Sam Neill

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Actor, Producer (1947)
Fri Mar 06 2020
By   Manish Khanal

Sam Neill is the famous New Ireland born actor, writer, producer, director, and winemaker. He is come to limelight after appearing in the 1993 famous Hollywood movie, Jurassic Park. Sam was even part of the famous English crime drama series, Peaky Blinders

Born as Nigel John Dermot "Sam" Neill on September 14, 1947, Sam is the son of Dermot Neill and his wife, Priscilla Beatrice. His father was an army officer and was placed in Northern Ireland while Sam was born. After graduation from Victoria University in Bachelors of Arts, he started his acting career.

Relationship Status of Sam Neill

As per the reports published by Daily Mail, Sam Neill is in a relationship with Australian political journalist Laura Tingle. Before he started dating the journalist, Sam divorced with his former wife, Noriko Watanabe

Sam Neil in a photo shoot
Image: The actor, writer, and producer Sam Neill 
Source: Delicious

Similar to Sam, Laura is also a divorced woman. She was previously married to an Australian columnist and former writer for The Sydney Morning Herald, Alan Ramsey

The couple walked down the aisle in 1995. From the relationship, Tingle has a daughter. They ended their thirty-two years-long relationship in 2012.

Sam was Previously Married Twice

Yes, You read that right, Sam has been married twice in his life. Neill shared a romantic relationship with actress Lisa Harrow. The couple was in a relationship from 1980 till 1989. The duo was blessed with a boy, Tim Neill, in 1983.

The beautiful relationship ended after nine years. Neither of them mentioned the reason. Soon after the divorce with his first wife, Neill met his to be second wife, make-up artist, Noriko Watanabe. They tied their knot before the end of 1989

Sam Neill with his former wife
Image: Sam Neill along with his former wife, Noriko 
Source: Daily Mail

In 1991, they welcomed their daughter, Elena Neill. Although this was the only biological child of Neill and Norika, Norika had a daughter, Maiko Spencer, from her previous relationship. After the marriage, Sam took her under his custody. However, this beautiful relationship came to an end in 2017

In addition, Sam is a biological father of a son, Andrew, who was adopted by someone unknown. He fathered Andrew while Neill was in his early twenties. As per some reports, the two met each other recently. 

How Rich is the Actor, Sam Neill?

Sam Neill has a net worth of $18 Million which is similar to Suzy Kolber. He accumulates most of his income through his acting career and business. He owns a winery called Two Paddocks, consisting of a vineyard at Gibbston. 

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Sam Owns a lucrative Mansion in New Zealand, which has an estimated value of $12 Million. In addition, he has another Villa in Queenstown Lakes worth about $5.62 Million. Sam's films have grossed more than $3 Billion in Worldwide Box Office Collection. 

Award And Recognition

Sam was appointed as the Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1991. He has been named a Distinguished Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Canterbury in 2002.

Sam Neill as Odin in Thor
Image: Sam in the Marvel Movie, Thor
Source: Marvel Universe 

Neill won AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his appearance in Evil Angels. He appeared as the father of Thor, Odin in Marvel Series, Thor: Ragnarok along with the director, Taika Waititi. Sam has more than 130 credits for working as a actor. 

 

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