May 13, 1977
44 years old
5 ft 3 in | 160 cm tall
37-27-36 in | 94-68.5-91.5 cm
61 kg | 135 pounds
8 US | 38.5 EU
Samantha Jane Morton was born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, on May 13, 1977, is an English actress.
Young Samantha Morton first started performing at the Central Junior Television Workshop, in Nottingham, at the age of 13.
She made her big screen debut in British drama film Under the Skin (1997) in role as Iris Kelly.
She got her television debut in British drama series Soldier Soldier (1991) in role as Clare Anderson.
Her breakthrough performance came as Hattie in comedy drama mockumentary film Sweet and Lowdown (1999).
She landed her directorial debut with television film The Unloved (2009), for which won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Single Drama.
She won the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress for her role as Iris Kelly in British drama film Under the Skin (1997).
She was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Hattie in comedy drama mockumentary film Sweet and Lowdown (1999).
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Sarah in road drama movie In America (2002).
She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and a London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year for her performance as Deborah Curtis in biographical film Control (2007).
She won the Seattle International Film Festival Award for Best Actress for her role as Anne Parker in drama movie Decoding Annie Parker (2013).
She won the Empire Award for Best British Actress and a Saturn Award for her performance as Agatha in science fiction action film Minority Report (2002).
She won the BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film for her role as Morvern Callar in psychological drama movie Morvern Callar (2002).
She won the San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Olivia Pitterson in war drama film The Messenger (2009).
She was nominated for the British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Claire in psychological thriller film Enduring Love (2004).
She was nominated for the European Film Award for Best Actress for her role as Maria Gonzáles in science fiction film Code 46 (2003).
She was nominated for the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress for her role as Sara Coleridge in historical drama movie Pandaemonium (2000).
She won the Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress for her role as Eva in romantic drama film Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999).
She was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for her performance as Michelle in drama film Jesus' Son (1999).
She was nominated for the New Zealand Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role as Sarah O'Brien in war drama movie River Queen (2005).
Synecdoche, New York (2008) postmodern drama opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener and Michelle Williams
Mister Lonely (2007) comedy drama with Diego Luna and Denis Lavant
The Harvest (2013) horror thriller opposite Natasha Calis, Charlie Tahan and Michael Shannon
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2018) fantasy with Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Colin Farrell
Two for Joy (2018) drama opposite Billie Piper and Daniel Mays
She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for her role as Myra Hindley in biographical crime drama television film Longford (2006).
She was nominated for the Critics' Choice Super Award for Best Villain in a Series for her role as Alpha in AMC post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead (2019-2020).
She was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress for her role as Kirsty in television series I Am (2019), in episode "I Am Kirsty".
Cracker (1994) ITV crime drama series in role as murder victim Joanne Barnes
Band of Gold (1995-1996) ITV crime drama series in role as Naomi 'Tracey' Richardson
The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling (1997) BBC miniseries in role as Sophia Western
She played Jane Eyre in television film Jane Eyre (1997).
She voiced Ruby in Canadian children's animated television series Max & Ruby (2002–2003; 2011–2013).
The Last Panthers (2015) crime drama television series in role as Naomi
Rillington Place (2016) BBC One biographical crime drama series in role as Ethel Christie
Harlots (2017-2019) ITV Encore and Hulu period drama series in role as Margaret Wells
Attended the West Bridgford Comprehensive School, Nottingham.
Studied at the Clarendon College of Performing Arts.
Graduated from Theatre School at DePaul University in 1997.
Has brother, Beothe Marcus and sister, Penny, she also has 6 half-siblings.
Has Polish and Irish ancestry.
Received an honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) from Nottingham Trent University in 2011.
Lives in London, England.
She dated Charlie Creed-Miles (1999-2000) they have one daughter, Esme Creed-Miles.
She started dating filmmaker Harry Holm in 2005, the couple got engaged in 2007, they have a son, Theodore and a daughter, Edie.