ActorDate of birth
5th November 1968
Place of birth
Daly City, California, USA
Year of debut
First feature film
Sam Rockwell's parents were actors. He made his stage debut alongside his mother at the age of ten. After graduating from high school, he studied acting in New York for two years. He came to the attention of critics for his role in Box Of Moon Light in 1996. Since then he has starred in a variety of movies from Hollywood blockbusters like The Green Mile to independent movies such as Moon.
As a struggling actor, Sam Rockwell worked as an intern for a private detective. He quit the job because he found it sleazy.
He was rumoured to be having an affair with his You Are Here co-star Jennifer Aniston. He felt uncomfortable about this false allegation because his previous movie was The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford starring alongside Jennifer's former husband Brad Pitt.
He was the head thug in the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
His actress and painter mother, Penny Rockwell, worked as a singing telegram to make ends meet.