late 60s in 2021.

Information on her early life or parents is under wraps, while she has remained open about her academics. Chrissie Heughan is a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art; she is the pass-out of class 1995. After graduation, she began her professional career as an artist, while also teaching (papermaking, printmaking, mixed media, and sketchbook work) at her alma mater until 2012.

Moreover, Heughan also joined the Dumfries and Galloway College of Technology from where she earned a degree in Art and Design, Fine Art (Portfolio).

Chrissie Heughan’s Career

Chrissie Heughan began her career as a professional artist and freelance tutor. Further, she is an elected Professional Member of the Society of Scottish Artists.

Moreover, she was honored with several awards for her work and professional development from Creative Scotland, City of Edinburgh Council, Japanese Cultural Affairs for the study of Japanese papermaking, and Worshipful Company of Founders for bronze casting.

In 2001, Heughan was one of six international artists to participate in the Paper Village Art Project in Mino, Japan. After six years, she became the part of Street Museum, an international exhibition in Mino and Gifu City.

Further, she is also involved in many workshops in papermaking, printmaking, and mixed media across a broad spectrum of the community, for adults and children and those with disabilities. These have been for organizations and institutions such as the Fruitmarket Gallery, National Galleries of Scotland, Artlink Central, and Leith School of Art, among others.  

How Much Is Net Worth of Chrissie Heughan?

From rags to a quality lifestyle, Chrissie Heughan's struggle as a paper art artist as well as her son Sam's acting prominence played a great role in improvement. As of 2021, Heughan has an estimated net worth of $300,000 from her venture in exhibitions, training, and teachings.

Depending on the region, the salary for an artist varies. In Scotland, a craft artist makes £22,426 per year, while the salary for the same profession in the United States is $49,120 annually.

Comparatively, her son Sam Heughan, famous for his work in the TV series Outlander, has a $5 million net worth. On average, he was earning $100,000 per episode from Outlander.

Personal Life Of Chrissie Heughan

Heughan did saw days of financial and psychological struggles in the past. With her husband (name undisclosed) Chrissie became parents to 2 children, both sons: Sam Heughan and Cirdan Heughan. However, Sam's father left the family when both he (Sam) and his brother were young.

As a result, Chrissie struggled to raise her sons.  She even worked as a shoemaker at some point. No doubt, her hard works has paid off, both sons have their future secured with engagement in a profession.

Reportedly, her husband (who later died of leukemia) came back from Canada to reunite with his family, when Sam and Cirdan were all grown-ups.

Her son Cirdan is married to his wife named Vicki, while her younger son Sam is currently single- he was previously in a short-lived relationship with Amy Shiels in 2018.

Social Media

Chrissie Heughan loves nothing more than her children and her career as an artist. To promote her arts, she uses the platform Facebook; her Facebook page goes with the handle @chrissie.heughan. She also has an Instagram account (@chrissieheughan) but is not much active on the platform.

On the other, her son, Sam Heughan has massive followers on his social media; his Instagram account (@samheughan) has 1.3 million followers while his Twitter account (@SamHeughan) has 720.6K followers.

Did you know? Chrissie Heughan and her husband were a part of a hippie community in London-based Gandalf's Garden. Since they were heavily influenced by English writer and poet  J. R. R. Tolkien, the Heughan couple named their sons after the characters of Tolkien's book The Lord of the Rings.