Xavier Samuel - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 15, 2022

Xavier Samuel
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: The Twilight Saga (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $1.5 million

Personal Details

Born on : December 10, 1983 (age 39)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Xavier Samuel
Birth Place: Hamilton, Victoria, Australia
Horoscope: Sagittarius
Father's Name: Clifford Samuel
Mother's Name: Maree Samuel
Siblings: 2

Bridget Samuel (older sister)
Benedict Samuel (younger brother)

High School: Rostrevor Colleg
University: Flinders University Drama Centre
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Scottish, Irish, Jewish)
Nationality: Australian


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.79 meter (5 feet 10 inch)
Weight: 74 kg (163.14 lb)
Hair Color: Light Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Xavier Samuel?

Xavier Samuel is an actor by profession and Australian by nationality. He is well known for appearing in the films Adore, September, Frankenstein, A Few Best Men, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, and Spin Out.

Xavier Samuel in Adore (Image: Entertainment Weekly)

Xavier Samuel – Age, Parents, Siblings

Xavier Samuel’s birth took place on 10 December 1983 in Hamilton, Victoria, Australia. His mother’s name is Maree Samuel and his father's name is Clifford Samuel. 

His parents raised him in Adelaide, South Australia alongside his two siblings- older sister Bridget Samuel (born 1981) and younger brother Benedict Samuel (born 1988). His brother is now a writer, producer, actor, and his sister is a stage manager.

Xavier and Bridget Samuel (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education Xavier Samuel attended Rostrevor College, graduating in 2001, but undertook final year drama at Christian Brothers College. He went on to study at Flinders University Drama Centre in 2005.

His ethnicity includes Scottish, Irish, and Jewish.

Xavier Samuel – Girlfriend, Wife, Children

The actor has been in several high-profile relationships. He dated Shermine Sharivar for a year in 2010 and Phoebe Tonkin from 2011 and 2012. Following the breakup, Xavier Samuel went on to date Emily Browning in 2012. Their love affair lasted for around 3 years, until 2015.

Xavier Samuel was then in a relationship with Jessica Gomes from 2016 to 2018. His last known girlfriend was Marianna Palka for around a year. He is currently believed to be single, has never been married, and is sans wife and children.

Xavier Samuel, Marianna Palka (Image: Just Jared)

Xavier Samuel – Career

Early Days

Samuel portrayed the character in school plays. He played the part of Tom Snout (the wall) in Rostrevor College's production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet in the graduate production at Flinders University Drama Centre. He also was a member of the Adelaide band, Hyatus, and had left it to pursue a career in film.

Some of the early roles in which he has portrayed include in the theatre production of Two Weeks with the Queen (2006), Osama the Hero (2006), Mercury Fur (2007), and in the films September (2007), The Loved Ones (2009), Newcastle (2008).  Xavier Samuel gained international attention after he was cast as Riley Biers in the 2010 film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

Films, Series

Over the years Samuel has starred in the films Road Train (2010), Anonymous (2011), Drift (2013), Frankenstein (2015), The Death and Life of Otto Bloom (2016), Elvis (2021), Tell Me Your Secrets, and in the TV series Seven Types of Ambiguity (2017).

He portrayed Konstantin in the 2014 South Australian State Theatre’s play The Seagull (2014).

Xavier Samuel in Twilight Saga (Image: Twilight Saga Wiki - Fandom)


On the set of Elvis, Xavier Samuel has worked with Luke Bracey, Alton Mason, Kate Mulvany, Natasha Bassett, and Josh McConville.

Xavier Samuel – Awards, Nominations

In 2011 Samuel was nominated for two MTV Movie Awards among which he won one for "Best Fight". His other nominations include Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards, Scream Awards, and Teen Choice Awards.

Xavier Samuel – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Samuel is estimated to be around $1.5 million while the figure on his annual salary/income is not shared with the public.

Xavier Samuel – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Xavier Samuel is absent, at least publicly.

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