Samantha Morton: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation : actress
  • Sign : Bull
  • Date of birth: Friday, May 13, 1977 (age: 43 years old)
  • Country : England

Samantha Morton was born in Nottingham, England on May 13, 1977. She is the third child of a modest couple, which separates two years after her birth. Samantha grew up with her father until the age of eight. Starting in 1985, she spent the rest of her childhood and adolescence between boarding school and foster care.

In 1990, at the age of 13, young Samantha was drawn to comedy and joined the Central Junior Television Workshop. It was then that she was offered her first role on the small screen. In 1993, the young English actress left for London where she took various acting courses. She then got several roles in series and TV movies until 1997, when she got her first lead role in the film Under the skin. Her performance was noticed and Samantha Morton was offered numerous roles. Woody Allen notably offers her a role in his film Accords et désaccords, in which she plays alongside Sean Penn.

From 2000, the actress never stopped filming and won several awards and nominations. She is notably nominated for the Oscars and Emmy Awards for her role in In America. Among the notable films she has appeared in are Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report and David Yates’ Fantastic Animals.