Sam Richardson - Biography
Last Modified: Jul 6, 2020
|Born on :||January 12, 1984 (age 38)|
|Birth Name /
|Birth Place:||Detroit, Michigan, USA|
|Father's Name:||Lamar N. Richardson Jr.|
|Mother's Name:||Lydia Richardson|
Jason Richardson (older brother)
|High School:||University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy|
|University:||Wayne State University|
|Ethnicity:||Multi-ethnic (Ghanaian, African-American)|
|Marital Status:||In Relationship|
|Girlfriend Name:||cole Boyd|
|Height:||1.80 meter (5 feet 11 inch)|
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Who is Sam Richardson?
Sam Richardson is an actor, writer, comedian by profession, and American by nationality. He is well known for starring in Detroiters, in Veep as Richard Splett, in the YouTube Premium series Champaign ILL as Alf.
Sam Richardson – Age, Parents, Siblings
Sam Richardson’s birth took place on January 12, 1984, in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He was born to Lamar N. Richardson Jr., of African American descent and mother Lydia Richardson, who is from Ghana. His parents raised him along with his two older siblings- brother Jason Richardson and sister Laura Richardson.
Growing up the family visited Ghana once or twice a year where his grandfather W. A. Wiafe, a chief and local political leader, lived.
After graduation from the University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy in 2001, Sam Richardson went on to study at Wayne State University. He studied theatre there and in 2016 was honored at Wayne State University's 37th Arts Achievement Awards with the Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre.
His ethnicity includes Ghanaian and African-American.
Sam Richardson – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce
Sam Richardson is currently in a relationship with girlfriend Nicole Boyd. The couple has been dating for years and is yet to marry and welcome children together. As Richardson has never married, divorce is out of context.
Sam Richardson – Career
In his early career, Richardson performed at the Second City sketch theatre group in Detroit as well as Chicago. He then moved to Los Angeles where he landed roles in TV series Harder Than It Looks (2012), Arrested Development (2013), The Office (2013), etc.
Finally, in 2014 he was cast as the main character Richard Splett in the political satire comedy TV series Veep. He portrayed the character, which is his breakthrough role, for a total of 40 episodes, until 2019.
Over the years Sam Richardson has been credited in several films as well as TV series. Some films in which he has starred include Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016), Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), Promising Young Woman (2020), The Tomorrow War (2021), Werewolves Within, etc.
Moreover, Richardson has had guest apperances in the TV series Son of Zorn (2016), The Comedy Jam (2017), Archer (2019), Curb Your Enthusiasm (2020) and recurring roles in The Second City Project (2015), Detroiters (2017-2018), Champaign ILL (2018), BoJack Horseman (2019-2020), etc. Also, he lent his voice as Muninn in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2018-2019).
Sam Richardson in Veep (Image: Business Insider)
On the set of Promising Young Woman, Sam Richardson has worked with Alfred Molina, Molly Shannon, Angela Zhou, Laverne Cox, Connie Britton.
Sam Richardson – Awards, Nominations
For his work, Sam Richardson has been nominated for the 2011 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2015, 2016, 2017). Among the nomination, he won the one in 2017.
Sam Richardson – Net Worth, Salary
The figure on Sam Richardson’s net worth and salary is unknown.
Sam Richardson – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On Instagram, Twitter, Sam Richardson is followed by thousands of followers. But he is absent from Facebook.
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