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Sam Waterston

Sam Waterston
Waterston in January 2010
Personal information
Birth nameSamuel Atkinson Waterston
Birth dateNovember 15, 1940(age 76)
Place of birthCambridge, Massachusetts
Occupationactor, television producer, television director
Years active1965 - present
SpouseBarbara Rutledge (1964-1969)
Lynn Louisa Woodruff (1976-)

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Samuel Atkinson "Sam" Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an American actor and occasional producer and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his Academy Award-nominated portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in 1984's The Killing Fields, and his Golden Globe- and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning portrayal of Jack McCoy on the NBC television series Law & Order. He has been nominated for multiple Golden Globe-, Screen Actors Guild-, BAFTA- and Emmy Awards, having starred in over eighty film and television productions during his forty-five year career. Allmovie has characterised Waterston as having "cultivated a loyal following with his quietly charismatic, unfailingly solid performances." In January 2010, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


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