Facts of Sam Riley
|Full Name||Sam Riley|
|Birth Name||Samuel Peter W. Riley|
|Birth City||Menston, West Yorkshire|
|Father Name||Andrew Riley|
|Father Profession||Textile Agent|
|Mother Name||Amanda Riley|
|Spouse||Alexandra Maria Lara|
|No Of Children||1|
|Awards||BAFTA nomination,British Independent Film Award|
|Filmography||13,Brighton Rock,Byzantium,Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,Sometimes Always Never|
|Date of Birth||8,1980|
|Married Date||August 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.