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1976-08-02

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England, United Kingdom

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Sam Worthington

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Samuel Henry John Worthington (born 2 August 1976) is an Australian actor. He was born in England and moved to Australia when he was 6 months old and was raised there. He is best known for playing Jake Sully in the Avatar franchise, Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation, and Perseus in Clash of the Titans and its sequel Wrath of the Titans. He has taken other dramatic roles, appearing in The Debt (2010), Everest (2015), Hacksaw Ridge (2016), The Shack (2017), Manhunt: Unabomber (2017), and Fractured (2019).

 

On television, he appeared in his native Australia as Howard in Love My Way and as Phillip Schuler in the television drama mini-series Deadline Gallipoli, for which he was also an executive producer. He voiced the protagonist, Captain Alex Mason, in the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010), as well as its sequels Call of Duty: Black Ops II (2012), and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (2018).

 

In 2022, he starred in the true crime miniseries Under the Banner of Heaven.

In 2004, Worthington received Australia's highest film award for his lead role in Somersault.

 

Samuel Henry John Worthington was born to English parents in Godalming, Surrey, in South East England, UK.

He moved to Perth, Western Australia, in his youth.[when?] He grew up in Warnbro, a suburb of Rockingham. His mother, Jeanne J. (née Martyn), is a housewife, and his father, Ronald W. Worthington, is a power plant laborer. He has a sister, Lucinda.

 

He attended John Curtin College of the Arts, a school specializing in the dramatic arts, located in Fremantle, Western Australia, where he studied drama but did not graduate. When he left the college, his father gave him $400 and sent him on a one-way trip to Cairns, Queensland, telling him to "work his way home". He began working in construction and odd jobs, eventually settling in Sydney. At age 19, while working as a bricklayer, he auditioned for the National Institute of Dramatic Art and was accepted with a scholarship.

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Actor
2009

Avatar as Jake Sully