Birth Name: Sam Worthington
Birth Place: Australia
Born Aug. 2, 1976, Samuel Worthington was raised by his parents - his father was a power plant employee, while his mother cared for him and his sister - in Warnbro, a suburb of Rockingham near Perth. School was never a priority for him - he dropped out at 17, though he did show his first inkling of interest in the arts while in high school. He kicked around his native country before settling in Sydney; there, he worked in odd jobs, and figured on a career in construction before finding his way to the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). Sources varied as to how he joined its ranks; some said he followed a girlfriend to an audition, while others said he went there to suppor...
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