Sam Neill

United Kingdom

Sam Neill Bio

Who is Sam Neill

Sam Neill is a British actor. He appeared as a leading role in film such as Dead Calm and Omen III: The Final Conflict. He is mainly known for his role in Jurassic Park as Dr. Alan Grant and in The Piano as Alisdair Stewart.

Early Life (Childhood)

He was born in Omagh, Country Tyrone to Dermot Neill and Priscilla Beatrice. He was educated at the Christ’s College located in Christchurch. He also attended the University of Canterbury and studied English literature.

Interesting Facts

His birth name is Nigel John Dermot Neil. His net worth is estimated to be $12 million. His hair is light brown in color. He has English, Anglo-Irish, and Irish ethnic background. He holds New Zealand nationality.

Personal Life

He has a son named Tim with actress Lisa Harrow. In 1989 he got married to makeup artist Noriko Watanabe. They together have a daughter named Elena. With the Noriko’s first marriage, he has a stepdaughter named Maiko Spencer.


In 1989 he won AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in Evil Angels. In 2001 he won Jury Award as Best Actor in The Zookeeper. He also won Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actor in drama series Jessica in 2005.


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