Sam Neill
Sam Neill
Celebrated Name: Sam Neill
Real Name/Full Name: Nigel John Dermot Neill
Gender: Male
Age: 76 years old
Birth Date: 14th September 1947
Birth Place: Omagh, Northern Ireland,
Nationality: New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland
Height: 1.82m
Weight: 81kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Wife/Spouse (Name): Noriko Watanabe (m. 1989), Lisa Harrow (m. 1978–1989)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Tim, Elena, Maiko Spencer, Andrew)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): Yes ( Laura Tingle)
Is Sam Neill Gay?: No
Profession: Actor, writer, producer, director, and vineyard proprietor.
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $20 Million
Last Updated: February 2024

Nigel John Dermot “Sam” Neill is a New Zealand actor, writer, producer, director, and vineyard proprietor. Neill first got recognition with his appearance in the year 1977 film Sleeping Dogs, which he followed with leading performances in  Omen III, A Cry in the Dark (1988), The Piano (1993) coming to international prominence as Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park (1993), My Brilliant Career (1979), Possession, The Final Conflict (both 1981) and Dead Calm (1989).

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Early Life & Biography

In the year 1947, Sam Neill was born in Omagh, Country Tyrone, which is located in Northern Ireland. His parents are Priscilla Beatrice, his mother, and Dermot Neill, his father. Neill pursued his education at Anglican Boys Boarding School Christ’s College, which is at Christ Church. This was after moving away to New Zealand together with his family.

He further went on to pursue his university education at the University of Canterbury, where he studied English literature. It is at the University that Sam Neill had his first exposure to acting. He went to Wellington to continue with his undergraduate education at Victoria University, where he finally graduated with a BA in English literature.

Personal Life

Neill got in a relationship with actress Lisa Harrow. They have a child, Tim, born in the year 1983. Neill subsequently married Noriko Watanabe make-up artist in the year 1989, and they have one daughter, Elena, born in the year 1991. Neill separated from Watanabe in the year 2017, and as of early 2018 was dating Laura Tingle, the Australian political journalist. He is also stepfather to Spencer, a daughter from Noriko’s first marriage. In his early 20s, he took care of Andrew, who was adopted by someone else.

Neill stays in Queenstown and has a winery called Two Paddocks, comprising of a vineyard at Gibbston and two near Alexandra, both in the Central Otago region in New Zealand’s South Island. Neill has homes in Sydney, Australia, and Wellington, New Zealand. He is a fan of the British Stammering Association and the Australian Speak Easy Association. He supports the Australian Labour Party and the New Zealand Labour Party.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 14th September 1947, Sam Neill is 76 years old as of today’s date [current date]. His height is 1.82m tall, and his weight is 81 kg.


Neil’s first play was a New Zealand TV movie The City of No in the year 1971. He followed it with The Water Cycle in the year 1972, then after the TV movie Hunt’s Duffer in the year 1973. In 1981 he won his first major international role, as Damien Thorn in The Final Conflict, Omen III

Neill has often acted in New Zealand plays, including Perfect Strangers (2003), and Hunt for the WildeNeill has occasionally acted in New Zealand films, including The Piano (1993), Perfect Strangers (2003), Under the Mountain (2009), Hunt for the Wilder people (2016), The Piano (1993), and Under the Mountain (2009),

He performed in the short-lived Fox TV series Alcatraz in the year 2012. He acted in The Curse of the Midas Box (2014), the adventure movie. He had a performance in the BBC series Peaky Blinders, set in the after-World War I Birmingham. He acted the role of Chief Inspector Chester Campbell. In the year 2015, he played the role of General MacArthur.

In the year 2016, Neill starred in the Hunt for the Wilderpeople, New Zealand-made film. In the year 2017, Neill showcased in a scene in Waititi’s fantasy sequel, in which he plays an actor playing Odin. In the year2018, he acted Mr. McGregor as well as the voice of Tommy Brock in Peter Rabbit.

Awards & Achievements

Neill is the winner of the Logie Award for Most Impressive Actor, the New Zealand Film Award as well as the Longford Lyell Award. He has two Primetime Emmy Award nominations and three Golden Globe awards.

Net Worth & Salary of Sam Neill in 2024

Sam Neill Net Worth
Sam Neill Net Worth

As of February 2024, The net worth of Sam Neill is estimated at $20 Million. Being a talented person in different dimensions of being an Actor, writer, producer, director, and vineyard proprietor, Sam Neill earns his money mainly from the many occupations he is undertaking. Likewise, the many careers he is engaged in has given him various awards where he has also got prize money.

Staying in various countries and making many careers, Sam Neill has had a wonderful progressive path in his career.


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