Sam Neill
Sam Neill
Real Name/Full Name Nigel John Dermot “Sam” Neill DCNZM OBE
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Sam Neill
Birth Place: Omagh, United Kingdom
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 14 September 1947
Age/How Old: 76 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 182 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 11″
Weight: In Kilograms – 70 Kg
In Pounds – 154 lbs
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Salt and Pepper
Parents Name: Father – Dermot Neill
Mother – Priscilla Neil
Siblings: Michael Neill
School: Anglican Boys’ boarding school
College: University of Canterbury
Religion: N/A
Nationality: New Zealander
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Noriko Watanabe
Kids/Children Name: Elena Neill and Tim Neill
Profession: Actor, writer, producer and director
Net Worth: $20 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Nigel John Dermot “Sam” Neill, DCNZM OBE is a writer, producer, and director from New Zealand. He came to fame after appearing in the 1977 film Sleeping Puppies, and later went on to star in My Genius Career (1979), Omen III: The Last Conflict, Possession (both 1981), A Cry in the Dark (1988), Dead Quiet (1989), The Search For Red October (1990), and The Piano (1991). (1993). He rose to international renown as Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park (1993), a role he reprises in Jurassic Park III (2001) and Jurassic World: Dominion, both of which he directed (2022).

Neill’s TV credits include Reilly, Ace of Spies (1983), The Simpsons (1994), Merlin (1998), The Tudors (2007), Crusoe (2008–2010), Happy Town (2010), Alcatraz (2012), Peaky Blinders (2013–2014), and Rick and Morty (2008–2010). Several films have been presented and narrated by him.

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Biography and Early Life

Neill was born to Priscilla Beatrice and Dermot Neill in Omagh, Northern Ireland, in 1947. His father, a third-generation New Zealander, was born in England, and his mother was born in New Zealand. His father was serving with the Royal Irish Fusiliers in Northern Ireland at the time of Neill’s birth. Neill and Co. was owned by his father’s family (later part of the listed hospitality group Wilson Neill).

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Sam Neill in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Sam Neill’s age is 76 years old as of today’s date 17th April 2024 having been born on 14 September 1947. Though, he is 5′ 11″ in feet and inches and 182 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms.


In 1954, Neill and his family migrated to Christchurch, New Zealand, where he attended Christ’s College, an Anglican boys’ boarding school. He went on to the University of Canterbury to study English literature, where he had his first experience of acting. He transferred to Wellington to seek his post-secondary studies at Victoria University, where he received a BA in English literature.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Sam Neill With Wife Noriko Watanabe
Sam Neill With Wife Noriko Watanabe

Neill was in a relationship with actress Lisa Harrow from 1980 to 1989. Tim, their son, was born in 1983. In 1989, Neill married make-up artist Noriko Watanabe, and the couple has one daughter, Elena (born in 1991). Neill divorced Watanabe in 2017 and began dating Australian political journalist Laura Tingle in early 2018.

Neill lives in Alexandra and owns Two Paddocks, a winery with two vineyards in the Central Otago wine region of New Zealand’s South Island, one in Gibbston and the other in Alexandra. Neill is a dual resident of the United Kingdom and Ireland due to his birthplace, but he identifies mainly as a New Zealander.

Is Sam Neill Gay?

No, he is not gay.

Professional Career

For several years, Neill worked for the New Zealand National Film Unit as a producer, editor, and screenwriter; he directed his first film in 1975 and scored his first major film hit four years later as the romantic lead opposite Judy Davis in director Gillian Armstrong’s My Brilliant Career. Shortly after, Neill was taken to England under the patronage of James Mason.

Following that, the actor worked in two unforgettable films with actress Meryl Streep and director Fred Schepisi: Plenty (1985) and A Cry in the Dark (1986). His starring appearance in the unusual spy thriller Reilly: Ace of Spies (1983), for which he received the British television BAFTA Best Actor award, was the highlight of Neill’s British TV credits.

During the 1990s, Neill rose to international fame (as evidenced by his guest spot as a cat burglar on an episode of The Simpsons). In 1993, he had a big year, starring as the raptor-fearing Dr. Alan Grant in Steven Spielberg’s hit Jurassic Park, before returning to New Zealand to play Holly Hunter’s quiet, suddenly abusive husband in The Piano (1993). In the same year, he was awarded the Order of the British Empire.


Neill has won the Longford Lyell Award, the New Zealand Film Award, and the Logie Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. He’s been nominated for three Golden Globes and two Primetime Emmy Awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Sam Neill in 2024

Sam Neill Net Worth
Sam Neill Net Worth

Sam Neill is a New Zealand actor who was born in Northern Ireland and has a net worth of $20 million as of 2024. Sam Neill is better known for his appearance as Dr. Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park. Neill has starred in scores of TV shows and films over the course of his career, which has spanned many decades.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

  • He is a member of the British Stammering Association and the Australian Speak Easy Association (BSA). He is a member of both the New Zealand and Australian Labour Parties.

Sam Neill is a brilliant actor who has graced the television screens for decades and has received a lot of success. He is a role model for many other aspiring actors and performers who aspire to become an actor or actress.


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