Sam Worthington – Avatar hero | Awe-inspiring actor | Biography, Age, Wife, Net worth[2022]


We have all heard about the highest-grossing film of all time “ AVATAR”. Well, Samuel Henry John, better known by his stage name Sam Worthington, is an Australian actor who gained recognition for his role as Jake Sully in the film Avatar.

He has also appeared in other notable works such as Terminator Salvation, Clash of the Titans, and Call of Duty: Black Ops. For his lead role in Somersault, Worthington received Australia’s highest film award. His other successful movies include Hacksaw Ridge, The Shack, and The Hunter’s Prayer.

Full NameSamuel Henry John Worthington
Birth DateAugust 2, 1976
Age46 years old (2022)
ProfessionActor , Producer
NationalityBritish, English,Australian
BirthplaceGodalming,United Kingdom
Zodiac Sign                                           Leo
Height5 feet 8 inches ( 1.78meters)
Waist34 inch
Hair ColorLight Brown
Eye colorBlue

Early life:

Sam Worthington was born in England to English parents but moved to Perth, Western Australia with his family when he was six months old. Worthington grew up in Warnbro, a suburb of Perth.

His father worked at a power plant and his mother was a housewife. Worthington has a sister named Lucinda. He attended John Curtin College of the Arts in Perth, where he studied drama, but did not graduate. After leaving college, he worked a series of odd jobs in construction before settling in Sydney.

His father sent him to Cairns, Queensland with $400 and told him he had to work to get home. Worthington worked in construction and eventually moved to Sydney, New South Wales. At the age of 19, he auditioned for the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and was accepted with a scholarship.

Sam Worthington
Sam Worthington


Sam Worthington is an Australian actor who is known for his roles in a number of Australian movies and television series. After graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1998. Worthington’s first role after graduating from NIDA was in a production of David Hare’s play The Judas Kiss for Company B at the Belvoir St Theatre. He went on to act in several Australian productions, including Bootmen in 2000  and Somersault in 2004, for which he won the Best Lead Actor  Award by the Australian Film Institute (AF).

Worthington’s international career began with small roles in Hollywood productions such as Hart’s War in 2002 and The Great Raid in 2005. He was one of several actors who was considered to take over the role of James Bond for the 2006 film Casino Royale. In Terminator Salvation (2009), he played the role of Marcus Wright, a cyborg who assists humans despite their suspicions of him. Worthington is also well-known for his role as Jake Sully in the science-fiction film Avatar (2009).

Worthington has won several awards for his acting, including the 2009 GQ Australia Actor of the Year and the Man of the Year Awards. He has also been cast in the mystery thriller The Fields, which will star alongside JeffreyDean Morgan.

Movies of Sam Worthington’s:

Avatar 2- The way of water2022
Hacksaw Ridge2016
Warth of Titans2012
Man on a ledge2012
Last Night2011
Avatar Special Edition 3D2010
Terminator Salvation2009

Personal Life:

Before auditioning for Avatar, Sam Worthington was struggling financially and sold a lot of his things to buy a car that he temporarily used as a place to sleep until he was able to afford a home.

Worthington’s relationship with Maeve Dermody lasted for three years before ending in 2008. After this, he dated Natalie Mark from 2008 to 2011. In 2013, he confirmed that he was in a relationship with Lara Bingle, and the couple married in 2014. They have a son together named Rocket Zot.

SAM’S Favourite Movies List :

  1. Mad Max2
  2. Die Hard
  3. Leather Weapon 2


Father NameRonald W.Worthington
Mother NameJeanne Martyn
Brother NameBruce Worthington
Sister NameLucinda Worthington
Marital StatusMarried
Wife NameLara Worthington
Married in2014
SonRocket Zot Worthington


Worthington is estimated to have about $26 million of net worth.                              


Australian Film Institute Awards -International Award Best Actor Winner2010
Australian Film Institute Awards-International Award -Best Actor in a leading Role Winner  2004
Australian Film Institute Awards-International Award -Best performance by an actor in a leading role : nominated2000
GQ man of the Year Award2009

Interesting Facts :

  1. He has received about $10 million or 81 crores for Avatar movie. 
  2. Sam’s father had given him total of 400 dollars and sent him on a one-way ticket to a place called “ CAIRNS” asking him to earn money on his way back home.
  3. He was  not the first choice for the actor in the movie “Avatar”. He was cast after both  Jake Gyllenhaal and Matt Damon turned down the role.
  1. The producers of Casino Royale considered Worthington for the role of James Bond, but ultimately they decided on Daniel Craig for the part.
  2. Worthington was living in his car when he auditioned for Avatar. He had sold his things for $2000 to buy the car and found a place to live after being selected for the movie.
  3. In February 2014, Sam Worthington was arrested in New York City for assaulting a Paparazzo named Sheng Li, who had allegedly kicked his then-girlfriend Lara Bingle in the shin. He was released on a desk charge.

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