Samuel Henry John Worthington is an Australian actor and writer. He portrays Jake Sully in the Avatar film series, Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation, and Perseus in Clash of the Titans as well as its sequel Wrath of the Titans. He then transitioned to more dramatic roles, appearing in Everest (2015), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), The Shack (2017), Manhunt: Unabomber (2017), and Fractured (2019). He also voiced the protagonist, Captain Alex Mason, in the video games Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010) and Call of Duty: Black Ops II (2012).
In 2004, Worthington received Australia’s highest film award for his lead role in Somersault.
Sam Worthington was born on 2 August 1976 in Godalming, Surrey, England, UK. But his citizenship is Australian. He is an English-born Australian actor. He was born to English parents in Godalming, Surrey, in southeastern England, and moved to Perth, Western Australia. His full name – Samuel Shane Worthington.
Worthington graduated from NIDA (Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art) in 1998 at the age of 22. He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of “Arthur Wellesley” in his first professional role in the Belvoir Street Theatre production “Judas Kiss” (directed by Neil Armfield). He then went on to work in Australian television on such shows as Water Rats (1996) and “Backburner” and then on the American TV show JAG (1995)’s 100th episode (Boomerang: Part 1). He made his film debut in the highly acclaimed Australian movie Bootmen (2000), a film about a troop of “tap dogs”.
Worthington has said that when he was about 30, he sold most of his possessions and ended up with around $2,000 to his name. He says he bought a car with the proceeds and was living in it before he successfully auditioned for his role in the film Avatar. He then found a place to live.
On 18 October 2013, Worthington had confirmed rumours of a relationship with fellow Australian, model Lara Bingle. They married on 28 December 2014 and had a son, Rocket Zot, in 2015. In October 2016, Bingle and Worthington had their second child, another son, Racer.
Worthington is a Christian.
- Name: Samuel Henry John Worthington
- Other name: Sam Worthington
- Born: August 2, 1976
- Star Sign: Leo
- Birth Place: Godalming, Surrey, England, UK
- Height: 5 feet 10 inches
- Education: John Curtin College of the Arts
- Profession: Actor
- Citizenship: Australian
- Language: English
Family of Sam Worthington:
- Wife: Lara Bingle (2014-).
- Partner: Maeve Dermody (2005–2008); Natalie Mark (2008–2011)