Who is Sam Neill Girlfriend? Sam Neill was born Nigel John Dermot Neill on September 14, 1947 in Omagh, Northern Ireland. His family moved to New Zealand in 1954 when he was 7 years old.
In the early 1970s, Neill began his professional acting career on the New Zealand stage. He had his breakthrough role in 1975’s film Sleeping Dogs. Throughout the late 1970s and 1980s, he starred in several Australian and New Zealand films like My Brilliant Career (1979) and Evil Angels (1988).
Neill’s international breakthrough came when he was cast as Damien Thorn in the 1981 film Omen III: The Final Conflict. He soon gained wider fame after starring in films like Dead Calm (1989), The Hunt for Red October (1990), and Jurassic Park (1993) as Dr. Alan Grant.
Other notable film credits include Bicentennial Man (1999), The Piano (1993), Event Horizon (1997), and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016). On television, Neill has appeared in shows like Reilly, Ace of Spies (1983), The Tudors (2007), and Peaky Blinders (2013).
Neill continues to act in both big budget and independent films. He is known for his versatility as an actor and ability to portray both protagonists and antagonists convincingly.
In his personal life, Neill has been married twice – first to Lisa Harrow from 1981 to 1989, and then to makeup artist Noriko Watanabe since 1993. He has two children. Neill owns a winery in New Zealand and is also an accomplished writer and filmmaker.
Now in his 70s, Sam Neill remains one of New Zealand and Australia’s most prolific and well-known actors with an extensive career spanning nearly five decades.
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