Birth Name: Samantha Morton
Birth Place: Nottingham, England, GB
Samantha Morton was born on May 13, 1977, into a hardscrabble life in working class Nottingham, England. Her parents had a tumultuous split when she was young, and subsequently Morton and siblings were raised in a series of homes, including a foster home. A wildly imaginative and outspoken girl, she loved writing and performing short plays from the time she was seven years old. With the encouragement of a school drama teacher, she applied to the Junior Television workshop, a performing arts school, where she studied drama and playwriting from ages 13-16. When she was 16, the fiercely independent teen packed up and moved to London, emerging from a difficult and penniless period of time, deter...
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