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Net Worth:
$30 Million
Nov 5, 1968 (55 years old)
Daly City
5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
United States of America
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What is Sam Rockwell's Net Worth?

Sam Rockwell is an American actor and producer who has a net worth of $30 million dollars. Rockwell has 100+ acting credits to his name, such as "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" (2002), "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (2005), "Moon" (2009), "Iron Man 2" (2010), "Seven Psychopaths" (2012), "Richard Jewell" (2019), and "Jojo Rabbit" (2019). Sam's performance as racist police officer Jason Dixon in 2017's "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" earned him more than 20 awards, including an Oscar.

Sam also received critical acclaim for his portrayal of dancer and choreographer Bob Fosse in the 2019 FX miniseries "Fosse/Verdon." Rockwell served as an executive producer on "Fosse/Verdon" and also produced the films "The Winning Season" (2009), "Loitering with Intent" (2014), "Don Verdean" (2015), and "Blue Iguana" (2018). Since 2015, Sam has voiced Vic on the Netflix animated series "F Is for Family," and he lent his voice to the 2020 films "Trolls World Tour" and "The One and Only Ivan."

Early Life

Sam Rockwell was born on November 5, 1968, in Daly City, California. His parents, actors Penny Hess and Pete Rockwell, divorced when Sam was 5 years old. Rockwell lived with his father in San Francisco and spent summers in New York with his mother, making his acting debut in an improv comedy sketch with her at the age of 10. Sam attended the San Francisco School of the Arts (where Aisha Tyler and Margaret Cho were his classmates) but earned his diploma from an alternative school called Urban Pioneers. He appeared in the 1989 independent film "Clownhouse" as a high school senior, then moved to New York after graduation. Sam joined the Professional Actor Training Program at Manhattan's William Esper Studio in 1991 and has said that training with Esper was his smartest career move.


In the early 1990s, Rockwell guest-starred on "ABC Afterschool Special" (1990), "Law & Order" (1992–1993), and "Lifestories: Families in Crisis" (1993) and appeared in the films "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (1990), "Strictly Business" (1991), "The Search for One-eye Jimmy" (1994), and "Somebody to Love" (1994). During his first few years in NYC, Sam worked as a busboy and private detective's assistant, but he began acting full-time after appearing in a 1994 Miller commercial. He then guest-starred on "NYPD Blue" (1995) and appeared in the films "Glory Daze" (1995), "Basquiat" (1996), "Box of Moonlight" (1996), and "Lawn Dogs" (1997). In 1999, Rockwell played Francis Flute in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Guy Fleegman in "Galaxy Quest," and William "Wild Bill" Wharton in Stephen King's "The Green Mile," which grossed $286.8 million at the box office and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture.

Sam Rockwell Net Worth

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Sam appeared in the 2000 film "Charlie's Angels" and a 2001 stage production of "The Dumb Waiter & The Zoo Story," then landed the role of Chuck Barris, host of "The Gong Show," in 2002's "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," which was directed by George Clooney. Rockwell then co-starred with Nicolas Cage in 2003's "Matchstick Men," played Zaphod Beeblebrox in 2005's "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," and starred in a 2005 Philip Seymour Hoffman-directed production of "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot." Rockwell portrayed outlaw Charley Ford in 2007's "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" and author James Reston Jr. in 2008's "Frost/Nixon," then played Justin Hammer in 2010's "Iron Man 2," which was a massive success with a worldwide gross of $623.9 million. In 2011, Sam narrated the documentary "Gettysburg," starred in the science fiction Western "Cowboys & Aliens," and played a drug lord in the Jonah Hill comedy "The Sitter," and the following year, he co-starred with Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson, and Colin Farrell in "Seven Psychopaths."

Rockwell appeared in five films in 2013 – "The Way, Way Back," "A Single Shot," "Trust Me," "A Case of You," and "Better Living Through Chemistry" – and in 2014, he starred in "Laggies" and "Loitering with Intent." In 2015, he played the title in "Don Verdean" and battled evil spirits in the "Poltergeist" remake. Sam became an Oscar-winning actor after starring as Officer Jason Dixon in the 2017 critically-acclaimed film "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," and he earned another Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of George W. Bush in 2018's "Vice." In 2019, Rockwell played Captain Klenzendorf in Taika Waititi's "Jojo Rabbit" and attorney Watson Bryant in the biopic "Richard Jewell," and he co-starred with Michelle Williams in the miniseries "Fosse/Verdon." He appeared as Westley in 2020's "Home Movie: The Princess Bride," in which each actor filmed his or her part on a smartphone while in isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic, and he is set to produce and star in an upcoming Merle Haggard biopic.

Personal Life

Sam began a relationship with actress Leslie Bibb in 2007 after meeting her in the lobby of West Hollywood's Chateau Marmont, and the two have co-starred in the films "Iron Man 2," "Don Verdean," and "The Dark of Night." Before Bibb, Rockwell dated actress Sarita Choudhury. In a 2007 interview, Sam revealed that he doesn't want children, saying that he has "so much respect for parents," but it's "not [his] bag."

Awards and Nominations

Rockwell won an Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" in 2018, and he was nominated in the same category for "Vice" in 2019. His performance in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" also earned him a Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Awards Circuit Community Award, AACTA International Award, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, Film Independent Spirit Award, Hollywood Film Award, National Society of Film Critics Award, Satellite Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award. Sam also won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series for "Fosse/Verdon" in 2020, and the series earned him nominations from the Primetime Emmys and Golden Globes.

Rockwell was named Best Actor for "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" at the 2003 Berlin International Film Festival and "Conviction" at the 2010 Boston Film Festival, and "Richard Jewell" earned him a Golden Carp Film Award – International for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role at the 2020 Faro Island Film Festival. Sam has also won awards from the Golden Schmoes Awards ("Moon," 2009), Gotham Awards (Tribute Award, 2019), MontrĂ©al World Film Festival ("Lawn Dogs," 1997), Newport Beach Film Festival ("A Single Shot," 2013), Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards ("Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," 2003), and Seattle International Film Festival ("Moon," 2009), and he has earned three Best Actor awards from the Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival for "Lawn Dogs," "Joshua," and "Moon."

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