Sam Waterston

Intense thespian who commanded the stage.

Sam Waterston
Full NameSamuel Atkinson Waterston


Sir Sam Waterston, born on the fifteenth of November in 1940, is the venerated actor and producer of such esteemed films as The Killing Fields and Serial Mom. His esteemed lineage has been wedded to the prestigious Lynn Louisa Woodruff since 1976, with whom he has three children. His first union was to the honorable Barbara Rutledge Johns, though, as with most royal entities, this union has since dissolved. Sir Waterston is a man of great prestige, his name and works known throughout the world.

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  • Golden Globe1993
    I'll Fly AwayBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama


  • The Civil War
  • I'll Fly Away
  • The National Parks: America's Best Idea
  • The Newsroom
  • The Colbert Report
  • Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
  • Godless
  • Oppenheimer
  • Prohibition
  • Grace and Frankie
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • The Mayo Clinic, Faith, Hope and Science
  • Q.E.D.
  • The Killing Fields
  • Law & Order
  • Hannah and Her Sisters
  • Crimes and Misdemeanors
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Swimming to Cambodia
  • N.Y.P.D.
  • Mindwalk
  • NET Playhouse
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain
  • Miss Sloane
  • The Dropout
  • 70th Golden Globe Awards
  • The Commission
  • Ken Burns: America's Storyteller
  • The Man in the Moon
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • The Matthew Shepard Story
  • Friendly Fire
  • Hopscotch
  • Nixon
  • Games Mother Never Taught You
  • Finnegan Begin Again
  • The Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear
  • On the Basis of Sex
  • Lincoln
  • Lantern Hill
  • The Nightmare Years
  • Serial Mom
  • Capricorn One
  • Generation
  • Heaven's Gate
  • A House Divided
  • Masters of Science Fiction
  • Jo
  • The Journey of August King

Family Tree

Sam Waterston, a renowned actor and producer born on November 15, 1940 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the patriarch of the illustrious Waterston family. His eldest daughter, Elisabeth, born on March 30, 1977 in Paris, France, is an acclaimed actress in her own right, known for her roles in The Prince and Me (2004), Good Dick (2008) and Quantico (2015). His second daughter, Katherine, is an award-winning American actress with a stellar filmography including Inherent Vice (2014), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), and Alien: Covenant (2017). Lastly, James is an actor, pianist and globetrotter who has been privileged to perform in television, stage and film around the world and currently resides in New York. All members of this illustrious family are lauded for their talents and successes, with Sam at the helm of this legacy.

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