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Sam Elliott Is a Married Man: 7 Facts About His Love Life & Role In "The Ranch"

Shrijan Published On Mon May 11 2020   Modified On Wed May 13 2020
Sam Elliott Is a Married Man: 7 Facts About His Love Life & Role In "The Ranch"

Sam Elliott is a veteran American actor who has been an active on-screen presence since 1967. In the five-decades-plus since his debut, he has amassed over a hundred on-screen acting credits. He is most known for his roles in movies like The Hulk, Ghost Rider, and A Star is Born.

He starred in the Netflix sitcom, The Ranch, which saw its fourth and final season air on January January 24, 2020. 

These are seven facts you should know about Sam Elliott: 

7. Married Since 1984 to Wife, Actress Katharine Ross

Elliott has been married since 1984 to the actress Katharine Ross. Ross is an Academy Award-nominated actress most known for movies like The Graduate and The Stepford Wives. 

They got acquainted on-set of the 1969 movie, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but they did not start dating until their reunion for the 1978 movie, The Legacy.

Sam Elliott with wife, Katharine Ross, and daughter. Cleo Rose Elliott
Sam Elliott with wife, Katharine Ross, and daughter. Cleo Rose Elliott

Elliott is Katharine's fifth husband with whom she tied the knot on May 1, 1984. 

On September 17, 1984, Elliott became a father for the first time at age 39 when Ross gave birth to their daughter, Cleo Rose Elliott

6. Sam Elliott: Age and Height

Sam Elliott was born Samuel Pack Elliott on August 9, 1944. The 75-year-old was born in Sacramento, California, to Glynn Mamie Sparks and Henry Nelson Elliott, and lived there until his family relocated to Portland, Oregon, when he was 13.

Known for his tall and lanky build, Sam Elliott is 6 foot 2 inches (1.88 meters) tall.    

5. Starred in Netflix Sitcom, The Ranch

After years of floundering and minor television roles, Elliott's career had a resurgence in popularity and acclaim, with his role in the Netflix sitcom, The Ranch, believed to have started the ball rolling on his comeback.

Elliott starred as Beau Roosevelt Bennett, the owner of a Colorado ranch around which the show centered. 

The patriarch of the household, he is the father of Colt Reagan Bennett (Ashton Kutcher) and Jameson "Rooster" Ford Bennett (Danny Masterson), and the -husband of Maggie Bennett (Debra Winger).   

Dax Shepard, Bret Harrison, Elisha Cuthbert, Megyn Price, Kelli Goss, and Molly McCook also have prominent roles in the series.

The series ran for four seasons from April 1, 2016, to January 24, 2020.

4. Starred alongside Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born

The exclamation point on Elliott's career resurgence was his Oscar-nominated performance in the 2018 musical romance-drama, A Star is Born.  

The third remake of the original 1937 film of the same name, the movie starred Bradley Cooper as Jackson "Jack" Maine, an alcoholic musician who mentors Ally Campano Maine (Lady Gaga) and falls in love with her.

Sam Elliott and Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born
Sam Elliott and Bradley Cooper in A Star is Born
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Elliott played Bobby Maine, Jackson's older half-brother and manager.

The movie was highly successful, both commercially, grossing $436.2 million at the box office, and critically, with eight nominations at the 91st Academy Awards, including a nomination for Elliott for Best Supporting Actor -- the only Academy Award nomination for Elliott to date.       

3. Starred alongside Cher in Movie, Mask

Elliott starred opposite actress/singer Cherilyn "Cher" Sarkisian in the 1985 biographical drama movie, Mask

The movie was a biopic based on the life and death of Roy L. "Rocky" Dennis, a boy with a rare degenerative bone disorder called craniodiaphyseal dysplasia, which caused his premature death at 16.

Eric Stoltz portrayed Rocky Dennis, with Cher playing the mother, Florence "Rusty" Dennis, and Elliott as Gar, a father-figure to Rocky.   

2. His Numerous Movie Appearances

Elliott has had a long and storied career as a featured screen performer. He has over a hundred acting credits. 

Exuding the appearance and the charisma of the quintessential American cowboy, he has been featured as a cowboy character in westerns like The Way West, and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

He quickly demonstrated his versatility with performances in a wide variety of movies like Tombstone, Gettysburg, The Big Lebowski, The Golden Compass, and Up in the Air.  

1. Has a Net Worth of $10 Million

 As of May 2020, Sam Elliott has a net worth of $10 million. The 75-year-old actor has more than fifty years of acting credits to his name. He started his career with minor appearances in movies like The Way West and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid before finding prominence in movies like Lifeguard, Gettysburg, and Tombstone.

The latter part of his career yielded roles in movies like Hulk, Ghost Rider, The Hero, The Big Lebowski, The Golden Compass, Up in the Air, and A Star is Born -- the latter of which earned him his first and only Academy Award nomination.

On television, he is known for his appearances in shows like Buffalo Girls, Justified, and Grace and Frankie. He starred in the Netflix sitcom, The Ranch