Sam Heughan is a Laurence Olivier Award-nominated actor and stage performer, he is best known for playing Scott Nielson in the soap opera Doctors (2009), Jamie Fraser in the drama series Outlander (2014 – present), and John in the drama play Outlying Islands (2002).
Hueghan is also quite active with issues in politics and charity. In 2014, he supported the independence side in the Scottish independence referendum. He further owns a charity foundation that raises money for other charities as he also serves as president of the Scotland Bloodwise Charity.
The actor was born as Sam Roland Heughan in Balmaclellan, a small village in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, on the 30th of April, 1980. While growing up, he found himself moving around a lot with his family, living in New Galloway, Edinburgh, before eventually moving to Glasgow. During this time, he attended Kells Primary School, James Gillespie’s High School, Rudolph Steiner School, and then the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, where he graduated in 2003.
As a child, Sam Heughan fell in love with acting. He learned his trade at a number of local theaters, which gave him the opportunity to appear in the legendary Scottish playwright, David Grieg’s Outlying Islands as a student. His performance in the show earned him a Most Promising Performer nomination at the Laurence Oliver Award which went on to propel him to become the star he is today.
Girlfriend or Wife, Is Sam Heughan Married?
There are numerous stories surrounding the love life of Sam Hueghan but we can confirm that he is not married. He has been linked to his Outlanders co-star Caitriona Balfe whom he has a steamy on-screen relationship with. The pair sometimes exchanges flirty tweets off camera, prompting more speculations about them being an item. All the rumors were later proven to be false as Balfe recently got engaged to her boyfriend, Tony McGill while the media moved on to link Hueghan with on-again, off-again girlfriend, MacKenzie Mauzy.
Mauzy is best known for starring in the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful (2006 to 2008) and as Rapunzel in Into the Woods (2014). She was first spotted with Heughan in February 2017 and then later at Oscar’s weekend party before being spotted holidaying in South Africa in May that same year, celebrating the actor’s 37th birthday. It is not exactly clear what happened to the couple as Heughen has again, in recent times, been heavily linked to another woman, Twin Peaks actress Amy Shiels.
What Is His Relationship With Amy Shiels
Sam Heughan and Amy Shiels are said to have had a flirtatious relationship that has stretched for more than a decade. Despite the previous rumors, strong speculation of a possible relationship between the pair arose in 2014 when the Irish actress liked a Twitter post that suggested the duo would make a dream couple.
The links came up again in 2016 but did not gather weight due to Hueghan’s ties with other women. Fast forward to 2018, and the story has moved from speculation to fact as Shiels was pictured by her man at the L.A. premiere of his new movie, The Spy Who Dumped Me. The duo has been subsequently spotted at other events in and around Hollywood but we can not confirm if they are just hanging out as friends or as lovers.
Is He Gay?
Sam Heughan is definitely not gay although he takes it as a compliment for people to think that he is part of the LGBT community. He was once called a boring homosexual on Twitter by a critic to which he replied; “Boring and homosexual never go together. But thank you for the compliment.” At the end of the day, Heughan has repeatedly stated that he is not gay but however, does not really care what people truly think.
The assumptions that the Young Alexander the Great actor is gay have been circulating for a very long time. Despite all the denials, especially at a time whereby being gay might actually increase an actor’s profile in Hollywood, a good amount of people believe Hueghan is actually in the closet. A good reason for this is the numerous gay roles he has played and perfectly executed.