Sam Waterston

(80 Years)


Samuel Atkinson Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an American actor, producer, and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in The Killing Fields (1984), for which he received an Academy Award nomination, and his starring role as Jack McCoy on the NBC television series Law & Order (1994–2010), which brought him Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards. He has been nominated for multiple Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and Emmy awards, having starred in over eighty film and television productions during his fifty-year career. He has also starred in numerous stage productions. AllMovie historian Hal Erickson characterized Waterston as having "cultivated a loyal following with his quietly charismatic, unfailingly solid performances." Read More >

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Sam Waterston's Bio

Full Name

Samuel Atkinson Waterston

Date of Birth

15 November 1940


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Sam Waterston's Family Info

Brother Name

George Waterston

Grand Father Name

Robert Whitman Atkinson

Sister Name

Roberta Waterston,Ellen Waterston

Grand Mother Name

Elizabeth Bispham Page

Mother Name

Alice Tucker Atkinson

Father Name

George Chychele Waterston

Son Name

James Waterston, Graham Waterston

Wife Name

Lynn Louisa Woodruff, Barbara Rutledge Johns,

Daughter Name

Katherine Waterston, Elisabeth Waterston

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Sam Waterston's Awards


Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series


Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama


Obie Award for Performance


Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance

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