Sam Heughan - Updated Feb 2024

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Sam Heughan

Sam Heughan is one of the leading stars in the Scottish entertainment scene. Sam Heughan is a stage and screen actor popular for his remarkable roles as Jamie Fraser in the Starz series, Outlander from 2014 to date.

Birth Facts

Sam was born on April 30, 1980. His birthplace is Balmaclellan, United Kingdom. His birth name is Sam Roland Heughan. He is a 42-year-old man. Also, his mother’s name is Chrissie Heughan. His horoscope is Taurus. His nationality is Scottish and follows Christianity.

He was born in New Galloway, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, and grew up alongside his brother Cirdan. His zodiac sign is Taurus. His nationality is British. He is famous as Jamie Fraser as he played the same role in the Starz series.

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Caption: Sam Heughan with his family (Source: Pinterest)

Regarding his education, he attended Kell’s Primary School for education. Later, he went to the Edinburgh Rudolph Steiner School. Then he enrolled at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, Scotland, and graduated in 2003.

Sam Heughan – Net Worth 2023

Being an actor, Sam Heughan earns a decent amount of money and fame through his profession in the field of the entertainment industry.

Based on some online sites, his estimated net worth is $5 million at present. Also, he ran both the Stirling and EMF Edinburgh Marathons to raise money for Carolinas Cotland and Awareness Programme and Testicular Cancer Education.


Sam Heughan has earned a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award nomination for his performance in a 2002 Royal Court Theatre production of the Outlying Islands. He won the BBC Anglo Fan Favourite Man of the Year for 2014 with 61% of the votes over David Tennant.

Similarly, he was also on the nomination list four times for the Saturn Awards and a nomination for the Critics Choice Awards for the Best On-Screen character in the drama series, Outlander.

In addition, he was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer of 2002 for his performance in the Outlying Islands performed at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs.

 Relationship Status

Talking about Sam Heughan’s relationship status, he has been dating an actress Amy Shiels since mid-2018. His ex-girlfriends were: Abbie Salt (2014), Caitriona Balfe (2014 – 2016), Cody Kennedy (2014 – 2015), and Mackenzie Mauzy (2016 – 2018).

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Caption: Sam Heughanwith his girlfriend (Source: Flare)

Career and Professional Life


He made his acting debut in the short film Small Moments in 2001. He has also been in many other movies like Young Alexander the Great (2010), emulsion (2013), Heart of Lightness (2014), The Adventure Show (2018), etc.

Besides his film career, he is present on the Television screen. His debut television series was Island at War in 2004. In 2005 he was in River City, as Andrew Murray. He made his powerful presence in Midsomer Murders (2007), and Doctors (2009).

Moreover, he has also been in many TV films such as A Very British Sex Scandal (2007), Breaking the Mould: The Story of Penicillin (2009), A Princess for Christmas (2011), and The Adventure Show (2018), and Outlander (2018-Present).

The actor was also presented in the lead role in the drama series, Outlander in 2013. The series was based on historical time travel. He was cast alongside Catriona Balfe, Tobias Menzies, Duncan Lacroix, and Nell Hudson.

He is highly appreciated for his work in Outlander and he has been nominated for several awards, including three Saturn Awards, Two People’s Choice Awards, Critics’ Choice Television Awards, Gold Derby TV Awards, and Two The Anglophile Channel Awards.

In 2018, he co-starred as MI-6 agent Sebastian in Lionsgate’s comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me, opposite Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon, which he filmed during an Outlander hiatus.

The same year, in his voice acting project, Heughan appeared in the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment video game Lego DC Super-Villains as the Mirror Master.

Professional Life

His upcoming film projects are Bloodshot, SAS: Red Notice, and An Unquiet Life which are in the post-production phase and will be released in  2020. He also trained in Glasgow at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

He plays Jamie Fraser in the Starz Outlander series, a show based on a book series of the same title by author Diana Gabaldon.

Moreover, he also narrated the 8th Installment of author Cassandra Clare’s “Shadowhunter Academy” series, “The Fiery Trial” which was released in September 2015.

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.

The organization also encourages members to succeed in fitness and personal challenges. In November 2016, he was named Scotland’s President of the blood cancer charity Bloodwise.

The actor has participated in several marathons and triathlons on behalf of Bloodwise in addition to other fundraising efforts in the fight against blood cancer.

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Caption: Sam Heughan on his film set (Source: Instagram)


Sam Heughan broke his silence on a long-simmering issue that the actor’s dealt with off-camera ever since he first rose to fame portraying Jamie Fraser on Starz’s Outlander series.

In a four-part note posted to Twitter on April 17, Heughan blasted the personal slurs, shaming, abuse, death threats, stalking, sharing of private information, and vile, false narrative”.

Though “legal reasons” forbid him from getting specific, the actor stated that he “will not entertain it anymore and am blocking anyone that writes anything defamatory or abusive”.

Body Measurements

Observing his body statistics, Sam Heughan stands at a height of 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 89 kg. His biceps are 16.5 inches. He has blonde hair color and blue eyes.

Similarly, his waist is 34 inches and his chest is 46 inches. He has an athletic body and he used 12 (UK) shoes. Moreover, being an actor, he has an athletic and well-maintained body type.

Sam Heughan – Social Media

Sam Heughan has even gained many followers on social media accounts. On Instagram, he has gained more than 2.5 million followers under the name @samheughan.

Similarly, Sam Heughan has gained more than 669k followers on Twitter under the name @SamHeughan. And he has even gained more than 768k followers on Facebook under the user name @SamHeughan