Sam Rockwell

Birth Place: Daly City, CA, USA

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Academy Award winner Sam Rockwell has established himself as one of the most versatile actors of his generation with an array of emotionally searing and complex roles defining his body of work. Rockwell won the Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Critics Choice, and Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Officer Dixon in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, opposite Frances McDormand. This year, he was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award for his performance as George W. Bush in Adam McKay’s Vice, starring opposite Christian Bale and Amy Adams.

Most recently, Rockwell received an Emmy Award nomination for his work as Bob Fosse in FX’s “Fosse/Verdon” opposite Michelle Williams. He recently appeared in the film Jojo Rabbit and in Clint Eastwood’s The Ballad of Richard Jewell alongside Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde, Kathy Bates and Paul Walter Hauser. Off the screen, Rockwell has appeared on stage in a number of theatrical productions, including his most recent performance in Sam Shepherd’s Broadway play Fool for Love alongside Nina Arianda.

Additional stage credits include Martin McDonagh’s critically acclaimed Broadway production of A Behanding in Spokane opposite Christopher Walken; the world premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ The Last Days of Judas Iscariot directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman; and the off-Broadway production of Mike Leigh’s fiercely comic Goose-Pimples. Rockwell is known for his standout performances in an array of noteworthy films, including George Clooney’s Confessions of a Dangerous Mind; Ridley Scott’s Matchstick Men; Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths; Jon Favreau’s Cowboys & Aliens; Tony Goldwyn’s Conviction; Kirk Jones’ Everybody’s Fine; Garth Jennings’s Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy; the Russo Brothers’ Welcome to Collinwood; David Mamet’s Heist; Dean Parisot’s Galaxy Quest; Michael Hoffman’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream; John Duigan’s Lawn Dogs; and his feature film debut in Victor Salva’s slasher, Clownhouse.

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Broadway Revival, 2022

Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway Revival, 2015

Original Broadway Production, 2010

Special Benefit Production, 2006
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Judas Iscariot

Special Benefit Production, 2004

Special Benefit Production, 2003



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Rita Moreno & More Added to Oscars Presenters Lineup

Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Keaton, Regina King, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate McKinnon, Rita Moreno, John Mulaney, Catherine O’Hara, Octavia Spencer and Ramy Youssef will present at the 96th Oscars®, executive producer and showrunner Raj Kapoor and executive producers Molly McNearney and Katy Mullan announced.

Billie Eilish, Jon Batiste & More to Perform at the Oscars

Billie Eilish and Finneas, Jon Batiste, Becky G, and Scott George and the Osage Singers will be joining Ryan Gosling and Mark Ronson as performers at this year's Oscars. Find out all the details about this year's Oscars performances now!

Jessica Lange, Michelle Pfeiffer & More to Present at the Oscars

Mahershala Ali, Nicolas, Cage, Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Fraser, Jessica Lange, Matthew McConaughey, Lupita Nyong'o, Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ke Huy Quan, Sam Rockwell, Michelle Yeoh and Zendaya will present at the 96th Oscars. Stay informed on who will be taking the stage at this year's prestigious awards show.

Great Barrington Public Theater to Host Live, Sit-Down Talk With Neil Pepe

Great Barrington Public Theater is inviting theater lovers and artists to take part in the company’s Conversation With Neil Pepe.

Photos: Peter Dinklage, Ben Platt, Joel Grey & More Celebrate THE CONNECTOR Opening Night

MCC Theater's The Connector officially opened February 6. Check out photos from opening night here!

Video: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Stars Evan Rachel Wood and Darren Criss Belt Out A Grunge Classic

Evan Rachel Wood and Darren Criss the newest stars of Off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors! The two stars took the stage this week for a different kind of performance, belting out the 90s rock classic, 'Inside Out' by the band Eve 6. Watch in this video!

Evan Rachel Wood Reveals She Nearly Played Audrey in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Once Before

Evan Rachel Wood and Darren Criss are set to begin performances in Little Shop of Horrors tonight, January 30. But did you know Wood has almost played Audrey once before?

Video: Ariana DeBose & Boy George Team Up For 'Electric Energy' Single From ARGYLLE

Listen to Ariana DeBose's new single with Boy George and Nile Rodgers, 'Electric Energy.' The song is from the upcoming action film Argylle. Watch the music video, featuring the West Side Story Oscar winner and the upcoming Moulin Rouge! star, along with Argylle's star-studded cast.

Bill Burr Adds Second St. Louis Show at the Fabulous Fox Theatre

Bill Burr announces additional St. Louis show at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on March 22.

Updated: Darren Criss and Evan Rachel Wood Will Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Beginning in January

According to Darren Criss, he and Evan Rachel Wood will be headed to Skid Row for a short run as Seymour and Audrey, beginning in late January through the end of March.

Samuel L. Jackson, Jeffrey Wright & More Voice in Marvel's WHAT IF...? Series on Disney+

The series features Clancy Brown, Josh Brolin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kat Dennings, Michael Douglas, Idris Elba, Karen Gillan, Seth Green, Frank Grillo, Jeff Goldblum, Laurence Fishburne, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Rachel House, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner, Sam Rockwell, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, and more.

Photo: See Ariana DeBose, Dua Lipa & More in New ARGYLLE Poster

The top-flight ensemble cast features Henry Cavill (The Witcher), John Cena (Fast X), Oscar® winner Ariana DeBose (West Side Story), Grammy winning pop superstar Dua Lipa (Barbie), Emmy winner and Oscar® nominee Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Emmy winner and comedy icon Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek), and more. Check out the photo of the poster!

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON to Debut on Digital Retailers Tomorrow

'Killers of the Flower Moon,' the award-winning feature from Martin Scorsese, will debut on premium video-on-demand and electronic sell-through on December 5th. Directed by Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro, the film depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation in 1920s Oklahoma.

Bill Burr Comes to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in March

Emmy & Grammy nominated comedian, BILL BURR announced his tour Bill Burr Live will continue into 2024. He’ll be making a stop in St. Louis, MO at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.  

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Check out photos from inside opening night of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea starring Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott.

Photos: Get a First Look at Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott in DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Get a First Look at Aubrey Plaza and Christopher Abbott in Danny and the Deep Blue Sea!

Interview: Jeff Ward Talks Working With Aubrey Plaza & Christopher Abbott on DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

In this exclusive interview, Jeff Ward discusses his transition from acting to directing, his attachment to 'Danny and the Deep Blue Sea,' and his unique vision for the play. Gain insights into his creative process and the challenges he faced in his directorial debut.

Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, and Louisa Harland Will Lead David Ireland's ULSTER AMERICAN at Riverside Studios

A new production of award-winning playwright David Ireland's Ulster American is headed to Riverside Studios this year, starring Woody Harrelson, Andy Serkis, and Louisa Harland. Learn more about the production and find out how to get tickets here!

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld September 29th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is September 29, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.

Video: Watch Ariana DeBose, Sam Rockwell & More in ARGYLLE Trailer

The new trailer for Argylle has been released, featuring Oscar winner Ariana DeBose (West Side Story). The top-flight ensemble cast features Dua Lipa, Bryan Cranston, and Catherine O’Hara, Henry Cavill John Cena, Sofia Boutella, and the legendary Samuel L. Jackson. Watch the new video trailer now!


Sam Rockwell's next show will be American Buffalo which opens on 4/14/2022 on Broadway.

Sam Rockwell has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Sam Rockwell has not appeared in the West End.

Sam Rockwell has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of the notable nominations include Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his role in "American Buffalo," Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "American Buffalo," and the Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "Fool for Love." These nominations highlight Rockwell's talent and recognition in the theater industry.

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