Sam Worthington was born in England in 1976 but moved to Perth, in Western Australia at the age of six months old.
He studied drama at school but never graduated, choosing instead to take a trip to Cairns, on the other side of the country, and work his accross the country with odd jobs and construction
. In Sydney, he auditioned for the National Institute of Dramatic Arts, where he was accepted on a scholarship.
In Australia, Sam became known for his work on the popular TV show Love My Way
, but he soon began to work on several small budget Hollywood films that were shot in Australia.
He made the decision to move to the United States, where acclaimed director James Cameron chose him to star in the epic 3D space drama Avatar
He played the lead role of a paraplegic US Marine who is assigned to control an alien body called an avatar through a neural link and then finds himself at the centre of a war between his own species and the indigenous people of the moon Pandora.
Further action films came calling, including the fourth film in the Terminator franchise, Terminator Salvation, Wrath of the Titans, and thriller Man On A Ledge.
Sam confirmed he was dating fellow Australian Lara Bingle
, a model, in 2013. Early in 2014 video footage depicts Sam referring to Lara as his wife, although neither have ever commented on it.