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Samuel Henry John Worthington was born August 2, 1976 in Surrey, England. His parents, Jeanne (Martyn) and Ronald Worthington, a power planet employee, moved the family to Australia when he was six months old, and raised him and his sister Lucinda in Warnbro, a suburb of Perth, Western Australia. Worthington graduated from NIDA (Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art) in 1998 at the age of 22. He received critical acclaim for his portrayal of "Arthur Wellesley" in his first professional role in the Belvoir Street Theatre production "Judas Kiss" (directed by Neil Armfield). He then went on to work in Australian television on such shows as Water Rats (1996) and "Backburner" and then on the American TV show JAG (1995)'s 100th episode (Boomerang: Part 1). Worthington made his film debut in the highly acclaimed Australian movie Bootmen (2000), a film about a troop of "tap dogs". Minor roles proceeded in Hart's War (2002) and A Matter of Life (2001) before he was cast in another hailed Australian drama, Dirty Deeds (2002), co-starring Toni Collette and John Goodman. The following year, he starred in yet another Aussie film, opposite David Wenham in Gettin' Square (2003). The director of the film, Jonathan Teplitzky, originally tested actors who were up to 8 years older than the then-27-year-old Worthington. Teplitzky wasn't sure Sam "could convincingly play a tough guy and also have elements of the leading man about him", but in the end Teplitzky decided he was "fantastic", and had "David playing the older, slightly more streetwise accomplice" proclaiming "it worked". But it wasn't until 2004 that Sam got his big break. He was offered the starring role in Cate Shortland's acclaimed Australian drama Somersault (2004), opposite Abbie Cornish. The film made a clean sweep of the Australian Film Institute awards in 2004, winning in 13 film categories - the first time this has ever occurred in the award's history. Worthington also won the AFI award for Best Male Actor. Worthington's career took off internationally when he was cast as Jake Sully in James Cameron's Avatar (2009) and as Marcus Wright, a cyborg who assists the humans despite their suspicions of him in Terminator Salvation (2009). Worthington soon became a household name, and starring in high profile films Clash of the Titans (2010), The Debt (2010), Texas Killing Fields (2011), Man on a Ledge (2012), and Wrath of the Titans (2012). Worthington also provided the voice for the Call of Duty: Black Ops video games. In 2010, Worthington started a production company, Full Clip Productions, with two of his close friends John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz. The company teamed with Radical studios to print two graphic novels Damaged and Patriots.  See full bio on IMDb »

Sam Worthington -- Sued For $10 Million ... Accused Of Beating Paparazzi

Sam Worthington
Sued For $10 Mil Accused Of Beating Pap

Sam Worthington and his girlfriend are now facing a $10 million lawsuit ... stemming from their violent run-in with a paparazzo in NYC earlier this year.According to the docs ... Sheng Li accuses… READ MORE >

Sam Worthington Assault Case -- Hey Officer, Do You Know Who I Am??

Sam Worthington Assault Case
Hey Officer, Do You Know Who I Am??

Sam Worthington played the celebrity card when he was arrested for allegedly attacking a photog ... asking the cop, "Have you seen the movie, 'Avatar?'" ... this according to the photog's lawyer.… READ MORE >

- 1814 days ago
Sam Worthington -- HIT WITH RESTRAINING ORDER ... Stay Away from Paparazzo

Sam Worthington
HIT WITH RESTRAINING ORDER Stay Away from Paparazzo!

Sam Worthington has just been smacked with a restraining order -- with a judge BARRING the "Avatar" actor from having any contact with the pap he allegedly attacked in NYC this weekend.… READ MORE >

- 1848 days ago
Sam Worthington -- Pap Insists Sam's GF Attacked First

Sam Worthington
Pap Insists Sam's GF Attacked First

No photog on the planet is dumb enough to run up to Sam Worthington's GF -- while Sam is standing there -- and kick her in the shins for no reason ... at least that's the defense of the photog Sam… READ MORE >

- 1850 days ago
Sam Worthington -- Arrested for Busting Photog's Face

Sam Worthington
Busted for Busting Photog's Face

"Avatar" star Sam Worthington punched a photographer who kicked Sam's girlfriend ... according to NYPD ... and both men were arrested.Cops say Worthington and his gf Lara Bingle were walking out… READ MORE >

- 1850 days ago
Pepper-Spraying Bouncer -- Sam Worthington Said He Was a DEA Agent

Pepper-Spraying Bouncer
Sam Worthington Said He Was a DEA Agent

Who knew ... Sam Worthington is a method actor ... because right after he was pepper sprayed in Atlanta this weekend, he claimed he was a DEA agent and threatened the bouncer who maced… READ MORE >

- 2326 days ago
Sam Worthington Arrested for Disorderly Conduct -- Fighting

Sam Worthington
Arrested for Fighting

11:15 AM PT -- Under the category "Swift Justice," the charges against Sam were dismissed this morning in court. We're told the case was thrown out because the complaining witness was a no-show in… READ MORE >

- 2326 days ago
Sam vs. Zac -- Who'd You Rather?

Sam vs. Zac
Who'd You Rather?

Here's "Avatar" star Sam Worthington and Zac Efron -- who's not in any nominated films -- on the Oscar red carpet.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 3299 days ago
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