Samuel Henry John "Sam" Worthington (born 2 August 1976 in Godalming, Surrey) is an English-born Australian actor, best known for the portrayals of Jake Sully in Avatar, Marcus Wright in Terminator Salvation, Perseus in Clash of the Titans and its sequel, Wrath of the Titans, and Alex Mason in the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops and its sequel Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
In 2004, Worthington received Australia's highest film award for his lead performance in Somersault. He performed predominantly in leading roles in a variety of low-budget films before moving to major studio films, ranging from romantic drama and comedy-drama to science fiction and action.
Worthington was born to English parents in South East England, and moved to Perth, Western Australia when he was six months old. He grew up in Warnbro, a suburb of Rockingham. Worthington has said that when he was about 30, he sold most of his possessions and ended up with around $2,000 to his name.
He says he bought a car with the proceeds and was living in it before he successfully auditioned for his role in the film Avatar. He then found a place to live. Worthington was in a relationship with actress Maeve Dermody for 3 years before breaking up in 2008. He was also in a relationship with Natalie Mark from 2008 until 2011.
On 18 October 2013, Worthington had confirmed the rumours of a relationship between fellow Australian, model Lara Bingle and himself. In January 2015, Lara Bingle changed her Instagram name to Lara Bingle Worthington firing-up more rumours that the couple secretly married in December 2014. Bingle is currently pregnant with the couples first child.
On 23 February 2014, Worthington was arrested in New York City for assault, after punching a paparazzo, Sheng Li, who allegedly kicked Bingle in the shin. On 8 May the case involving Worthington and Li was dismissed.
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