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. "
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Born 1940-11-15 (78 years ago) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Height 185 centimeters.
|Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series (The Matthew Shepard Story)||17th Gemini Awards||2002||The Matthew Shepard Story|
|Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (Law & Order)||5th Screen Actors Guild Awards||1999||Law & Order|
|Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series (Time Life's Lost Civilizations)||48th Primetime Emmy Awards||1996||Time Life's Lost Civilizations|
|Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play (Abe Lincoln in Illinois)||44th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards||1994||Abe Lincoln in Illinois|
|Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama (I'll Fly Away)||50th Golden Globe Awards||1992||I'll Fly Away|
|Obie Award for Performance (Much Ado About Nothing)||18th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards||1973||Mycket Väsen För Ingenting|
|Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance (Much Ado About Nothing)||18th Drama Desk Awards||1973||Mycket Väsen För Ingenting|
|Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Law & Order)||52nd Primetime Emmy Awards||2000||Law & Order|
|Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Law & Order)||51st Primetime Emmy Awards||1999||Law & Order|
|Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Law & Order)||49th Primetime Emmy Awards||1997||Law & Order|
|Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (I'll Fly Away)||46th Primetime Emmy Awards||1994||I'll Fly Away|
|Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (I'll Fly Away)||45th Primetime Emmy Awards||1993||I'll Fly Away|
|Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (I'll Fly Away)||44th Primetime Emmy Awards||1992||I'll Fly Away|
|BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (The Killing Fields)||1985 British Academy Film and Television Awards||1985||The Killing Fields|
|Academy Award for Best Actor (The Killing Fields)||57th Academy Awards||1984||The Killing Fields|
|Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama (The Killing Fields)||42nd Golden Globe Awards||1984||The Killing Fields|
|Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (The Glass Menagerie)||26th Primetime Emmy Awards||1974||The Glass Menagerie|
|Lynn Louisa Woodruff(Gifta: 1976-01-26–)||1976-01-26||Gifta|
|Barbara Rutledge Johns(Gifta: 1964-12-28–1975-09-16)||1964-12-28||1975-09-16||Gifta|
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