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Full NameSam Riley
First NameSam
Last NameRiley
Birth NameSamuel Peter W. Riley
ProfessionActor, Singer
NationalityEnglish
EthnicityWhite
Birth CityMenston, West Yorkshire
Birth CountryEngland
Father NameAndrew Riley
Father ProfessionTextile Agent
Mother NameAmanda Riley
Mother ProfessionNurse
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
HoroscopeCapricorn
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseAlexandra Maria Lara
No Of Children1
Networth1000000
AwardsBAFTA nomination,British Independent Film Award
Sibilings3
Filmography13,Brighton Rock,Byzantium,Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,Sometimes Always Never
EducationUppingham School
Height184 cm
Networth$1 M
Date of Birth8,1980
Married DateAugust 8,2009

Best Known as Diaval from Maleficent sequel, Sam Riley is an English and Singer. The 39-year-old actor made his film debut in 2007 biographical film Control which is about the life of Ian Curtis. 

Riley then appeared in several hit films like Franklyn, On the Road, Brighton Rock, Suite Francaise, Free Fire, and Radioactive. Most recently, Sam reprised his role as Diaval in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Sam Riley is estimated to own a net worth of $1 million as of October 2019.

Short Biography Of Sam Riley  

Samuel Peter W. Riley was born on 8th January 1980 in Menston, West Yorkshire, England to Amanda and Andrew Riley. He is English according to his nationality and has a white ethnic background.

English Actor cum Singer Sam RileyImage Source: popsugar
English Actor cum Singer Sam Riley

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Riley attended Malsis School, Cross Hills, and Uppingham School. He then trained in London where he learned music and acting. Sam grew up alongside his siblings: Annabel, George, and Jack.  

Career Highlight

With a professional career of over a decade, Riley has amassed a net worth of $1 million. His primary income source is his acting career. Besides, Riley also pockets a decent amount of cash from his endorsements and sponsorship.   

Riley made his film debut in 2007 where he portrayed the role of Ian Curtis in a biographical film Control. The film was based on Ian Curtis' life who was the lead singer of the 1970s post-punk band Joy Division.

The film received high critical acclaim and won several awards and honors including the British Independent Film Award and BAFTA “Rising Star” nomination. Moreover, he also won a Mark Kermode nod for Best Actor in 2007. 

He then appeared as Milo in the British sci-fiction film Franklyn alongside Ryan Phillippe, Eva Green, and Bernard Hill.  

Riley alongside Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning (left to right) in MaleficentImage Source: IMDB
Riley alongside Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning (left to right) in Maleficent

Image Source: IMDb

In 2012, Sam was cast as Diaval in the American dark fantasy film Maleficent. In the film, Riley starred alongside A-Level stars like Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, and Imelda Staunton. The film was released on 30th may 2014 and grossed $758.5 million in the box office. 

On 18th October 2019, the film’s sequel Maleficent: Mistress of Evil was released where Riley reprised his role as Diaval for the second time.

Some of his other film credits are 13, Brighton Rock, Byzantium, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sometimes Always Never, and SS-GB. His upcoming movie includes Rebecca where he will portray the role of Jack Favell. 

Who Is Sam Riley Married To?

The 6 feet tall actor is married to Romanian-German actress Alexandra Maria Lara. His wife is popular for her roles in films like Downfall, Control, The Reader, and Geostorm.

The couple first met on the set of 2007 film Control. They became good friends and eventually fell in love. Riley proposed to then-girlfriend Lara on 24th December 2008.    

Riley alongside wife Alexandra in an eventImage Source: express
Riley alongside wife Alexandra in an event

Image Source: Express

They exchanged their wedding vows on 8th August 2009 and share a son named Ben born on January 2014. Together, they reside in Berlin.

Did You Know? Unlike other celebrities, Sam is not active on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. 

Updated On Wed Oct 23 2019 Published On Wed Oct 23 2019 By Amy

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