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Biography

Samantha Morton Biography

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Samantha Morton's facts

Date of Birth 1977-05-13
Nationality British
Profession Actress and director
Children 3
Education at West Bridgford Comprehensive School
Name on Birth Samantha Jane Morton
Height 5'3"
Place of Birth Nottingham, United Kingdom
Awards BAFTA TV Award, Golden Globe Award
Boyfriend / Girlfriend Harry Holm (2005-)
Hair Color Light Brown
Eye Color Blue

Samantha Morton, born as Samantha Jane Morton, is an English actress for the big and small screen and film director. She was born in the year 1977 and celebrates her birthday on May 13, every year. She is most known for her outstanding performance in the movies such as Sweet and Lowdown, In America, Under the Skin, Enduring Love, Lassie, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Synecdoche, The Messenger, Mister Lonely and many others. As a director, she had her directing debut with the 2009 British television film, The Unloved and which won her a BAFTA TV Award. She was twice nominated for the Academy Award and has a Golden Globe Award as well.

She was born in Nottingham, United Kingdom as a daughter to mother, Pamela Freebury, who was a factory worker and father, Peter Morton. Her parents divorced in 1979 and she has six half siblings from her parents’ subsequent relationships. When she was seven years old, she was made a ward of court and lived in a foster care for nine long years. She went to West Bridgford Comprehensive School. She had had a rough childhood and was even convicted of making threats to kill. She revealed during an interview that as she grew up, she started turning all the negatives into positives.

She was fond of acting from a very young age and joined the Central Junior Television Workshop. She was offered television roles at the age of 16 and was cast as Clare Anderson in the series Soldier Soldier in 1991. Then on moving to London, she get a formal training, she applied at various drama schools, but without any success. Finally she was accepted by Clarendon College Of Performing Arts to gain a BTEC award but left it subsequently owing to personal reasons. She received much fame for her work in the 1997 film Under the Skin. That was her breakthrough and she was cast in the movie Sweet and Lowdown in 1999 for which she received her first Academy Awards nomination. The same year she appeared in the film Jesus’ Son. In the decade of 2000s, she worked in numerous films like Pandaemonium, Morvern Callar, Minority Report, In America, Expired, Mister Lonely,Synecdoche, New York, The Messenger, are among the few. To add to her television credit, she has starred in several television films such as  Longford  and  The Unloved, and the latter one was her was her directorial debut. Her recent work can be seen in the movies Decoding Annie Parker, John Carter and Cosmopolis .

About her personal life, she had a brief relationship with Charlie Creed-Miles. He was her co-actor in the 1999 movie, The Last Yellow. She has a child with him, a daughter, Esme, born on February 5, 2000. She ended her relationship with Charlie in 2000 and started dating the filmmaker Harry Holm. She had met him in 2005 as her directed her in a video. She gave birth to her second daughter, Edie on January 4, 2008 with him. The couple welcomed their second child  in 2008. They have been living a happy family life, even though they haven’t married yet.

She has established herself as one of the best actress in Hollywood. Her fame was not an easy achievement. She worked hard to make her way to the top. She not only has remarkable acting skills, she has also been blessed with a great body and gorgeous measurements. She has the height of 5 feet and 3 inches. She is quite popular in social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Her numerous fans and followers have can found out more about her from her detailed and current biography in the wiki and IMDb website.