Born in Scotland, actor Sam Heughan has made his mark in film, television and the theater.
Currently, he is captivating audiences with his portrayal of Jamie Fraser alongside Caitriona Balfe on Starz’s hit drama series “Outlander.”
Since starring in “Outlander,” Heughan has received numerous fan-generated accolades, including the BBC America Anglophenia Man of the Year (2014), E! Online Alpha Male (2015), Entertainment Weekly’s EW-wy Best Actor – Drama (2015) and Radio Times TV Champion (2015).
Heughan is a graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In 2003, he was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Most Promising Performance for his role in “Outlaying Islands” by David Greig at The Royal Court and Traverse Theatre. While at the Royal Scottish Academy, Heughan also starred in the productions of “Crime & Punishment,” “The Seagull” and “Prometheus Bound.”
On stage, Heughan has performed at a variety of theaters in the U.K. in various classical and new writing pieces, plus the London West End, including such productions as “King John,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “The Vortex,” “Hamlet,” “Macbeth,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” "Plague over England" amongst others.
In 2011, Heughan originated the role of Batman in the DC/Warner Bros. and Waterlane production of “Batman Live,” an international tour which opened at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and went on to tour Las Vegas, South America and throughout the U.K and Europe.
Heughan has had roles in a range of television series including "River City," "Island at War," "The Wild West," "Party Animals," "Midsomer Murders," "Rebus,” and "Any Human Heart.” His TV movie credits include “Breaking the Mould” for BBC Television, “A Very British Sex Scandal” for Channel 4 and “First Light” for BBC2, an adaptation of the book, where he played the lead character Geoffrey Wellum. He was nominated for a Grace Award for his performance as Prince Ashton, the son of Sir Roger Moore, in “A Princess for Christmas” for Hallmark Channel.
His film credits include the short film Small Moments, and the feature films Young Alexander the Great, Emulsion and Heart of Lightness. He will also be seen playing the lead role in the upcoming film When the Starlight Ends, an Independent movie shot in Los Angeles for Intellectual Films.
In addition, Heughan created My Peak Challenge, a charity fitness event and brand. In collaboration with Leukemia Lymphoma Research, Bear Strength Clothing and Fight Camp Glasgow, they have raised over $170,000 and counting for the leukemia and lymphoma charity, Bloodwise.