Sam Rockwell Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 31 May, 2020
Facts of Sam Rockwell
Date of Birth: 1968 , November-5
Age: 52 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Sam Rockwell
Father Pete Rockwell
Mother Penny Hess
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Daly City
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Working For Movies and Television series
Net Worth $30 million
Girlfriend Leslie Bibb
Education San Francisco School of the Arts
Awards Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award
Movies Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, The Green Mile, Lawn Dogs
TV Show Law & Order, Lifestories: Families in Crisis, Prince Street
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Sam Rockwell is an American actor who came to stardom following his roles in movies such as Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, The Green Mile, Lawn Dogs, and more. He earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the black-comedy movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Furthermore, Rockwell worked as a voice artist of Hickory in the 2020 animation movie Trolls World Tour.

Son of Actor Pete Rockwell

Sam Rockwell was born on 5th November 1968 in Daly City, California, United States to actors Pete Rockwell and Penny Hess. His father is an American actor.

When he was five years old, his parents divorced. He was raised by this father in San Francisco, and he visits his mother in the summertime in New York.

Rockwell was sent to the San Francisco School of the Arts. However, he earned his school diploma from Urban Pioneers, an Outward bound-style alternative school. 

Later, he joined the Professional Actor Traning Program at the William Esper Studio in New York to pursue an acting career.

He is American by nationality and has mixed of English, German, Irish, and distant Dutch ancestry.

Acting Career

In 1989, Sam Rockwell grabbed his debut movie role in the horror movie Clownhouse. From 1992-1993, he was seen in the television series Law & Order.

His other early movies and television shows are NYPD Blue, Arresting Gena, and Box of Moonlight. In 1997, he appeared as Trent in the drama film Lawn Dogs.

Academy Award-winning actor, Sam Rockwell at the New York premiere of "The Hateful Eight" on December 14, 2015 in New York City SOURCE: Zimbio

In 2002, he starred as Chuck Barris in the comedy-crime film Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Likewise, he was featured in the 2010 action-adventure film Iron Man 2 alongside Scarlett Johansson, Clark Gregg, and Robert Downey Jr.

Moreover, Sam earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in 2017 black-comedy movie Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

In 2020, he worked as a voice artist of Hickory in the 2020 animation movie Trolls World Tour.

In a Romantic Relationship With Actress Leslie Bibb

As of 2020, Sam Rockwell is an unmarried man. He has been in a relationship with a renowned actress and model, Leslie Bibb, since 2007.

Sam Rockwell with his partner, Leslie Bibb SOURCE: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

As per reports, the two first met at the set of film Frost/Nixon in Los Angeles. Sam and Bibb also have appeared together in films like Iron Man 2 and Don Verdean.

Whopping Net Worth of $30 Million

According to celebrity net worth, Sam Rockwell has a net worth of $30 million as of May 2020. His major source of income is his professional acting career.

The 51-year-old actor has been part of several hit movies. Some of his movies with their box office collection and budget are listed below:

Movie  Year Box Office Budget
G-Force 2009 $292.8 million $150 million
Iron Man 2 2010 $623.9 million $170-200 million
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 2017 $160.1 million $12-15 million

The average salary of American actors ranges from $45,000 to $51,000 per annum.

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